Myrin at the opening night of Steve Martin's play Meteor Shower in October 2016
Arden VanAmringe Myrin (//; born December 10, 1973) is an American actress and comedian. Myrin plays Regina Sinclair on the Netflix series Insatiable. She joined the cast of season seven of Showtime's Shameless, and appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin's play Meteor Shower at the Long Wharf Theatre. Her television credits include Orange Is the New Black, Hung, Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, W/ Bob & David, Psych, Bones, Fresh Off the Boat, Suburgatory, 2 Broke Girls, Reno 911!, and Gilmore Girls, among others. From 1997 to 1999, Arden played the regular role of Abby Cosgrove on Working, an NBC sitcom starring Fred Savage. Arden will be seen next in the feature film Extracurricular Activities.
Arden's theater credits include Robert O'Hara's Barbecue at The Public Theater in New York City, as well as the premiere of John Ross Bowie's play about The Ramones Four Chords and A Gun at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles. Arden was in the original New York City production of David Mamet's Boston Marriage at the Public Theater, and appeared in Hay Fever directed by Darko Tresnjak at the Westport Country Playhouse.
As a comedian Arden tours across the country and co-hosts a comedy show Tinkle Twins at Meltdown Comics with Dana Gould. Arden appeared on Chelsea Lately over 100 times, and was a regular panelist on @midnight.
She was cast member of Mad TV for the last four seasons along with Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ike Barinholtz, and Bobby Lee. She has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Howard Stern Show, WTF with Marc Maron, and RuPaul's Drag Race. Arden is also the host of the Nerdist podcast Will You Accept This Rose? about The Bachelor/The Bachelorette franchise.
Early life and education
Myrin was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, a quiet seaside village. Her father was an accountant, and her mother was a real estate agent. She has an older brother, Alarik. As a child, she staged her neighborhood plays, and enjoyed seeing Annie on Broadway. Myrin attended the Friends Academy in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where she graduated. She then attended Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts for high school. She is of Swedish and Norwegian heritage.
Afterwards, Myrin attended Colorado College, a small liberal arts school, where she received a degree in theater and studio arts. She was elected commencement speaker at her graduation. During one college break, Myrin began to study improvisational comedy and worked as an intern on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where she admits she "mostly ran the Xerox machine."
Soon after graduation, Myrin briefly moved to Chicago, where she became a member of the Improv Olympic and later re-located to New York City and Los Angeles, where she was part of the same group. One of her memorable standup comedian acts included a section of her own life experiences called Straight Outta Lil' Compton. Myrin also trained with the Los Angeles comedy troupes The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade.
Myrin officially joined the cast of Mad TV in 2005 as a repertory performer for the eleventh season and remained with the show until it was canceled in 2009. Notable celebrity impressions she has done include Avril Lavigne, Cindy McCain, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Emily Osment (as Lily Truscott in Hannah Montana), Farrah Fawcett, Goldie Hawn, Heidi Montag, Helen Mirren, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jillian Barberie, Katherine Heigl (as Izzie Stevens in Grey's Anatomy), Kourtney Kardashian, Lily Allen, Martie Maguire (of the Dixie Chicks), Nicole Kidman, Nina Garcia, Pamela Anderson, Portia de Rossi, Reese Witherspoon, and Tara Reid.
On December 30, 2007, Myrin married Dan Martin, a comedy writer she first met in 2001.
