Reiner with husband David Alan Basche in February 2011
July 21, 1970 |
Gainesville, Florida, USA
|Spouse(s)||David Alan Basche (? - present; 1 child)|
Alysia Reiner (born July 21, 1970) is an American actress and producer. Reiner has appeared in several Off-Broadway plays and won a Obie Award for her performance in An Oak Tree. On-screen, Reiner is best known for her role as Christine Ergarian in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film, Sideways (2004), as Wendy Parks in the ABC crime-legal drama TV series, How to Get Away with Murder, and as Natalie "Fig" Figueroa in the Netflix comedy drama series, Orange Is the New Black (2013–15).
Reiner has appeared in several Off-Broadway works including two Persian-themed plays directed by Abdolhossein Sepanta, focusing on the struggles of Lesbians in Persian culture. One of her early roles was in the 2005 Drama Desk Award-nominated New York premiere of Pentecost, by Tony Award-winning playwright David Edgar. She recently joined Tim Crouch in the Obie Award-winning An Oak Tree at The Barrow Street, and "Jayson with a Y" with The New Group. At The Beckett, she played roles in Anaïs Nin: One of Her Lives and Wasps in Bed. She has been deemed "Off-Broadway Favorite" by Theatremania and was called "priceless" by the New York Times.
Film and television
Reiner has appeared in several films, including Kissing Jessica Stein, The Vicious Kind, Arranged, Schooled, That Awkward Moment and Ruth & Alex. In 2004, she played the role of Christine Erganian, Thomas Haden Church's character's fiancee, in the film Sideways, which won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. She also had roles in the number of independent films.
On television, Reiner has appeared on The Sopranos, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Drew Carey Show, and White Collar. From 2013 to 2014, Reiner had a recurring role as Natalie Figueroa in the Netflix comedy drama series, Orange Is the New Black. In 2014 she joined the cast of ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder produced by Shonda Rhimes, in a recurring role of D.A. Wendy Parks, a prosecutor who goes up against Viola Davis' character.
In 2014, Reiner announced that she and writing partner Sarah Megan Thomas will be launching Broad Street Pictures to produce films with strong female roles. The company’s first project is to be a thriller set on Wall Street starring Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, best known for The Nanny Diaries, to write the screenplay.
|1999||Row Your Boat||Scenes deleted|
|1999||The Stand-In||Soap opera nurse|
|2000||Little Pieces||Casting director|
|2001||Kissing Jessica Stein||Schuller Gallery Artist|
|2004||Three Body Problem, TheThe Three Body Problem||Nina||Short film|
|2005||One Last Thing...||Tai Uhlmann|
|2006||Cycle Unknown||Marie||Short film|
|2006||Narrow Gate, TheThe Narrow Gate||Rachel|
|2007||Schooled||Miss Luna Hill|
|2008||Peppermint Tree, TheThe Peppermint Tree||Laura|
|2009||Vicious Kind, TheThe Vicious Kind||Samantha|
|2009||Jacket, TheThe Jacket||Joan||Short film|
|2009||Speed Grieving||Malia||Short film|
|2012||Delivering the Goods||New Head Chef|
|2013||King Theodore Live||Jordyn||Short film|
|2014||That Awkward Moment||Amanda|
|2014||Story of Milo & Annie, TheThe Story of Milo & Annie||Mercedes||Short film|
|2014||Kelly & Cal||Trish|
|2014||Fort Tilden||Cobble Hill Mom|
|2014||The Story of Milo & Annie||Mercedes||Short film|
|2014||Revenge of the Green Dragons||TV News Reporter|
|2014||5 Flights Up||Blue Leggings|
|2014||The Girl in the Book||Interviewer|
|2014||No Letting Go||Lisa|
|2015||The Other Side||Rivka|
|1999||Law & Order||Gretchen Stewart||Episode: "Sundown"|
|2000||Family Law||Ms. Holland||Episode: "Echoes"|
|2002||Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show||Sally||Episode: "What Women Don't Want"|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cindy Kerber||Episode: "Juvenile"|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Leslie Hurst||Episode: "Stray"|
|2004||Jury, TheThe Jury||Dr. Ainsley Solomon||Episode: "The Boxer"|
|2006||Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos||Linda Vaughn||Episode: "Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request..."|
|2006||Love Monkey||Megan||Episode: "Coming Out"|
|2008||Starter Wife, TheThe Starter Wife||Cindy||2 episodes|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Paula O'Keefe||Episode: "Lady's Man"|
|2009||White Collar||Manager||Episode: "Free Fall"|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Michelle Linden||Episode: "Lost Children of the Blood"|
|2010||Law & Order||Amy Felner||Episode: "Love Eternal"|
|2011||Blue Bloods||Hannah||Episode: "Model Behavior"|
|2012||Exes, TheThe Exes||Cindy||Episode: "The Party"|
|2013–present||Orange Is the New Black||Natalie Figueroa||18 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|2014||Hawaii Five-O||Special Agent Chapman||Episode: "Ka No'eau"|
|2014||How to Get Away with Murder||D.A. Wendy Parks||4 episodes|
|2015||Bones||Amelia Minchin||Episode: "The Lost in the Found"|
- "Alysia Reiner Biography". Alysia Reiner Biograph. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- "Alysia Reiner Talks About Being a Part of Orange is the New Black". Indiewire Television. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- "‘Orange Is the New Black’s Badass Assistant Warden Talks Gender Roles". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- "Orange Is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner: “I’m a Total Mush Ball”". Shape Magazine. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- Lesley Goldberg (August 11, 2014). "ABC's 'How to Get Away With Murder' Adds 'Orange' Alum (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
- "‘Orange is the New Black’ Actress Launches Production Company". Variety. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- David Alan Basche - Actor - DavidAlanBasche.com
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