Marilyn Milian Biography
Marilyn Milian is an American television personality, lecturer, and retired Florida Circuit Court judge. Milian has presided over the American courtroom television series The People’s Court since March 12, 2001. She is the first Hispanic arbitrator to host and preside over a court show.
Marilyn became the presiding judge on The People’s Court during the current edition’s fourth season, succeeding Jerry Sheindlin. She broke Joseph Wapner’s record, the original presiding arbitrator, during the 2012-2013 season as the longest-serving judge across the entire history of the series.
Marilyn Milian Age
Milian was born on May 1, 1961, in Manhattan, New York City, USA.
Marilyn Milian Height
Milian stands at the height of 5 feet and 3 inches tall.
Marilyn Milian Education
Milian graduated from St. Brendan High School with her high school level education. Marilyn later enrolled at the University of Miami, where she attained her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She then joined Georgetown University Law Center, pursuing her J.D. She served at Harvard Law School for over a year as a training director for the Guatemala Project. Her responsibilities included training the Guatemalan trial judiciary, defense, and prosecution bar in investigatory and trial.
Marilyn Milian Nationality
Milian is of American nationality.
Marilyn Milian Ethnicity
Milian belongs to the Cuban ethnicity.
Marilyn Milian Parents
Milian is the daughter of Jorge Milian And Georgina Milian. She was born and brought up in Manhattan to Cuban parents. Her father, Jorge, served as a general contractor. Marilyn used to speak Spanish before learning English and is fluent in both languages. The family moved to Miami from Astoria, Queens when she was eight years old. She has not disclosed information about her siblings.
Marilyn Milian Husband
Milian is married to John Schlesinger. Schlesinger is a former assistant United States attorney, appointed and elected to the 11th Judicial Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Florida. He took over the same position that Milian held before retiring to host The People’s Court. They live in Coral Gables, Florida, with their three children.
Marilyn Milian Daughters
Milian and her husband have three children. She welcomed her firstborn, Cristina Schlesinger, in 1996, Alexandra Schlesinger was born in 1998, and Sofia Elena Schlesinger was born in 2001.
Marilyn Milian The People’s Court
Milian serves as presiding judge in the second life of the courtroom show, The People’s Court. The program is the first arbitration-based reality court show and history’s second-longest-running court show. She has presided over the program since the spring of 2001. The show has featured several arbitrators, with Marilyn currently holding the title of the longest-presiding arbitrator over the series.
Milian had completed twelve and a half seasons presiding over the program by the completion of the program’s 28th season. The show’s original judge, The late Joseph Wapner, came second as the holder of this record. Marilyn is considerably more animated in her role compared to previous arbiters. She is also levelheaded and logical in her observations and handling of cases. She also dishes out a good-natured, lively sass at the litigants and does not tolerate disrespect from them.
Her career began after being appointed assistant state attorney covering Dade County State Attorney’s Office, where she served for ten years. She then served for the Miami County Court in the domestic violence, criminal, and civil divisions. Florida governor Jeb Bush appointed Milian to the Miami Circuit Court in 199. Here, she served in the Criminal Division.
Marilyn Milian’s Networth
Her net worth is approximately USD 30 million. She earns an estimated annual salary of USD 8 million.
Marilyn Milian Social Media
Instagram: The People’s Court (@thepeoplescourttv)
Twitter: Marilyn Milian @MarilynMilian