Alysia Reiner

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Alysia Reiner
Reiner with husband David Alan Basche in February 2011
Born (1970-07-21) July 21, 1970 (age 43)
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Years active 1999-present
Spouse(s) David Alan Basche (? - present; 1 child)

Alysia Reiner (born July 21, 1970) is an American actress who has appeared in several award-winning films, television shows, and Off Broadway theatrical works.

Off Broadway[edit]

Reiner has appeared in several Off Broadway works including two 2 Persian themed plays directed by Abdolhossein Sepanta focusing on the struggles of lesbian women in Persian culture. One of her early roles was in the 2005 Drama Desk-nominated New York premiere of Pentecost, by Tony Award-winning playwright David Edgar. She recently joined Tim Crouch in the Obie Award-winning An Oak Tree at The Barrow Street, and "Jayson with a Y" with The New Group. At The Beckett, she played roles in Anaïs Nin: One of Her Lives and Wasps in Bed. She has been deemed "Off Broadway Favorite" by Theatremania and was called "priceless" by the New York Times.

Film and television[edit]

Reiner has appeared in several recent films, including The Vicious Kind, Arranged, Schooled, and The Narrow Gate (which won the award for "Best Female Filmmaker" at the San Diego Film Festival). In 2005, she played the role of Christine in the film Sideways, which won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Reiner's only TV lead role was on the pilot of An Englishman in New York. She has appeared as a guest on The Sopranos, Love Monkey, The Jury, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Drew Carey Show, The Practice, Family Law, Jack & Jill, and White Collar. Reiner has a recurring role as Natalie Figueroa on Orange Is the New Black.

Reiner has just announced that she and writing partner Sarah Megan Thomas will be launching Broad Street Pictures to produce films with strong female roles. The company’s first project is to be a thriller set on Wall Street starring Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, best known for The Nanny Diaries, to write the screenplay.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Reiner is married to actor David Alan Basche.[2] The couple has a daughter, Livia, who was born on December 5, 2008.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Hourly Rates Gail
2004 Sideways Christine Erganian
2004 Three Body Problem, TheThe Three Body Problem Nina Short film
2005 One Last Thing... Tai Uhlmann
2006 Cycle Unknown Marie Short film
2006 Narrow Gate, TheThe Narrow Gate Rachel
2007 Arranged Leah
2007 Schooled Miss Luna Hill
2008 Peppermint Tree, TheThe Peppermint Tree Laura
2009 Vicious Kind, TheThe Vicious Kind Samantha
2009 Jacket, TheThe Jacket Joan Short film
2009 Speed Grieving Malia Short film
2012 Backwards Meghan
2013 King Theodore Live Jordyn Short film
2013 Primrose Lane Theodocia
2014 That Awkward Moment Amanda
2014 Story of Milo & Annie, TheThe Story of Milo & Annie Mercedes Short film, post-production
2014 Kelly & Cal Trish Post-production
???? Emotional Rescue Connie Announced


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Law & Order Gretchen Stewart Episode: "Sundown"
2000 Family Law Ms. Holland Episode: "Echoes"
2002 Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Sally Episode: "What Women Don't Want"
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cindy Kerber Episode: "Juvenile"
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Leslie Hurst Episode: "Stray"
2004 Jury, TheThe Jury Dr. Ainsley Solomon Episode: "The Boxer"
2006 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Linda Vaughn Epiosde: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request..."
2006 Love Monkey Megan Episode: "Coming Out"
2008 Puppy Love Jen TV series
2008 Starter Wife, TheThe Starter Wife Cindy 2 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Paula O'Keefe Episode: "Lady's Man"
2009 White Collar Manager Episode: "Free Fall"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Michelle Linden Episode: "Lost Children of the Blood"
2010 Law & Order Amy Felner Episode: "Love Eternal"
2011 Blue Bloods Hannah Episode: "Model Behavior"
2012 Exes, TheThe Exes Cindy Episode: "The Party"
2013–present Orange Is the New Black Natalie Figueroa 15 episodes


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