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(m. 2007; div. 2021)
Arden VanAmringe Myrin (//) 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'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.
Early life and education
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.
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.
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.
|1997||I Think I Do||Wendy|
|1997||In & Out||Student|
|1998||The Impostors||Stewardess with luggageas|
|2000||What Women Want||Darcy's assistant|
|2002||Auto Focus||Hippie girl|
|2003||Farm Sluts||Larry's co-worker|
|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|
|2018||Daphne & Velma||Principal Piper|
|2019||I Hate Kids||Janice Bodicker|
|2019||Extracurricular Activities||Connie Dawkins|
|2019||Satanic Panic||Gypsy Neumieir|
|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|
|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, 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||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|
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