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When discussing prominent Hollywood actress, Ari Graynor will possibly not be mentioned among the first 100 names, however, this is not to say that the actress, who began her acting career at the young age of 7, has not been able to hold her own no matter the challenge a particular role poses to her.

This gorgeous lady, who has acquired an impressive filmography comprising of several movies, TV show, and stage productions, is best known for her role as the drunken best friend in the 2008 romcom/drama, Norah and Nick’s Infinite Playlist. Aside from her acting career, Ari Graynor is also a producer who has given us notable projects like the movie For a Good Time, Call… and the CBS TV series, Bad Teacher. Find out more about this incredibly talented lady here, including the juicy details about her love life.


Ariel Geltman Graynor was born on the 27th of April 1983 in Massachusetts, Boston. She attended the Buckingham Browne & Nichols Private School in Cambridge. After that, she attended Trinity College, a private liberal arts college in Connecticut.

Ari Graynor realized that she wanted to become an actress while she was very young. She informed her parents of her choices and they were extremely supportive of her. They showed their support by having to take her to auditions for parts in various stage productions in New York from Boston where they lived. Her hard work paid off in 1995 when she landed the part of the youngest orphan, Molly, in a production of Annie. The production was not only staged in America but also in Korea, where she traveled to with the troupe.

Upon return to the United States, Graynor resumed her schooling whilst landing a part in Into The Woods, a production put up at the Trinity Repertory Company in Rhode Island. She later made her Hollywood debut in 2001 in the popular mafia drama, The Sopranos.

Following her appearance in The Sopranos, Ari Graynor has gone ahead to feature in other TV shows such as American Dad!, Fringe, CSI: Miami, The Cleveland Show, I’M Dying up Here, Bad Teacher among others. She has also appeared in several movies, her first role being in the 2003 mystery/crime thriller, Mystic River. After that, she went on to appear in other movies such as Whip It, Date Night, Lucky, 10 Years, What is Your Number, and Celeste & Jesse Forever.

Graynor’s movie career has for the most part been limited to supporting comic roles, such as the best friend, the sister, or the roommate. This changed in 2012 when she landed the lead role in the comedy For A Good Time, Call… The movie follows two roommates who make their living by becoming phone sex operators. Graynor has also made sure to remain faithful to her theatre roots. She continues to feature in some Broadway and off-Broadway productions such as Brooklyn Boy, Trust, Relatively Speaking, Yen, and The Performers.

Is Ari Graynor Married or Dating Anyone? Who is the Husband, Boyfriend or Partner?

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The Boston native has never been married. It must also be pointed out that she has had a quiet love life as she has been romantically linked with only a few people. However, it is also possible that she has deliberately kept most of all her romantic interests away from the public eye.

With regard to her romantic involvements that are public knowledge, Ari Graynor is rumored to have dated Johnny Galecki, a popular Belgian-born Hollywood actor famous for starring in sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory and Roseanne. The two reportedly dated in 2006 but it must be stressed that this relationship was never officially confirmed.

Graynor also dated actor Eddie Kaye Thomas in 2008. The couple, who were often spotted together at public events, dated for four years before calling it quits in 2012.  Since that last relationship, she has not been involved in any other relationship, at least publicly. She now showers all her love on her family as well as her beloved dog Titsy.

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Ari Graynor is the only child of her parents; mother Joani Geltman and father Greg Graynor. Her mom, who is a parenting expert, is Jewish while her dad, who works as a contractor, is a former Catholic who converted to Judaism, thereby allowing for his daughter to be raised Jewish.

Joani Geltman is an accomplished social worker, parenting coach, therapist, and college professor. She is also the author of several books on parenting, including the 2014 bestseller – A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids about Sexting, Drinking, Drugs and Other Things That Freak You Out.

There is no gainsaying the fact that Graynor’s parents played a huge part in her being what she is today. They were highly supportive of her career choices and never tried to pressure her, rather giving her the chance to follow her aspirations.

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