August 2, 1977 |
Artemis Pebdani (born August 2, 1977) is an American actress, known for her roles on television.
Life and career
Pebdani was born in Iran, but grew up in Texas. 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.
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. 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.
|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"|
|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||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||Another Period||Hortense Bellacourt||Pilot|
- "Artemis Pebdani Is the Dirtiest Woman in Show Business". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
- "'Masters of Sex' Recruits 'It's Always Sunny' Actress for Season 2 (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
- "Scandal Recap: Shonda Rhimes Takes On Ferguson : People.com". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 13 July 2015.