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In addition to For a Good Time, Call…, Ari Graynor can be seen starring in several other 2012 feature films. These are Celeste & Jesse Forever, directed by Lee Toland Krieger and starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg, which world-premiered at the Sundance Film Festival alongside For a Good Time, Call…; Jamie Linden’s Ten Year, with an ensemble including Justin Long of For a Good Time, Call…; and Anne Fletcher’s The Guilt Trip, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen of For a Good Time, Call…
She made her feature film debut in Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning Mystic River. Among her subsequent movies were Alan Brown’s Book of Love; Dan Harris’ Imaginary Heroes; Tim Daly and Clark Mathis’ telefilm Bereft; Michael Hoffman’s Game 6; Danny Leiner’s The Great New Wonderful, opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal; Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration; Tommy O’Haver’s An American Crime; and Chris Eigeman’s Turn the River.
Ms. Graynor then memorably appeared in Peter Sollett’s Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, with Michael Cera and Kat Dennings; Miguel Arteta’s Youth in Revolt; Drew Barrymore’s Whip It, as “Eva Destruction;” Kevin Asch’s Holy Rollers, opposite Jesse Eisenberg; Shawn Levy’s Date Night; Tony Goldwyn’s Conviction, with Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell; Mark Mylod’s What’s Your Number?, opposite Anna Faris; David Gordon Green’s The Sitter, with Jonah Hill; and, in the starring role, Gil Cates Jr.’s Lucky, with Colin Hanks.
Among her television credits are standout arcs on The Sopranos, as Meadow Soprano’s (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) troubled roommate Caitlin, and on Fringe, as Olivia’s (Anna Torv) younger sister Rachel.
Ms. Graynor has starred on Broadway in Daniel Sullivan’s staging of Donald Margulies’ Brooklyn Boy, which earned her the prestigious Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female; Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed, staged by Scott Ellis, with Tony Award winner Julie White; and in Relatively Speaking, starring in Woody Allen’s one-act “Honeymoon Motel,” directed by John Turturro. Off-Broadway, she has starred in Paul Weitz’s Trust, directed by Peter DuBois, and Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God, alongside Kelli Garner and staged by Trip Cullman.
She has been singled out by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “Top 25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood,” and in 2009 was the recipient of the Young Hollywood Awards’ Comedy Award.