Hinkle has appeared on Broadway in Electra, A Thousand Clowns and The Tempest. Off-Broadway work includes RX (Primary Stages), The Dybbuk (Public Theater), Miss Julie (Rattlestick), The Fourth Sister (Vineyard), Blue Window (Barrow Group), Sabina (Primary Stages), Jayson with a "Y" (New Group), The Changeling (TFANA) and Wonderful Time (WPA).
She has appeared on television in "Two and a Half Men" (nine seasons as Judith), "Once and Again" (Judy), "Brothers and Sisters," "Private Practice," "House," "ER," "Sarah Silverman Program," "Without a Trace" and many "Law & Order" editions.
|Full given name:||Marin Elizabeth Hinkle|
|Where you were born/where you were raised:||Born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (parents were in the Peace Corps). Grew up and attended public schools in Newton, MA.|
|What your parents did/do for a living:||Mom is a judge. Dad is a retired college dean.|
|Siblings:||Brother - Mark (we share a birthday interestingly, though are not twins)|
|Special skills:||Very few sadly. Does double jointed count?|
|Something you're REALLY bad at:||Trivial Pursuit - I have no memory for facts like that and get terribly flustered. Inevitably I wind up hiding in the bathroom.|
|First Broadway show you ever saw:||Bob Fosse's Dancin'. I could not believe how those dancers moved.|
|If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be?||I would see all the plays that my closest friends have performed in that I've missed. When you miss a loved one's show, you feel like you've missed out on a huge chapter of their life.|
|Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends:||Last year I saw Sam Hunter's The Whale. I was utterly blown apart. Sam's writing. The cast. Davis McCallum's direction. If it returns, you MUST see it. Sam has new plays that I am sure will be coming to New York soon. See them all!|
|Favorite showtune(s) of all time:|| Well, as kid I fantasized about being part of The Sound of Music. I wanted to have my own special imaginary singing family - swinging in trees in costumes made out of curtains, doing puppet shows with goats and singing lullabies every evening at big dinner parties. |
I wanted Christopher Plummer to sing "Edelweiss" to me... (although I find it so interesting that he apparently hated doing this. What does that say about good acting?)
|Favorite musicals:||I just loved Once. I can't really sing well, so I have enormous respect for every musical I see. I look forward to seeing Fun Home, directed by the deeply talented Sam Gold. Singing is like flying to me - and I have always wanted to fly.|
|Some favorite modern plays:|| Oh, this is crazy - there are too many to list... Angels in America. Seven Streams of the River Ota. Circle Mirror Transformation. Clybourne Park. Tribes. August Osage County. Sight Unseen. What They Have.|
I am going to work on Dinner With Friends after this and I am sure it will be added to the list...
|Some favorite modern playwrights:||Sam Hunter. Annie Baker. Tony Kushner. Donald Margulies. Caryl Churchill. Sarah Ruhl. Craig Lucas. Kate Robin. Kate Fodor. Amy Herzog. Bruce Norris. Richard Greenberg. David Lindsay-Abaire. David Weiner. Jessica Goldberg. Oh, the list goes on and on...|
|Broadway or screen stars you would most love to perform with:||Lois Smith. Zoe Wanamaker. Patrick Stewart. Jane Alexander. Sean Penn. Robert De Niro. Frances McDormand. Laurie Metcalf. Laura Linney. Meryl Streep.|
|Actresses you've worked with who most inspire you:||Jessica Hecht, Hope Davis, Marcia Debonis, and my dearest friend Vivienne Benesch|
|The one performance – attended - that you will never forget:|| I remember two actually from growing up. I lived in Boston and didn't see much professional theatre as a child. But I saw Cherry Jones play Grusha in The Caucasian Chalk Circle at ART and Linda Hunt in Mother Courage. |
I was astounded by these performances. Who were these women??? I walked out of the theater realizing that I wanted to be an actress. (And being madly infatuated with the two of them.)
|MAC or PC?||Oh gosh, ask my friends. I am so lacking in any computer skills whatsoever. It's amazing I am able to do this for you. I hope I can send it back properly.|
|Most played song on your iPod:||I don't have one. If I did, I wouldn't know how to use it.|
|Three favorite cities:||New York. Boston. London.|
|First stage kiss:|| My childhood crush, Patrick McAllister. Fourth grade. He was The Music Man. I was Marian the Librarian. |
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