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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Nina Arianda — Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Nina Arianda

Show:
Born Yesterday

Role:
Billie Dawn, a ditzy former showgirl who follows her corrupt businessman boyfriend to Washington D.C.

Bio Brief:
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 

Tony History:
This is Arianda's first Tony Award nomination.

Fun Fact:

Arianda has never seen the famous film adaptation of Born Yesterday, which earned Judy Holiday an Oscar for playing the role of Billie Dawn.

Quotable Quotes:
“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
 

Other Nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play