Arden Myrin at opening night of Steve Martin's play Meteor Shower.
December 10, 1973|
Little Compton, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Spouse||Dan Martin (2007–present)|
Arden VanAmringe Myrin (//; born December 10, 1973) is an American actress and comedian. Arden became a new cast member on Showtime’s Shameless Season 7, and recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower at the Long Wharf Theatre. Her television credits include Orange Is the New Black, Hung, Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, W/ Bob and David, Psych, Bones, Fresh Off The Boat, Suburgatory, 2 Broke Girls, Reno 911!, and Gilmore Girls among others. From 1997-99 Arden played the regular role of Abby Cosgrove on Working, an NBC sitcom starring Fred Savage. Arden will be seen next in the feature film Extracurricular Activities.
Arden'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. Arden 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 comedian Arden tours across the country and co-hosts a comedy show Tinkle Twins at Meltdown Comics with Dana Gould. Arden appeared on Chelsea Lately over 100 times, and is a regular panelist on @midnight. She was cast member of MadTV for the final 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. Arden is also the host of the Nerdist podcast Will You Accept This Rose? about The Bachelor/The Bachelorette franchise.
Early life and education
Myrin was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, a seaside fishing 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 the Friends Academy in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where she graduated. She then attended Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts for high school. She is of Swedish and Norwegian heritage.
Afterwards, Myrin attended Colorado College, a small liberal arts school, where she received a degree in theater and studio arts. She was elected commencement speaker at her graduation. During one college break, Myrin began to study improvisational comedy and worked as an intern on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where she admits she "mostly ran the Xerox machine."
Soon 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.” Myrin also trained with the Los Angeles comedy troupes The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade.
Myrin officially joined the cast of MADtv in 2005 as a repertory performer for the eleventh season and remained with the show until it was canceled in 2009.
On December 30, 2007, Myrin married Dan Martin, a comedy writer she first met in 2001.
|Year||Title||Role||Notes||Box Office Performance|
|1997||I Think I Do||Wendy||Comedy Movie||$345,478|
|1997||Deconstructing Harry||Mary||Comedy Movie||$10,686,841|
|1997||In & Out||Student||Comedy Movie||$63,856,929|
|1998||The Impostors||Stewardess with Luggageas||Comedy Movie||$2,198,044|
|1999||30 Days||Stacey||Comedy Movie|
|2000||What Women Want||Darcy's Assistant||Comedy Romance Movie||$374,111,707|
|2001||Bubble Boy||Lorraine||Comedy Adventure Movie||$5,007,898|
|2002||Highway||Lucy||Comedy Drama Movie|
|2002||Auto Focus||Hippie Girl||$2,704,951|
|2003||Farm Sluts||Larry's Co-worker||Comedy Movie|
|2003||Soul Mates||Julie||Comedy Movie|
|2003||Dry Cycle||Sarah||Comedy Movie|
|2004||Kinsey||Emily||Biography Drama Movie||$10,254,979|
|2004||Whistlin' Dixie||Bunny LeVine||Comedy Movie|
|2004||Christmas with the Kranks||Daisy||Comedy Movie||$96,572,480|
|2005||Heart of the Beholder||Patty||Drama Movie|
|2005||I'm Not Gay||Foreperson||Comedy Movie|
|2007||Evan Almighty||Evan's Staffer||Comedy Movie||$173,391,888|
|2009||The Informant!||Sarah Scott||Comedy Movie||$33,316,821|
|1997–1999||Working||Abby Cosgrove||NBC Comedy||39 Episodes|
|1999||Just Shoot Me!||Amy||NBC Comedy||1 Episode|
|2000||Nikki||Amy||The WB Comedy||1 Episode|
|2001||Friends||Brenda||NBC Comedy||1 Episode|
|2003||On the Spot||Caramel||The WB Comedy|
|2004||I'm with Her||Girl||ABC Comedy|
|2004||Reno 911!||Miss Nude Reno 1||Comedy Central Comedy|
|2005||Gilmore Girls||Honor's Bridesmaid||Warner Brothers|
|2005||Kitchen Confidential||Wendy||FOX Comedy|
|2005–2009, 2016||MADtv||Various Characters||FOX Comedy||(Season 11–14) 82 Episodes|
|2007–2008||That's So Hollywood||Herself|
|2007–2014||Chelsea Lately||Herself||E! Network Comedy|
|2007||Good Day LA||Herself|
|2009||True Jackson, VP||Jenna Lutrell||Nickelodeon Comedy|
|2009||Michael and Michael Have Issues||Various Characters|
|2009||It's On with Alexa Chung||Herself... regular guest|
|2010||Party Down||Vanna||Starz Comedy||1 Episode|
|2011||Hung||Joanie||HBO Comedy||1 Episode|
|2011||RuPaul's Drag Race 3||Guest judge (as herself)||Logo||1 Episode|
|2012||Delocated||Marlo||Adult Swim Comedy||1 Episode|
|2013||Orange Is the New Black||Doctor Brooks||Netflix||1 Episode|
|2014||Anger Management||Paula||FX||1 Episode|
|2015||Fresh Off the Boat||Ashley Alexander||ABC Comedy||3 Episodes|
|2015||K.C. Undercover||Candice Adams||Disney Channel||Enemy of the State|
|2015||2 Broke Girls||Jodie||CBS Comedy||1 episode|
|2016||Shameless||Dollface Delores||Showtime||5 episodes|
- "Making It Podcast: Episode 17". The Nerdist. November 7, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
Myrin mentions she's Swedish and Norwegian around the one minute mark
- Marialisa Calta (2008-01-06). "Vows: Arden Myrin and Dan Martin". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved 2008-01-06.