Dinah Manoff is an American actress who is famous for her role as Elaine Lefkowitz on Soap, Marty Maraschino in Grease. As a result of her hard work in both the stage and film adaptions of a comedy-drama I Ought to Be in Pictures, she has won a Tony Award. Making her debut in the 70s, she has starred in numerous TV movies and guest-starred in various TV programs mostly appearing during the 90s.
Dinah Manoff was born Dinah Beth Manoff on January 25, 1956, in New York City, New York, the U.S. under the birth sign of Aquarius. She holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
She was born to Arnold Manoff, was a screenwriter and Lee Grant, an actress, and director. Her parent’s relationship ended after 9 years of marriage. Furthermore, her father died after five years of their divorce, as a result of a heart attack he suffered.
Dinah has three half-siblings from the first marriage of her father. Later her mother got married for a second time. Talking about her education, she attended Santa Monica High School. After her graduation from high school, she studied at the Actors Studio.
Dinah Manoff is a married woman and has two sons. She first married a French designer Jean-Marc Joubert in 1980. However, their marriage could not last for long and ended in 1985.
After the divorced, she moved on her life and met a motivational speaker, Arthuer Mortell. After dating for years, they got married in 1997.
In 1997, the married couple welcomed their first baby boy Dashiell; he died on January 7, 2017, at the age of 19 because of a car accident in Washington, on his way back to Washington State University.
Later, they added two new members to their family; twin boys, Dashiell Mortel and Oliver Mortel.
Dinah Manoff has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, according to celebritynetworth. Her main source of income is acting, and she was able to collect a good amount of money from it. According to the source, the average salary of an actor is around $50,427 with a median bonus of $1,032.
Her first project was in the independent film “Everybody Rides the Carousel” where she provided her voice for one of the characters. Her debut acting was in 1976, where she appeared on the PBS production of “The Stronger“.
Following year, she appeared as Rache Sage in “Raid on Entebbe“. In 1978, she portrayed the role of Marty Maraschino in “Grease“. Until now she has played her role in many movies including, Ordinary People, Zigs, Bart Got a Room, The Amati Girls, Staying Together, and many more.
She began her television acting in 1976, where she appeared as Charmaine on a TV series “Welcome Back, Kotter“. In the same year, she made her another appearance on two TV series “Vision” as Gisella Farkas and “Raid on Entebbe” as Rachel Sager.
She has also made her appearance in 1977, as Attendants’ Girlfriend in “Night Drive“. Till today, she has played her role in numerous television series including, Soap, Mork & Mindy, Table Settings, For Ladies Only, Family, Classified Love, Brothers, and many more.