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Popular for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club as well as in  Alec Newbery and ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’.

Relationship Facts of Judd Nelson

Judd Nelson is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Why is Judd Nelson Single? Past Marital Life

Judd Nelson is currently single. Even if he has a wife or girlfriend, he is lowkey about his love life.

He is a father of three kids: daughter Mathilda born in 2003, and twins Adele and Roman born in 2009.

Judd was previously married to Shannen Doherty in 1993. Shannen is an actress, producer, and author. However, the couple divorced due to irrecoverable differences.

Talking about his past relationship, he dated an actress Sheila Lussier from 2003 for a couple of years.

In 1985, he had an affair with Loree Rodkin. He split with an American jewelry designer in 1988.

Judd had also made out with an adult star Tabitha Stevens.

Who is Judd Nelson?

Judd Nelson is an American actor, he is well known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club as well as in  Alec Newbery and ‘St. Elmo’s Fire.

For the next two decades, he also appeared in films of varying genres such as comedy, drama, thriller, psychological suspense movies, and so on.

Likewise, he is best noted for his antihero flicks, his intense stare, and his dark smoldering looks adding a sense of credibility to his characters.

Judd Nelson: Age(63), Parents, Siblings, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity

Judd was born in Portland, Maine, the United States on November 28, 1959, to parents, Leonard Nelson and Merle Nelson.

His father Leonard worked as a corporate lawyer. Whereas, his mother served as the court mediator and former member of the Maine state legislature.

He has two siblings Eve Nelson and Julie Nelson Forsyth. He belongs to American nationality and Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity.


Talking about his education, firstly, he attended St Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. Then, he enrolled at the Waynflete School in Portland, Maine.

Completing his studies, he also gained admission at the Haverford College in Pennsylvania but left after his sophomore year.

Judd Nelson: Early Professional Career

In talking about his profession, he made his debut as an actor in the film, ‘Making the Grade’. In the same year, he was seen in a couple of other movies as well including ‘Fandango’ and Joel Schumacher’s ‘St Elmo’s Fire.

During 1986, he also indulged in varied kinds of works. Whereas, he gave a voiceover for the character of Rodimus Prime in ‘The Transformers: The Movie, and acted along with co-star Ally Sheedy in ‘Blue City.

In the same year, he also made his television debut with ‘Moonlighting’. Additionally, he also appeared as a police officer opposite Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Williams in the Camille episode.

The year 1987 witnessed the release of the hit miniseries, ‘Billionaires Boys Club’ a courtroom thriller based on actual events.

In 1994, he also starred in four movies of varying genres. Then, he was cast in the thriller Blindfold: Acts of Obsession’.

From mere acting, he extended his artistic endeavors and served as the writer, producer, and actor in the thriller, ‘Every Breath.

Similarly, he also starred in the commercially unsuccessful film, ‘Steel’ and the urban gangster thriller, ‘Light It Up’. In 2000, he also starred in the psychological thriller, ‘Cabin by the Lake’.

Likewise, he also made an appearance in the TV series, ‘The Outer Limit’. In the following year, he also revamped his role for the sequel, ‘Return to Cabin by the Lake’.

Additionally, he also starred in numerous television series during the decade including, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘CSI: NY’, ‘Las Vegas, ‘Eleventh Hour, ‘Psych’ and a recurring role in the series, ‘Two and a Half Men.

In 2009, he also reprised his role of Rodimus Prime in the film ‘Transformers Animated’. Moreover, he also appeared in the movie, ‘The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.

In 2012, he also played the role of Headmaster Nash in the live-action feature film ‘Bad Kids Go to Hell.

In the same year, he co-wrote and starred in the film, ‘The Spin Room: Super Tuesday’. Then, he gave a voice-over for the films, ‘Ben 10, 000’ and ‘Ben 10 Omniverse’.

Nelson starred as Don Cody in the Lifetime film Girl in the Basement which was inspired by the Fritzl case in 2021.


In talking about his lifetime achievements and awards, he won the Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for The Breakfast Club (1985). Currently, he has not received any of the awards.

Judd Nelson: Salary, Net Worth

There is no information about his salary. His net worth is around $4 million as of 2023.

Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

In talking about his rumors and controversies. He is far from rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

On talking about his body measurements, Judd has a height of 5 feet 10 inches.

Additionally, he weighs is 79Kg. Judd’s hair color is light brown and his eye color is hazel.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Talking about his social media, he is not active on any social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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