Darcy Beth Erokan
January 4, 1980
Danville, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Southern Oregon University (BFA)|
D'Arcy Beth Carden (born Darcy Beth Erokan, January 4, 1980) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her starring roles as Janet in the NBC sitcom The Good Place (2016–2020) and Greta Gill in the Prime series A League Of Their Own (2022-present). She earned a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in The Good Place. She has held recurring roles as Gemma in Broad City (2014–2019) and 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), 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).
Darcy Beth Erokan was born and raised in Danville, California. Her father, Dennis William Mustafa Erokan, is a native of Istanbul, Turkey, who immigrated to California when he was a child; he acted in local community theater and founded MicroTimes and the Bay Area music magazine BAM. She has two sisters, Miranda and Laney, and one brother, Will. 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.
After graduating from college, Carden moved to New York City. She joined Venus Rising, a musical-comedy company, and in 2001 she appeared in Seven Hearts, a musical about friends living in San Francisco. 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. Early on while pursuing her acting career, Carden also worked as a nanny for Bill Hader.
A friend invited Carden to an improvisational sketch comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB). Carden enjoyed the show so much, she signed on for classes and kept progressing with the group. She started with UCB in 2004 and later toured with the UCB Touring company. 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. In 2013, Carden co-created and co-starred in Terrible Babysitters, a Web original about two parents who want to find a babysitter.
Carden had a recurring role as Gemma in the Comedy Central comedy series Broad City (2014–2019), a series created by fellow UCB alumnae Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Carden also appeared in guest roles in the comedy series Inside Amy Schumer (2015), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2016), and Veep (2017). 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).
In 2016, Carden began starring as Janet, a live virtual assistant, in the NBC comedy series The Good Place, which also stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. 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 a recurring role as Natalie Greer in the HBO dark comedy-crime series Barry, starring Hader. 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.
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.
|2011||Bachelorette Ashley Is Single Again||Ashley|
|2011||Mob Wives||Karen Gravano|
|2012||Mob Wives 2: The Christening|
|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|
|2019||Greener Grass||Miss Human|
|2019||Let It Snow||Kira|
|2021||Ride the Eagle||Audrey|
|2022||The People We Hate at the Wedding||Martha|
|2023||Shotgun Wedding||Harriet||Just released on Amazon Prime|
|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|
|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|
|2018–present||Barry||Natalie Greer||19 episodes|
|2018||An Emmy for Megan||D'Arcy Carden||Episode: "Finale"|
|2018–2020||American Dad!||Sophia / Police Dispatch (voice)||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||Server||2 episodes|
|2020||Archer||Hands (voice)||Episode: "Helping Hands"|
|2021||No Activity||Erika (voice)||Episode: "Brother Eduardo"|
|2021||Creepshow||Renee Sherman||Episode: "Night of the Living Late Show"|
|2021||Poorly Drawn Lines||Tanya (voice)||10 episodes|
|2021–2022||DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms||Linda (voice)||5 episodes|
|2022||The Ghost and Molly McGee||Pango (voice)||Episode: “Scare Tactics/The Bad Boy Bobby Daniels”|
|2022||Killing It||Sloane Faulkner||Episode: “The Task Rabbit”|
|2022||A League of Their Own||Greta Gill||Main role; 8 episodes|
|2022||The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday||Herself||Holiday special|
|2014–2016||CollegeHumor Originals||Mom||3 episodes|
|2016||CollegeHumor - If Google was a Guy (5)||Denier|
Awards and nominations
|Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Barry||Nominated|||
|2020||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||The Good Place||Nominated|||
|Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Barry||Nominated|||
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||The Good Place||Nominated|||
|2022||Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy||Barry||Nominated|||
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