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Miriam Shor
Shor interviewed on Sidewalks Entertainment about Younger in 2017
Born (1971-07-25) July 25, 1971 (age 52)
EducationUniversity of Michigan (BFA)
Years active1994–present
SpouseJustin Hagan (2009-)

Miriam Shor (born July 25, 1971[1]) is an American actress. She gained prominence for her performance in the Off-Broadway rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch (1998–2000) and in the 2001 film adaptation of the same name. She later starred in a number of short-lived television series, including Swingtown (2008) and GCB (2012).

From 2015 to 2021, Shor starred as Diana Trout in the TV Land/Paramount+ comedy-drama series, Younger for which she received Critics' Choice Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Shor played Madelaine True in the Encores! production of The Wild Party at the New York City Center in 2015 alongside Younger co-star Sutton Foster. She also has appeared in films Bedazzled (2000), The Cake Eaters (2007), Lost Girls (2020), Maestro (2023) and American Fiction (2023).

Early life[edit]

Shor was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1] She has described herself as "half Jewish but not really religious" (her father was Jewish).[2] She speaks fluent Italian.[3] Her parents divorced when she was seven, and she moved back and forth between Turin, Italy (to live with her mother), and suburban Detroit (her father's residence).[4] She later attended the University of Michigan, where she received her B.F.A. in drama.[5]


Shor moved to New York City and began appearing onstage, notably in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In 2000 she starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom Then Came You. She accepted supporting roles in the Harold Ramis comedy remake Bedazzled (2000) and the 2001 cinematization of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, reprising her role of Yitzhak. During the 2001-2002 television season, she starred in the NBC short-lived comedy series Inside Schwartz, opposite Breckin Meyer and Maggie Lawson. Shor later starred in a few independent films and guest-starred on episodes of My Name Is Earl and The West Wing. In 2006, she made a cameo appearance in Shortbus, directed by her Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-star John Cameron Mitchell.

In 2006, Shor starred in the ABC television comedy series Big Day opposite Marla Sokoloff and Wendie Malick but the series was canceled after one season. In 2007, Shor lent a supporting role to Mary Stuart Masterson's directorial debut, the slice-of-life drama The Cake Eaters. The following year, she was cast in the 1970s-set primetime CBS drama series Swingtown as Janet Thompson. The show was canceled due to mixed reception and low ratings. Shor had a recurring role on FX legal drama Damages as Carrie Parsons and appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Bored to Death, and Royal Pains. In 2011 she played the role of Anna on the HBO's miniseries adaptation of Mildred Pierce.

She appeared in 2012 Broadway Bares with Kyle Dean Massey.[6] In 2012, Shor starred as Cricket Caruth-Reilly in the ABC comedy-drama series GCB, along with Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen and Marisol Nichols[7] but the series was canceled after one season.[8] Later in 2012 Shor was cast in a recurring role as dogged reporter Mandy Post in season four of The Good Wife.[9][10]

In 2014, Shor was cast as a series regular in the TV Land single-camera comedy pilot Younger, produced by Darren Star, and starring Sutton Foster.[11] The network ordered the show on April 14, 2014, and season one premiered on March 31, 2015.[12][13] On April 21, 2015, TV Land announced that Younger had been renewed for a second season of 12 episodes, same as the first season. The second season premiered on January 13, 2016. In 2018, she received a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for her performance.[14] In 2018, she made her directing debut with an episode of Younger.

In 2015, Shor played Madelaine True alongside Foster in The Wild Party at the New York City Center from July 15–18. She had a recurring role as Erica Haskard in the final season of FX period drama series, The Americans. Along with cast, she received Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.[15] She later starred opposite Amy Ryan in the drama film Lost Girls, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 28, 2020.[16] She also played a leading role, first in her career, in the comedy-drama film Magic Hour directed by Jacqueline Christy.[17] In 2020, she was cast in the science fiction film Good Morning, Midnight directed by George Clooney and based on the novel of the same name by Lily Brooks-Dalton.[18] In 2023, she played Cynthia O’Neal in the biographical drama film Maestro directed by Bradley Cooper.[19] Also that year, Shor appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Recorder Vim, and in the drama film American Fiction.[20] She guest-starred in the HBO Max comedy-drama And Just Like That... playing Amelia Carcy, Miranda's date.[21] In December 2023, in was reported that Shor set to appear in the upcoming Superman directed by James Gunn.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Shor is married to actor Justin Hagan. They have two children, Ruby and Iris born in 2009 and 2013.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Flushed Stephanie
1999 Entropy Blind date
Let It Snow Beth
2000 Bedazzled Carol
2001 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Yitzhak L.A. Outfest Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
2002 Set Set Spike Mother
2003 Second Born Laura
2004 Lbs. Lara Griffin
2005 Pizza Vanessa
2006 Shortbus Cheryl
2007 The Cake Eaters Stephanie
2008 Puppy Love Anne
2012 That's What She Said Rhoda
2014 5 Flights Up Cool lady
2015 Puerto Ricans in Paris Sargent Nora
2018 Before/During/After Irene
2020 Lost Girls Lorraine
The Midnight Sky Tom Mitchell's wife
2023 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Recorder Vim
Maestro Cynthia O'Neal
American Fiction Paula Baderman
2025 Superman TBA Filming
TBA Magic Hour Harriet Peterson Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Becker Rosie Episode: "Old Yeller"
Then Came You Cheryl Sominsky Main cast; 10 episodes
2001 Deadline Rachel Blake Episode: "Just Lie Back"
2001–2002 Inside Schwartz Julie Hermann Main cast; 11 episodes
2004 Married to the Kellys Justin Episode: "Double Dating"
2005 The West Wing Christine Episode: "King Corn"
2006 My Name Is Earl Gwen Waters Episode: "BB"
2006–2007 Big Day Becca Main cast; 12 episodes
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Rebecca Slater Episode: "30"
2007–2010 Damages Carrie Parsons 5 episodes
2008 Swingtown Janet Thompson Main cast; 13 episodes
2009 Bored to Death Bonnie Episode: "The Case of the Stolen Sperm"
2011 Mildred Pierce Anna Miniseries; 4 episodes
2012 GCB Cricket Caruth-Reilly Main cast; 10 episodes
2012–2014 The Good Wife Mandy Post 6 episodes
2012, 2016 Royal Pains Fannie Todd Episodes: "Who's Your Daddy" and "The Good News Is..."
2015–2021 Younger Diana Trout Main cast
Director, 2 episodes
Nominated — Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2018)
2015 Jessica Jones Alisa Jones Episode: "AKA WWJD?"
2016 Elementary Jennifer Bader Episode: "Ready or Not"
2016, 2018 High Maintenance Renee Episodes: "Museebat" and "HBD"
2017 Broad City Crying neighbor Episode: "Just the Tips"
2018 The Americans Erica Haskard 6 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2020 Mrs. America Natalie Gittelson Episodes: "Betty"
2023 And Just Like That... Amelia Carcy Episode: "February 14th"


