Biography

Character actor Michael Arden first entered the public eye with a choice supporting role on the prime-time seriocomedy The Return of Jezebel James, created by Gilmore Girls producer Amy Sherman-Palladino. The series, which premiered in winter 2008, told of a children's book editor named Sarah Thomkins (Parker Posey) who turns to her estranged sister, Coco (Lauren Ambrose), for surrogate motherhood when faced with the news that she herself cannot conceive. Arden co-starred as Buddy, Sarah's ambidextrous professional assistant. The show was quickly canceled after only three episodes, but it proved to be a good lauching pad into other screen roles for the Broadway vet. He played a supporting role in Bride Wars (2009), and then joined Charlie Sheen's FX sitcom Anger Management. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi