Billie Dawn, a ditzy former showgirl who follows her corrupt businessman boyfriend to Washington D.C.
After graduating from New York University in 2009, Arianda made a critically lauded splash in off-Broadway’s Venus in Fur the following year. She can currently be seen in the indie comedy film Win Win and Woody Allen’s upcoming Midnight in Paris.
Other Honors for this Role:
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance
This is Arianda's first Tony Award nomination.
Arianda has never seen the famous film adaptation of Born Yesterday, which earned Judy Holiday an Oscar for playing the role of Billie Dawn.
“I have cleaned bathrooms in theaters, I have sold wine in theaters, I have sold tickets, because I will do anything, anything, to stay in this world.” —Arianda in an interview with Time Out New York, 4/11