|Born||Marin Elizabeth Hinkle
March 23, 1966
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
|Spouse(s)||Randall Sommer (m. 1998)|
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||Television film|
|2001||Next Big Thing, TheThe Next Big Thing||Shari Lampkin|
|2001||I Am Sam||Patricia|
|2002||Year That Trembled, TheThe Year That Trembled||Helen Kerrigan|
|2002||Dark Blue||Deena Schultz|
|2005||Who's the Top?||Alixe||Short film|
|2005||Fielder's Choice||Holly||Television film|
|2006||Friends with Money||Maya|
|2007||Ex, TheThe 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||Haunting of Molly Hartley, TheThe 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||Callie||Television film|
|2013||Geography Club||Barbara Land|
|1995||Another World||Alison Van Rohan|
|1997||Spin City||Carolyn||Episode: "Mayor Over Miami"|
|1998||Law & Order||Leslie Russo||Episode: "Grief"|
|1999–2002||Once and Again||Judy Brooks||58 episodes|
|2000||Law & Order||Debbie Mason||Episode: "Stiff"|
|2002||Without a Trace||ADA Angela Buckman||Episode: "Snatch Back"|
|2003–15||Two and a Half Men||Judith Harper-Melnick||83 episodes|
|2004||ER||Kathy||Episode: "Impulse Control"|
|2005||House||Naomi Randolph||Episode: "Babies & Bathwater"|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Janice Whitlock||Episode: "Raw"|
|2006||Book of Daniel, TheThe Book of Daniel||Nancy||Episode: "Revelations"|
|2006||In Justice||Jane McDermott||Episode: "Brothers and Sisters"|
|2007–11||Brothers & Sisters||Courtney McCallister||3 episodes|
|2007–08||Sarah Silverman Program, TheThe Sarah Silverman Program||Rose Silverman||3 episodes|
|2008||My Own Worst Enemy||Elizabeth Q||Episode: "Henry and the Terrible... Day"|
|2009||Private Practice||Beverly||Episode: "Wait and See"|
|2009||Law & Order||Attorney Novelle||Episode: "Reality Bites"|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Moira Boyle||Episode: "Broad Channel"|
|2010||Army Wives||Suzanne||Episode: "Mud, Sweat & Tears"|
|2012||Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23||Karen||2 episodes|
|2013||Deception||Samantha Bowers||11 episodes|
|2014–present||Madam Secretary||Isabelle Barnes||Recurring|
|2014||Affair, TheThe Affair||Therapist||Episode: "7"|
|2014–15||Red Band Society||Caroline Chota||2 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.