About this actor
Miriam Shor (born July 25, 1971) is an American film and television actress. Shor was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is Jewish on her father's side, and speaks fluent Yiddish as well as Italian. Her parents divorced when she was 7, and she alternated between living in Turin, Italy (with her mother), and suburban Detroit (with her father). In 1989, she graduated from Ferndale High School and ceased alternating location. Shor did have a rough childhood growing up. She later attended the University of Michigan where she played a variety of roles including three different shows in which she played the Virgin Mary, and received her B.F.A. in drama. Shor moved to New York City and landed a series of weighty stage roles, most notably Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She subsequently appeared in guest spots on such programs as My Name Is Earl and The West Wing, and accepted supporting roles in the Harold Ramis comedy remake Bedazzled (2000) and the 2001 cinematization of Hedwig and the Angry...