|This article is about the TV Series character. You may be looking for her Comic Series counterpart. You may also be looking for Carl's teacher in the TV Series.|
|Actor||Adelaide & Eliza Cornwell (S3)|
Loudyn & Leighton Case (S3)
Tinsley & Anniston Price (S4)
Eleora & Elisea DiFranco (S4)
Sophia & Delia Oeland (S4) Charlotte & Clara Ward (S5) 
Kylee & Jaylynn (S5)
Chloe & Sophia Garcia-Frizzi (S6)
|Age|| A Week (The Suicide King) |
8 Months (Season 5)
9 Months (Season 6)
|Family||Lori Grimes - Mother (Deceased)|
Rick Grimes - Possible Father
Shane Walsh - Possible Father (Deceased)
Carl Grimes - Brother/Half-Brother
|First Appearance||"Killer Within"|
|Series lifespan||"Killer Within" to Present|
|Judith Grimes (TV Series) Gallery|
Adelaide and Eliza Cornwell Gallery
Judith Grimes is the infant daughter of Lori Grimes. Due to the situation at her conception, Judith's biological father isn't definitely known; it could be either the series's protagonist Rick Grimes, or the former group leader and antagonist Shane Walsh. Regardless of Judith's real father, Rick firmly told Shane that Lori's baby is his, being that Lori was his wife.
Judith Grimes is the second child born to Lori Grimes and the first infant depicted as having been born after the zombie apocalypse. As the only person so far to have no memories of a world without the horrors of the zombie apocalypse, their parents expressed hopes that she would not live in constant fear as they do and accept the post zombie world as the way things are without referencing the way things used to be.
It was a point of contention as to who is the baby's biological father. Lori had a very brief sexual liaison with Shane Walsh, Rick's best friend, at the Atlanta camp prior to her discovering that Rick was still alive. This put Shane into the right time frame for the baby's conception. Rick, however, was reunited with Lori not long after, and was also shown making love with Lori, so it is still entirely possible that he is indeed the baby's biological father. Rick has since forgiven Lori for her affair with Shane but forbid mention that he might not be the baby's biological father. As far as he's concerned, he loves his child, and the circumstances of its conception are completely irrelevant. It does show in Season 4 that Rick has taken on the fatherly role for her.
Judith was not immediately named upon her birth, and it took them several episodes to decide on "Judith", which was the name of Carl's third grade teacher. Carl also suggested that they name her Sophia, after Sophia. she was nick-named by Daryl Dixon "Lil' Ass Kicker".
Judith was successfully delivered via an emergency cesarean section by Maggie Greene, though this resulted in Lori's death due to blood loss and shock. Judith, when she first came out of Lori, was silent. She was quickly awakened by a few quick, light slaps on the back from Maggie. Carl was forced to shoot Lori in the head to prevent reanimation. Judith, her brother Carl, and Maggie exited the prison and Rick notices Maggie holding her without Lori present. He began to sob over the loss of his wife.
It was revealed that the baby is a girl. Daryl, Maggie, and Glenn Rhee offered to retrieve formula so the baby would survive. Only Maggie and Daryl departed the prison and travel to a daycare center, where they discovered formula as well as more needed baby supplies. When they came back, Daryl feeds the baby and asks Carl if he has decided on a name yet. Carl went through girls' names from former survivors in the group. After that, Daryl jokingly suggested the name "Little Ass Kicker" and asks her how she would like that.
Rick first acknowledged her as his child to the first caller on the phone. He finally carried her after he returns to the group a second time.
Carl talked to Rick about the baby's name and Carl told Rick about how Daryl calls her "Lil' Ass-Kicker", which Rick found amusing. They finally decide on Judith, after Carl's 3rd grade teacher, Judith Mueller.
Judith briefly appeared in this episode, being cradled by Beth Greene as Carol Peletier, Carl, and Axel looked on. Axel used Beth's good handling of Judith as an excuse to hit on her, which an anxious Carol pulled him aside and reprimanded him for.
Judith appearared in the episode being cared for by Beth while Rick, Michonne, Glenn, and Maggie were in Woodbury. Judith's cry appeared to trigger Rick's psychosis. While Beth talked with Carol, Judith began to cry again. Carol held Judith before placing her in a box (a makeshift crib) with "Lil' Ass Kicker" written on the side.
Judith appeared being fed by Maggie while Beth talked to her.
Judith was held by Carol and Andrea as both of them talked about what happened to the group and their future plans. In the ending, she appeared again being carried by Rick, when he was talking to Daryl and Hershel Greene about Andrea and his plans to get more weapons for the confrontation with Woodbury.
Carol was seen putting Judith in her playpen during her last conversation with Merle Dixon.
Beth was seen holding Judith as the group prepared to defend the prison from the outside. During the attack, Judith was held by Beth, who was with Hershel and Carl hiding outside the prison in the woods. When they finally met up with the rest of the group, inside the prison, Beth took Judith to Rick so that he could kiss her on the forehead.
Judith appeared in this episode. She looked more grown up, hinting that it had been a couple of months since she was born. It was shown that even if she isn't Rick's, he has adopted her as his own daughter.
