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Ari Graynor is an American actress who has made a name for herself on both stage and screen. Born on April 27, 1983, in Boston, Massachusetts, Graynor grew up in a Jewish family and attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she studied English and Drama.
Graynor began her acting career on stage, making her Broadway debut in 2005 in the play "Brooklyn Boy" by Donald Margulies. She played the role of Alison, the love interest of the main character, and received critical acclaim for her performance. Graynor followed up her Broadway debut with a role in the off-Broadway play "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" in 2005. She played the role of Van's Sister, a character based on Lucy from the Peanuts comic strip. The play was a dark and comedic take on the Peanuts characters and was well-received by audiences and critics alike.
Graynor continued to work on stage, appearing in a number of off-Broadway productions, including "Trust" by Paul Weitz and "The Little Dog Laughed" by Douglas Carter Beane. In 2012, Graynor returned to Broadway in the play "The Performers" by David West Read. The play was a comedy about the porn industry and Graynor played the role of Sara, a porn star. While the play received mixed reviews, Graynor's performance was praised by many critics.
In addition to her work on stage, Graynor has also had a successful career in film and television. She made her film debut in 2003 in the movie "Mystic River" directed by Clint Eastwood. Graynor played the role of Eve Pigeon, the daughter of Sean Penn's character. The film was a critical and commercial success and received several Academy Award nominations.
Graynor continued to work in film, appearing in a number of independent movies, including "An American Crime" and "Holy Rollers." She also had supporting roles in mainstream films like "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" and "Whip It." In 2011, Graynor landed a leading role in the comedy film "The Sitter" opposite Jonah Hill. The film was a commercial success and helped to establish Graynor as a comedic actress.
Graynor has also had a successful career on television. She has appeared in a number of popular shows, including "Veronica Mars," "Fringe," and "The Office." In 2012, Graynor landed a leading role in the CBS sitcom "Bad Teacher," based on the 2011 film of the same name. Graynor played the role of Meredith Davis, a former trophy wife who becomes a teacher to find her next wealthy husband. While the show received mixed reviews, Graynor's performance was praised by many critics.
In addition to her work in film and television, Graynor has also worked in the music industry. In 2011, she provided vocals for the song "Just Like Honey" by The Jesus and Mary Chain for the soundtrack of the film "The Sitter." Graynor also appeared in the music video for the song.
Graynor is known for her versatility as an actress, able to play both comedic and dramatic roles with ease. She has received critical acclaim for her performances on stage and screen, and has established herself as one of the most talented actresses of her generation.

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Ari Graynor STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway World Premiere, 0
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
MCC Theatre Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2017
Maggie

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2014
Jamie

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Nina Roth

[Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2010
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Ellen

[Off-Broadway]
2005
Marcy

[Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2005
Alison


Ari Graynor Movies

[2003]Mystic River Eve Pigeon

[2004]Book of Love Naomi

[2004]Imaginary Heroes Jenny

[2004]Bereft Louise

[2005]The Great New Wonderful Lisa Krindel

[2005]Game 6 Laurel Rogan

[2006]For Your Consideration Young PA

[2007]An American Crime Paula Baniszewski

[2007]Turn the River Charlotte

[2008]Blues Tara

[2008]Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Caroline

[2009]Whip It Eva Destruction

[2009]Youth in Revolt Lacey

[2010]Date Night Young Woman

[2010]Holy Rollers Rachel Apfel

[2010]Conviction Mandy Marsh

[2011]Lucky Lucy St. Martin

[2011]The Sitter Marisa Lewis

[2011]What's Your Number? Daisy Darling

[2011]10 Years Sam

[2012]For a Good Time, Call... Katie Steele

[2012]The Guilt Trip Joyce Margolis

[2012]Celeste & Jesse Forever Beth

[2016]Wiener-Dog Carol Steinhart

[2017]The Disaster Artist Juliette /Lisa

[2017]Avenues Brooke

[2018]The Front Runner Ann Devroy

[2020]Like a Boss Angela


Ari Graynor TV Shows

American Dad! Stripper, Girl, Drunk Girl

Fringe Rachel, Kelsie

I'm Dying Up Here Cassie Feder

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Tracee Chimo Pallero, Santino Fontana, Morgan Spector and Jason Butler Harner Join Roundabout's FALLEN ANGELS Benefit Reading

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced additional casting for the special Benefit Reading of Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels, directed by Scott Ellis. Check out who will join previously announced Kelli O'Hara and Rose Byrne.