Year Title Role Notes
1998–2000 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Yitzhak Jane Street Theatre
2002 Book of Days Ruth Hoch Peter Norton Space Theatre
Merrily We Roll Along Mary Kennedy Center
2003 Mondo Drama Greenwich House Pottery
2004 Boy Primary Stages
2005 Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams Ida Head 59E59 Theater A
2006 Almost, Maine Sandrine/Marvalyn/Marci/Rhonda Daryl Roth Theatre
2007 Scarcity Gloria Linda Gross Theater
2015 The Wild Party Madelaine True New York City Center
2016–2017 Sweat Jessie The Public Theater
Studio 54

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 BioShock Diane McClintock Voice

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2001 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Hedwig and the Angry Inch Nominated
L.A. Outfest Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Won
Phoenix Film Critic's Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2017 AUDELCO Award Outstanding Ensemble Performance[24] Sweat Nominated
2019 Critic's Choice Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Younger Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series The Americans Nominated


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  6. ^ "They're Sexy and They Know It! Kyle Dean Massey, Miriam Shor & More Star in Broadway Bares XXII: Happy Endings". broadway.com. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Watch GCB TV Show - ABC.com". ABC. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  8. ^ "GCB cancelled; no season two". 13 May 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  9. ^ 'The Good Wife' casts 'GCB' star Miriam Shor in season four, Aug 16 2012
  10. ^ Ausiello, Michael (15 August 2012). "Good Wife Exclusive: GCB's Miriam Shor Joins Cast as a Dogged Reporter (Sound Familiar?)". Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Miriam Shor Joins 'Younger'; Austin Stowell Boards 'Public Morals'". Deadline.com. April 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  12. ^ "TV Land Orders Darren Star Laffer 'Younger' Starring Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster". Variety. 2014-04-14. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  13. ^ Labrecque, Jeff. "Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster to star in TV Land comedy from Darren Star | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  14. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (10 December 2018). "'Americans,' 'Gianni Versace,' 'Escape at Dannemora' Lead Critics' Choice Awards TV Nominations". Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  15. ^ "SAG Award Nominations: Complete List". December 12, 2018.
  16. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 26, 2018). "'Lost Girls': Gabriel Byrne, Lola Kirke, Miriam Shor, Thomasin McKenzie + More Round Out Cast Of Netflix Crime Feature".
  17. ^ "'Younger' Star Miriam Shor Nabs Lead in 'Magic Hour' Comedy (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 20 September 2018.
  18. ^ "George Clooney's 'Good Morning, Midnight' Adaptation Adds Ethan Peck, Sophie Rundle". The Hollywood Reporter. 14 January 2020.
  19. ^ Malkin, Marc (April 28, 2023). "'Younger' Star Miriam Shor Cast in Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein Movie 'Maestro' (EXCLUSIVE)".
  20. ^ Massabrook, Nicole (May 9, 2023). "Miriam Shor Talks Transforming for 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'".
  21. ^ ETOnline.com, Rachel McRady (July 27, 2023). "'And Just Like That' Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: Aidan Returns And Miranda Defines Her Sexuality". ET Canada. Archived from the original on July 28, 2023.
  22. ^ Kit, Borys (December 15, 2023). "'Superman: Legacy': Miriam Shor Joining James Gunn's Man of Steel Movie (Exclusive)".
  23. ^ "Who Is Miriam Shor's Husband, Justin Hagan? Meet Their Children - Tech Ballad". www.techballad.com. December 18, 2023.
  24. ^ "Sweat". www.iobdb.com.

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