• Marin Elizabeth Hinkle was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and holds American nationality
• She began taking ballet lessons at age 5 but suffered an injury and focused on acting, later attending Brown University and New York University
• She gained recognition after portraying Judith Harper-Melnick in the comedy series “Two and a Half Men”, and starred in films such as “Final”, “I Am Sam”, “The Haunting of Molly Hartley”, and “Jumanji: The Next Level”
• She married New York theatre director Randall Gerson Sommer in 1997 and they have one child
• As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthMarch 23, 1966
SpouseRandall Sommer
FactGraduate of Brown and NYU.

Who is Marin Hinkle? Wiki Bio

Marin Elizabeth Hinkle was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 23 March 1966, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality as she was born to American parents. She is an actress who gained recognition after portraying Judith Harper-Melnick in the comedy series “Two and a Half Men”, which starred Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. Jones, and follows the story of two brothers and a kid living together in a beach house.

Childhood and education

Marin was raised alongside her two years younger brother Mark in Boston, Massachusetts, by their father Rodney Hinkle who was a college dean, and their mother Margaret R. Polga Hinkle who was a judge at the Superior Court of Massachusetts.

Marin Hinkle

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Marin grew up wanting to become a ballerina, and began taking lessons at the age of five. However, not long after enrolling at Newton South High School, she suffered an injury which marked the end of her ballet career, and she then focused on acting. Upon matriculation, Marin enrolled at Brown University from which she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in theatre, then continued her education at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a Master’s degree in theatre in 1991.

Roles in films

Marin worked several jobs to financially support herself after graduation, and didn’t make her debut film appearance until 1994, portraying Young Joanne in the romantic comedy “Angie” followed by her appearances in three movies – “Milk & Money”, “Breathing Room”, and “I’m Not Rappaport” – all in 1996.

Marin appeared in two movies in 1998 called “Show & Tell” and “Chocolate for Breakfast”, and after being praised for her performance, was invited to play supporting characters in “Killing Cinderella”, “Frequency”, and “Sam the Man” in 2000. She gained recognition after portraying Sherry in the science fiction movie “Final” in 2001, which starred Denis Leary and Hope Davis and is about a man recovering from a mental breakdown after being in a coma for several years. In the same year, Marin appeared in “The Next Big Thing”, and starred in the critically acclaimed film “I Am Sam”.

She went on to play Helen in “The Year That Trembled” and Deena in “Dark Blue” in 2002, and won her first lead role in a short movie “Who’s the Top?” in 2005. Marin’s performance in “Friends with Money” in 2006 was loved by her fans, and she then portrayed Karen in “The Ex”, Rebecca in “Couch Drop”, and Ellen in “Turn the River” in 2007. The year 2008 saw her appear in “What Just Happened” and “Quarantine”, and she then starred as Jane Hartley in the supernatural horror movie “The Haunting of Molly Hartley” which also starred Haley Bennet and Chace Crawford. Some of the roles which followed were in “Imagine That” and “Weather Girl” in 2009.

Marin appeared in two low-budget films “My Eleventh” and “Butterflies of Bill Baker” in 2012 and 2013 respectively before appearing as Barbara Land in the comedy drama movie “Geography Club”. Some of her latest roles in movies have been in “Cowgirls ‘n Angels: Dakota’s Summer” in 2014, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” in 2017, and “Jumanji: The Next Level” in 2019.

Appearances in TV series

Marin made her debut TV series appearance in 1995 in “Another World”, followed by her appearances in single episodes of “Spin City” in 1997 and “Law & Order” in 1998.

She gained recognition in 1999 after she began portraying the lead character Judy Brooks in the series “Once and Again”, which also starred Sela Ward, Billy Campbell, and Jeffrey Nordling, and which follows the story of a single mother who falls in love with a single father.

Marin guest starred in another episode of “Law & Order” in 2000, and then Assistant District Attorney Angela Buckman in “Without a Trace” in 2002. She steadily became famous in the US after being invited to portray the lead character Judith Harper-Melnick in “Two and a Half Men”, shooting for the series from 2003 to 2015.

Concurrently she appeared in single episodes of numerous TV series, such as “ER” in 2004 and “House” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2005. The year 2006 saw her in “The Book of Daniel” and “In Justice”, while she was then invited to portray the recurring character Courtney McCallister in “Brothers & Sisters”, filming of which went from 2007 to 2011. Marin appeared in a single episode of “My Own Worst Enemy” in 2008, “Private Practice” in 2009, and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” in 2010.

In 2012, Marin portrayed Karen in two episodes of “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” followed by her portrayal of Samantha Bowers in 11 episodes of “Deception” in 2013.

Marin Hinkle

From 2014 to 2015, Marin played Isabelle Barnes in eight episodes of “Madam Secretary”, while she was Dr. Miller in 22 episodes of “Speechless” between 2016 and 2019.

Since 2017, Marin has also been shooting for the period comedy drama web series “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” which stars Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, and follows a woman living in the early ‘60s in New York City, who is trying to become a stand-up comedian.

Love life and husband

In 1992, Marin met her future husband – Randall Gerson Sommer – when she was invited to appear in one of his plays – Randall is an established New York theatre director.

They began dating shortly after, split in 1995, but got back together after nine months. They married at a private ceremony on 29 November 1997 and they have one child together. The family is currently living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, California.

