Ari Meyers

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Ari Meyers
Born Ariadne Meyer
(1969-04-06) April 6, 1969 (age 47)
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ari Meyers (born April 6, 1969) is an actress. She is best known for her role as Emma Jane McArdle in the television series Kate & Allie (1984).

Early years[edit]

Meyers (birth name Ariadne Meyer) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Jewish American parents who were touring in the island. Her mother is actress Taro Meyer, who appeared in the television soap opera Another World. Shortly afterward, Meyers and her family returned to New York City where she was raised and where she received her primary and secondary education.[1][2]


In 1982, Meyers landed her first major role as the stepdaughter of Al Pacino in the movie Author! Author!.[3] The following year, she also landed the role of Emma Jane McArdle on the TV series Kate & Allie. Meanwhile, she also continued to take advanced courses in school.[1][2]

In 1988, Meyers left Kate & Allie and used her earnings to finish her studies at Yale University; from there she graduated with honors and a double major in Philosophy and Theatre Arts.[1][2]

After graduating, Meyers continued acting and was mostly cast as characters much younger than her actual age. Meyers has also lent her voice in the recording of numerous audio books, such as:

  • The Amy Fisher Story
  • The Wish (2000)
  • A Kitten's Tale (1995)

In 2003, Meyers appeared in the play Theophilus North in New York City and in 2004 she participated in the play Little Willy.[1][2]


Notable TV guest appearances[edit]

  • Evening Shade as "Aimee Thompson" in episode: "What a Night" (episode # 3.4) 12 October 1992.
  • Evening Shade as "Aimee Thompson" in episode: "She What?!" (episode # 3.19) 1 March 1993
  • Diagnosis: Murder as "Amy Saroyan" in episode: "Out of the Past: Part 1" (episode # 7.23) 11 May 2000

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d TV Guide Archived October 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d People
  3. ^ Smith, Stacy Jenel (26 January 1983). "New Role Helps Deborah Raff In Grow As Actress .". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 

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