Marin Hinkle

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Marin Hinkle
MarinHinkleHWOFSept2011.jpg
Marin Hinkle at a ceremony for Jon Cryer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011.
Born Marin Elizabeth Hinkle
(1966-03-23) March 23, 1966 (age 48)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Randall Sommer (1998–present)
Children 1

Marin Elizabeth Hinkle (born March 23, 1966) is an American actress, known for playing the role of Judith Harper-Melnick, Alan Harper's mean ex-wife on the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men and her role as Judy Brooks the sister of the lead character Lily Manning on ABC drama Once and Again.

Career[edit]

Hinkle started her career on the soap opera Another World. She also portrayed Judy Brooks on ABC's drama series Once and Again from 1999 to 2002.[1]

Hinkle starred on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men with Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones and Ashton Kutcher as Alan's (Cryer) neurotic ex-wife, Judith.[1] Despite being a main cast member, she rarely made appearances in her later seasons on the show. She was quietly phased out of the series, and her last appearances as a regular were in the ninth season of the series. She made a brief cameo appearance in the tenth and current season, though still credited as a regular. This may be due to commitments to her new role as Samantha Bowers in the NBC drama series Deception with Tate Donovan, Victor Garber and Katherine LaNasa.[2]

Hinkle has had several roles in films such as I'm Not Rappaport, Frequency, The Next Big Thing, I Am Sam and Dark Blue.[1] She has also performed on the stage, for example in 2005 as Miss Julie, opposite Reg Rogers, in the 1888 play of that name by August Strindberg (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York) (see New Yorker, 30 May 2005). Hinkle has also appeared in the thriller genre, starring in the 2008 thrillers Quarantine and The Haunting of Molly Hartley. She has made several guest appearances on different shows such as Spin City, Law & Order: SVU, Without a Trace, ER, House, and twice as different characters on Law & Order.

Personal life[edit]

Hinkle was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,[1] the daughter of Margaret R. (Polga) Hinkle, a Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts, and Rodney Hinkle, a college dean and teacher who met while serving in the Peace Corps.[3][4] Her family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, when she was four months old. Two years later, her brother Mark was born. She attended Brown University and New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1991.[5]

She originally planned to be a professional ballerina, but after an ankle injury permanently ended the possibilities at the age of 16, she decided to take up acting.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Angie Young Joanne
1996 Milk & Money Carla
1996 Breathing Room Larissa
1996 I'm Not Rappaport Hannah
1998 Chocolate for Breakfast Amy
1998 Show & Tell Pea
2000 Killing Cinderella Karen
2000 Frequency Sissy Clark
2000 Sam the Man Shelly
2001 Final Sherry
2001 WW3 Judy Rosenberg TV film
2001 The Next Big Thing Shari Lampkin
2001 I Am Sam Patricia
2002 The Year That Trembled Helen Kerrigan
2002 Dark Blue Deena Schultz
2005 Who's the Top? Alixe Short film
2005 Fielder's Choice Holly TV film
2006 Friends with Money Maya
2007 The Ex Karen
2007 Cough Drop Rebecca Dewey Short film
2007 Turn the River Ellen
2007 Rails & Ties Renee
2008 What Just Happened Vanity Fair Coordinator
2008 Quarantine Kathy
2008 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Jane Hartley
2008 John's Hand Cynthia Short film
2009 Imagine That Ms. Davis
2009 Weather Girl Jane
2012 My Eleventh
2013 Butterflies of Bill Baker Emma
2013 Geography Club Barbara Land
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Spin City Carolyn "Mayor Over Miami" (season 1: episode 24)
1998
2000
2009
Law & Order Leslie Russo / Debbie Mason / Attorney Novelle "Grief" (season 8: episode 14)
"Stiff" (season 10: episode 23)
"Reality Bites" (season 20: episode 4)
1999–2002 Once and Again Judy Brooks 58 episodes
2002 Without a Trace ADA Angela Buckman "Snatch Back" (season 1: episode 7)
2003–present Two and a Half Men Judith Harper-Melnick Series regular (Seasons 1–8)
Recurring (Season 9–present)
2004 ER Kathy "Impulse Control" (season 10: episode 14)
2005 House Naomi Randolph "Babies & Bathwater" (season 1: episode 18)
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Janice Whitlock "Raw" (season 7: episode 6)
2006 In Justice Jane McDermott "Brothers and Sisters" (season 1: episode 2)
2006 The Book of Daniel Nancy "Revelations" (season 1: episode 7)
2007–2011 Brothers & Sisters Courtney McCallister "History Repeating" (season 2: episode 3)
"Taking Sides" (season 3: episode 18)
"Thanks for the Memories" (season 5: episode 12)
2007–2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Rose Silverman "Doody" (season 2: episode 4)
"Patriot Tact" (season 2: episode 10)
"I Thought My Dad Was Dead, But It Turns Out He's Not" (season 2: episode 14)
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Elizabeth Q "Henry and the Terrible... Day" (season 1: episode 9)
2009 Private Practice Beverly "Wait and See" (season 2: episode 17)
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Moira Boyle "Broad Channel" (season 9: episode 3)
2010 Army Wives Suzanne "Mud, Sweat & Tears" (season 4: episode 16)
2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Karen "Daddy's Girl" (season 1: episode 2)
"It's a Miracle" (season 2: episode 4)
2013 Deception Samantha Bowers Main role; 11 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Marin Hinkle:Biography
  2. ^ 'Two and a Half Men' star Marin Hinkle joins NBC's 'Infamous'
  3. ^ "Marin Hinkle Biography (1966-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Margaret Rose Polga Hinkle :: Alumnae Relations". Minerva.stkate.edu. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  5. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 

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