Arija Bareikis

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Arija Bareikis
Arija Allison Bareikis

(1966-07-21) July 21, 1966 (age 53)
Years active1992–present

Arija Allison Bareikis (born July 21, 1966) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Officer Chickie Brown in the TV crime drama Southland. She is also known for the films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and The Purge.

Early life and education[edit]

Bareikis was born in Bloomington, Indiana in July 1966. She has partial Lithuanian ancestry.[1] She is a 1988 graduate of Stanford University. Her mother is Carol Harton and her father, Bob Bareikis, is a professor of Germanic literature at Indiana University.[2] She has one sister, Anitra.


Bareikis starred alongside Rob Schneider as Kate in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and played LAPD police officer Chickie Brown in the police drama series Southland for its first three seasons.[3] As of May 2018, Bareikis' most recent screen role was a 2016 episode of the television series Power, as MJ.[4]


Year Film Role Other notes
1993 Celestial Navigation Pamela Short film
1994 Twisted Tales Tracey Segment: "Hungry Like A…Bat?"
1997 Ties to Rachel Rachel
1997 The Myth of Fingerprints Daphne
1998 Pants on Fire Nicki
1998 The Naked Man Kim Bliss
1999 30 Days Sarah Meyers
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Susan Marie Heine
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Kate
2004 Melinda and Melinda Sally Oliver
2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Kate Bigalow Uncredited
2005 Dealbreaker Fran Short film
2007 No Reservations Christine
2007 Leaving Gussie Thyme Short film
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Katherine
2009 Tenderness Marsha
2009 Frame of Mind Jennifer Secca
2011 The Stand Up Mrs. Rundgren
2013 The Purge Mrs. Grace Ferrin
2016 Tao of Surfing Megan
2018 The Witch in the Window Beverly
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Joe's Apartment Lily Dougherty MTV Television short film
1996 One Life to Live Emily di Mauro Recurring character
1997 Law & Order Kim Triandos Episode: "Matrimony"
1999–2000 Oz Tricia Ross Episodes: "The Truth and Nothing But…", "Napoleon's Boney Parts", "Unnatural Disasters", "U.S. Male", "Obituaries", and "The Bill of Wrongs"
2002 The American Embassy Emma Brody Episodes: "Walking on the Moon", "Agent Provocateur", "Pilot", "China Cup", "Driven", and "Long Live the King"
2002 Without A Trace Maggie Cartwright Episode: "Pilot"
2003 A Painted House Kathleen Chandler Hallmark Television movie
2004 Crossing Jordan Detective Annie Capra Episodes: "Oh, Brother Where Art Thou?", "Dead in the Water", "Missing Pieces", "Till Death Do Us Part", and "Devil May Care"
2005 Grey's Anatomy Savannah Episode: "Let It Be"
2005–2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Helen Bramer / Nurse Gina Lowe Episodes: "Stress Position" and "Astoria Helen"
2006 A.K.A. Vanessa Television movie
2011 Royal Pains Natalie's Mother Episode: "A History of Violins"
2009–2011 Southland Police Officer III Chickie Brown Lead Character: 19 episodes
2016 Power MJ Hazen / MJ Episodes: "Don't Go", "Trust Me", and "In My Best Interest"
2017 Bull Moira Dickerson Episode: "Make Me"


  1. ^ Levesque, John (January 17, 2002). "A moment with ... Arija Bareikis, actress". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012.
  2. ^ Arija Bareikis Biography (1966-2016)
  3. ^ "TNT >> Southland Cast Bios >> Arija Bareikis". Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
  4. ^ Loren, Lela (August 28, 2016). "Power episode 7: Actress Lela Loren on how FBI interrogation scenes get made". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 2, 2016.

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