Who is Nina Arianda?

If you are a fan of the popular drama series “Goliath”, then you must be familiar with one of the main characters, Patty Solis-Papagian, a realtor who sells low-value properties, and also works as a lawyer. The actress who portrayed this character, Nina Arianda, gained a lot of positive attention from the audience, and people wanted to know more about her.

If you are one of them, let us tell you all about this talented actress. Nina has nearly 30 acting credits to her name, and besides the aforementioned role, she is perhaps known best for her performance in the movies “Being the Ricardos”, “Win Win”, and “Midnight in Paris”.

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Early life and education

Nina Arianda Matijcio was born under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 18 September 1984, in Manhattan, New York City USA, thus she holds American nationality although she comes from a family of mixed ethnicity, of part-German-Ukranian descent.

Nina was raised in Clifton, New Jersey, and Heidenberg, Germany, by her parents, about whom nothing is known. Nina hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, thus it’s believed that she was raised as an only child.

Speaking of Nina’s educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2002, she enrolled at Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts, from which she graduated with a BA degree in 2006.

Later, she enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, from which she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2009.

Roles in movies

Nina made her acting debut portraying Lovely Woman #2 in the 2010 movie “Shadows and Lies”, and followed with her role as Shelly in “Win Win”, also starring Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor and Amy Ryan.

In the following year, she was seen as Wendy Walker in “Higher Ground”, and then as Carol in the movie “Midnight in Paris”, which brought her and the crew two award nominations, for the Gold Derby Film Award for Ensemble Cast, and the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Best Ensemble Acting in 2011.

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In 2013, she was cast to play Dana in “Lucky Them”, before she made an appearance as Alexis in “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him”, and in the same year, reprised the in “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her”.

In 2014, she was seen as Rosie in “Rob the Mob”, and then, she has again seen as Alexis in “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them”. Nina followed with her role as Sybil in “The Humbling”. Two years later, she made an appearance as Agne Stark in “Florence Foster Jenkins”.

In 2017, she portrayed Margaret Lockwood in “Never Here”. Next, she was cast to play Ida Kitaeva Laurel in the three times British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award-nominated movie “Stan and Ollie” in 2018, also starring Shirley Henderson, Steve Coogan, and John C. Reilly.

In the following year, she was seen as Nadya Light in “Richard Jewell”, and followed with her role as Vivian Vance in “Being the Ricardos” in 2021, which was her most recent movie role.

Nina’s fans will be happy to hear that she’s finished the filming of two new movies – she’ll be heard as Fancy in the animated movie “The Adventures of Drunky”, and seen in the comedy ”Providence”, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Uzo Aduba and Lily James.

Roles in series

Nina made her first television appearance as Gretchen Battista in an episode of the series “The Good Wife” in 2011, before she guest-starred as Zarina in “30 Rock” in 2012. Next, she was cast to play Lauren in “Hostages” in 2013, also starring Toni Collete, Rhys Coiro, and Tate Donovan.

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In 2015, she portrayed Molly Graham in the series “Hannibal”. From 2016 until 2019, she was seen starring as Patty Solis-Papagian in “Goliath”; the series follows the story of a disgraced lawyer, who turns-out an ambulance chaser, who gets a case that could bring him redemption or revenge on the firm which expelled him. Besides Nina, the lead roles in this drama were portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton and Tania Raymonde.

Concurrently, she was seen in “Master of None” (2015), “Horace and Pete” (2016), “Crisis in Six Scenes” (2016), and “Billions” (2019).

Other credits

Nina is well-known as a successful off-Broadway actress; she made her theatre debut as Billie Dawn in the play “Born Yesterday” by Garson Kanin, and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, in 2011, and in the following year won that Award for her performance as Vanda Jordan in “Venus in Fur”, a two-person play by David Ives, set in modern New York City.

Nina also starred in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “Tales From Red Vienna”, and her co-star in Sam Shepard’s play “Fool for Love” was Sam Rockwell, with whom she acted in “Richard Jewell”.

Love life and relationships

There have been various rumors concerning both Nina’s love life and her sexual orientation, most of the rumors saying that she’s lesbian, since she has never been seen publicly with any man. However, Nina hasn’t commented on these assumptions.

In 2016, began rumors about her dating an actor, Bradley Cooper, after they were seen together attending Arthur Miller-One Night 100 Years Benefit at Lyceum Theatre, held on 25 January in New York City. The two both denied these rumors, saying that they are just close friends, and at that time, Bradley was still dating Irina Shayk, a famous model.

Nina is quite secretive when it comes to her personal life, and hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships. As of August 2022, it is assumed that Nina is single, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.

Age, height, and net worth

Nina’s age is 37, she has blonde hair and blue eyes; she weighs around 150lbs (69kgs), and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, with vital statistics of 36-24-36.

According to sources, as of August 2022, her net worth has been estimated at $1.5 million, and most of the income she has earned is thanks to her acting career.

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