Famous People from Midland County Texas
Michael Arden was born October 6, 1982 in Midland, Texas
as Michael Jerrod Moore.
He is an actor best known for Source Code, Bridal Wars and
Life of Timothy Green as well at TV appearances in Gray's Anatomy
Michael was raised in Midland
and was a student at Trinity School, a college
preparatory school in Midland. He was active in the Pickwick
Players, Midland Community Theatre's youth performing company. A
Presidential Scholar in the arts, Arden graduated from Interlochen
Arts Academy in 2001 as a theatre student. He continued his
education with the Julliard School in The Dama Division's Group 34
from 2001 to 2005. Arden left Julliard to join the Broadway revival
company production of the musical Big River.
Arden made his Broadway
debut as Tom Sawyer in the 2003 Roundabout and Deaf West revival of
Big River. In Summer 2005, he played Nick, a sexually
promiscuous gay man in love with a shark, in Adam Bock's surreal
play Swimming in the Shallows at New York's Second Stage
Theatre. Arden directed Deaf West Theatre's revival of Spring
Awakening. On May 3, 2016 Arden received a Tony Award nomination
in the category Best Direction of a Musical for his work on the
Spring Awakening revival.
In the movies, Michael is
best known for his role as Derek Frost in
Source Code, he played Kevin in
Bride Wars and Doug Wert in
Odd Life of Timothy Green.
Arden can also be seen on
television. He has appeared in television on ABC's
Grey's Anatomy as
Neal Hannigan and in
for CBS. He also co-starred with Donald
Trump in a Domino's Pizza television commercial, and with Regis and
Kelly in a 2006 Commerce Bank commercial. Arden recently had a
recurring role in the NBC series Kings as Joseph, the secret
boyfriend of the closeted gay heir to the throne, Prince Jack
Benjamin. He also guest starred in an episode of The Closer as James
Clark, a schizophrenic murder suspect, as well as guest starring in
an episode of Bones as Harold Prescott. He will be starring
alongside Radha Mitchell, Jeffrey Nordling, and John Heard in the
new A&E drama The Quickening. Producers of
The Good Wife announced
in August 2011 that Arden had been cast in a recurring role as a
potential love interest for the recurring character Owen
Cavanaugh. He starred in the FX series Anger Management.
Arden is openly gay. He
Is married to fellow Broadway and TV actor Andy Mientus. They
married on August 18, 2016, in Somerset, England.