Marin Hinkle

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Marin Hinkle
BornMarin Elizabeth Hinkle
(1966-03-23) March 23, 1966 (age 46)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Years active1994–present
SpouseRandall Sommer (1998–present)
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Marin Hinkle
BornMarin Elizabeth Hinkle
(1966-03-23) March 23, 1966 (age 46)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Years active1994–present
SpouseRandall Sommer (1998–present)

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



Hinkle started her career on the soap Another World. She also portrayed Judy Brooks on ABC's cancelled show Once and Again from 1999-2002.

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 currently costars on the CBS hit show Two and a Half Men with Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher as Alan's (Cryer) neurotic ex-wife, Judith. Despite being a main cast member, she rarely makes appearances in later seasons. In the ninth season, she only appeared in 8 episodes.

She has had several small 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.

Personal life

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.[1][2] She attended Brown University and New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1991. [3].

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]

She has been married to Randall Sommer since 1998, and has one child.[citation needed]


1994AngieYoung Joanne
1996Milk & MoneyCarla
1996Breathing RoomLarissa
1996I'm Not RappaportHannah
1998Chocolate for BreakfastAmy
1998Show & TellPea
2000Killing CinderellaKaren
2000FrequencySissy Clark
2000Sam the ManShelly
2001WW3Judy RosenbergTV film
2001The Next Big ThingShari Lampkin
2001I Am SamPatricia
2002The Year That TrembledHelen Kerrigan
2002Dark BlueDeena Schultz
2005Who's the Top?AlixeShort film
2005Fielder's ChoiceHollyTV film
2006Friends with MoneyMaya
2007The ExKaren
2007Cough DropRebecca DeweyShort film
2007Turn the RiverEllen
2007Rails & TiesRenee
2008What Just HappenedVanity Fair Coordinator
2008The Haunting of Molly HartleyJane Hartley
2008John's HandCynthiaShort film
2009Imagine ThatMs. Davis
2009Weather GirlJane
2011Spring/FallTV film
2012My Eleventh
1997Spin CityCarolyn"Mayor Over Miami" (season 1: episode 24)
Law & OrderLeslie Russo / Debbie Mason / Attorney Novelle"Grief" (season 8: episode 14)
"Stiff" (season 10: episode 23)
"Reality Bites" (season 20: episode 4)
1999–2002Once and AgainJudy Brooks58 episodes
2002Without a TraceADA Angela Buckman"Snatch Back" (season 1: episode 7)
2003–presentTwo and a Half MenJudith Harper-MelnickMain role
2004ERKathy"Impulse Control" (season 10: episode 14)
2005HouseNaomi Randolph"Babies & Bathwater" (season 1: episode 18)
2005Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJanice Whitlock"Raw" (season 7: episode 6)
2006In JusticeJane McDermott"Brothers and Sisters" (season 1: episode 2)
2006The Book of DanielNancy"Revelations" (season 1: episode 7)
Brothers & SistersCourtney McCallister"History Repeating" (season 2: episode 3)
"Taking Sides" (season 3: episode 18)
"Thanks for the Memories" (season 5: episode 12)
The Sarah Silverman ProgramRose 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)
2008My Own Worst EnemyElizabeth Q"Henry and the Terrible... Day" (season 1: episode 9)
2009Private PracticeBeverly"Wait and See" (season 2: episode 17)
2010Law & Order: Criminal IntentMoira Boyle"Broad Channel" (season 9: episode 3)
2010Army WivesSuzanne"Mud, Sweat & Tears" (season 4: episode 16)
2012Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23Karen"Daddy's Girl" (season 1: episode 2)


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