Randall was born in 1961 in the US, and became interested in acting while attending high school, but as both of his parents were lawyers, he attended a Law College, graduating with his Master’s degree in 1986.

After pleasing his parents, he focused on plays, becoming a theatre director, while he is also an actor, having starred in the short drama film “Date Rape: No Means No” which was written and directed by Gerald A. Schiller, and which also starred Margo Cari and Lisabeth Schiller.

Hobbies and other interests

Marin is very careful about her diet, and some of her fans have stated how the popular actress might be suffering from mild anorexia due to her low weight, however, Marin is exercising several times per week, and eating only healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits, while she avoids eating meat, fast food, and sweets. She likes to travel, and her job as an actress has taken her all around the US, while she has also had an opportunity to visit Europe and Asia on several occasions.

She is keen on cycling around Hollywood, and working on her garden.

Marin enjoys watching romantic comedy movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Ashton Kutcher, Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway, while some of her favorite movies are “Love Actually”, “One Day” and “Titanic”. She is a lover of animals, and has a pet dog and a cat.

Appearance and net worth

Marin is 54 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). Her vital statistics are 35-25-35, she wears bra size 34A, shoes size four, and dress size 7.5. As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.

General Info

Full NameMarin Hinkle
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthMarch 23, 1966
Height1.65 m
EducationNew York University, Brown University


SpouseRandall Sommer
ParentsRodney Hinkle, Margaret Hinkle


MoviesThe Haunting of Molly Hartley, Quarantine, Rails & Ties, I Am Sam, Weather Girl, Friends with Money, Geography Club, The Year That Trembled, Turn the River, Dark Blue, I'm Not Rappaport, What Just Happened, Imagine That, The Ex, Who's the Top?, Dakota's Summer, Fielder's Choice, The Next Big Thing, ...
TV ShowsTwo and a Half Men, Deception, Once and Again, Another World, Infamous

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1Graduate of Brown and NYU.




Deception2013TV SeriesSamantha Bowers
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 232012TV SeriesKaren
The Good Doctor2011/IDr. Sayler
Brothers & Sisters2007-2011TV SeriesCourtney McCallister
Spring/Fall2011TV Movie
Army Wives2010TV SeriesSuzanne
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2010TV SeriesMoira Boyle
Law & Order1998-2009TV SeriesAttorney Novelle / Debbie Mason / Leslie Russo
Imagine That2009Ms. Davis
Private Practice2009TV SeriesBeverly
Weather Girl2009Jane
My Own Worst Enemy2008TV SeriesElizabeth Q
The Sarah Silverman Program.2007-2008TV SeriesRose Silverman
John's Hand2008ShortCynthia
The Haunting of Molly Hartley2008Jane Hartley
What Just Happened2008Vanity Fair Coordinator
Turn the River2007Ellen
Rails & Ties2007Renee
Cough Drop2007ShortRebecca Dewey
The Ex2006Karen
Friends with Money2006Maya
In Justice2006TV SeriesJane McDermott
The Book of Daniel2006TV SeriesNancy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2005TV SeriesJanice Whitlock
Fielder's Choice2005TV MovieHolly
House M.D.2005TV SeriesNaomi Randolph
Who's the Top?2005ShortAlixe
ER2004TV SeriesKathy
About a Boy2003TV MovieFiona
Dark Blue2002Deena Schultz
Without a Trace2002TV SeriesADA Angela Buckman
Once and Again1999-2002TV SeriesJudy Brooks
The Year That Trembled2002Helen Kerrigan
I Am Sam2001Patricia
The Next Big Thing2001Shari Lampkin
WW 32001TV MovieJudy Rosenberg
Sam the Man2001Shelly
Killing Cinderella2000Karen
Frequency2000Sissy Clark
Chocolate for Breakfast1998Amy
Show & Tell1998Pea
Spin City1997TV SeriesCarolyn
I'm Not Rappaport1996Hannah
Milk & Money1996Carla
Breathing Room1996Larissa
Another World1995TV SeriesAlison Van Rohan
Angie1994Young Joanne
A Taylor Story2016Short completedRiley
Speechless2016TV SeriesDr. Miller
License Plates2016Susan
Castle2016TV SeriesDr. Rebecca Ellins
One & Done2014-2016TV SeriesJessica
The King of 7B2015TV MovieCharlotte
Madam Secretary2014-2015TV SeriesIsabelle
Two and a Half Men2003-2015TV SeriesJudith Harper Judith Melnick Judith
Red Band Society2014-2015TV SeriesCaroline Chota
The Affair2014TV SeriesTherapist
My Eleventh2014
Alex of Venice2014Andreyev-Liubov
Dakota's Summer2014Clara
Missing at 172013TV MovieCallie
Sex & Marriage2013VideoDonna
Butterflies of Bill Baker2013Emma
Geography Club2013Barbara Land


Behind the Scenes of Dakota's Summer2014Video documentary shortHerself
Membership Has Its Privileges: Making Geography Club2014Video documentary shortHerself
The Women of Two and a Half Men2009Video documentary shortHerself - 'Judith'
Two and a Half Men: Growing Up Harper2009Video documentary shortHerself - 'Judith'
A Light in the Darkness2009Video documentary shortHerself
Locked In: The Making of 'Quarantine'2009Video documentary shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHerself
Big Brother2005TV SeriesHerself
Totally Gayer2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHerself


Nominated Awards

2014ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAEnsemble AwardGeography Club (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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