|1997||I Think I Do||Wendy|
|1997||In & Out||Student|
|1998||The Impostors||Stewardess with luggageas|
|2000||What Women Want||Darcy's assistant|
|2002||Auto Focus||Hippie girl|
|2003||Farm Sluts||Larry's co-worker|
|2004||Whistlin' Dixie||Bunny LeVine|
|2004||Christmas with the Kranks||Daisy|
|2005||Heart of the Beholder||Patty|
|2005||I'm Not Gay||Foreperson|
|2007||Evan Almighty||Evan's staffer|
|2009||The Informant!||Sarah Scott|
|2018||Daphne & Velma||Principal Piper|
|2019||I Hate Kids||Janice Bodicker|
|2019||Extracurricular Activities||Connie Dawkins|
|2019||Satanic Panic||Gypsy Neumieir|
|1997–1999||Working||Abby Cosgrove||39 episodes|
|1999||Just Shoot Me!||Amy||Episode: "Hello Goodbye"|
|2000||Nikki||Amy||Episode: "The Ex Factor"|
|2001||Friends||Brenda||Episode: "The One with the Stain"|
|2003||On the Spot||Caramel||5 episodes|
|2004||I'm with Her||Girl||Episode: "Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Celebrity"|
|2004||Reno 911!||Miss Nude Reno 1||Episode: "Dangle's Wife Visits"|
|2005||Kitchen Confidential||Wendy||2 episodes|
|Mad TV||Various characters||82 episodes (seasons 11–14)|
|2006||Gilmore Girls||Claude||Episode: "Bridesmaids Revisited"|
|2006||Modern Men||Marcy||Episode: "The Breakup"|
|2007–2008||That's So Hollywood||Herself||2 episodes|
|2007–2015||Good Day LA||Herself||3 episodes|
|2009||True Jackson, VP||Jenna Lutrell||Episode: "Red Carpet"|
|2009||Royal Pains||Bonnie Day||Episode: "If I Were a Sick Man"|
|2009||Ruby & the Rockits||Erica||Episode: "Do You Want to Blow a Secret?"|
|2009||Michael and Michael Have Issues||Various characters||3 episodes|
|2009||It's On with Alexa Chung||Herself||Regular guest|
|2010||Party Down||Vanna De Milo||Episode: "James Ellison Funeral"|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||Jasmine Breeze||Episode: "Dog Tricks, Sex Flicks & Joy's Fix"|
|2011||Hung||Joanie||Episode: "Don't Give Up on Detroit or Hung Like a Horse"|
|2011||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself (guest judge)||Episode: "Ru Ha Ha"|
|2011, 2013||Psych||Chelsea||2 episodes|
|2012||Delocated||Marlo||Episode: "Midnight Munchingtons"|
|2013||Inside Amy Schumer||Mail girl||Episode: "A Porn Star Is Born"|
|2013||Orange Is the New Black||Dr. Brooks||Episode: "Lesbian Request Denied"|
|2013||The Soul Man||Danielle||Episode: "Love Thy Neighbor"|
|2013||Key & Peele||Marcy Whitchurch||Episode: "Black Ice"|
|2014||Anger Management||Paula||Episode: "Charlie Gets Trashed"|
|2014||Quick Draw||Belle Starr||2 episodes|
|2015||The Exes||Stacy||Episode: "Get Her to the Greek"|
|2015||Fresh Off the Boat||Ashley Alexander||3 episodes|
|2015||Bones||Lori Tucker||Episode: "The Putter in the Rough"|
|2015||K.C. Undercover||Candice Adams||Episode: "Enemy of the State"|
|2015||2 Broke Girls||Jodie||Episode: "And the Gym and Juice"|
|2016||Hidden America with Jonah Ray||Anne Acton||Episode: "Seattle: Breaking Through the Gray"|
|2016||Shameless||Dollface Delores||5 episodes|
|2017||Still the King||Kaitlynn||8 episodes|
|2018||Corporate||Courtney||Episode: "Remember Day"|
|2018||Grey's Anatomy||Kirsten||Episode: "All of Me"|
|2018–2019||Insatiable||Regina Sinclair||Recurring role (season 1); main role (season 2)|
|2018||Adam Ruins Everything||Cathy Marciola||Episode: "Adam Ruins Sleep"|
|2019||The Magicians||Helen||Episode: "Marry... Kill"|
|2019||Teachers||Trish||Episode: "The Final Robe"|
- "Making It Podcast: Episode 17". The Nerdist. November 7, 2011. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
Myrin mentions she's Swedish and Norwegian around the one minute mark
- Marialisa Calta (2008-01-06). "Vows: Arden Myrin and Dan Martin". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved 2008-01-06.