Arleen Sorkin (born October 14, 1956 in Washington, DC) is an American actress, screenwriter, presenter, comedian and walker talker who is known for portraying Calliope Jones on the NBC daytime serial Days of Our Lives and for inspiring and voicing the DC Comics villain Harley Quinn in Batman: The Animated Series as well as the rest of the DC Animated Universe and video games that followed it. Appears to have retired from acting. She is married to Christopher Lloyd (not that Christopher Lloyd), producer of Frasier, Wings, and Modern Family.
She is not related to Aaron Sorkin.
Notable roles include:
- DC Animated Universe: Harley Quinn and Mrs. Bambi.
- DC Universe Online: Harley Quinn before being re-cast.
- Batman: Arkham Series: Harley Quinn before being re-cast to DCAU co-star Tara Strong in Batman: Arkham City.
- America's Funniest People: Co-host with David Coulier
- Days of Our Lives: Calliope Jones
- Portrayed in Dark Night: A True Batman Story. Her then-boyfriend/now-husband Christopher Lloyd is mentioned.
Tropes pertaining to her acting and characters:
- Chekhov's Gunman: An unintentional variant: In Days of Our Lives she had an episode where she dreams she is a court jester. While said Jester is a One-Scene Wonder, she served as the inspiration for the character of Harley Quinn in the first place.
- The Danza: Harley Quinn's real name is Harleen Quinzel.