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SpouseJustin Hagan
FactAttended the University of Michigan where she played a variety of roles including three different shows in which she played the Virgin Mary.

Miriam Shor (born July 25, 1971) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her role as Hedwig Schmidt on the HBO series “Sex and the City” (1998-2004) and for her role as Jane Spencer on the FX series “The Americans” (2013-2018).

Shor was born in New York City, the daughter of a Jewish family. Her parents were both born in Israel. She has two sisters, Ruth and Sarah. Shor was raised in the Bronx and attended the High School of Performing Arts. She later studied acting at the Juilliard School.

Shor made her film debut in the independent film “Safe” (1995). She has also appeared in the films “The First Wives Club” (1996), “George of the Jungle” (1997), “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (1999), “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (2001) and “The Wedding Planner” (2001).

On television, Shor has had recurring roles on the NBC series “ER” (1997-1998) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999-2000). She has also appeared on the ABC series “Once and Again” (1999-2002) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005).

In 2018, Shor starred in the film “I Feel Pretty”, alongside Amy Schumer and Michelle Williams.

Shor has been married to actor Paul Adelstein since 2002. They have two daughters, Lily and Josephine.

General Info

Full NameMiriam Shor
Height1.73 m
EducationUniversity of Michigan


SpouseJustin Hagan


NominationsSatellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Comedy or Musical
MoviesBedazzled, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Let It Snow, Shortbus, The Cake Eaters, Lbs., That's What She Said, Puerto Ricans in Paris, Flushed
TV ShowsGCB, Swingtown, Big Day, Inside Schwartz, Younger, Then Came You

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1Gave birth in early 2009 to her first child at age 37.
2Expecting her first child in 2009. [April 29, 2009].
3Attended the University of Michigan where she played a variety of roles including three different shows in which she played the Virgin Mary.
4Most notable role, Yitzhak in the Broadway production "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" was presented to her on a tiny slip of paper by agent in 1998. It said, "A man to be played by a woman. Surly, Jewish, Croatian. Ex-drag queen billed as Krystall Nacht, the Last Jewess of the Balkans."
5Graduated from Ferndale High in 1989 and ceased alternating location.
6Her parents divorced when she was 7 and she alternated between living in Turin, Italy (with her mother), and suburban Detroit (with her father).




Before/During/After2017post-productionInsecure Irene
Younger2015-2017TV SeriesDiana Trout
High Maintenance2016TV SeriesRenee
Royal Pains2012-2016TV SeriesFanny Todd / Fannie Todd
Elementary2016TV SeriesJennifer Bader
Jessica Jones2015TV SeriesAlisa Jones
Puerto Ricans in Paris2015Sargent Nora
The Good Wife2012-2015TV SeriesMandy Post
The Mysteries of Laura2014TV SeriesEleanor Caldecott
5 Flights Up2014Cool Lady
GCB2012TV SeriesCricket Caruth-Reilly
That's What She Said2012/IRhoda
Mildred Pierce2011TV Mini-SeriesAnna
Damages2007-2010TV SeriesCarrie Parsons
Bored to Death2009TV SeriesBonnie
Puppy Love2008TV SeriesAnne
Swingtown2008TV SeriesJanet Thompson
BioShock2007Video GameDiane McClintock (voice)
The Cake Eaters2007Stephanie
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2007TV SeriesRebecca Slater
Big Day2006-2007TV SeriesBecca
My Name Is Earl2006TV SeriesGwen Waters
The West Wing2005TV SeriesChristine
Married to the Kellys2004TV SeriesJustine
Lbs.2004Lara Griffin
Second Born2003Laura
The Dan Show2003TV MovieMary Alice
Set Set Spike2002ShortMother
Inside Schwartz2001-2002TV SeriesJulie Hermann / Julie Herman
Deadline2001TV SeriesRachel Blake
Hedwig and the Angry Inch2001Yitzhak
Bedazzled2000Carol Penthouse Hostess
Then Came You2000TV SeriesCheryl
Becker2000TV SeriesRosie
Let It Snow1999Beth
Entropy1999/IBlind Date #2


GCB2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hedwig and the Angry Inch2001performer: "Tear Me Down", "The Origin of Love", "Sugar Daddy", "Angry Inch", "Wig In A Box", "Wicked Little Town", "Hedwig's Lament", "Exquisite Corpse", "Midnite Radio", "China Vagina" / writer: "China Vagina"


Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig2003Video documentary special thanks to the interviewees


The Meredith Vieira Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself
The Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Better2012TV SeriesHerself
2012 New Now Next Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2012TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig2003Video documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Have a Nice Revolution: Sex & Morality in 1970's America2008Video shortJanet Thompson
The Spirit of '76: The Making of 'Swingtown'2008Video shortJanet Thompson


Won Awards

2002Screen Idol AwardL.A. OutfestBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleHedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Nominated Awards

2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleHedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalHedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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