• Judith M. Aronson (born June 7, 1964) is an American actress
• She is best known for her roles in films such as “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter”, “American Ninja” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
• She also starred in the television series “Pursuit of Happiness”
• Her net worth is reported to be over $200,000, acquired from her years as an actress and running pilates studios
• She is believed to be single, but has had a colorful dating life

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Date Of BirthJune 7, 1964
FactAs of February 2009, she was the owner (and founder) of Rockit Body Pilates in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Who is Judie Aronson?

Born Judith M. Aronson, on the 7th of June 1964, she is an American actress who became known from appearing in films including “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter”, “American Ninja”, and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.” She is probably best recognized for her starring role in the television series “Pursuit of Happiness.”

Judie Aronson’s Early Life and Education

Aronson was born in Los Angeles, California, and has four other sisters. She has always been a performer, and was even nicknamed “the baby with the beat” because of her love of dancing. She subsequently studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in Theater Arts.

Judie Aronson’s Career

Aronson’s career in film started in 1984, when she joined the cast of “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter” – she played the role of Samantha and became iconic because of her memorable death scene in the middle of a lake. She even had hypothermia, as her death scene was shot in the middle of a cold December night.

After starring in the TV movie “Things Are Looking Up” in 1984, in the following year Aronson then appeared in the hit film “Weird Science”, playing the role of Hilly. Then in 1985, she appeared in another blockbuster film “American Ninja” playing the character of Patricia Hickock. Her early years as an actress established both her career, and also her net worth.

Aronson’s career continued on during the ‘90s, and she appeared in films including “The Sleeping Car”, “Cool Blue”, and “Desert Kickboxer.” In the early 2000’s she had a number of roles, in a variety of movies including “Almost Famous”, “Deep Core” and “Hannibal.”

In terms of her career on television, Aronson also had a successful run. She became known for her appearance in the series “Pursuit of Happiness” from 1987 to 1988, and other television shows and series that she was cast in include “Sledge Hammer!”, “The Powers of Matthew Star”, “Midnight Caller”, “Beverly Hills 90210”. “Full House” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Her time on television also helped propel her career and increase her wealth.

In 2006, Aronson decided to leave acting, but was able to make two last films which were “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “We Fight to Be Free”. She currently runs pilates studios in Los Angeles, and also has her own Curio Shoppe that helps maintain her net worth.

Judie Aronson’s Net Worth

As of early 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Aronson’s net worth is reported to be over $200,000, acquired from her years as an actress and by also being an entrepreneur running pilates studios and owning her own business.

Is Judie Aronson Married?

No clear news yet if she is married, but Aronson has had a colourful dating life. She was known to date Grant Show back in 1984, and was also romantically involved with Kyle Secor for almost four years. During 1999, she was known to have dated George Stephanopoulos but the two also broke up. Her last known relationship was with Jon Lindstrom. However, there is no record of marriage, so Judie is believed to be still officially single.

General Info

Full NameJudie Aronson
Date Of BirthJune 7, 1964
Height1.65 m


MoviesFriday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Weird Science, American Ninja, After Midnight, Cool Blue, The Sleeping Car, Desert Kickboxer, Hannibal, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Secret Of 40, Desert Hawk
TV ShowsTeech, The Pursuit of Happiness (1987)

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1As of February 2009, she was the owner (and founder) of Rockit Body Pilates in Manhattan Beach, CA.
2The death of her character in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) was filmed on a cold December night. It was so cold out in the middle of the lake that Judie started crying. Ted White, the stuntman who was playing killer Jason Voorhees, became angry with director Joseph Zito for being so insensitive to her discomfort and threatened to quit if Judie was not given a break from being out in the cold water. She got hypothermia while filming that scene.




The Secret of 402016ShortMarie
We Fight to Be Free2006ShortEmily Chamberlayne
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang2005Gift Bag Girl
Las Vegas2004TV SeriesCheryl Bullock
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001TV SeriesValerie Kelmer
Hannibal2001News Reporter
100 Centre Street2001TV SeriesMs. Seidenman
Deep Core2000Lilly
Lisa Picard Is Famous2000Liz
Beverly Hills, 902101991-1998TV SeriesShelly
JAG1997TV SeriesGirl
High Tide1997TV SeriesCourteney Robbins
Silk Stalkings1996TV Series
Night Stand1996TV SeriesMaggie
Simon1996TV SeriesJackie
Roc1993TV SeriesNancy
Desert Kickboxer1992Claudia Valenti
Life Goes On1991TV SeriesPhoebe
Midnight Caller1991TV SeriesCassie Douglas
Teech1991TV SeriesGina
Cool Blue1990VideoCathy
The Sleeping Car1990Kim
Growing Pains1990TV SeriesCindy
Sister Kate1989TV Series
After Midnight1989Jennifer (segment "A Night on the Town")
Charles in Charge1989TV SeriesLuanne
The New Leave It to Beaver1989TV SeriesJennifer
One Fine Night1988ShortBonnie
Pursuit of Happiness1987-1988TV SeriesSara Duncan
Full House1987TV SeriesRaven
Mr. Belvedere1987TV SeriesLinda
Dads1986TV SeriesShana
Sledge Hammer!1986TV SeriesFrancine Flambo
American Ninja1985Patricia Hickock
Weird Science1985Hilly
Things Are Looking Up1984TV MovieRandi White
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter1984Samantha
Simon & Simon1983TV SeriesRonda / Young Girl #1
The Powers of Matthew Star1983TV SeriesLisa Wellman


Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th2013Video documentary archival material


Rumble in the Jungle: The Making of 'American Ninja'2016Video documentary shortHerself
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th2013Video documentaryHerself - 'Samantha'
Better2011TV SeriesHerself
Secrets of the Hollywood Body2009TV MovieHerself
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th2009TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Movie Nights2011TV SeriesPatricia Hickock

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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