Nina Arianda Matijcio (born September 18, 1984) is an American actress. She won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Vanda Jordan in Venus in Fur and was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for portraying Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday. She stars in Amazon Studios legal series Goliath and starred in the biographical film Stan & Ollie (2018) as Stan Laurel's wife Ida Kitaeva Laurel.
Arianda as Rebecca Cantu in Billions in 2019
Nina Arianda Matijcio
September 18, 1984
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
|Education||New School (BA)|
New York University (MFA)
Early life and education
Arianda was born in Manhattan. Her parents were born in Germany to Ukrainian families. She grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, and Heidelberg, Germany. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program in 2009.
Arianda made her Broadway debut in April 2011, in the lead role of Billie Dawn in the Broadway production of Born Yesterday, with James Belushi and Robert Sean Leonard. She appeared Off-Broadway as Vanda Jourdain in the comedy-drama play Venus in Fur in 2010. The play then transferred to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway in early November 2011, and her performance received critical acclaim.
She starred in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Tales From Red Vienna in 2004, and has appeared in several films including; Win Win, Tower Heist, Midnight in Paris, Rob the Mob, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. She was cast in January 2015 for Hannibal season 3 as Molly, the wife of Will Graham (played by her former Broadway co-star Hugh Dancy).
Arianda starred in Fool for Love at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2014 with Sam Rockwell, directed by Daniel Aukin. Arianda and Rockwell reprised their roles on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in 2015. Arianda played Agnes Stark in the film Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) and appeared in the film Stan & Ollie (2018) as Ida Kitaeva, the wife of comedian Stan Laurel.
|2011||Higher Ground||Wendy Walker|
|2011||Midnight in Paris||Carol Bates|
|2011||Tower Heist||Miss Iovenko|
|2013||The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby||Alexis|
|2014||Rob the Mob||Rosemarie Uva|
|2014||The Humbling||Sybil Van Buren|
|2016||Florence Foster Jenkins||Agnes Stark|
|2017||Never Here||Margeret Lockwood|
|2018||Stan & Ollie||Ida Kitaeva Laurel|
|2011||The Good Wife||Gretchen Battista||Episode: "Get a Room"|
|2012||30 Rock||Pizzarina Sbarro||Episode: "Stride of Pride"|
|2013||Hostages||Lauren||Episode: "Sister's Keeper"|
|2015||Hannibal||Molly Graham||4 episodes|
|2015||Master of None||Alice||Episode: "Hot Ticket"|
|2016||Horace and Pete||Maggie||Episode #1.4|
|2016||Crisis in Six Scenes||Lorna||Episode #1.5|
|2016–present||Goliath||Patty Solis-Papagian||16 episodes|
|2019||Billions||Rebecca Cantu||First appeared in Episode "Arousal Template"|
|2010||Venus in Fur||Vanda Jourdain||Classic Stage Company, Off-Broadway|
|2011||Born Yesterday||Emma "Billie" Dawn||Cort Theatre, Broadway|
|2011–12||Venus in Fur||Vanda Jourdain||Lyceum Theatre, Broadway|
|2014||Tales from Red Vienna||Heléna Altman||Manhattan Theatre Club, Off-Broadway|
|2015||Fool for Love||May||Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Broadway|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Theatre World Award||Venus in Fur||Won|
|Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play||Won|
|Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play||Nominated|
|Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female||Won|
|2011||Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play||Born Yesterday||Nominated|
|Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance||Nominated|
|Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play||Won|
|Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play||Nominated|
|2012||Venus in Fur||Won|
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- "Nina Arianda cast for third season of "Hannibal"". TVLine. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- Hetrick, Adam (July 24, 2014). "Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Heat Up Williamstown's Fool for Love, Opening Tonight". Playbill.
- Gans, Andrew (September 15, 2015). "Fool for Love, Starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell, Steams Up Broadway Tonight". Playbill.
- Gans, Andrew (April 29, 2011). "56th Annual Drama Desk Nominations Announced; Book of Mormon Scores 12 Nominations". Playbill. Archived from the original on September 2, 2011.
- ""War Horse", "The Kid", Benanti, Gad Among Outer Critics Circle Winners!". Broadway World. May 16, 2011.
- Lang, Brent. "Tony Awards: Nina Arianda Wins Best Actress in a Play for "Venus in Fur"". TheWrap. Retrieved June 11, 2012.