July 25, 1971 |
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
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.
Shor was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has described herself as "half Jewish but not really religious" (her father was Jewish). She speaks fluent Yiddish as well as Italian. 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). She later attended the University of Michigan, where she received her B.F.A. in drama.
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 but the series was canceled after one season. Later in 2012 Shor was cast in a recurring role as dogged reporter Mandy Post of season four on The Good Wife. 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. The network ordered the show on April 14, 2014, and season one premiered on March 31, 2015. 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.
Shor is married to Justin Hagan. They have one child.
|1999||Let It Snow||Beth|
|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|
|2007||The Cake Eaters||Stephanie|
|2012||That's What She Said||Rhoda|
|2014||5 Flights Up||Cool Lady|
|2015||Puerto Ricans in Paris||Sargent Nora|
|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|
|2015–present||Younger||Diana Trout||Main Cast|
|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|
|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|
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- Biography for Miriam Shor
- Miriam Shor- Biography, Yahoo! Movies
- Good Christian Belles
- GCB: Cancelled; No Season Two for ABC Show
- 'The Good Wife' casts 'GCB' star Miriam Shor in season four, Aug 16 2012
- Good Wife Exclusive: GCB's Miriam Shor Joins Cast as a Dogged Reporter (Sound Familiar?)
- "Miriam Shor Joins 'Younger'; Austin Stowell Boards 'Public Morals'". Deadline.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
- Andrea Seikaly @AndiSeikaly. "TV Land Orders Darren Star Laffer 'Younger' Starring Hilary Duff, Sutton Foster". Variety. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
- 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.
- Jacqueline Cutler, 'GCB' 'is like a drag show' for Miriam Shor, Zap2it, April 15, 2012