Miriam Shor

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Miriam Shor
Born (1971-07-25) July 25, 1971 (age 45)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Justin Hagan
Children 2

Miriam Shor (born July 25, 1971) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She is best known for her performance in the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch 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). Shor is starring in the TV Land comedy series, Younger. Shor played Madelaine True in Encores! production of The Wild Party at the New York City Center from July 15–18, 2015 alongside Younger co-star, Sutton Foster.

Early life[edit]

Shor was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has described herself as "half Jewish but not really religious" (her father was Jewish).[1] She speaks fluent Italian.[2] Her parents divorced when she was 7, and she moved back and forth between Turin, Italy (to live with her mother), and suburban Detroit (her father's residence).[3] She later attended the University of Michigan, where she received her B.F.A. in drama.[4]


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 a short-lived comedy series, called Inside Schwartz, opposite Breckin Meyer and Maggie Lawson, on NBC. Shor later starred in the number of independent films, and guest-starred on episodes of My Name Is Earl and The West Wing. In 2006, she made 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 prime-time 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 role of Anna on the HBO's mini-series adaptation of Mildred Pierce.

In 2012, Shor starred as Cricket Caruth-Reilly in ABC comedy-drama series GCB, along with Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen and Marisol Nichols[5] but the series was canceled after one season.[6] Later in 2012 Shor was cast in a recurring role as dogged reporter Mandy Post of season four on The Good Wife.[7][8] 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.[9] The network ordered the show on April 14, 2014, and season one premiered on March 31, 2015.[10][11] 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 is set to premier on January 13, 2016.

In 2015, Shor played Madelaine True, alongside her Younger co-star, Sutton Foster, in The Wild Party at the New York City Center from July 15–18.

Personal life[edit]

Shor is married to Justin Hagan. They have two daughters. Ruby born 2009 and Iris born 2013. [12]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Entropy Blind Date
1999 Flushed Stephanie
1999 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


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Becker Rosie Episode: "Old Yeller"
2000 Then Came You Cheryl Sominsky Series regular, 10 episodes
2001 Deadline Rachel Blake Episode: " Just Lie Back"
2001–2002 Inside Schwartz Julie Hermann Series regular, 11 episodes
2003 The Dan Show Mary Alice TV pilot
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 Series regular, 12 episodes
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Rebecca Slater Episode: "30"
2008 Swingtown Janet Thompson Series regular, 13 episodes
2009 Bored to Death Bonnie Episode: "The Case of the Stolen Sperm"
2007–2010 Damages Carrie Parsons 5 episodes
2011 Mildred Pierce Anna TV miniseries, 4 episodes
2012 GCB Cricket Caruth-Reilly Series regular, 10 episodes
2012 Royal Pains Fannie Todd Episode: "Who's Your Daddy"
2012-2014 The Good Wife Mandy Post 6 episodes
2014 Marvel's Jessica Jones Alisa Jones Episode: "WWJD?"
2015–present Younger Diana Trout Main Cast


Year Title Role Notes
1998–2000 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Yitzak Jane Street Theatre
2002 Book of Days Ruth Hock Peter Norton Space Theatre
2002 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

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 BioShock Diane McClintock


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