Arden VanAmringe Myrin (;) is an American actress and comedian. Arden became a new cast member on Showtime’s Shameless Season 7, and recently appeared in the world premiere of Steve Martin's new 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 and David, Psych, Bones, Fresh Off The Boat, Suburgatory, 2 Broke Girls, Reno 911!, and Gilmore Girls among others. Arden will be seen next in the feature film Extracurricular Activities.
Myrin has appeared in many films, including the Sundance Films Bachelorette, and Wrong Cops and Wrong both made by Mr. Oizo, as well as Kinsey, Morning Glory, and others.
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 is a regular panelist on @midnight. She was cast member of MadTV for the final four seasons along with Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ike Barinholtz, and Bobby Lee. She has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brian, 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.
Myrin was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, a seaside fishing 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 MADtv in 2005 as a repertory performer for the eleventh season and remained with the show until it was canceled in 2009.
On December 30, 2007, Myrin married Dan Martin, a comedy writer she first met in 2001.