Ari Graynor biography
Date of Birth: April 27, 1983
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ari Graynor knew from the time she was six years old that she wanted to get into
acting. While growing up, she watched her mother appear in amateur productions. Ari herself appeared in school
productions and local theater as well. After graduating from Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a private school in
Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Ari, made her professional acting debut. At
18, she was cast in a recurring role as 'Caitlin Rucker' on the hit HBO TV series The Sopranos.
Ari made her feature film debut with a small role in Clint Eastwood's award-winning film Mystic
River (2003), followed by a role in Imaginary Heroes (2005), starring Sigourney Weaver. She
made her Broadway debut as 'Alison' in 2005's Brooklyn Boy after appearing in the world premiere at South Coast
Repertory. Later that year, she played "Marcy" in the Off-Broadway play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage
Blockhead, at the Century Center for the Performing Arts. Her co-star was American Pie's Eddie Kaye Thomas, and
they began dating. Also in 2005, she appeared in the second season of UPN's Veronica Mars as the daughter of
a bus driver.
Graynor played a recurring guest role on the Fox series Fringe during the 2009/2010 season as Agent Olivia
Dunham's younger sister, Rachel. Other film credits include An American Crime (2007), which premiered
in January 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival; Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist; Drew Barrymore's
Whip It, and What's Your Number? (2011), starring as Anna Faris' sister. Also in
2011, she played opposite Jonah Hill in the comedy The Sitter before working on the 2012 comedies Celeste and Jesse Forever and For A Good Time, Call... (2012).
In the Fall of 2011, she began appearing on Broadway in the Woody Allen written segment of three one-act comedies
collectively called Relatively Speaking.
In her spare time, Ari enjoys photography.
For A Good Time, Call...
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
What's Your Number?
Youth in Revolt
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
Turn the River
An American Crime (2007)
For Your Consideration
The Great New Wonderful (2005)
Game 6 (2005)
Book of Love (2004)
Ari Graynor Filmography