Marilyn Milian (Judge) Biography, Age, Family, Husband, House

Judge Marilyn Milian
Judge Marilyn Milian

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Marilyn Milian Biography

Marilyn Milian also known as Judge Marilyn Milian is an American television personality and retired judge born on 1st May 1961 in Manhattan, New York City, US. She presides over the American courtroom television series ‘The People’s Court’. She is the first Latina arbitrator to preside over a court show and the longest-presiding arbitrator on ‘The People’s Court’

Marilyn Milian attended St. Brendan High School and later joined the University of Miami where she took an undergraduate degree in psychology graduating summa cum laude, with a 4.0-grade point average in 1981.

After earning her bachelor’s degree, Marilyn decided to go to law school at the Georgetown University, graduating from there with distinction in 1984. Milian was the only 23 years old when she graduated from law school.

She further pursued her studies in law and became a scholar at the Harvard Law School from 1989 until 1990. At Harvard, she worked as the director of training for the Guatemalan project. This role involved her training Guatemalan judges and lawyers.

Milian lends her support to many community and philanthropic organizations. She is also the spokesperson for the FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS)campaign. Judge Milian is a sought-after speaker, well known for her dedication to the Hispanic community and a strong voice against domestic violence.

She has also served as emcee for a number of charitable causes, including the Latino Commission on AIDS, the Lighthouse for the Blind, the Miami-Dade County Teachers Awards, Hope for Vision, and the South Florida Children’s Home Society.

Marilyn Milian Age | Judge Milian Age |  Judge Marilyn Milian Age

Marilyn was born on 1st May 1961 in  Astoria, New York City, NY.  She is 63 years

Marilyn Milian Family | Judge Marilyn Milian Family

She was born to Cuban parents, her father Jorge was a general contractor and mother Georgina Milan. Her family moved from Astoria, Queens to Miami when she was only eight years old.

John Schlesinger Marilyn Milian | Judge Marilyn Milian Husband | Judge Marilyn Milian Spouse

Marilyn married John Schlesinger in 1993. John Schlesinger is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Family Division, in Florida. He graduated with a B.A. from Boston College in 1982 and received a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1987. He is a former United States attorney.

Is Judge Marilyn Milian Still Married? Judge Milian is still married to her husband John.

Marilyn Milian Children

Milian together with her husband, she  has three daughters; Cristina Schlesinger born in 1996, Alexandra Schlesinger born in 1998 and Sofia Elena Schlesinger born in 2001.

Judge Marilyn Milian

Marilyn began her career at Harvard Law School where she served as director of training for the Guatemala Project. Her roles included training the Guatemalan trial judiciary, defense, and prosecution bar in investigatory and trial techniques.

Milian was appointed by Janet Rono, then state attorney for the county, as an assistant state attorney for the Dade County.

She was later appointed by Jeb Bush, then Florida governor, to the Miami Circuit Court, where she served in the Criminal Division in 1999. She had previously served five years in the Miami County Court in the Domestic Violence Court, Criminal, and Civil divisions.

People’s Court Judge Milian | Marilyn Milian The People’s Court

In 2001 Milian joined The People’s Court as a judge, replacing Jerry Sheindlin. She became the first Latina arbitrator to preside over a court show. The show is the first arbitration-based reality court show and the second-longest-running court show in history.

Looking at The People’s Court’s previous arbiters, she is considerably more animated in her role. She is assertively loud and clear, Milan also motions and gesticulates wildly in interaction. Judge Milian also regularly even departs from the bench to interact with and excoriate the litigants.

She is also known for being levelheaded and logical in her observations and also handling her cases. Although she is engaging, for the most part, she also dishes out a good-natured, lively sass at the litigants. She does not tolerate any disrespect from them too.

Marilyn informally speaks with her audience and also answers their various questions outside of the tapings of The People’s Court.

She often quotes phrases from her grandmother from her Cuban heritage when addressing litigants. In admonishing a litigant who tried lying before her, Milian once stated, “No sabes ni adobar la mentira… You don’t even know how to season the lie to make it palatable.”

During the show, She decides actual small-claims court cases. The plaintiff and defendant agree before the show begins to drop their case.

They have it decided by arbitration through the show. Winners of the cases are awarded from the show’s budget, so the losers do not actually “payback” the winners. Losing parties are usually also compensated for their appearances.

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

Marilyn Milian Net Worth | Judge Marilyn Milian Net Worth

Through her big earning in television work, Judge Milian has amassed quite big wealth. She has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of 2019.

Judge Marilyn Milian Salary | Marilyn Milian Salary

Judge Milian earned just $500 thousand per year in her first year as host of The People’s Court. Her salary was then raised to $1 million.

After The People’s Court recorded a tremendous increase in ratings after Milian hosting the show for four years, she got her salary increased to $5 million.

Judge Milian House | Marilyn Milian Home

Judge Milian owns a house worth $3 million and sports cars worth $200, 000.

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