Judith was shown with Rick at the beginning of the episode. Beth took care of her while the zombies attacked Cell Block D. Rick told everyone they couldn't go near Judith because they could get her infected. Michonne seemed bothered by her presence. Later, Judith vomited on Beth. In reaction, Beth asked Michonne to hold her, to which Michonne sternly replied "No", but she then gave in and took her uneasily. After a few seconds of Beth being gone, Michonne broke down emotionally and held Judith close to her.
Beth was seen in the Administrative Building with Judith. She was holding Judith when Maggie walked in to talk with Beth. Later on, before going on the supply run, Daryl called Judith the "Lil Asskicker" again.
During the attack, Judith was carried out by the children of the prison but was left on the ground unsupervised. After Rick and Carl reunite at the prison courtyard, they could Judith's baby seat empty and bloody. However, Tyreese Williams, Lizzie Samuels, and her sister Mika managed to save her. The reason for her baby carrier being bloody is unknown. Her desperate father and brother, though, assumed that she was dead.
Judith was seen in the arms of Tyreese after the attack, and she could stop crying. After Tyreese hears a scream from the railroad, he left her with Lizzie. Lizzie covered Judith's mouth to stop her from crying during a walker attack, and slipped into a shell-shocked state and nearly suffocates the baby before saved by a newly returned Carol. Judith was last seen traveling with Tyreese, Carol, Lizzie and her sister along some railroad tracks.
Judith appeared throughout the episode, often in the safety of either Tyreese or Carol in a baby carrier, which the two took turns wearing on their backs. While Tyreese and Carol were clearing out the cabin at the pecan grove, a walker suddenly fell over the first-storey railing of the house. Unable to kill it (because she believes it to still be "alive"), Lizzie froze up in fear with Judith in her arms as it lunged quickly towards them along the ground; ultimately, it was shot in the head by Mika, saving Lizzie and Judith's lives. Later on, in order to prove to Tyreese and Carol that walkers aren't different from living people, Lizzie killed Mika by stabbing her, taking care to preserve her brain so she could "come back". She continues that she had intended to do the same thing to Judith before the two had arrived. However, Judith was seen off to the side of Mika's corpse, alive and lying on a blanket. Though saddened by Mika's death, Carol focused on the situation at hand and dissuaded Lizzie from harming Judith, on the grounds that Judith "couldn't walk yet" (and therefore wouldn't make a good 'Walker'), to which Lizzie agreed. Knowing that Lizzie was dangerous, Tyreese offered to leave with Judith and part ways with Carol, so that she could carry on with Lizzie. However, Carol disagreed with the idea, and later reluctantly killed Lizzie with the safety of the three of them in mind. After Lizzie and Mika were buried, Carol and Tyreese continued to proceed towards Terminus with Judith in the tow.
Judith appeared in this episode via flashbacks from the prison, mostly seen being held by Beth. Judith first appeared when Rick woke up from his sleep and Beth came into his cell with Hershel to get Judith. Later on, Judith was seen held by Beth while watching Carl and Patrick rearranging blocks and guns. In the final flashback, Judith was seen sleeping while being held by Beth in the prison yard.
Judith appeared in this episode, still in the care of Tyreese and Carol. As Carol, Judith, and Tyreese approached another Terminus sign, a walker appeared at their back, which made Judith cry. Carol quickly dispatched the walker just in time to notice that a large herd was heading their way. Tyreese, now carrying Judith, and Carol hid in the woods so as not to attract the herd's attention. Just when things started to turn into a bad situation for them, gunfire was heard, attracting the walkers and leading them away from the group. After taking a small cabin from a Terminant named Martin, Carol left Judith with Tyreese so that she could rescue the others. Afterwards, Martin told Tyreese that either he died, Tyreese died, or the baby died if Carol did not return. Tyreese negated this saying that "nobody is gonna die today". Three walkers came out from the woods and distract Tyreese which Martin used to his advantages. He jumped up and grabs Judith's head and threatened to kill her if Tyreese didn't go outside where the walkers were waiting. Tyreese went outside so that Martin wouldn't kill Judith. After a brief struggle with walkers, Tyreese returned and severely beat Martin, saving Judith. After rescuing the others, Carol brought Rick and Carl back to the cabin, where they reunited with Judith, joyfully hugging her. She was last seen being carried by Carol as the group left the site of Terminus and to an unknown location, a place Rick said that is 'somewhere far' from the now overrun and ransacked Terminus.
Rick's group continued on their journey away from Terminus when they came across Father Gabriel Stokes, whom they save from a group of walkers. He took the survivors back to his church, where they planned to stay for a while as they stock up on supplies. After scavenging the nearby area, the group enjoyed a feast and Rick used the time to spend with Judith. Abraham Ford made a speech, where he talked about his desire for Rick's group to join him and Rosita Espinosa on their mission to escort Eugene Porter to Washington, D.C.. Judith maked a noise during his speech and Rick took this as her consent, lightheartedly saying that if Judith was in, then he was, too.
