Birth Name: Marin Elizabeth Hinkle
Place of Birth: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Date of Birth: March 23, 1966
Ethnicity: Italian (maternal grandfather), Norwegian, Irish, English, German
Marin Hinkle is an American actress. She was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to American parents. Her father, Rodney Hinkle, is a college dean and teacher. Her mother, Margaret R. (Polga) Hinkle, is a Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts. Her parents met in the Peace Corps. Marin is married to Randall Sommer, and has one child.
Marin’s paternal grandfather was Ward James Hinkle (the son of Daniel Hinkle and Sarah J. Smith). Ward was born in New York. Daniel was the son of John Hinkle and Deborah Hime. Sarah was the daughter of James Smith and Marion Breckenridge.
Marin’s paternal grandmother was Marion Frances Wills (the daughter of James Holmes Wills and Nellie M. Peck). Marion was born in New York. James was the son of Francis Whitmore Wills and Frances Wing.
Marin’s maternal grandfather was Benjamin James Polga (the son of Pietro/Peter Polga and Tressa/Teresa/Theresa M. Montanari/Montenari). Benjamin was born in Minnesota, to Italian parents, from Santa Croce, Campania. Pietro was the son of Rose Ragozzina. Theresa was the daughter of Maria Mancini.
Marin’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Anne/Ann Skogland (the daughter of Osker/Oscar S. Skogland and Margaret Birmingham). Marin’s grandmother Margaret was born in Minnesota. Oscar was born in Norway, the son of John Skoglund and Tillie Matilda/Mathilda. Marin’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in New York, to Irish parents.
Sources: Marriage record of Marin’s paternal grandparents, Ward James Hinkle and Marion Frances Wills – https://www.familysearch.org
Marin’s paternal grandparents, Ward James Hinkle and Marion Frances Wills, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marin’s maternal grandfather, Benjamin James Polga, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marin’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Anne/Ann Skogland, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org