Date Of Birth

July 25, 1971


Born on July 25, 1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Miriam Shor is an actress best known for her films Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the 2006 dramedy Shortbus, where several members of the cast previously worked in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She spent her childhood moving back and forth between Detroit, Michigan and Turin, Italy, since her mother and father have divorced. She eventually settled down in 1989, and she entered Ferndale High School. She studied at the University of Michigan, where she began appearing in school productions. It was in college when she started acting, and Shor’s most notable role as Yitzak was in the Broadway production Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The role is described as a “man to be played by a woman who is Surly, Jewish and Croatian. She is an ex-drag queen billed as Krystall Nacht, the Last Jewess of the Balkans.” Shor has appeared in movies such as Flushed, Snow Days, Bedazzled, Pizza, and The Cake Eaters and also made appearances on television shows such as The West Wing , Married to the Kellys, My Name is Earl , Becker and Big Day .

She began acting for the screen in 1999, appearing in the dramatic film Entropy. She spent most of her early career appearing as a guest on television shows such as Becker, Then Came You, Married to the Kellys, The West Wing and My Name is Earl. She also appeared in films such as Bedazzled, Set Set Spike, Pizza and Shortbus.

In 2006, Shor got her first regular television role, appearing in the romantic comedy Big Day. Her character, Becca, tried to get Skobo (Stephen Rannazzisi) banned from wedding. The series was a ratings disappointment, and the network cancelled it after 12 episodes, leaving one more unaired. Unfazed, Shor signed on for another regular television role, this time for the controversial period drama Swingtown. There, she played the role of Janet Thompson. Afterwards, she appeared in the HBO series Bored to Death and later booked the role of Cricket Caruth-Reilly on the 2012 ABC dramedy Good Christian Belles.

Place of Birth

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Birth Name

Miriam Shor






2012: G.C.B. (TV series) – Cricket Caruth-Reilly
2011: That’s What She Said – Rhoda
2011: Mildred Pierce (TV mini-series) – Anna
2007-2010: Damages (TV series) – Carrie Parsons
2009: Bored to Death (TV series) – Bonnie
2008: Puppy Love (TV series short) – Anne
2008: Swingtown (TV series) – Janet Thompson
2007: BioShock (Video Game) – Diane McClintock (voice)
2007: The Cake Eaters – Stephanie
2007: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series) – Rebecca Slater
2006-2007: Big Day (TV series) – Becca
2006: Shortbus – Cheryl
2006: My Name Is Earl (TV series) – Gwen Waters
2005: Pizza – Vanessa
2005: The West Wing (TV series) – Christine
2004: Married to the Kellys (TV series) – Justine
2004: Lbs. – Lara Griffin
2003: The Dan Show (TV movie) – Mary Alice
2003: Second Born – Laura
2002: Set Set Spike (short) – Mother
2001-2002: Inside Schwartz (TV series) – Julie Hermann
2001: Deadline (TV series) – Rachel Blake
2001: Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Yitzhak
2000: Bedazzled – Carol/Penthouse Hostess
2000: Then Came You (TV series) – Cheryl
2000: Becker (TV series) – Rosie
1999: Let It Snow – Beth
1999: Flushed – Stephanie
1999: Entropy – Blind Date #2


5′ 8″ (1.73 m)