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Short Info

Net Worth$25 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 11, 1946
SpouseLarry Strickland (m. 1989), Michael C. Ciminella (m. 1964–1972)
FactOne of 4 children.

Naomi Judd is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actress. She is best known for her work as one-half of the duo The Judds, which she formed with her daughter Wynonna Judd. The Judds were one of the most successful country music acts of the 1980s, selling more than 20 million records and winning five Grammy Awards.

Naomi was born Diana Ellen Judd on January 11, 1946, in Ashland, Kentucky. She was the eldest of three children born to Charles Glen Judd and his wife, Pauline Judd. Naomi’s father was a gas station attendant and her mother was a housewife. Naomi’s siblings are Wynonna Judd and Cimone Judd.

Naomi was raised in a strict Baptist household and was not allowed to listen to secular music or watch television. She was a talented singer from a young age and would often sing at her church. Naomi graduated from high school in 1964 and then attended beauty school. She married Michael Ciminella in 1966 and had two children with him, Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd. The couple divorced in 1972.

In 1979, Naomi and Wynonna began performing together as The Judds. The duo released their self-titled debut album in 1983 and had their first number-one hit with the single “Mama He’s Crazy.” The Judds went on to release six more studio albums and had nineteen number-one singles on the country charts. The duo retired from performing in 1991 due to Naomi’s battle with hepatitis C.

In 1992, Naomi wrote her autobiography, Love Can Build a Bridge, which was turned into a television movie starring Ashley Judd as Naomi. Naomi has also appeared in several films and television shows, including an episode of the television series Touched by an Angel.

Naomi has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Michael Ciminella from 1966 to 1972. She married Larry Strickland in 1989 and divorced him in 1994. She married Randy Wolfe in 1996 and they divorced in 2000. Naomi has three children, Ashley Judd, Wynonna Judd, and Elijah Judd.

As of 2021, Naomi Judd’s net worth is $20 million. She has earned her wealth from her successful career as a country music singer and songwriter.

General Info

Full NameNaomi Judd
Net Worth$25 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 11, 1946
Height1.67 m
ProfessionNurse, Singer-songwriter, Activist, Voice Actor, Author, Spokesperson, Songwriter, Motivational speaker
EducationHarvard University


SpouseLarry Strickland (m. 1989), Michael C. Ciminella (m. 1964–1972)
ChildrenWynonna Judd, Ashley Judd
ParentsCharles Glen Judd, Pauline Judd


AwardsGrammy Award for Best Country Song
MoviesAn Evergreen Christmas, The Killing Game, Someone like You, A Holiday Romance, Family Tree, Rio Diablo, More American Graffiti
TV ShowsCan You Duet, Star Search, Naomi's New Morning, American Music Awards

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1Release of her book, "Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully: Facts, Myths and Good News for Boomers". [2007]
2Selected by Kayser-Roth Corporation's No Nonsense Pantyhose as their "No Nonsense American Woman of the Month" for May 1995.
3One of 4 children.
4Many of Naomi's discoveries and life lessons can be found in her book "Naomi's Home Companion: A Treasury of Favorite Recipes, Food For Thought, and Kitchen Wit and Wisdom", which was published in October 1997. She also published her second children's book, entitled "Guardian Angels", in 2000 following closely on the heels of her 1999 bestselling children's story, "Love Can Build a Bridge" (shares the same name as the Grammy-award winning song by the Judds).
5The Judds' (she and Wynonna Judd) Farewell Tour was the industry's top-grossing tour in 1991. She performed before a billion people worldwide at the 1994 Super Bowl halftime show. She and Wynonna reunited for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion concert at the America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1999.
6She was diagnosed in 1990 with a potentially life-threatening liver disease (hepatitis C), which she contracted while working as a nurse in an intensive care unit in the 1980s.
7She and daughter Wynonna Judd are spokespersons for Big Kmart.
8Mother of Ashley Judd and Wynonna Judd.




