Family & Companions
Arleen Sorkin got her start in the 1980s, as a member of the female comedy ensemble "The High Heeled Women." In 1984, in what would be a recurring role throughout her career, she first appeared as the eccentric Calliope Jones on the NBC daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives." Initially a minor comic-relief character, Calliope became such a fan favorite that she eventually got her own storylines, most often paired with mad scientist Dr. Eugene Bradford. Sorkin played the character until 1990, and has made regular returns to the show in the years since. She is also well known as the voice of Harley Quinn in the popular show "Batman"-- the animated series-- a role that was created for her by the show's creator, Paul Dini. She is married to the screenwriter and producer (not the actor) Christopher Lloyd.