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Judy King is a former inmate of Litchfield Penitentiary. Judy's character is based on TV personality and businesswoman Martha Stewart. She serves as the tertiary antagonist of Season Four. She is portrayed by Blair Brown.

Physical Appearance Edit

Judy King is Caucasian with shoulder length red hair and of late middle-age, and speaks with a well-mannered Southern drawl.

Biography Edit

Before Litchfield Edit

Season Three Edit

Judy King, who stars in the cooking TV series Judy King at Home, is arrested on tax evasion charges. The inmates back at Litchfield are able to follow her sentencing, which is televised. King is named guilty of all charges.

In "Trust No Bitch", she arrives at Litchfield to self-surrender. However, when no one is available at the front desk, she becomes insulted and agitated.

Season Four Edit

She receives preferential treatment in the form of a large room later shared by Yoga Jones. Initially she rejected bunk assignment offers from Healy saying she got along with everybody and that she didn't want any special treatment. Then later she told Jones that while she didn't ask for special treatment she had learned long ago that when someone offers you something nice you shut up and say thank you.


The 'ghetto' inmates have an obsession with getting a photo of Judy to sell to a magazine so they can make money but the plan is soon revealed to Judy by Poussey who decides to go along with it by spontaneously kissing Cindy while Poussey takes the photo. The photo gets leaked and Judy and Cindy are sent to Caputo's office where they explain to him they are in a relationship and it is "the real deal". Cindy and Judy then spend the rest of the season pretending to be together.

Season Five Edit

Judy was meant to be released early following the death of Poussey Washington, but because Daya shot Humps, and the prison riot began, she was unable to be released. Originally, she hid in the library, away from the chaos that was the rest of the prison. When Brook SoSo came in, drunk, and still in mourning for her girlfriend, Judy attempted, but failed, to comfort her before asking her to check out what was going on in the rest of Litchfeild. She promised Brook she would look after ther library and the books, because they meant so much to Poussey, but when Brook returned Judy was gone and the library had been trashed.

Later, the white supremacists captured Judy, believing that because she was rich and famous, she would have access to secret supplies. At first she denied this, but after being threatened she made up a story about a helicopter bringing her food on the roof. Her arms were tied to a wooden board and they made their way up there. Once on the roof, a helicopter did show up, but it was a media helicopter taking photos for the news. Brandy and Skinhead Helen had wrapped scarfs over their heads were holding up Judy, who had passed out due to her flicker vertigo. The media announced that it was a terrorist attack on Judy and her Christian faith.

Knowing this could potentially harm their chances of negotiating demands, Taystee and Black Cindy go looking for Judy, so she can prove to the press that she is unharmed. Judy is being held as a slave by the white supremacists who have her on a leash and are forcing her to cook them eggs. Black Cindy makes a trade and Judy becomes hers, and is made to give her a pedicure. Meanwhile Taystee has found Josh, MCC's PR guy, and together they have written a statment for Judy to read to the press. Janae objects, saying they shouldn't allow a rich white woman to speak for them, especially when she was treated better than everyone else in the prison.

Once outside, Judy begins to read the statment but is cut off by Taystee, convinced by Janae. Taystee tells the public the truth and allows Judy to go.

Later Judy is preparing to go on TV to talk about the experience, against the wishes of her boyfriend Bill, who believes she she give a statment to the police before going to the media. Once on set, Judy realizes she is not the only one being interviewed, as Aleida Diaz is there as well. During the interview, Judy let's slip that the riot was started when a guard was shot, which was still unknown to people outside the prison. Judy can not remember the name of the person who shot him, but says Aleida probably knew her. She describes her as the Spanish girl who can't speak spanish, and says she has puffy lips, Aleida then realizes she's talking about her daughter.

Relationships Edit

Romantic Edit

  • Reg King (husband)
  • Bill Montgomery (boyfriend)
  • Cindy Hayes (ex-fake girlfriend) - After talking a photo to sell to the press, Judy and Cindy pretend to be in a relationship.
  • Yoga Jones (kissed, had sex with) - While on MDMA Judy, Luschek, and Yoga Jones have a threesome.
  • Joel Luschek (had sex with) - Luschek has sex with Judy in order to get Nicky out of max after he framed her for his drugs. He also has a threesome with her and Yoga Jones while they were all high on MDMA.

Friends Edit

Enemies Edit

Memorable Quotes Edit

"You are a straight, white man. You don't get to be the victim, sweetie."
— Judy King to Luschek ("Piece of Shit")
"Yeah, well it's nice to have friends. We are social animals after all!"
— Judy King to Yoga Jones, 'Turn Table Turn'
"People are always trying to de-sexualize women my age and I just won't allow it."
— Judy King to Poussey ("The Animals")

Galleries Edit

Screenshots Edit

Others Edit

Navigation Edit

Inmate Navigation
Suburbs Piper Chapman  •  Alex Vause  •  Galina Reznikov  •  Lorna Morello  •  Nicky Nichols  •  Tiffany Doggett  •  Mei Chang  •  Brook Soso  •  Angie Rice  •  Norma Romano  •  Carrie Black  •  Gina Murphy  • Anita DeMarco  •  Maureen Kukudio  •  Leanne Taylor  •  Erica Jones  •  Frieda Berlin   •  Helen Van Maele  •  Kasey Sankey  •  Stephanie Hapakuka  •  Alana Dwight  •  Jennifer Digori  •  Brandy Epps  •  Loretta Fisher  •  Rhea Boyle  •  Shelly Ginsberg  •  Danita  •  White Cindy  •  Linda Ferguson  •  Jane Ingalls  •  Judy King  •  Rosa Cisneros  •  Jimmy Cavanaugh  •  Taslitz  •  Tricia Miller  •  Mercy Valduto
Ghetto Suzanne Warren  •  Tasha Jefferson  •  Sophia Burset  •  Cindy Hayes  •  Janae Watson  •  Alison Abdullah  •  Irma Lerman  •  Reema Pell  •  Jeanie Babson  •  Jayne Cooke  •  Poussey Washington  •  Yvonne Parker
Spanish Harlem Dayanara Diaz  •  Maria Ruiz  •  Blanca Flores  •  Marisol Gonzales  •  Gloria Mendoza  •  Carmen Aziza  •  Gerrman  •  Ramona Contrares  •  Cabrera  •  Michelle Carreras  •  Maritza Ramos  •  Lea Guerrera  •  Aleida Diaz

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