Ari Graynor is a stage, television, and film actress whose self-confidence, joy and cheerfulness have made her an indispensable personality. Since her debut as an actress in 2001, she has appeared in no less than 40 works. She is best known for her roles in The Sopranos, Fringe, Bad Teacher, Whip It, For a Good Time, Call… and stage productions such as Brooklyn Boy and The Little Dog Laughed.
Ari Graynor Biography
Ariel Geltman Graynor was born on April 27, 1983, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother, Joani Geltman, is an education expert, while her father, Greg Graynor, is a contractor. While her mother was born into an Ashkenazi Jewish family, her father is of Polish descent and converted from Roman Catholicism to Judaism. As such she received a strong Jewish upbringing.
Ari Graynor received her early education from Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a private school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She then graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
She made her television debut on HBO’s The Sopranos in 2001 in a recurring role as Caitlin Rucker. Two years later she made her screen debut as Eve Pigeon in Clint Eastwood’s crime thriller drama Mystic River. The film starred Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, both of whom won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
In 2005 she starred in a Broadway production, Brooklyn Boy as Alison. Prior to that, she recorded other works, including the world premiere of the play in 2004 at the South Coast Repertory and The Little Dog Laughed. Other stage productions in which she has appeared include off-Broadway plays such as Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Youthful Fool (2005), Trust 2010 with Sutton Foster, Zach Braff, and Bobby Cannavale, and Yen 2017.
She has had minor roles in NBC’s crime drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2003, the teen mystery drama series Veronica Mars (2005), and in 2007 she appeared on CBS’ CSI: Miami and Numb3rs. In 2008, she was featured in five episodes of the animated sitcom by FOX, American Dad! The sitcom opened the door for other work on the network, including a recurring role in Fringe (2009-2010) – in a double role as Rachel/Kelsie, The Cleveland Show 2010, and a vocal role in an episode of Family Guy 2011.
Ari Graynor received a regular role in CBS Bad Teacher in 2014 as Meredith Davis. She was also the producer of the show. Other TV projects she has appeared in include Garfunkel and Oates in 2014, the Kroll Show in 2015, and from 2017 to 2018 she regularly played the role of Cassie Feder in Showtime’s comedy-drama I’m Dying Up Here.
Since her first film appearance in 2003, hardly a year has passed in which she has not added at least one credit to her CV. Ari Graynor has appeared in no less than 20 films. Her films include Book of Love, Imaginary Heroes and Bereft (2004), Game 6, and The Great New Wonderful (2005). She starred in For Your Consideration (2006) and had two roles in Am American Crime and Turn the River in 2007.
She also appeared in Blues (2008), Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008), Youth in Revolt (2009) and Whip It (2009), the latter being a comedy directed by Drew Barrymore. At the turn of the decade, Ari Graynor became a regular on the big screen. In 2010, she appeared on set in four films: Holy Rollers, Date Night, Conviction, and the short film No Deal. The following year, she repeated the series with Lucky, 10 Years, The Sitter, and What’s Your Number? but had one less credit in 2012: Celeste & Jesse Forever, For a Good Time, Call…, which she also produced as an executive, and The Guilt Trip.
After a four-year break from filming, Graynor celebrated her screen comeback with Wiener Hund in 2016. In the same year, she also appeared in the short film Join the Club. 2017 had only one appearance, The Disaster Artist, as did 2018 – the political drama film The Front Runner.
5 Key Facts You Need To Know
1. Her Net Worth
Ari Graynor is an outstanding actress whose talent and acting skills, especially her comedic chops, cannot be denied. Over the years, she has not only created an impressive resume but has also amassed an incredible fortune. Her fortune is estimated at $1 million, an amount that would increase if she continued to get more roles.
2. Before Fame
Graynor has always loved babies, and as a young girl, she worked as a babysitter before she came into the limelight. Besides acting, she is also a talented photographer.
3. Her Boyfriend
The actress of the Disaster Artist is possibly single. However, in 2008 she was in a relationship with her acting colleague Eddie Kaye Thomas. The duo appeared in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
Meanwhile, in a CBS interview with Stephen Colbert on June 29, 2017, she revealed that she went to the prom with future Congressman Joseph Kennedy III.
4. Height, Weight, Body Measurements
She is not only talented but also gifted. With a height of 1.65 m (5 feet 5 inches), she weighs 52 kg or 115 lb. Her body stats include a chest size of 34 inches, a waist that measures 25 inches, and a hip size of 24 inches. She wears blonde hair and hazelnut-colored blinkers.
5. Social Media Presence
Graynor connects with its fans through multiple social media platforms. She has over 1500 followers on Instagram and over 30k on Twitter.