Judging Amy - Netflix

Judging Amy is a drama about a single mother who has left New York behind to become a Family Court judge in Hartford, Connecticut. Judge Amy Gray is divorced and raising her young daughter, Lauren. They live with Amy's very opinionated mother Maxine, a social worker who is often at odds with her boss Sean. Amy has reestablished relationships with her younger brother Vincent, her older brother Peter and his wife Gillian. Assisting Amy in the courtroom are her Court Services officer Bruce Van Exel and her eager court-clerk-turned-lawyer Donna Kozlowski. Judging Amy is about three generations of women living together as they confront the personal and professional dilemmas in their changing, challenging lives.

Judging Amy - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1999-09-19

Judging Amy - Tom Welling - Netflix

Thomas Joseph Welling (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer, and model best known for his role as Clark Kent in The WB/CW superhero series Smallville (2001–2011). He was also a series regular on the Fox drama series Lucifer as Lt. Marcus Pierce / Cain (2017–2018). A high school athlete, Welling initially worked in construction and, in 1998, he successfully modeled men's clothing for several popular brands. In 2000, he made a successful transition to television. He has been nominated for and received several awards for his role as Clark Kent. In 2001, he had a recurring role as Rob “Karate Rob” Meltzer in the second season of the CBS legal drama Judging Amy. He has also been involved behind the camera as an executive producer and a director. His films include Cheaper by the Dozen, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Fog, The Choice, and Draft Day.

Judging Amy - Smallville - Netflix

Welling was cast in the WB superhero drama Smallville after a nationwide search for an actor to play Clark Kent. In an interview with a teen magazine, Welling spoke about the day he auditioned for the role: “I was on my way back from the Warner Bros. studio, and I stopped in a gas station to call my manager and tell him how it went. I called and got him on the phone and he said, 'Can you hold on a second?' Next thing I know, there are literally seven people on the other line and almost in unison they say, 'Tom, you got it!'” The pilot aired in October 2001 and became the highest-rated debut for The WB, with 8.4 million viewers. Welling told TV Guide that he turned down the lead role twice, but after reading the script, decided to take the job. Like Christopher Reeve, he was not a Superman fan prior to being cast as Clark Kent. In fact, he said, he continues to not read Superman comics: “I made a conscious decision to stay away from that material. We're doing something different at a time before all that, I don't want that to affect what I'm doing, even subconsciously.” He did get the chance to meet two previous Superman actors: Christopher Reeve, who appeared in season 2: episode 17 titled “Rosetta”, and Dean Cain, who appeared in season 7: episode 4 titled “Cure”. Welling was named one of People magazine's “Breakthrough Stars of 2001”, and also won the Teen Choice Award as “Choice Breakout Star (Male)” in 2002 for his role as Clark Kent. Following the third season, Welling was interviewed by Smallville Magazine and stated that if he could play one character on the show that was not Clark Kent, it would be Lex Luthor; “Lex Luthor! I wouldn’t mind having my head shaved—as an actor, [it is the ultimate,] getting to play the complete opposite of your character.” In 2004, Welling was approached about starring in the big screen adaptation of Superman when director Brett Ratner was attached to the project. Comic book artist Alex Ross even did two sketches of Welling as the “Man of Steel” to see what the actor would look like in the famous costume. In August 2009, Welling won another Teen Choice Award as “Choice TV Actor (Action Adventure)” for Smallville.

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