Miriam Shor

Actor, Singer, Comedian
Few performers ever get to recreate a signature stage role on film, but Miriam Shor was among the lucky ones when she was tapped to play the Croatian-born aspiring drag queen Yitzhak in the feature film "Hedwig and the ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1971 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Younger 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

5 Flights Up 2015 (Movie)

Cool Lady (Actor)

The Good Wife 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

GCB 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Mildred Pierce 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Damages 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lbs. 2010 (Movie)

Lara Griffin (Actor)

Cake Eaters 2009 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

Swingtown 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Day 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Pizza 2006 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

Shortbus 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inside Schwartz 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 (Movie)

Yitzhak (Actor)

Let It Snow 2001 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Becker 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

Carol--Penthouse Hostess (Actor)

Then Came You 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Entropy 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flushed 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (2)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 (Movie)

("Tear Me Down" "The Origin of Love" "Sugar Daddy" "Angry Inch" "Wig in a Box" "Wicked Little Town" "Hedwig's Lament" "Exquisite Corpse" "Midnight Radio") (Song Performer)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Biography

Few performers ever get to recreate a signature stage role on film, but Miriam Shor was among the lucky ones when she was tapped to play the Croatian-born aspiring drag queen Yitzhak in the feature film "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (2001). As with her acclaimed stage take on the part, many were duped into believing that this attractive brunette was really a man.

Relationships

Francis Shor

Father
professor at Wayne State University divorced from Shor's mother lived in Venice, Italy for many years

Molly Shor

Sister
older when Shor was 12, she saw her sister in a school production of "Hello, Dolly!" and decided then to become an actress

EDUCATION

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor , Michigan 1993

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor , Michigan 1993

Ferndale High School

Ferndale , Michigan

Milestones

2002

Cast as Mary in the Kennedy Center production of "Merrily We Roll Along"

2001

Reprised stage role of Yitzhak in the film version of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"; premiered at Sundance where film won several awards

2001

Appeared in the Encores! staging of "Hair" in NYC

2001

Returned to sitcoms playing supporting role in the short-lived NBC series "Inside Schwartz", starring Breckin Meyer

2000

Acted in the remake of "Bedazzled"

2000

TV series debut as regular playing the best friend of a newly single woman who becomes involved with a younger man in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Then Came You"

2000

Played the college roommate of the heroine of "Let It Snow/Snow Day"; premiered at Sundance; released theatrically in 2001

1998

Reprised Yitzhak in Off-Broadway production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

1997

Film debut in "Flushed"

1994

Originated role of Yitzhak, a Croatian roadie/backup singer, in stagings of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

1990

At age 19, obtained union card (Actors Equity) with appearance in "A Man for All Seasons" at a Connecticut theater (date approximate)

Spent early years living in Venice, Italy where her father was studying on a Fulbright scholarship

After parents' divorce divided time between Italy and Detroit, Michigan

Toured as a chorus member of "Fiddler on the Roof", starring Theodore Bikel

After graduating from college, moved to NYC

Bonus Trivia

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On her "Hedwig" character, Shor told the Detroit Free Press (March 29, 2000): "Yitzhak's sort of a Croatian mixture of Barbra Streisand and Axl Rose."

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