D'Arcy Carden

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D'Arcy Carden
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Carden at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Darcy Beth Erokan

(1980-01-04) January 4, 1980 (age 40)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materSouthern Oregon University (BFA)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • comedian
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)
Jason Carden
(m. 2010)

D'Arcy Beth Carden (born Darcy Beth Erokan, January 4, 1980)[1] is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her starring role as Janet in the NBC sitcom The Good Place (2016–2020), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also stars as Natalie Greer in the HBO dark comedy series Barry (2018–present).

Carden began her career performing improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She went on to make appearances in several television series, including Inside Amy Schumer (2015), Broad City (2014–2019), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2016), and Veep (2017). She also appeared in numerous films, such as Other People (2016), Let It Snow (2019), and Bombshell (2019).

Early life[edit]

Darcy Beth Erokan was born and raised in Danville, California.[2] Her father, Dennis Erokan, is a native of Istanbul, Turkey, who immigrated to California when he was a teenager;[3] he acted in local community theater and founded the Bay Area music magazine BAM.[2][4] Her mother's maiden name is Lori Engelfried.[1] She has two sisters, Miranda and Laney, and one brother, Will.[2] She added an apostrophe to the spelling of her name when she was in junior high to emulate D'arcy Wretzky of the band The Smashing Pumpkins.[5][6]

In 1998, she graduated from San Ramon Valley High School and later received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from Southern Oregon University.[4]

Career[edit]

After graduating from college, Carden moved to New York City.[4][7] She joined Venus Rising, a musical-comedy company, and in 2001 she appeared in Seven Hearts, a musical about friends living in San Francisco.[8] The following year, she starred in a holiday show in which the main character is upset that her family is obsessed with her selfish sister's wedding rather than keeping up their Christmas spirit. She also served as director and producer.[9] Early on while pursuing her acting career, Carden also worked as a nanny for Bill Hader.[10][11]

A friend invited Carden to an improvisational sketch comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB).[4][12] Carden enjoyed the show so much, she signed on for classes and kept progressing with the group.[12] She started with UCB in 2004 and later toured with the UCB Touring company.[13] By 2010, she was using her married surname Carden professionally when she was a cast member for The Ride, an interactive show performed on New York City tour buses.[14] In 2013, Carden co-created and co-starred in "Terrible Babysitters", a Web original about two parents who want to find a babysitter.[15][16]

Carden had a recurring role as Gemma in the Comedy Central comedy series Broad City (2014–2019),[12] a series created by fellow UCB alumnae Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson.[7] Carden also appeared in guest roles in the comedy series Inside Amy Schumer (2015), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2016), and Veep (2017).[4] Following small roles in the parody film iSteve (2013) and the romantic comedy The To Do List (2013), she appeared as Jessica in the acclaimed comedy-drama film Other People (2016).[7]

In 2016, Carden began starring as Janet, a live virtual assistant,[17][18][19] in the NBC comedy series The Good Place,[12] which also stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson.[4] For her performance in the series, she received critical acclaim and earned nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Since 2018, Carden has had recurring role as Natalie Greer in the HBO dark comedy-crime series Barry, starring Hader.[11][20] Along with her fellow cast members, she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2018 and 2019.[21][22]

In 2019, she appeared in the dark comedy film Greener Grass, the romantic comedy film Let It Snow, and the drama film Bombshell. she also appeared in the Netflix comedy series Bonding and the Adult Swim animated comedy series Robot Chicken.

In 2020, Carden will recur on the Quibi mystery-comedy series Mapleworth Murders.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Carden met producer Jason Grant Carden on a trip to Disneyland with mutual friends.[24] They married on July 31, 2010.[25] In 2013, the couple relocated from New York City to Los Angeles.[25][26]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Pet-O-Rama D'Arcy Short film
2011 Bachelorette Ashley Is Single Again Ashley
2011 Mob Wives Karen Gravano
2012 Mob Wives 2: The Christening
2013 iSteve News Anchor
2013 The To Do List Movie Patron
2013 Anna Kendrick Goes K-Pop with F(x) Jill Tigerman Short film
2014 I Know You Think I Farted Linda
2014 We Make That Lemonade Mom with Stroller
2015 Unengaged Liz
2016 Other People Jessica
2018 Papi Chulo Susan
2019 Greener Grass Miss Human
2019 Let It Snow Kira
2019 Bombshell Rebekah

