Judith "Judy" Winslow (born 1980) is one of the main characters of Family Matters from 1989 to 1993. She is the youngest daughter of Carl and Harriette Winslow. Her first name was given as Desdemona before being changed to Judy (though Eddie's and Laura's are given) and the adopted sister of 3J.
During her years on the series, Judy attends an unnamed elementary school and also an unnamed junior high school. In the series fourth season, her character simply disappeared at the age of 13, with no explanation as to why. As the show started revolving more around Steve Urkel, the producers of the show thought that Judy was unneeded and she was more of a background character who was given very few lines. She disappeared after the episode "Mama's Wedding", where she's last seen walking down the aisle as the flower girl.
In the rest of the series, the cast of the show acted as if she never existed and Harriette and Carl acted as if they only had two kids: Eddie and Laura. William Bickley, the show's creator and a writer of the show, said that she was cut due to a "budget consideration". She was played by Valerie Jones in the pilot and then by Jaimee Foxworth for the rest of the show until the end of season 4. If the show had continued on into its 10th and final season, Judy would have shown up with her aunt Rachel to attend Steve and Laura's wedding, revealing she had been living with her aunt in Detroit and the two had returned for the wedding.
It's suggested that Judy had a strong relationship with her older sister, Laura, though sometimes she is much closer to Eddie due to his laid back, rebellious nature when he was younger. When the series began, Judy was 9 years old.