Cash in 2014
Aya Rachel Cash
July 13, 1982
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
Aya Rachel Cash (born FX/FXX dark comedy series You're the Worst (2014–2019) and as Stormfront in the Prime Video superhero comedy-drama series The Boys (2020–present). She was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy for the former.July 13, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Gretchen Cutler in the
Cash also appeared in numerous films, including The Oranges (2011), Sleepwalk with Me (2012), Begin Again (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Mary Goes Round (2017), Game Over, Man! (2018), and Scare Me (2020).
Cash was born in San Francisco, to poet and novelist Kim Addonizio and Buddhist teacher Eugene Cash. Her father's family is Jewish, whereas her mother is Catholic and of Italian descent. Cash has described herself as Jewish, and explained that their surname was originally something like "Chirsch".
Cash's television appearances include Brotherhood, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Mercy, and The Newsroom. Cash was also a series regular in the 2011 Fox comedy Traffic Light, which ran for one season. From 2014 to 2019, she starred in the FX Network series You're the Worst as Gretchen Cutler. She received critical acclaim for her performance, with the website The A.V. Club calling her acting in the second season "the best TV performance of 2015".
Cash's film credits include The Oranges, Winter of Frozen Dreams, Off Jackson Avenue, Begin Again, The Bits In Between, and The Happy House. She had a small role as Janet, Jordan Belfort’s assistant in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Cash said that she has a hawk tattooed on her back because she was told that Aya means "hawk" in Hebrew. However, when she visited Israel she was told that "Aya" (איה) is an archaic word for "hawk", though it is, in fact, the modern word for "honey buzzard", a different bird of prey.
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|2008||Off Jackson Avenue||Olga|
|2009||Winter of Frozen Dreams||Prostitute|
|2009||The Bits in Between||Suzy|
|2012||Sleepwalk with Me||Hannah|
|2013||The Happy House||Wendy|
|2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Janet|
|2014||Loitering with Intent||Jesse|
|2016||10 Crosby||Aya||Short film|
|2016||All Exchanges Final||Dom||Short film|
|2017||Mary Goes Round||Mary|
|2018||Brand New Old Love||Hannah Becker|
|2018||Game Over, Man!||Cassie|
|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|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Katrina Lychkoff||Episode: "Hothouse"|
|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||5 episodes|
|2014–2019||You're the Worst||Gretchen Cutler||Lead role; 62 episodes|
|2015||Modern Family||Vanessa||Episode: "Rash Decisions"|
|2015||The Good Wife||Amber Audrey||Episode: "Don't Fail"|
|2015||Sirens||Cindy||Episode: "Let Pythons be Pythons"|
|2015||The Walker||Unknown||2 episodes|
|2016||American Dad!||Jody the Waitress||Episode: "The Unincludeds"|
|2019||Will & Grace||Olivia Walker||Episode: "The Scales of Justice"|
|2020–present||The Boys||Stormfront / Liberty||Main role (season 2–present)|
|2006||The Pain and the Itch||Kalina||Playwrights Horizons|
|2008||From Up Here||Lauren||Manhattan Theatre Club|
|2008||Three Changes||Steffi||Playwrights Horizons|
|2009||Offices||Laura / Emma / Secretary||Linda Gross Theater|
|2011||The Other Place||The Woman||Music Box Theatre|
|2011||Happy Hour||Performer||Peter Norton Space|
|2014||Trudy and Max in Love||Trudy||South Coast Repertory|
|2017||The Light Years||Ruth / Adeline||Playwrights Horizons|
|2018||Kings||Lauren||The Public Theater|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Gold Derby Awards||Best Comedy Lead Actress||You're the Worst||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|||
|TCA Awards||Individual Achievement in Comedy||Nominated|||
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- "Bio: Aya Cash". Fox 50 Raleigh Durham Fayetteville. February 2, 2011. Archived from the original on July 25, 2014.
- "A Guthrie 'guinea pig' makes good in Hollywood". Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 5, 2011.
- Oliver Lyttleton (April 28, 2014). "10 Comic Actresses Who Deserve A Big-Screen Leading Role". Indiewire.com.
- "The best TV performances of 2015". The A.V. Club. December 21, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
- Petski, Denise (July 19, 2019). "'The Boys' Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon; Aya Cash Closes Deal As Stormfront". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
- Michael Atkinson (May 2, 2013). "Modestly Made and Executed, The Happy House Is Pretty Likeable The Village Voice May 2, 2013". The Village Voice. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
- "Aya Cash From 'You're The Worst' Wasn't An Edgy Girl Next Door in 'Wolf of Wall Street'". Bustle. July 17, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
- "Internet Off-Broadway Database Profile". Lortel.org. Archived from the original on September 22, 2007. Retrieved August 10, 2014.
- "'The Andy Greenwald Podcast': Aya Cash of 'You're the Worst'". Grantland. October 29, 2015.
- "You're the Worst star Aya Cash becomes the best by joining as celebrity ambassador". INARA. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
- Montgomery, Daniel (September 7, 2016). "Gold Derby TV Awards 2016: 'People v. O.J. Simpson' leads winners, 'Game of Thrones' & 'Veep' also prevail". Gold Derby. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
- Gray, Tim (December 14, 2015). "'Mad Max,' 'Fargo' Top Critics' Choice Nominations". Variety. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
- Prudom, Laura (June 22, 2016). "'Mr. Robot,' 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' Lead TCA Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
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