Arden Myrin

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Arden Myrin
Myrin at the opening night of Steve Martin's play Meteor Shower in October 2016
Occupation(s)Actress, comedian
Years active1996–present
Dan Martin
(m. 2007; div. 2021)

Arden VanAmringe Myrin (/məˈrn/) is an American actress and comedian. Myrin was a cast member on the Netflix series Insatiable, playing the role of Regina Sinclair, and starred in the 2016 production of Steve Martin's play Meteor Shower at the Long Wharf Theatre. Her television credits include Insecure, Grey's Anatomy, Conan, Orange Is the New Black, Hung, Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, W/ Bob & David, Psych, Bones, Fresh Off the Boat, Suburgatory, 2 Broke Girls, Reno 911!, Shameless, Gilmore Girls, and Secret Chef.

Myrin has appeared in many films, the Mr. Oizo films Wrong Cops and Wrong, as well as Bachelorette, Kinsey, Morning Glory, and others.

Myrin's theater credits include Robert O'Hara's Barbecue at The Public Theater in New York City, as well as the premiere of John Ross Bowie's play about The Ramones Four Chords and A Gun at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Myrin was in the original New York City production of David Mamet's Boston Marriage at the Public Theater, and appeared in Hay Fever directed by Darko Tresnjak at the Westport Country Playhouse.

As a writer, she has sold pilots to Adult Swim and MTV, and also is the author of the memoir Little Miss Little Compton. She appeared on Chelsea Lately over 100 times and was a regular panelist on @Midnight.

She was a cast member of Mad TV for the last four seasons along with Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ike Barinholtz, and Bobby Lee. She has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Howard Stern Show, WTF with Marc Maron, and RuPaul's Drag Race. Myrin is also the host of the iHeartRadio podcast Will You Accept This Rose? about The Bachelor franchise and is about to debut another iHeartRadio podcast Lady of the Road celebrating female leaders with co-host Bridgerton director Julie Anne Robinson.[citation needed]

Early life and education[edit]

Myrin was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, a quiet seaside village. Her father was an accountant and her mother was a real estate agent. She has an older brother, Alarik. As a child, she staged her neighborhood plays and enjoyed seeing Annie on Broadway. Myrin attended Friends Academy in Dartmouth, Massachusetts for her middle school years. She graduated from Middlesex School, in Concord, Massachusetts, for high school. She attended Colorado College. She is of Swedish and Norwegian heritage.[1]


Myrin in 2011

Shortly after graduation, Myrin briefly moved to Chicago, where she became a member of the Improv Olympic and later re-located to New York City and Los Angeles, where she was part of the same group. One of her memorable standup comedian acts included a section of her own life experiences called Straight Outta Lil' Compton. She later wrote a book of such life experiences, called Little Miss Little Compton: A Memoir.[2]

Mad TV[edit]

Myrin officially joined the cast of Mad TV in 2005 as a repertory performer from season 11 to its last episode on FOX in 2009 (Myrin didn't come back to the show for its revival in 2016). Notable celebrity impressions she has done include Alex Borstein, Ali Lohan, Avril Lavigne, Cindy McCain, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Farrah Fawcett, Goldie Hawn, Heidi Montag, Helen Mirren, Hilary Duff, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jillian Barberie, Katie Holmes, Kourtney Kardashian, Lily Allen, Lo Bosworth, Mayim Bialik, Martie Maguire (of The Chicks), Megan Mullally, Nicole Kidman, Nina Garcia, Olivia Thirlby, Pamela Anderson, Portia de Rossi, Reese Witherspoon, and Tara Reid.

Personal life[edit]

