- Judy Sandler is the mother of the award-winning actor, Adam Sandler
- The mother of four is a former school teacher and an occasional actress. She has featured in a couple of her son’s movies including the 2014 movie, Blended
- Still looking strong, the 85 year-old mother and grandmother has been applauded for being the bedrock of her son’s successful career in the entertainment industry
Judy Sandler is the mother of the award-winning actor, Adam Sandler, who is known for his comedic films like Jack and Jill (2011). Judy has been praised several times for the role she played in boosting her son’s confidence on screen.
Besides supporting her son’s career, Judy used to work as a nursery school teacher before she retired to focus on raising Adam and his three siblings. She is not just his biggest fan but also one of his harshest critics.
The former nursery school teacher has also appeared in a couple of her son’s movie productions. Adam Sandler’s mother appeared in Blended (2014), and Hotel Transylvania (2012).
Adam Sandler’s Mother is Originally from Russia
According to reports, the mother of the famous actor is originally a Russian Jew. Although her roots have not been traced yet, it has been revealed that she and her husband are Russian immigrants.
Judith Levine as she is also called was born on March 1, 1938, to her parents Daniel Levine and Samantha Mollie. Her parents lived in Moscow and some of their relatives while Judy later got married and moved to the United States.
During her hay days, Judy Sandler worked as a Nursery School teacher.
Judy Sandler was Previously Married to Stanley Sandler for Several Years
Judy Sandler and Stanley Sandler were married for quite some time before he died. Her husband reportedly worked as an engineer all his life and just like her, he appeared in a couple of movies as well. He featured in Eight Crazy Nights and Nicotine Bees.
Although her husband was often described as a good father and husband, Adam once revealed his father had a bit of a temper and would lash out sometimes.
Unfortunately, Judy Sandler lost her husband in 2003 after a lung cancer battle. Shortly after the death of the Patriarch of the Sandler family, Adam made a special dedication in honor of his father at the end of 50 First Dates (2004).
Despite being a widow for some time now, the mother of four does not want to remarry. She made this known shortly after actress Salma Hayek wanted to allegedly set Judy up on a blind date. Even her son, Adam was reportedly upset with Hayek’s intention.
Meet All Judy Sandler’s Children
1. Scott Louis Sandler
Scott is the oldest child of Judy and Stanley. He is often recognized as the one who encourages his younger brother, Adam to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Despite his brother’s fame, Scott prefers to keep a low profile.
Nevertheless, Judy’s 49 year-old son allegedly works as an attorney in New York.
2. Elizabeth Sandler-Spindel
Just like Scott, Elizabeth is not a public person. She works in a dental clinic as a dentist in New Hampshire.
3. Valerie Sandler
Valerie Sandler is not also famous but reports say she is a graduate of Linguistics and has worked as a waitress in the past.
4. Adam Sandler is the most famous of all her Children
Although he is the youngest, Adam Sandler is the most famous in his family. Thanks to Scott, Adam began his career in 1987 as a stand-up comedian. As an actor, Judy’s youngest son received several nominations including 37 Raspberry Award nominations and about nine Golden Raspberry Awards.
Adam Sandler formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions in 1999 and the company has produced most if not all of his movies. While some of his works have received negative comments, most of his movies are blockbusters.
Judy Sandler’s son made his transition to Netflix in the movie The Ridiculous 6. Ever since he appeared in quite a number of Netflix movies including Sandy Wexler and The Week Of.
Sandler and her son acted together in the animated movie Hotel Transylvania and Blended. The two seem to be close as they have been spotted at events together. Known for his comedic movie roles, Adam Sandler has featured in the following movies:
- Mr. Deeds (2002)
- Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
- Little Nicky (2000)
- Big Daddy (1999)
- The Waterboy (1998)
- The Wedding Singer (1998)
- Happy Gilmore (1996)
- Billy Madison (1995)
- Grown Ups 2 (2013)
- Pixels (2015)
- Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
- The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
- The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
- Murder Mystery (2019)
- Uncut Gems (2019)
- Hubie Halloween (2020)
- Hustle (2022)
Adam Sandler has been married to his longtime Jackie Sandler and they share two children: Sunny and Sadie. Adam is not the only actor in his family. His wife and two daughters have appeared in some of his movies.
What is Adam Sandler’s Mother’s Net Worth?
The 85 year-old celebrity mom has since retired as a teacher. Although she is now described as an occasional actor, it is not sure how much she makes out of it.
Nevertheless, her son Adam has attained great success in his career and that has not only brought fame but also wealth. His recent achievement was marked after he signed a four-movie deal with Netflix and the deal is reportedly worth over $350 million.
Judy’s son has earned quite a fortune from some of his movie roles. He earned $1.7 million in 1995 for his role in Billy’s Madison and $2.5 million in Bullet Proof.
At the moment, Forbes posits that he has accumulated a net worth of over $41 million from his career in the entertainment industry. Aside from living a modest’s lifestyle, Judy’s family owns quite a number of houses in the United States.
Her famous son reportedly bought a house worth $13 million in 2004. he reportedly owns a home in Hawaii, New York City, Long Island, and also Manchester, New Hampshire.
Where is Judy Sandler Now?
Judy Sandler is a very caring mother and grandmother. Aside from supporting her children’s dreams she has also stood by them. She was recently spotted on her son’s latest red carpet. The red carpet was for the special screening of Adam Sandler’s new Netflix move Hustle at the Philadelphia Film Center in Philadelphia.
Judging from the photos of the event which were shared by people.com, the mother and grandmother are aging quite well.