Ari was born Ariel Geltman Graynor in Boston, Massachusetts USA on 27 April 1983, under the zodiac sign of Taurus. Her father is Greg Graynor – a parenting expert – while her mother’s name is Joani Geltman and she is a contractor. Ari is an actress who started her acting career when she was just seven, and is best known for her appearances in “The Sopranos” TV series, and in the movie “For a Good Time Call”.
She matriculated from the private Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Massachusetts, then continued her education at Trinity College in Connecticut.
Getting Ready For a Role
Not everybody is dedicated to work as much as Ari is to acting. When she was about to play a role of a stand-up comedian, she thought that the best way to get ready was to perform in front of a live audience, and so she did. She performed at Live Open Mic Nights and later claimed how that was the scariest thing that she had ever done. She even appeared in a movie executive produced by Jim Carrey, her favorite comedian; she described him as ‘nothing short of amazing’.
Acting in TV Series
Ari has appeared in so many movies and TV series, but it seems that her debut is what made her somewhat famous. In 2001 she appeared in four episodes of the crime drama TV series called “The Sopranos”, about a mobster, Toni Soprano, who is trying to be both a family man and a leader of a criminal organization.
After that, Ari appeared in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2003, and a single episode of “Veronica Mars” in 2005, and in five more TV series but only in one episode in each. Her first longer appearance was in “American Dad!” shot from 2008 to 2012, an American animated sitcom which resembles “Family Guy” but has more absurd plots grounded by real world issues.
Right after that, Ari appeared in 10 episodes in “Fringe” shot in 2009 and 2010, which is a science fiction TV series which follows three members of the fictional Fringe Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, tasked with investigating mysteries occurrences.
Her next significant appearance was in “Bad Teacher” in 2014, in which she had the role of Meredith Davis in 13 episodes. It is a sitcom about Meredith, a divorced woman, who tries to find herself a rich potential husband in order to get back to her expensive habits.
Her last appearance in a TV series was in “I’m Dying Up Here” in 2017 and 2018, starring as Cassie Feder in 10 episodes of the comedy drama about a group of comedians who are trying to become successful at Goldie’s comedy club in the 1970s.
Acting in Movies
Ari has appeared in more movies than TV series, but only a single starring role. Her first movie which she appeared in was playing a small role “Mystic River” in 2003, a mystery crime thriller directed by Clint Eastwood.
Her next movie was in another support role in “Book of Love” in 2004. Actually, in the first 10 movies in which she appeared, she only played small and insignificant side roles. Her first serious role was when she co-starred in “Lucky” alongside Colin Hanks in 2011, a crime comedy movie about a wannabe serial killer who manages to win the lottery and tries his best to hook up with his lifelong crush.
Her biggest role out of all the movies that she’s appeared in was in “For a Good Time, Call…” comedy film in 2012, which follows Lauren and Katie who both try to work as ‘phone sex operators.
Even though Ari is 34, she has never married and doesn’t have any kids. We know about two people who she used to date – she spent one year with Eddie Kaye Thomas, the actor who appeared as Paul Finch in “American Pie”, and there were rumors how she was dating Johnny Galecki who starred in “The Big Gang Theory” but these were never confirmed. Currently Ari appears to be single.
Appearance and Net Worth
Ari has long blonde hair and brown eyes. She is about 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs around 123lbs (58kg), and her vital statistics are 34-25-34.
According to authoritative sources, her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million, accumulated from her acting career now spanning over 15 years.
Social Media Presence
Ari is one of those people who do not have an Instagram account. However, she is very active on Twitter, under the name AGraynor – she has nearly 30,000 followers. You can also find her on Facebook and on her new show’s website.
Ari can speak Korean.
Her mother is Jewish and her father was Polish Catholic – he turned to Judaism before he married Ari’s mother. Ari was raised Jewish.