On December 30, 2007, Myrin married Dan Martin, a comedy writer she first met in 2001.[3] On June 1, 2021, Myrin announced she and Martin were divorcing via a post on her Instagram account.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 I Think I Do Wendy
1997 Deconstructing Harry Mary
1997 In & Out Student
1998 The Impostors Stewardess with luggageas
1999 30 Days Stacey
2000 What Women Want Darcy's assistant
2001 Bubble Boy Lorraine
2002 Highway Lucy
2002 Auto Focus Hippie girl
2003 Farm Sluts Larry's co-worker
2003 Soul Mates Julie
2003 Dry Cycle Sarah
2004 Kinsey Emily
2004 Whistlin' Dixie Bunny LeVine
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Daisy
2005 Heart of the Beholder Patty
2005 I'm Not Gay Foreperson
2007 Evan Almighty Evan's staffer
2009 The Informant! Sarah Scott
2012 Wrong Gabrielle
2013 Wrong Cops Shirley
2018 Daphne & Velma Principal Piper
2019 I Hate Kids Janice Bodicker
2019 Extracurricular Activities Connie Dawkins
2019 Satanic Panic Gypsy Neumieir
2019 Emmett Carol Jensen
2019 Radioflash Nancy
2022 Space Oddity Lisa
2023 A Snowy Day in Oakland Shelby
2023 Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls Shelley
TBA Jodie Brittney Taylor (voice)
Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
1997–1999 Working Abby Cosgrove 39 episodes
1999 Just Shoot Me! Amy Episode: "Hello Goodbye"
2000 Nikki Amy Episode: "The Ex Factor"
2001 Friends Brenda Episode: "The One with the Stain"
2003 On the Spot Caramel 5 episodes
2004 I'm with Her Girl Episode: "Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Celebrity"
2004 Reno 911! Miss Nude Reno 1 Episode: "Dangle's Wife Visits"
2005 Kitchen Confidential Wendy 2 episodes
Mad TV Various characters 82 episodes (seasons 11–14)
2006 Gilmore Girls Claude Episode: "Bridesmaids Revisited"
2006 Modern Men Marcy Episode: "The Breakup"
2007–2008 That's So Hollywood Herself 2 episodes
2007–2015 Good Day LA Herself 3 episodes
2008–2014 Chelsea Lately Herself 110 episodes
2009 True Jackson, VP Jenna Lutrell Episode: "Red Carpet"
2009 Royal Pains Bonnie Day Episode: "If I Were a Sick Man"
2009 Ruby & the Rockits Erica Episode: "Do You Want to Blow a Secret?"
2009 Michael and Michael Have Issues Various characters 3 episodes
2009 It's On with Alexa Chung Herself Regular guest
2010 Party Down Vanna De Milo Episode: "James Ellison Funeral"
2011 Hot in Cleveland Jasmine Breeze Episode: "Dog Tricks, Sex Flicks & Joy's Fix"
2011 Hung Joanie Episode: "Don't Give Up on Detroit or Hung Like a Horse"
2011 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself (guest judge) Episode: "Ru Ha Ha"
2011–2012 Suburgatory Jocelyn 4 episodes
2011, 2013 Psych Chelsea 2 episodes
2012 Delocated Marlo Episode: "Midnight Munchingtons"
2013 Inside Amy Schumer Mail girl Episode: "A Porn Star Is Born"
2013 Orange Is the New Black Dr. Brooks Episode: "Lesbian Request Denied"
2013 The Soul Man Danielle Episode: "Love Thy Neighbor"
2013 Key & Peele Marcy Whitchurch Episode: "Black Ice"
2014–2017 @midnight Herself 17 episodes
2014 Legit Tess 2 episodes
2014 Anger Management Paula Episode: "Charlie Gets Trashed"
2014 Quick Draw Belle Starr 2 episodes
2015 The Exes Stacy Episode: "Get Her to the Greek"
2015 Fresh Off the Boat Ashley Alexander 3 episodes
2015 Bones Lori Tucker Episode: "The Putter in the Rough"
2015 K.C. Undercover Maggie Summer Episode: "Enemy of the State"
2015 2 Broke Girls Jodie Episode: "And the Gym and Juice"
2016 Hidden America with Jonah Ray Anne Acton Episode: "Seattle: Breaking Through the Gray"
2016 Shameless Dollface Delores 5 episodes
2017 Still the King Kaitlynn 8 episodes
2018 Corporate Courtney Episode: "Remember Day"
2018 Grey's Anatomy Kirsten Episode: "All of Me"
2018–2019 Insatiable Regina Sinclair Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 2)
2018 Adam Ruins Everything Cathy Marciola Episode: "Adam Ruins Sleep"
2019 The Magicians Helen Episode: "Marry... Kill"
2019 Teachers Trish Episode: "The Final Robe"
2020 The George Lucas Talk Show Herself Episode: "A New Hopevember"
2020 The Goldbergs Donatella Mortifoglio Episode: "Island Time"
2020 Insecure Detective Rawlins 3 episodes
2020 Site Unseen Herself Episode: #1.8
2021 25 Words or Less Herself 11 episodes
2023 The Muppets Mayhem Annie Waits Episode: "Track 10: We Will Rock You"
2023 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Mrs. Moyers 2 episodes
2023 Secret Chef Cheffy 10 episodes


  1. ^ "Making It Podcast: Episode 17". The Nerdist. November 7, 2011. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2012. Content occurs at 1:00.
  2. ^ Smith, Andy (September 28, 2020). "Comic Actor Arden Myrin Goes from Little Compton to the Big Time". The Herald News.
  3. ^ Marialisa Calta (January 6, 2008). "Vows: Arden Myrin and Dan Martin". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2008.
  4. ^ "Arden Myrin on Instagram: "❤️"".

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