I've heard that the television show Judging Amy is based on a real person. True?
—Darlene K., Georgia
Indeed, Judging Amy is based on the real-life experiences of Frederica S. Brenneman, a Connecticut Superior Court judge trial referee who also is mother of the show's star and executive producer, Amy Brenneman. The drama features Amy Brenneman as a single mother who leaves New York to become a family court judge and raise her daughter. Brenneman, who formerly played a role on the series NYPD Blue, is a New London, Conn., native.