Marin Hinkle

Marin Hinkle

Birth name: Marin Elizabeth Hinkle
Born: March 23, 1966
Age: 52
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Biography

Marin Elizabeth Hinkle (born March 23, 1966) is an American actress. Among several television and movie roles, she is best known for playing Judith Harper-Melnick on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men as well as Judy Brooks on the ABC television drama Once and Again.

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.[2][3] Her family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, when she was four months old. Two years later, her brother Mark was born. After graduating from Newton South High School, she attended Brown University and New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1991.[4]

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]

Hinkle played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet opposite Jean Stapleton playing the Nurse at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC from January 25 to March 13, 1994 at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington DC.[5] On Broadway Marin Hinkle played Kuroko and was understudy for Miranda in The Tempest from November 1, 1995 to December 31, 1995 at the Broadhurst Theatre. She played Sandra Markowitz in A Thousand Clowns from July 14, 1996 to August 10, 1996 at the Criterion Center Stage Right. She also played Chrysothemis in Electra from December 3, 1998 to March 21, 1999 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.[6] Hinkle started her TV 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 later Ashton Kutcher as Alan's (Cryer) neurotic ex-wife, Judith.[1] Despite being a main cast member, she rarely made appearances after the show's eighth season. 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 only one appearance each in the last three seasons, though she was still credited as a regular. This may have been due to commitments to her new role as Samantha Bowers in the NBC drama series Deception with Tate Donovan, Victor Garber and Katherine LaNasa.[7]

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 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.

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Filmography

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 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
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
2014 Cowgirls 'n Angels: Dakota's Summer Clara
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Spencer's Mom

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Another World Alison Van Rohan Episode #1.7922
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"
2001 WW3 Judy Rosenberg Television film
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"
2005 Fielder's Choice Holly Television film
2006 The 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 The 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
2013 Missing at 17 Callie Television film
2014-15 Madam Secretary Isabelle Barnes 8 episodes
2014 The Affair Therapist Episode: "7"
2014-15 Red Band Society Caroline Chota 2 episodes
2016 Castle Dr. Rebecca Ellins Episode: "Dead Again"
2016-17 Speechless Dr. Miller 12 episodes
2017 Homeland Christine Lonas 3 episodes
2017-present The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rose Weissman 8 episodes

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