Where Is She Now: Dinah Manoff (Actress) - Grease, Soap, Empty Nest.
Name: Dinah Manoff
Born: January 25, 1958, New York City, New York
Claim To Fame: She is best known for her roles as Elaine
Lefkowitz on Soap, Marty Maraschino in the film Grease,
Libby Tucker in both the stage and film adaptations of I
Ought to Be in Pictures, and Carol Weston on Empty Nest.
Family Life: Manoff married French designer Jean-Marc
Joubert in 1980, and they divorced in 1985. In 1997, she
married motivational speaker Arthur Mortell with whom she
has three children: Dashiell (born 1997) and twin boys.
Info: Manoff began her professional career in the PBS
production of "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike". After
subsequent guest appearances on various television series,
she received a Tony Award in 1980 for her performance in
the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "I Ought To Be In
Pictures", a role she reprised in the film version.
Additional theater credits include Broadway's "Leader of the
Pack", "Alfred and Victoria", "Kingdom on Earth" and the Los
Angeles stage production of "Love Letters."
On television, Manoff was a regular on Witt-Thomas-Harris'
Soap (1977) and also appeared in the television movies The
Cover Girl and the Cop (1989), Raid on Entebbe (1976), For
Ladies Only (1981), The Seduction of Gina (1984), A Matter
of Sex (1984), and Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac
Manoff's feature film credits include Ordinary People (1980),
Grease (1978), Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989), Child's Play
(1988), and Backfire (1988).
Trivia: Is the daughter of actress Lee Grant and
screenwriter Arnold Manoff.
Attended Santa Monica High School and later studied at
the Actors Studio.
Where Is She Now: She has been seen in more recent theatrical
films such as The Amati Girls and Bart Got a Room and a
co-starring role on State of Grace. currently resides in
Bainbridge Island, Washington.