Was Arleen Sorkin married and how many children did she have?

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Arleen Sorkin and husband Christopher Lloyd

Arleen Sorkin’s friends, family and fans have been left devastated at the sad news of her death.

The actress was best known for her roles on Days of Our Lives and being the original voice actor of Harley Quinn.

But what else do we know about her?

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Harley Quinn voice actor Arleen Sorkin has died

Who was Arleen Sorkin?

Arleen Sorkin was an American actress, screenwriter, television presenter and comedian.

Sorkin was born on October 14, 1995 in Washington D.C. and began her long-lasting and successful career in the entertainment industry in the late 1970s by joining a cabaret in a comedic group called The High-Heeled Women.

She is known for portraying Calliope Jones on the NBC daytime serial Days of Our Lives and for serving as the real-life inspiration and voice for DC Comics villain Harley Quinn.

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Arleen Sorkin Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn

The character of Harley Quinn was created by Arleen’s college friend, Paul Dini, and was inspired by Sorkin herself.

Along with portraying the villain on Batman: The Animated Series, the star also took on the role of Harley on other animated shows such as The New Batman Adventures (1997-1999) and also Justice League (2003).

Along with working in the world of animation, the star also portrayed the character of Calliope Jones in the hit NBC soap opera, Days Of Our Lives. She made appearances on the show on and off from 1984 through 2010.

She received four Soap Opera Digest Awards for her performance as well as two Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 1988 and also 1989.

Other acting credits include the Fox series, Duet, where she played the role of Geneva from 1987 to 1989. She also took on co-hosting duties on America’s Funniest People from 1990 until 1992.

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Arleen Sorkin husband: Who was Arleen Sorkin married to

From 1995 until her death in 2023, Arleen Sorkin was married to Christopher Lloyd.

Christopher Lloyd born June 18, 1960, to Arline and sitcom writer David Lloyd is an American television producer and screenwriter.

Lloyd is the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC mockumentary family sitcom Modern Family, which he co-created and produced with Steven Levitan.

He has had an extensive career on many series, primarily Frasier.

Lloyd has won 12 Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Modern Family and Frasier. He holds the record for Primetime Emmy awards as either a comedy or drama series producer.

Arleen Sorkin children: Did Arleen Sorkin have kids?

Arleen Sorkin and husband Christopher Lloyd had two children together during their 28 years of marriage.

They have two sons, Eli and Owen.

How did Arleen Sorkin die?

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Arleen Sorkin cause of death death

Arleen Sorkin died on August 24, 2023, at the age of 67 from multiple sclerosis.

Arleen Sorkin death was confirmed to USA TODAY on Sunday by Christopher Silbermann, the agent of Sorkin’s husband, producer and writer Christopher Lloyd.

“We will always remember our dear Arleen for her immense generosity of spirit,” Sorkin’s family said in a statement. “Talented, yes, and dogged too, as evidenced by her tenacious, decades-long fight with a terrible disease. But more than that she was a loving presence in the lives of her two boys, Eli and Owen, her mother Joyce, and brothers Robert and Arthur, and the countless other children, old and young whom she took under her beautiful wing over the years.”

The family added: “It’s a sad day for us, but a joyous one too knowing how many people today are summoning her memory and smiling.”

DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn posted a tribute to the actress on Instagram Saturday, including an image of Arleen Sorkin and her animated Harley Quinn.

“Rest in Peace, Arleen Sorkin, the incredibly talented original voice of Harley Quinn, who helped to create the character so many of us loved,” Gunn wrote. “Love to her family and friends.”

Mark Hamill, who starred opposite Sorkin as the Joker, posted a tribute on X (formerly Twitter). “Devastated to learn we’ve lost the brilliant Arleen Sorkin. Not just a wonderful talent, but a truly wonderful person. I’m grateful not only to have worked with her, but to have been her friend,” Hamill wrote. “Sending my heartfelt condolences to her family & loved ones.”

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