When various members of the group went missing, several survivors went out to search for them. They eventually could Bob Stookey, who was kidnapped by Gareth and the other surviving residents of Terminus. Rick lead a group out to confront Gareth and deal with them, while several others stayed behind, Judith among them, who was being cared for by Tyreese. After Rick's group left, the Hunters turn up and break into the church. Judith cried and gives away the groups hiding place, but before Gareth and his people can do anything, they were captured and slaughtered by Rick and the others, who came back.
The following morning, the group say their goodbyes to Bob, who is dying of a bite in his shoulder. Judith sat on Rick's lap as he had one final talk with Bob, where he thanked Rick for taking him in at the prison and advised him that the nightmare will end, but it didn't have to end who they are. He told Rick to look at Judith and see for himself that the world would someday change. He passed away shortly after.
When Daryl returned from Atlanta with the news that Carol and Beth were being held in a hospital, Rick and several others prepared to go on a mission to save them, but they fortified the church before they leave. Rick held Judith and have her a kiss before handing her to Michonne, who was staying behind with Carl and Gabriel. Judith began to cry as Rick leaves and Carl strengthened the front door.
Unbeknownst to Michonne and Carl, Gabriel snuck out of the church shortly after.
Gabriel returned to the church after sneaking out and begged to be let inside as a herd of walkers were after him. Carl let him in, but the walkers poured inside. Michonne attempted to hold them off, but there were too many, leaving them with no choice but to escape and abandon the church, with Carl holding Judith. They circled around to the front and shut the walkers inside.
Just as the front door begin to give way, Abraham and his group, who left a few days previously, returned with a fire truck and blocked the door, preventing the walkers from escaping. The group reunited and Michonne revealed to an elated Maggie that Beth was still alive, and that Rick and the others had gone to rescue her. They all decided to go to help out.
Judith was presumably with Carl in the firetruck as the group arrived at the hospital, where they reunited with Rick and the others and Maggie broke down into tears upon seeing Daryl carrying Beth's corpse.
She appeared in this episode through a hallucination Tyreese had as he died.
The group took turns carrying Judith throughout their walk, especially Carl and Rick. When they reached the barn, they kept Judith close. When walkers attacked, Carl put her on the ground and then goes to help. The next morning, when Maggie woke up, she saw Judith awake in Rick's arms while he slept.
Judith was crying due to hunger when Aaron suggested the applesauce he had bought with him. Rick is not sure it isn't poisoned and ordered Aaron to eat it first. Aaron said that he didn't want to eat the applesauce because he had bad memories of them, but Rick forced him to. She rode in the RV during the first leg of their journey to Alexandria, then rode in the car with Carl, Michonne and Rick during the second leg. When they arrived, Rick picked her up and starts walking towards the gate.
Rick held Judith while entering the zone. There was a cot in their new house for her. During Carl's interview with Deanna Monroe, he held Judith. The next day he took her for a walk in a pram, chatting with two elderly residents.
Judith was seen being taken to Deanna's house party. She was held by Jessie Anderson at one point and when she attempted to pass her back to Rick, he kissed Jessie on the cheek.
Judith was briefly seen on the screen of her baby monitor in the kitchen while Carol made the casserole for the Monroe family as they mourned Aiden.
Judith was briefly seen being carried by Carl inside the garage at their house, while her older brother was playfully showing her around.
Carl was pushing her in her stroller through Alexandria when he talked to Father Gabriel. Later, Carol was seen keeping an eye on her. She left Carl behind to take care of her during the Wolves attack. However, Carl left her alone while he searched for Enid.
Carol dropped Judith off at Jessie's house when she went after Morgan.
Judith was in Jessie's house, upstairs on a cot for most of the episode. When the group left to walk through the herd, Carl puts her under his cloak to mask her smell.
This list shows the victims Judith has killed:
- Lori Grimes (Indirectly Caused)
- Robert Kirkman stated: "If you've watched this show, it's definitely much more likely that it is Shane's baby, but you never really know."
- Judith is, so far, one of the only five known characters to be played by many different actresses, the others being Michonne, Hannah (Webisodes), Mike, and Terry.
- On Talking Dead, it is revealed Judith has 6 different sets of twin actors, plus a stunt doll for when the scenes were considered too unsafe for her actress. As of First Time Again, Judith has been portrayed by 8 different sets of twin actors. This means she has 16 actors, the most of any character. The Latest set of twins Sophia and Chole Garcia-Frizzi are the first ones to make it an entire season and are being considred for season 7.
- Judith, despite being uncredited in every appearance, is the character with the most appearances outside the series regulars.
- She is the youngest character to have killed someone, in this case Lori Grimes at the age of barely a few seconds old; albeit indirectly caused.
- ↑ http://www.penderthurston.com/main.asp?SectionID=5&SubSectionID=23&ArticleID=1027
- ↑ http://ask.fm/ChairHandler1/answer/114556293282
- ↑ Judith Grimes Portrayed by Over a Dozen Girls
- ↑ Natalie Abrams, The Walking Dead Bosses on Two Big Deaths: "It Was Not an Easy Decision", TV Guide, (November 4, 2012).