Judge Mablean Biography
Mablean Deloris Ephriam, Esq. is well known as an American television personality and former Los Angeles prosecuting attorney. In addition, she is best known as the adjudicator of the courtroom series Divorce Court for seven seasons from 1999–2006. Likewise, she was replaced by Judge Lynn Toler in the show’s 2006-07 season.
How old is Judge Mablean? – Age
As of 2023, Mablean is 74 years old, born on 23 April 1949, in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 23 April and falls under the zodiac sign Taurus.
How Tall is Judge Mablean – Height
Mablean stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inch (1.7 meters).
Judge Mablean’s Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Mablean was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi but grew up in Los Angeles, California, from the age of six. In addition, she was born to Mable Ephriam and Robert Ephriam. She was raised alongside her siblings: Frank Ephriam, Mae Stewart.
She went to night classes at Whittier Law School where she received her Juris Doctor degree in 1978.
Is Judge Mablean Married? – Husband and Children
Mablean had been married to Cassius Paxton until 1981 when they later divorce. Besides, the duo is blessed with a daughter, Tajamika Paxton.
Judge Mablean’s Career
However, she had never actually worked as a judge prior to presiding on Divorce Court, she came to the series with significant legal experience and also knowledge of the law. Likewise, she began her law career as a corrections officer in the Women’s Division of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
She opened her own law practice, dealing majorly with personal injury and also family law cases in 1982. Moreover, she soon was a Los Angeles Prosecuting Attorney.
Additionally, the television courtroom series Divorce Court became revived a third time for a 17th season, and Ephriam was named the show’s arbitrator in 1999. Furthermore, she was the first star of the reality-based version of Divorce Court. Before that, the show used dramatic reenactments of real-life divorce cases. In addition, she was the first African American and female to preside over the series.
Best known as Madea’s court judge, Ephriam portrays a strict and also stern judge character in Madea films, who frequently presides over the several cases Madea lands herself into, always as result of violent and also destructive conduct. Likewise, the judge never sentences Madea to prison, instead she gives Madea unflattering though less severe punishments including house arrest, becoming foster mother to a wayward teen (played by Keke Palmer) and also going to therapy sessions with Doctor Phil.
Judge Mablean Net Worth
With a calculated net worth of $15 million as of 2023, Mablean has amassed her wealth from her career as a former attorney.
Judge Mablean’s Instagram
Follow Mablean on her Instagram account @judgemablean