Judge Marilyn Milian Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Married, Husband, Children and Net Worth

Marilyn Milian is an American TV personality, and retired Florida Circuit Court judge who is best known for presiding over The People’s Court.

Marilyn Milian Biography

Marilyn Milian is an American television personality, lecturer, and retired Florida Circuit Court judge who is best known for presiding over the American courtroom television series The People’s Court. Milian is the first Hispanic arbitrator to preside over a court show. At the end of the show’s 28th season (2012–13), she had completed twelve-and-a-half seasons presiding over The People’s Court, making her the longest-presiding arbitrator on the show. 

Marilyn Milian Education

Milian graduated from St. Brendan High School. She attended the University of Miami where she earned her undergraduate degree in psychology. She then enrolled at Georgetown University Law Center, earning her J.D. Milian then spent a year at Harvard Law School, working as director of training for the Guatemala Project. Milian was responsible for training the Guatemalan trial judiciary, defense, and prosecution bar in investigatory and trial techniques.

Marilyn Milian Legal career

Judge Marilyn worked as an assistant state attorney for the Dade County State Attorney’s Office. Janet Reno, who was then the state attorney for the county appointed her to the position. In 1999, Milian was appointed to the Miami Circuit Court by Florida governor Jeb Bush, where she served in the Criminal Division.

Before that, Judge Marilyn spent five years in the Miami County Court in the Domestic Violence Court, Criminal, and Civil divisions. In 2001, Milian replaced Jerry Sheindlin as judge of The People’s Court and became the first Hispanic judge on any English-language television court show. She is listed as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Miami School of Law, teaching litigation skills.

Marilyn Milian The People’s Court

Judge Marilyn serves as presiding judge in the second life of the courtroom show The People’s Court, the first arbitration-based reality court show, and the second-longest-running court show in history. She has presided over the program since the spring of 2001, which was late in The People’s Court’s 17th season.

The People’s Court has featured a few arbitrators, with Judge Marilyn currently holding the title of the longest-presiding arbitrator over the series. By the completion of the show’s 28th season (2012–13), she had completed twelve and a half seasons presiding over the program, officially making her the longest-running judge on The People’s Court.

Marilyn Milian Photo
Marilyn Milian Photo

Differently from The People’s Court’s previous arbiters, Marilyn is considerably more animated in her role, with an assertively loud voice and tendency to talk with her hands (gesticulate), but she’s also known for being levelheaded and reasonable in her observations and handling of the cases. Although engaging for the most part, Judge Marilyn also dishes out a good-natured, lively sass at the litigants and does not tolerate any disrespect from them.

She describes Americans’ fascination with the court show genre: “We are a fast-food nation. People love to see resolution, they want to watch someone who has done wrong confronted and see justice prevail … all in an hour.”

In a 2017 Saturday Night Live parody of The People’s Court, Milian was portrayed by Cecily Strong where she presided over a case between President Donald Trump and three judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Marilyn Milian Age / Judge Marilyn Milian Age

She was born on May 1, 1961, in Manhattan, New York City, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 1st May every year. Milian is 62 years old.

Marilyn Milian Height

Milian stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m) tall, and her weight is 117 lb / 53 kg.

Marilyn Milian Parents / Family

Milian is the daughter of Jorge, a general contractor, and Georgina Milian who are both Cuban. She was born in Manhattan and with her family from Astoria, Queens, to Miami when she was eight years old. Milian is fluent in English and Spanish.

Marilyn Milian Husband /  Judge Marilyn Milian Husband

Milian is married to John Schlesinger since 1993. Her husband is a former assistant United States attorney, who in 2004 was elected to the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Florida, the same position that Judge Marilyn held before retiring to The People’s Court. The couple resides in Coral Gables, Florida, with their three children.

Marilyn Milian Children

Judge Marilyn is a mother of three children Cristina Schlesinger (born in 1996), Alexandra Schlesinger (born in 1998), and Sofia Elena Schlesinger (born in 2001.)

Marilyn Milian Net Worth

Milian has an estimated net worth of $30 million which she has earned through her career as a television personality, lecturer, and judge. She earns an amount of $500 thousand per year.

Marilyn Milian House

During the global Covid19 pandemic, Judge Milian moved the bench of the storied “The People’s Court” to the living room of her South Florida home.

Marilyn Milian Tv Shows

  • 2001–present: The People’s Court – playing a role as Herself
  • 2002: As the World Turns – playing a role as Judge
  • 2007: George Lopez – playing a role as Judge Alvarez

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Milian.

Who is Milian? She is an American television personality, lecturer, and retired Florida Circuit Court judge
Age60 years old as of 2021
Height5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m)
SpouseJohn Schlesinger
How much money does Milian earn?$500 thousand
How much is Milian worth?$30 million
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