The Info List - Nina Arianda

Nina Arianda Matijcio (born September 18, 1984)[1] is an American actress. She won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Vanda Jordan in Venus in Fur, and was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for portraying Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday. In 2016, she began starring in Amazon Studios' legal series Goliath.


1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television

4 Stage 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life and education[edit] Arianda was born in Manhattan, New York City.[2] Her parents were born in Germany to Ukrainian families.[3][4] She grew up in Clifton, New Jersey and Heidelberg, Germany.[2] She received a Bachelor of Arts from Eugene Lang College The New School
The New School
for Liberal Arts, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program in 2009.[5] Career[edit] Arianda made her Broadway debut in April 2011 in the lead role of Billie Dawn in the Broadway production of Born Yesterday, with James Belushi and Robert Sean Leonard. She appeared Off-Broadway as Vanda Jourdain in the comedy-drama play Venus in Fur in 2010. The play then transferred to Broadway, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, in early November 2011, and her performance received critical acclaim.[6][7][8][9] In 2014, she starred in the Manhattan
Theatre Club's production of Tales From Red Vienna. She has appeared in several films, including Win Win, Tower Heist, Midnight in Paris, Rob the Mob, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. In January 2015, she was cast as Molly, the wife of Will Graham (played by her former Broadway co-star Hugh Dancy) for the third season of Hannibal.[10] Arianda starred in Fool for Love at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown Theatre Festival
in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in July 2014, with Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
and direction by Daniel Aukin.[11] Arianda and Rockwell reprised their roles on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
in 2015.[12] In 2016, she played Agnes Stark in the film Florence Foster Jenkins. Also in 2016, Arianda co-starred in the Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios
legal series Goliath. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2011 Win Win Shelly

2011 Higher Ground Wendy Walker

2011 Midnight in Paris Carol Bates

2011 Tower Heist Miss Iovenko

2013 Lucky Them Dana

2013 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Alexis

2014 Rob the Mob Rosemarie Uva

2014 The Humbling Sybil Van Buren

2016 Florence Foster Jenkins Agnes Stark

2017 Never Here Margeret Lockwood

2018 Stan and Ollie Ida Kitaeva Laurel Post-production


Year Title Role Notes

2011 The Good Wife Gretchen Battista Episode: "Get a Room"

2012 30 Rock Zarina Sbarro Episode: "Stride of Pride"

2013 Hostages Lauren Episode: "Sister's Keeper"

2015 Hannibal Molly Graham 4 episodes

2015 Master of None Alice Episode: "Hot Ticket"

2016 Horace and Pete Maggie Episode #1.4

2016 Crisis in Six Scenes Lorna Episode #1.5

2016 Goliath Patty Solis-Papagian 8 episodes


Year Title Role Notes

2010 Venus in Fur Vanda Jourdain Classic Stage Company, Off-Broadway

2011 Born Yesterday Emma "Billie" Dawn Cort Theatre, Broadway

2011–12 Venus in Fur Vanda Jourdain Lyceum Theatre, Broadway

2014 Tales from Red Vienna Heléna Altman Manhattan
Theatre Club, Off-Broadway

2015 Fool for Love May Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Broadway

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result

2010 Theatre World Award Venus in Fur Won

Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Won

Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominated

Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female Won

2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play[13] Born Yesterday Nominated

Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance Nominated

Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play[14] Won

Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play[15] Nominated

2012 Venus in Fur Won


^ Lahr, John (November 7, 2011). "The Natural". The New Yorker. Condé Nast. LXXXVII (35): 31–37.  ^ a b Blank, Matthew (June 7, 2011). "Born Yesterday Tony Nominee Nina Arianda". Playbill. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. Retrieved June 11, 2012.  ^ Goldman, Andrew (February 17, 2012). " Nina Arianda Is Fueling Fantasies". The New York Times.  ^ http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/11/07/the-natural-john-lahr ^ "Tisch alumni nominations at the 2011 Tony Awards". Tisch at New York University. Retrieved July 28, 2015.  ^ Jones, Kenneth; Hetrick, Adam (May 1, 2012). "2012 Tony Awards Nominations Announced; Once Earns 11 Nominations". Playbill. Archived from the original on May 7, 2012.  ^ Healy, Patrick (February 7, 2010). "Back From the Depths, Rebuilding a Career". The New York Times. Retrieved July 28, 2015.  ^ Isherwood, Charles (January 28, 2010). "One Object of Desire, Delivered". The New York Times. Retrieved August 15, 2010.  ^ Haun, Harry (January 31, 2010). "Nina Arianda: A Star Is Born". Playbill. Retrieved August 15, 2010.  ^ " Nina Arianda cast for third season of "Hannibal"". TVLine. Retrieved July 28, 2015.  ^ Hetrick, Adam (July 24, 2014). " Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
Heat Up Williamstown's Fool for Love, Opening Tonight". Playbill.  ^ Gans, Andrew (September 15, 2015). "Fool for Love, Starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell, Steams Up Broadway Tonight". Playbill.  ^ Gans, Andrew (April 29, 2011). "56th Annual Drama Desk Nominations Announced; Book of Mormon Scores 12 Nominations". Playbill. Archived from the original on September 2, 2011.  ^ ""War Horse", "The Kid", Benanti, Gad Among Outer Critics Circle Winners!". Broadway World. May 16, 2011.  ^ Lang, Brent. "Tony Awards: Nina Arianda Wins Best Actress in a Play for "Venus in Fur"". TheWrap. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Nina Arianda at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Nina Arianda at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Nina Arianda, Playbill
Vault Nina Arianda on IMDb

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
/ Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
/ Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
/ Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1948) Martita Hunt (1949) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1950) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1954) Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
(1955) Julie Harris (1956) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1957) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1958) Gertrude Berg
Gertrude Berg
(1959) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1960) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1961) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1962) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1963) Sandy Dennis (1964) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1965) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1966) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Julie Harris (1969) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1970) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1971) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1972) Julie Harris (1973) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1974) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1976) Julie Harris (1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
(1979) Phyllis Frelich (1980) Jane Lapotaire (1981) Zoe Caldwell (1982) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1983) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1984) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1985) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1986) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(1987) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1993) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Marie Mullen (1998) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(2004) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2005) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2006) Julie White
Julie White
(2007) Deanna Dunagan (2008) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2009) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2010) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2011) Nina Arianda (2012) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(2013) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2014) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2015) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf

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