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
March 23, 1966
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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.
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. 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.
Hinkle has had several roles in films such as I'm Not Rappaport, Frequency, The Next Big Thing, I Am Sam and Dark Blue. 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.
Hinkle was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 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. 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.
|1996||Milk & Money||Carla|
|1996||I'm Not Rappaport||Hannah|
|1998||Chocolate for Breakfast||Amy|
|1998||Show & Tell||Pea|
|2000||Sam the Man||Shelly|
|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||Cough Drop||Rebecca Dewey||Short film|
|2007||Turn the River||Ellen|
|2007||Rails & Ties||Renee|
|2008||What Just Happened||Vanity Fair Coordinator|
|2008||The Haunting of Molly Hartley||Jane Hartley|
|2008||John's Hand||Cynthia||Short film|
|2009||Imagine That||Ms. Davis|
|2013||Butterflies of Bill Baker||Emma|
|2013||Missing at 17|
|2013||Geography Club||Barbara Land|
|1997||Spin City||Carolyn||"Mayor Over Miami" (season 1: episode 24)|
|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)|
|2003–2015||Two and a Half Men||Judith Harper-Melnick||Series regular (Seasons 1–8)
Recurring (Season 9–12)
|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|
- Marin Hinkle:Biography
- 'Two and a Half Men' star Marin Hinkle joins NBC's 'Infamous'
- "Marin Hinkle Biography (1966-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
- "Margaret Rose Polga Hinkle :: Alumnae Relations". Minerva.stkate.edu. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
- "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01.