Sutton Foster and Kelli O'Hara Will Join the New York Pops For One Night Only at Carnegie Hall in November

The New York Pops will be joined by Tony Award winners Sutton Foster and Kelli O'Hara for a one night only concert on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

THE ANNE FRANK GIFT SHOP to Run at the Monica Film Center Followed by Engagement at the Milky Way Restaurant

“THE ANNE FRANK GIFT SHOP,” a new award-winning dark comedy from Reboot Studios and writer Mickey Rapkin (Pitch Perfect) and includes Ari Graynor (FX’s “Mrs. America”), Chris Perfetti (“Abbott Elementary”), Kate Burton (Tony nominee for “Hedda Gabler”), Jason Butler Harner (“Ozark”), comedian Mary Beth Barone and Josh Meyers (“MadTV”). 

Rose Byrne & Kelli O'Hara to Star in FALLEN ANGELS Benefit Reading at Roundabout Theatre Company

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Reading of Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels, directed by Scott Ellis starring Rose Byrne and Kelli O'Hara. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Frank Wood, Abubakr Ali & b Join TOROS at Second Stage Theater Uptown

Complete casting has been set for Second Stage Theater's TOROS by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

2023 Second Stage Theater Uptown Series to Present TOROS By Danny Tejera This Summer

Second Stage Theater will present TOROS, written by Danny Tejera and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this summer at Second Stage Theater Uptown.

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess & Sutton Foster to Star in Sondheim Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl

Patti LuPone will lead a glittering cast of Broadway luminaries for Everybody Rise! A Sondheim Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl. See how to purchase tickets!

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE WANDERERS

Roundabout Theatre Company officially opened The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein, last night, February 16. Check out photos of the stars arriving on the opening night red carpet here!

Apple TV+ Renews SURFACE For Season Two

Following its globally acclaimed first season, Apple TV+ has announced a season two renewal for “Surface,” the hit psychological thriller starring and executive produced by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and created by Veronica West. Led by star Mbatha-Raw, “Surface” is produced by Apple Studios and Hello Sunshine.

VIDEO: Apple TV+ Debuts Trailer for SURFACE Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

The ensemble cast starring alongside Mbatha-Raw includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“The Haunting of Hill House”), Stephan James (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Ari Graynor (“I’m Dying Up Here”), Academy Award-nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Secrets & Lies”), François Arnaud (“I Killed My Mother”) and Millie Brady (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”).

Apple TV+ Announces SURFACE Global Streaming Debut

The ensemble cast starring alongside Mbatha-Raw includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“The Haunting of Hill House”), Stephan James (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Ari Graynor (“I’m Dying Up Here”), Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste (“Secrets & Lies”), François Arnaud (“I Killed My Mother”) and Millie Brady (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”).

Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere production of 53% OF. The production will feature ANNA CRIVELLI, EDEN MALYN, MARIANNA McCLELLAN, GRACE REX, CATHRYN WAKE, and AYANA WORKMAN.

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at TAKE ME OUT Opening Night

Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out opened Monday night at the Hayes Theatre and we've got all the photos of the starry attendees for opening night.

Jesse Eisenberg, Ari Graynor, Hope Lauren, Jin Ha and More to be Featured in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will premiere tonight with an all new series of unforgettable performances on IGTV @24hourplays. Fourteen actors have each been paired with one of fourteen writers who have crafted unique pieces especially for their actors.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Provides $18.1 Million in Grants in Fiscal Year 2020

Thanks to the generosity of the theatrical community and dedicated supporters, Broadway Cares has announced a record $18.1 million was provided in grants in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

MRS. AMERICA Digital Score Soundtrack Now Available

Fox Music/Hollywood Records has released the digital soundtrack from the FX Original Series “Mrs. America,” now available. The album features an original score by Kris Bowers (“Green Book,” “When They See Us”) available here. “Mrs. America” is now streaming exclusively on FX on Hulu.

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon, Michael Urie And More Join Directors' Cut Edition Of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues added an exciting new twist last night with a special edition: Directors' Cut,

BC/EFA's Emergency Assistance Fund Sends $5 Million to The Actors Fund

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced today that it has sent $5 million from its COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund to The Actors Fund, ensuring thousands who work in theater and the performing arts receive vital, lifesaving support during and after this devastating pandemic.

Cynthia Nixon, Michael Urie & More Join Directors Cut Edition Of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues adds an exciting new twist with tonight's special edition: Directors' Cut, airing on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/.

Ari Graynor FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ari Graynor has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Ari Graynor has not appeared in the West End.

Ari Graynor has been nominated for the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play award at The Lortels for her performance in the play "YEN".

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