Marin Hinkle is an American actress born in Tanzania who is popular as Judith Harper-Melnick in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Marin Elizabeth Hinkle was born on March 23, 1966, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the child of American parents (Margaret R. and Rodney Hinkle) who was serving in the Peace Corps at the time.
Her father is American and her mother is of Italian and Scandinavian descent.
Her parents moved to Boston, Massachusetts, when Hinkle was just four months old. Her mother is currently a judge on the Massachusetts Supreme Court, and her father is a dean and college teacher.
Hinkle attended Newton South High School and is a graduate of Brown University and the Graduate Acting Program of New York University at the Tisch School of the Arts.
Marin Hinkle originally wanted to become a professional ballerina but had to give up this dream and turn to act after an ankle injury at the age of 16. However, before turning to act, she worked for KFDA-TV (a CBS-affiliated television station with a license for Amarillo) from 1990-1994.
Her acting career began in 1994 when she played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington DC. She also played the role of Kuroko and was an understudy for Miranda in The Tempest, which ran at Broadhurst Theatre from November to December 1995.
From July to August 1996 she appeared as Sandra Markowitz in Thousand Clowns and as Chrysothemis in Electra. She made her first television debut in the soap opera Another World.
Hinkle celebrated her first big success in 1999 when she appeared as Judy Brooks in the series Once and Again. The series focuses on a divorced father and a soon-to-be-divorced mother who fell in love and began a romantic relationship that is repeatedly disturbed and complicated not only by their life problems but also by their children.
This was followed by their second big hit Two and a Half Men, in which she played the leading role alongside Ashton Kutcher. Charlie Sheen, Angus T. Jones and Jon Cryer in the role of Judith Harper-Melnick.
She appeared in a total of 83 episodes but was gradually removed from the series before she was finally hired, probably due to her engagement for her new role as Samantha Bowers in the NBC drama series Deception.
Marin Hinkle has also appeared in several films including Dark Blue, Frequency, I Am Sam, The Next Big Thing, Chocolate for breakfast, Killing Cinderella, I’m Not Rappaport, and many others.
In 2005 Hinkle was on stage again, this time as Miss Julie, in the play Miss Julie. In 2008 she played the lead role in The Haunting of Molly Hartley and Quarantine. She also had several guest appearances in Law & Order, Without a Trace, Spin City, House, ER.
The talented actress is worth $3 million. Her annual salary is estimated at 360,000 dollars. She is the proud owner of a three-room apartment in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, which she bought in 2009 for $1.74 million.
She was nominated for the 2014 Ensemble Award but did not win it. It is to be hoped that she will win one in the near future.
Marin Hinkle’s Husband
Marin has been married to Randall Sommer (New York theatre director and actor) for 20 years without any news or rumors of divorce.
They met in 1992 and tied the knot in 1998 after six years together. They have a child together (son). The couple is so in love and happy together.
Hinkle once said that her husband had become even more passionate about their marriage, now more than ever. She lives in LA with her husband and son.
Body Measurements, Feet
Hinkle stands at 5ft 5inches with straight and sexy legs. She weighs 55kg, with body measurements of 35-25-35.
Until recently, she was not active in social media. Therefore she can be reached and followed via her Twitter handle @Marin_Hinkle. However, she is not yet available on Facebook and Instagram.
Quick Facts About Marin Hinkle
Full Name: Marin Elizabeth Hinkle
Birthday: March 23, 1966
Famous As: Actress
Place of Birth: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 1.65 M(55kg)
Father: Rodney Hinkle
Mother: Margaret R. (Polga) Hinkle
Spouse/Ex-Spouse: Randall Sommer (M. 1998)
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Body Measurements: 35-25-35 in / 89-63.5-89 cm
Bra Size: 34A
Net Worth: $3 million
Education: Brown University and New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.