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Homeschooled Betty Television film
2009–2013 UCB Comedy Originals Herself 20 episodes
2009–2011 Rhonda Casting Rhonda Basmati Lead role; 6 episodes
2010 Naked in a Fishbowl Lucy 3 episodes
2011 Diamonds Wow! Unknown Episode: "Oprahgeddon"
2011–2012 Jest Originals Various roles 4 episodes
2013 Inside Amy Schumer Emily Episode: "Meth Lab"
2013–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Barbara Fleen / Assistant 3 episodes
2014–2019 Broad City Gemma 5 episodes
2014–2016 CollegeHumor Originals Denier / Mom 4 episodes
2015 Adam Ruins Everything Future Wife Episode: "Adam Ruins Giving"
2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Eyebrows Girl Episode: "I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends!"
2016–2020 The Good Place Janet Main role; 53 episodes
2017 Veep Congresswoman Episode: "Blurb"
2018–present Barry Natalie Greer 13 episodes
2018 An Emmy for Megan D'Arcy Carden Episode: "Finale"
2018–2020 American Dad! Sophia / Police Dispatch (voice) 3 episodes
2019 Bonding Daphne 3 episodes
2019 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Homeowner Episode: "Mobile Homes"
2019 Human Discoveries Leader Elk (voice) Episode: "And Then They Played a Game"
2019 Robot Chicken Various voices Episode: "Bugs Keith in: I Can't Call Heaven, Doug"
2019–2020 The Rocketeer Polly Poly / AVA (voice) 4 episodes
2020 Single Parents Kay Episode: "Yarn and Pebbles"
2020 Mapleworth Murders TBA Upcoming series
2020 Archer Hands Episode: "Helping Hands"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2019
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Barry Nominated [21]
2020
Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series The Good Place Nominated [27]
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Barry Nominated [28]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series The Good Place Nominated [29]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "D'Arcy Carden". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  3. ^ Ward, Celeste (2005). "Erokan Named E-agency Head". Adweek. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Barney, Chuck (September 6, 2016). "Danville's D'Arcy Carden: In heaven in new NBC comedy 'The Good Place'". The Mercury News. San Jose, California. Archived from the original on August 3, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
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  6. ^ Conan O'Brien (April 5, 2020). "D'Arcy Carden (Conan O'Brien needs a friend #66)" (Podcast). Earwolf/Team Coco. Event occurs at 29:22. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
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  8. ^ Craig, Pat (August 17, 2001). "Venus Company on the Rise Once More: This Time Out, The Theater Group Showcases an Innovative Piece". Contra Costa Times. Walnut Creek, California. p. 25.
  9. ^ King, Paula (December 18, 2002). "Venus Rising Makes Magic with Holiday Show". Contra Costa Sun. Contra Costa County, California. p. 16.
  10. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney (January 11, 2018). "'Saturday Night Live' Used to Terrify Bill Hader". Nerdist.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2018. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Malkin, Marc (March 22, 2018). "Bill Hader on Why He Was "Very Nervous" to Play a Hitman in 'Barry'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (March 15, 2016). "'Good Place': UCB Performer D'Arcy Carden Cast In Mike Schur NBC Series". Deadline. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
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  15. ^ "In Focus". The Ellwood City Ledger. Ellwood, Pennsylvania. July 5, 2013. p. 24.
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  19. ^ Romain, Lindsey (January 4, 2019). "Visit Janet's Void from 'The Good Place' Thanks to This Live Stream". Nerdist.com. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  20. ^ "Can D'Arcy Carden Do Everything?". Brooklyn Magazine. September 26, 2017. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  21. ^ a b Nordyke, Kimberly (December 12, 2018). "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - SAG Awards: 'A Star Is Born' Tops Film Noms; 'Mrs. Maisel,' 'Ozark' Lead TV". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  22. ^ "The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". sagawards.com. Screen Actors Guild Awards. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  23. ^ Porter, Rick (December 3, 2019). "Lorne Michaels' Quibi Murder Mystery Lines Up All-Star Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  24. ^ Shepard, Dax (September 25, 2018). "The Good Place Week: D'Arcy Carden". Armchair Expert (Podcast). Retrieved September 30, 2019.
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  27. ^ THR Staff (December 8, 2019). "Best Limited Series - Critics' Choice Awards: 'The Irishman' Leads With 14 Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
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