Artemis Pebdani

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Artemis Pebdani
Born (1977-08-02) August 2, 1977 (age 38)
Years active 2004–present

Artemis Pebdani (born August 2, 1977) is an American actress, known for her roles on television.

Life and career[edit]

Pebdani was born in Iran and grew up in Texas.[1] She received her BFA in theatre from Southern Methodist University and is also an alum of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California. In early 2000s, Pebdani began appearing on television shows such as The Shield, Ugly Betty, and House. From 2005 to 2013, she had the recurring role of Artemis, the foul-mouthed friend of Sweet Dee, in the FX comedy series, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.[1]

Following her work in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Pebdani had guest starring roles on How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Raising Hope, Garfunkel and Oates, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hot in Cleveland, and House of Lies. Her breakthrough role came in 2014, playing the role of Flo Packer in the second season on the Showtime period drama, Masters of Sex.[2][1] Her character is the owner of a diet pill company for which Virginia Johnson works as a salesperson for part of the season. Then she becomes involved in a table-turning sexual relationship with another reoccurring character Dr. Austin Langham. In 2015, Pebdani joined the cast of Shonda Rhimes' political drama, Scandal as Susan Ross, the new Vice President of the United States.[3][1]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Shield Witness Woman Episode: "Cracking Ice"
2006 Jake in Progress Beth Peters Episode: "Notting Hell"
2006 Help Me Help You Office Worker Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Big Day Dina Episode: "The Bachelor Party"
2007 Ugly Betty Rita Episode: "A League of Their Own"
2008 Rules of Engagement Waitress Episode: "Buyer's Remorse"
2009 House Diane Episode: "Broken"
2010-2011 How I Met Your Mother Anna 3 episodes
2010-2011 Modern Family Bethenny 2 episodes
2012 Raising Hope Tarot Reader Episode: "Tarot Cards"
2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Carlene Episode: "The Tagger"
2005-2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Artemis Recurring role, 13 episodes
2014 Sex Tape Kia
2014 Garfunkel and Oates Janice 3 episodes
2014 Masters of Sex Flo Packer Recurring role, 7 episodes
2015 Hot in Cleveland Miss O'Roarke Episode: "About a Joy"
2015 House of Lies Episode: "Trust Me, I'm Getting Plenty of Erections"
2015 New Girl Martha Yowtz Episode: "Par 5"
2015–present Scandal Susan Ross Recurring role
2015 Quarter-Life Crisis Linda
2015 Another Period Hortense Bellacourt Pilot
2015 You're the Worst Kasia Episode: "A Rapidly Mutating Virus"


  1. ^ a b c d "Artemis Pebdani Is the Dirtiest Woman in Show Business". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "'Masters of Sex' Recruits 'It's Always Sunny' Actress for Season 2 (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Scandal Recap: Shonda Rhimes Takes On Ferguson :". Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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