Actress and singer Miriam Shor was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and at sixth months old moved to Venice, Italy where her academic father was teaching and studying. It was there her love of theatre started when she saw her first opera at the age of two. She began doing plays in high school, and went on to be among the first people to receive a BFA from the theatre program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as a BA in English. After graduation she moved to New York City to pursue a career in the theatre.
Shor currently stars alongside Sutton Foster in the hit TV Land series "Younger" from "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star. Shor plays Diana Trout aka "Trout Pout," the temperamental head of marketing at the publishing house where Liza (Foster) got a job by pretending to be 26 years old – 14 years younger than she actually is.Shor made her directorial debut in episode 505. This spring, she was seen in the final season of FX's "The Americans," where she portrayed a bedridden cancer patient and wife of a nuclear arms negotiator. In the early 1990s Shor landed a variety of roles in many off-Broadway productions, the most successful of which was the rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" by John Cameron Mitchell, where she played drag queen Yitzhak. In 2001 she starred in the musical's critically successful film adaptation and in 2002 received an Outfest Screen Idol Award for her Yitzhak portrayal. She also lent her voice to the film's GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack. Having gone back to her theatre roots many times, Shor has worked with a range of renowned artists such as Stephen Sondheim, Terrence McNally and Lanford Wilson as well as many young, up and coming writers. In 2016, Shor co-starred in the Public Theater's "extraordinarily moving drama" (The New York Times) "Sweat" by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, which received a Tony nomination for best play. In addition to "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Shor has appeared in more than a dozen films throughout her career, including Mary Stuart Masterson's drama "Cake Eaters," the comedy "Bedazzled" with Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley and "Puerto Ricans in Paris" alongside Luis Guzman and Edgar Garcia.
Shor's television credits include playing Cricket Caruth-Reilly, a strong-willed business woman with an apparently perfect marriage, on ABC's 2012 comedy series "GCB" alongside Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols and Annie Potts, as well as: "Then Came You," "Inside Schwartz," "Big Day" and "Swingtown." She also appeared on the first and third season of the FX drama "Damages," the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce," and as the dogged reporter Mandy Post in the fourth, fifth and sixth seasons of the "The Good Wife." Her guest star credits include "Mysteries of Laura," "Becker," "The West Wing," "My Name Is Earl," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Bored to Death." Miriam speaks fluent Italian, having grown up splitting her time between Detroit, Michigan and first Venice, then Torino, Italy. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Manhattan. She also loves to travel, but having established her status as a true New Yorker, hates driving.