Graynor at the premiere of Ten Year, Toronto Film Festival 2011
|Born||Ariel Geltman Graynor
April 27, 1983
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Ariel Geltman Graynor, better known as Ari Graynor (born April 27, 1983), is an American actress, known for her roles in TV series such as The Sopranos and Fringe, in stage productions such as Brooklyn Boy and The Little Dog Laughed, and in films such as Whip It and For a Good Time, Call....
Early life 
Graynor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joani Geltman, a parenting expert, and Greg Graynor, a contractor. She was raised Jewish and attended Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a private school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. Her mother was an amateur actress.
Graynor first came to prominence as Caitlin Rucker on HBO's The Sopranos. Her film credits include An American Crime (2007), which premiered in January 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival. She also appeared early in the second season of UPN's Veronica Mars as the daughter of a bus driver. She made her Broadway debut as 'Alison' in 2005's Brooklyn Boy after appearing in the world premiere at South Coast Repertory. She also appeared in The Little Dog Laughed.
Graynor shaved her head for her role as Elvina, a pop star, in CSI: Miami, and is a recurring guest star on the Fox series Fringe, playing Agent Olivia Dunham's younger sister, Rachel. In 2008, Graynor appeared in the film Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and in October, 2009, she also was in Whip It, a comedy film directed by Drew Barrymore and written by Shauna Cross, based on Cross' young adult novel Derby Girl. In 2010 she appeared in the play Trust at the off-Broadway Second Stage theatre company with Sutton Foster, Zach Braff and Bobby Cannavale. In the fall of 2011, she appeared on Broadway in the Woody Allen-written segment of three one-act comedies collectively called Relatively Speaking. She played Nina Roth in Allen’s “Honeymoon Hotel” segment.
|2001||The Sopranos||Caitlin Rucker||4 episodes|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Missy Kurtz||Episode: "Damaged"|
|2003||Mystic River||Eve Pigeon|
|2004||Book of Love||Naomi|
|2005||Game 6||Laurel Rogan|
|2005||Veronica Mars||Jessie Doyle||Episode: "Driver Ed"|
|2006||For Your Consideration||Young PA|
|2007||An American Crime||Paula Baniszewski|
|2007||CSI: Miami||Elvina||Episode: "Rush"|
|2007||Turn the River||Charlotte|
|2007||Numb3rs||Ella Pierce||Episode: "Tabu"|
|2008||Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist||Caroline|
|2008–2009||American Dad!||(voice)||Episode: "Spring Breakup"
Episode: "G-String Circus"
|2009||Youth in Revolt||Lacey|
|2009||Whip It||Eva Destruction|
|2009–2010||Fringe||Rachel Dunham||10 episodes|
|2010||No Deal||Cassie||Video short|
|2010||Holy Rollers||Rachel Apfel|
|2010||The Cleveland Show||BigSkeez (voice)||Episode: "Our Gang"|
|2010||Date Night||Young Woman|
|2011||What's Your Number?||Daisy|
|2011||The Sitter||Marisa Lewis|
|2012||For a Good Time, Call...||Katie Steel|
|2012||Celeste and Jesse Forever||Beth|
|2012||The Guilt Trip||Joyce Margolis|
- "Ari Graynor talks about 'Holy Rollers' and 'What's Your Number' – PopWrap". Nypost.com. May 12, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
- "Ari Graynor: Anatomy of a Sundance 'it' girl". Los Angeles Times. January 25, 2012.
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