My name is Arden Van Amringe Myrin. The Myrin’s are proud unemployed Viking Stock. I come from a long line of gentleman farmers and draft dodgers. I am from Little Compton, Rhode Island. It is has tiny gangs and men in pink pants. I live in Los Angeles now - I like the bougainvillea, but I hate the sun. And the sun hates me. Sometimes I live in New York, which I like the most. I enjoy delis. I have night terrors and often fight with the ghost boat over my bed. Here is a photo of that ghost boat. It is my arch nemesis, but I refuse to take it down. It’s not the boss of me. Peanut butter is. I act in movies and TV and stage, and I do improv at UCB in NY and IO West in LA. I also write.
I wrote little dark one-act plays growing up that I would direct and star in. When I was a teenager I moved to Chicago and started studying and performing long-form improv at ImpovOlympic. I was lucky enough to study with Del Close. Then I was an intern at Late Night with Conan O’Brian - I made copies and stole lots of Snapple from NBC. Going back as a guest on Conan was one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me.
I have been a series regular on “Mad TV”, “Working”, “On the Spot”, and “The Royale” and appeared on Friends, Reno 911, Just Shoot Me, Gilmore Girls, Kitchen Confidential, and more. My film credit’s include “Kinsey”, “The Lucky Ones”, “What Women Want’, “Bubble Boy”, “Christmas With the Kranks”, “Deconstructing Harry”, “The Imposters”, “ Autofocus”, “Highway” and upcoming Matt Damon, Steven Soderberg movie “The Informant”. I have appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brian”, Howard Stern, Chelsea Lately, Red Eye, Mike and Juliet, Good Day LA, Loveline and Good Day NY among others. Theatrically I appeared in David Mamet’s “Boston Marriage” at the Public Theater in New York with Kate Burton and Martha Plimpton.”
I also did Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” at Paul Newman’s theater, the Westport County Playhouse in Westport Connecticut.
I am a founding member of the long-form improv team “God Squad” at IOWest in Los Angeles where I have been performing since 2001, and have studied at UCB and the Groundlings. When I am in NY I perform with the fabulous team “Let’s Have a Ball” at UCB.
I wrote and performed a one woman show “Arden Myrin is Straight Outta Lil’ Compton” at the HBO Workspace in Los Angeles, and wrote and performed in a two person show with Rob Reinis called “The Rob and Arden Show” that we did at the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles, ImprovOlympic Chicago and UCB Theater New York.