Marilyn Milian Profile
Marilyn Milian is an American Lecturer/Judge/Television Personality best known for serving as a judge for The People’s Court. She joined The People’s Court on the 12th of March 2001. Milian is the first Hispanic arbitrator to preside over a court show.
Marilyn Milian Age/How old is Marilyn Milian?
Milian was born on May 1, 1961, in Manhattan, New York City, New York State, United States. She is therefore 62 years old as of 2023.
Marilyn Milian Height
Milian stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Marilyn Milian Family
Milian was born and raised in Manhattan, United States to her Cuban parents, Jorge and Georgina Milian. Jorge was working as a general contractor whereas Georgina was a homemaker. While growing up, she spoke Spanish before learning English and is fluent in both languages. When she was about eight years old, she moved from Astoria, Queens to Miami.
Marilyn Milian Husband
Milian is married to her husband, John Schlesinger, a former assistant United States attorney. Schlesinger was born in the year 1950 and is therefore 72 years old as of 2022. The duo tied the knot in the year 1993. Her husband attended Boston College where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1982.
Later on, he went on to join Suffolk University Law School where he obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1997. John was selected to the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Florida. This is the same position that Milian held before retiring to host The People’s Court.
Marilyn Milian Children/Daughters
The two are proud parents to their three children, Alexandra Schlesinger who was born in the year 1998, Sofia Elena Schlesinger who was born in the year 2001, and Cristina Schlesinger who was born in the year 1996. As a family, they reside in Coral Gables, Florida, United States.
Marilyn Milian Salary
Being one of the top judges for The People’s Court Marilyn earns an annual salary of about $8 Million.
Marilyn Milian’s Net Worth
Milian has an estimated net worth of around $30 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Lecturer/Judge/Television Personality.
Marilyn Milian Education
Milian attended St. Brendan High School. From there, she went on to join the University of Miami where she earned her undergraduate degree in psychology. Afterward, she attended Georgetown University Law Center where she obtained a Juris Doctorate.
She then went on to spend about a year working at Harvard Law School. There, she was serving as a Director of Training for the Guatemala Project. She was also responsible for training the Guatemalan trial judiciary, prosecution, and defense bar in investigatory and trial techniques.
Marilyn Milian Career
Milian works as a judge at The People’s Court. She became the presiding judge on The People’s Court during the current edition of the fourth season of the Show in the year 2001. Milian joins in to replace Jerry Sheindlin. She surpassed Joseph Wapner who is the original presiding arbitrator of the show. Milian surpassed Wapner during the 2012-2013 season as the longest-serving judge across the entire history of the series.
She was appointed the assistant state attorney for the Dade County State Attorney’s Office by Janet Reno who happens to be the county’s state attorney. Later on, after about ten years in the position, she went on to work for the Miami County Court.
There, she was serving in the civil, domestic violence, and criminal divisions. Back in the year 1999, Florida Governor, Jeb Bush appointed Milian to the Miami Circuit Court, where she was serving in the Criminal Division. She is also listed as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Miami School of Law. There, she teaches litigation skills.
Marilyn Milian The People’s Court
Milian serves as the presiding judge in the second life of the courtroom show, The People’s Court. This is the first arbitration-based reality court show and the second-longest-running court show in history. She has been presiding over the program since the spring of 2001. This was late in The People’s Court’s 17th season( or the fourth season of the revived version of the show.)
Since its inception, The People’s Court has featured several arbitrators with Milian holding the title of the longest-presiding arbitrator over the series. By the completion of the show’s 28th season between 2013 and 2013, he had completed twelve and a half seasons presiding over the program.
This is what made her the longest-running judge on the People’s Court. The show’s original judge, the late Joseph Wapner, was the previous holder of the record. By the spring of the year 2021, she reached 20 years as the presiding judge over the program.
Marilyn is considerably more animated in her role compared to The People’s Court’s previous arbiters. She is also known for being levelheaded and logical in her observations and handling of cases. Despite engaging for the most part, she dishes out a good-natured, lively sass at the litigants and does not tolerate any disrespect from them.
She explains Americans’ fascination with the court show genre that states that they are a fast-food nation. Marilyn states that people love to see resolution and want to watch someone who has done wrong confronted and see justice prevailing all in one hour. She was portrayed by Cecily Strong in a 2017 Saturday Night Live parody of The People’s Cort where she presided over a case between President Donald Trump and three judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Milian travels to Stamford, Connecticut bimonthly for three days of the taping of The People’s Court. She is also the spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Online Surfing(FBI-SOS) campaign. Back in the year 2019, she appeared on the daytime version of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? There, she won $5,000 for Camp Fiesta, a Florida summer camp that is free for children with cancer.