D'Arcy Carden

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D'Arcy Carden
'The Good Place' cast and crew visit San Diego Comic Con for a panel cropped.jpg
Carden at San Diego Comic Con in 2018
Born Darcy Erokan
(1980-01-04) January 4, 1980 (age 38)
Danville, California, U.S.
Alma mater Southern Oregon University (BFA)
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Jason Carden

D'Arcy Carden (born Darcy Erokan, January 4, 1980)[1][2] is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her starring role as Janet on the NBC sitcom The Good Place.

Early life[edit]

Darcy Erokan was born in Danville, California.[3][4] Her father, Dennis Erokan, acted in local community theater and founded a music magazine called BAM.[3][4][5] She has two sisters and one brother.[5] Darcy 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.[6]

In 1998, she graduated from San Ramon Valley High School and received a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Theater from Southern Oregon University.[3]


After graduating from college, she moved to New York City,[3][7] where a friend invited her to an improvisational sketch comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB).[3][8] Erokan enjoyed the show so much, she signed on for classes and kept progressing with the group.[8] She started with UCB in 2004 and later toured with the UCB Touring company.[9] 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.[10]

Carden had a recurring role on the Comedy Central series Broad City,[8] a series created by fellow UCB alumnae Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson.[7] Carden has also appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.[3] She also had a small role in the movie Other People.[7]

In 2016, she was cast as Janet in the NBC comedy The Good Place.[8] The show stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson.[3] Carden's character is a live Siri-like concierge.[11][12] In addition to working on The Good Place, Carden has a role in the HBO series Barry, which premiered in 2018.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Carden is married to producer Jason Carden.[14] In 2013, the couple relocated from New York City to Los Angeles, California.[14][15]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Homeschooled Betty (as D'Arcy Erokan)
2010 Pet-O-Rama D'Arcy
2011 Bachelorette Ashley Is Single Again Ashley Short film
2011 Mob Wives Karen Gravano Short film
2013 iSteve News Anchor Cameo
2013 The To Do List Movie Patron Cameo
2013 Anna Kendrick Goes K-Pop with F(x) Jill Tigerman Short film
2014 I Know You Think I Farted Linda Short film
2014 We Make That Lemonade Mom with Stroller Short film
2015 Unengaged Liz Short film
2016 Other People Jessica


Year Title Role Notes
2009–2013 UCB Comedy Originals Herself Recurring role
2009–2011 Rhonda Casting Rhonda Basmati Lead role; 6 episodes
2010 Naked in a Fishbowl Lucy 3 episodes
2011–2012 Jest Originals Mother / D'Arcy / Time Traveler's Wife 4 episodes
2013 Inside Amy Schumer Emily Season 1, Episode 6: "Meth Lab"
2013–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Barbara Fleen / Assistant 3 episodes
2014–2016 Broad City Gemma 4 episodes
2014–2016 CollegeHumor Originals Denier 4 episodes
2015 Adam Ruins Everything Future Wife Season 1, Episode 1: "Adam Ruins Giving"
2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Eyebrows Girl Season 1, Episode 9: "I'm Going to the Beach with Josh and His Friends!"
2016–present The Good Place Janet Lead role; 26 episodes
2018 Bonding Daphne 3 episodes
2018 Barry Natalie Recurring role


  1. ^ Staff, SmartGirls (19 October 2015). "16 Smart Questions for D'Arcy Carden". 
  2. ^ Carden, D'Arcy (January 4, 2017). "D'Arcy Carden on Twitter". Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Barney, Chuck (6 September 2016). "Danville's D'Arcy Carden: In heaven in new NBC comedy 'The Good Place'". Mercury News. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Nakao, Annie (26 August 2005). "Lafayette: Playwright returns home to craft 'suburban comedy of manners'". SFGate. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  5. ^ a b "D'Arcy Carden". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  6. ^ Jung, E. Alex (October 6, 2017). "The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden Shows Us How Janet Fell on Her Face 40 Times". Vulture. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c "'The Good Place' star D'Arcy Carden's rise from UCB". NY Daily News. September 21, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (2016-03-15). "'Good Place': UCB Performer D'Arcy Carden Cast In Mike Schur NBC Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  9. ^ "D'Arcy Carden". ucbcomedy.com. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  10. ^ Huguenin, Patrick (9 October 2010). "New NYC tour bus gets riders up close and personal". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  11. ^ Jenson, Jeff (19 September 2016). "The Whimsy of 'The Good Place' Comes Close to Perfection: EW review". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  12. ^ Carley, Brennan (2017-09-23). "The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden Would Like You to Know She's Not a Robot". GQ. Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  13. ^ "Can D'Arcy Carden Do Everything?". Brooklyn Magazine. September 26, 2017. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  14. ^ a b "D'Arcy Carden | NBCUniversal Media Village". www.nbcumv.com. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  15. ^ Rich, Katey (June 22, 2018). "How D'Arcy Carden "Yes, and"-ed Her Way to Stardom". HWD. Retrieved August 24, 2018. 

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