An Evergreen Christmas2014Honey
Window Wonderland2013TV MovieRita Dorentella
Nearlyweds2013TV MovieRenee
The Killing Game2011TV MovieSandra Duncan
Higglytown Heroes2005TV SeriesSchool Nurse Hero
Frasier2002TV SeriesLillian
Maybe It's Me2002TV SeriesTillie Krupp
Someone Like You...2001Makeup Artist
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesLiz
A Holiday Romance1999TV MovieLily Waite
Family Tree1999Sarah Musser
Littlest Angel's Easter1998Video shortUnderstanding Angel
3rd Rock from the Sun1996TV SeriesFrances Randell
The Client1996TV SeriesPsychiatrist
Sisters1994TV SeriesNaomi Judd
Rio Diablo1993TV MovieFlora Mae Pepper
Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story1983TV MovieRedhead
More American Graffiti1979Girl in Bus


CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV Movie performer: "Mama He's Crazy"
35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2000TV Special performer: "Stand By Your Man"
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 1 episode
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge1995TV Movie "LAZY COUNTRY EVENING", "LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE", "RIVER OF TIME"
Gordy1995writer: "Guardian Angel"


The Judds2011TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge1995TV Movie executive producer


Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge1995TV Movie book "Love Can Build a Bridge"


More American Graffiti1979production secretary - uncredited


Doug Stanhope: No Refunds2007Video documentary special thanks


Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHerself
Music City USA2015DocumentaryHerself
The Voice2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2008-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Doctors2013TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2012 Hero Dog Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Judds2011TV Series documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004-2011TV SeriesHerself
CMT Insider2008-2011TV SeriesHerself
46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Oprah's Guide to OWN2011TV MovieHerself
Larry King Live2004-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2010TV SeriesHerself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Can You Duet?2008-2009TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Broadcast Blues2009DocumentaryHerself
2008 CMT Music Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Prometheus Bound: The Epidemic of Hepatitis C2007DocumentaryHerself
Naomi's New Morning2006-2007TV SeriesHerself - Host / Host
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Performer with 'The Judds'
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHerself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
CMT Greatest Moments: Wynonna2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography1995-2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2004TV SpecialHerself
The Jane Pauley Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Star Search2003-2004TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World2003TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Squares1998-2003TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1997-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Revealed with Jules Asner2002TV SeriesHerself
Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song2002DocumentaryHerself
Between Us with Naomi Judd2001TV SeriesHost
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1998TV SeriesHerself
29th Annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards1998TV MovieHerself - Host
Tammy Wynette: First Lady of Country Memorial Service1998TV MovieHerself
Jeopardy!1998TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope: Laughing with the Presidents1996TV Special documentaryHerself
Very Personal with Naomi Judd1996TV SpecialHerself
New Passages1996TV MovieHerself
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHerself
Super Bowl XXVIII1994TV MovieHerself - Halftime Show Performer
Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories1993TV SpecialChristmas Guest
The Women of Country1993TV MovieHerself
The Academy of Country Music's Greatest Hits1993TV SpecialHerself
The Judds Farewell Concert1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Square One Television1991TV SeriesHerself - Member of The Judds
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
All-Star Salute to Our Troops1991TV MovieHerself (as The Judds)
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
24th Annual Country Music Association Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
Bob Hope's Christmas Special from Waikoloa, Hawaii1989TV SpecialHerself
Hee Haw1984-1989TV SeriesHerself
Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion1989TV MovieHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Cinemax Sessions1988TV SeriesHerself
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 118th Edition1988TV MovieHerself - Host
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself (as The Judds)
Top of the Pops1987TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesHerself - Member of The Judds
Cover Story1987TV SeriesHerself
Alabama... My Home's in Alabama1986TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 3th Annual American Cinema Awards1986TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHerself
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2006TV SeriesHerself
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
CMT: 40 Greatest Women of Country Music2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Larry King Live2001TV SeriesHerself
Hard Copy1993TV SeriesHerself

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