Arden Myrin

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Arden Myrin
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Arden Myrin at opening night of Steve Martin's play Meteor Shower.
Born (1973-12-10) December 10, 1973 (age 45)
Little Compton, Rhode Island, U.S.
Years active1996–present
SpouseDan Martin (2007–present)

Arden VanAmringe Myrin (/məˈrn/; born December 10, 1973) is an American actress and comedian. Arden plays Regina Sinclair on the Netflix show Insatiable. 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.

Myrin has appeared in many films, including the Sundance Films Bachelorette, and Wrong Cops and Wrong both made by Mr. Oizo, as well as Kinsey, Morning Glory, and others.

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[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 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.[1]

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.

Personal life[edit]

On December 30, 2007, Myrin married Dan Martin, a comedy writer she first met in 2001.[2]


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
2012 Wrong Gabrielle Comedy
2013 Wrong Cops Shirley Comedy
Year Title Role Notes Episode count
1996 The Royale Daphne
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
2011 Suburgatory Jocelyn ABC Comedy Recurring
2012 Delocated Marlo Adult Swim Comedy 1 Episode
2012-2013 Psych Chelsea 2 Episodes
2013 Orange Is the New Black Doctor Brooks Netflix 1 Episode
2014 @midnight Herself 4 Episodes
2014 Legit Tess FXX 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
2018 Grey's Anatomy Kirsten ABC Drama 1 Episode ("All of Me")
Insatiable Regina Sinclair Netflix 9 episodes


  1. ^ "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
  2. ^ 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.

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