Aya Cash

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Aya Cash
Aya Cash July 14, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Cash at the series premieres of You're the Worst and Married in July 2014
Born Aya Rachel Cash[1]
(1982-07-13) July 13, 1982 (age 32)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Aya Rachel Cash (born July 13, 1982) is an American actress, the daughter of poet and novelist Kim Addonizio and Buddhist teacher Eugene Cash, and the granddaughter of Wimbledon champion Pauline Betz Addie and sportswriter Bob Addie. In 2014, Cash was listed among "10 Comic Actresses Who Deserve A Big-Screen Leading Role" by Indiewire.[2]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Cash's television appearances include Brotherhood, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Mercy, and The Newsroom. She also appeared in the WB pilot Spellbound, the Fox pilot Strange Brew, and the pilot Friday Night Dinner, alongside Tony Shalhoub and Allison Janney.[2] Cash was also a series regular in the 2011 Fox comedy Traffic Light, which ran for one season.[3] She currently stars in the FX Network series You're the Worst.[2]

Film[edit]

Cash's film credits include The Oranges, Winter of Frozen Dreams, Off Jackson Avenue, Begin Again, The Bits In Between, and The Happy House.[4][3] She had a small role as Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio)’s assistant in The Wolf of Wall Street.[5]

Theater[edit]

Additionally, Cash has numerous Off-Broadway credits,[6] and in 2014 starred in the world premiere of Zoe Kazan’s play "Trudy And Max In Love."[2]

Personal life[edit]

She is an alumna of the San Francisco School of the Arts[7] and the University of Minnesota.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Off Jackson Avenue Olga
2008 Deception Secretary #2
2009 Winter of Frozen Dreams Prostitute
2009 The Bits in Between Suzy
2011 The Oranges Maya
2012 Sleepwalk with Me Hannah
2013 The Happy House Wendy
2013 Begin Again Jenny
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Janet
2014 Loitering with Intent Jesse
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order Janine Lesko Episode: "Kingmaker"
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lori Episode: "Weeping Willow"
2007 Brotherhood Martha Danners Episode: "Shelter from the Storm 1:1-2"
2007 Spellbound Chrissy Unaired CW pilot
2010 Mercy Bliss Edlestein Episode: "Too Much Attitude and Not Enough Underwear"
2010 Strange Brew Lizzy Unaired FOX pilot
2011 Traffic Light Callie Main role; 13 episodes
2012 Friday Night Dinner Lizzy Unaired NBC pilot
2012 A Gifted Man Trish Sulloway Episode: "In Case of Heart Failure"
2013 The Newsroom Shelly Wexler 3 episodes
2013 We Are Men Claire 2 episodes
2014–present You're the Worst Gretchen Cutler Main role
2015 Modern Family Vanessa Episode: "Rash Decisions"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aya Rachel Cash, Born 07/13/1982 in California". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. 1982-07-13. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d Oliver Lyttleton (2014-04-28). "10 Comic Actresses Who Deserve A Big-Screen Leading Role". Indiewire.com. 
  3. ^ a b IMDb Profile
  4. ^ Michael Atkinson (2013-05-02). "Modestly Made and Executed, The Happy House Is Pretty Likeable The Village Voice May 2, 2013". Villagevoice.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  5. ^ "AYA CASH FROM 'YOU'RE THE WORST' WASN'T AN EDGY GIRL NEXT DOOR IN 'WOLF OF WALL STREET'". Bustle. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Internet Off-Broadway Database Profile". Lortel.org. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  7. ^ "Bio: Aya Cash". Fox 50 Raleigh Durham Fayetteville. Feb 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ "A Guthrie 'guinea pig' makes good in Hollywood". Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 5, 2011. 

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