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Arija Bareikis Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 July 1966Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Birth NameArija Allison Bareikis

Mini Bio (1)

Arija Bareikis was born on 21 July 1966 in Bloomington, Indiana. She attended Bloomington High School South from 1980-1984.

After graduating from Stanford University in 1988, she moved to Southern California to take care of horses for a brief period of time. Next, Arija moved to New York City first working as a paralegal while contemplating which direction to take her life in. Originally, she had dreamed of becoming a dancer, which has been reflected in some of her roles on the stage.

She eventually decided to become an actress, so she took acting lessons in New York in her free time and then migrated into recurring soap opera roles.

She has appeared in stage plays, TV shows and numerous movies such as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: SueSmith

Trivia (13)

While appearing in a Broadway play, "Last Night Of Ballyhoo", in 1997, took six weeks' leave to make a movie; no trace of it has been found.
Name pronounced "Ah-ree-uh Ba-ray-kiss".
Was homecoming queen and a cheerleader in high school.
Studied in Berlin during her third year in college.
Her father was a professor of Germanic literature at Indiana University and later taught at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport. Her parents are divorced and her stepfather is a psychology professor at IU. Her mother is a practicing clinical psychologist in Bloomington, IN.
Has dogs named Dizzy, Zodie and Ozark.
She appeared in the original MTV short-film Joe's Apt. (1992) which served as the basis for the 1996 movie, starring Jerry O'Connell. She played the original part of the 'unfortunate' date which Joe brings to his place and is accidentally terrorized by Joe's roommates [1,000 cockroaches].
During the 1985-1986 school year, her sophomore year, she was a Stanford Dolly (a dancer with the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band).
Lives in New York City in the West Village.
Has a sister named Anitra three year's Arija's junior.
Niece, Arija Bareikis, is an honors graduate of Indiana University.
Is of Lithuanian descent on her father's side.
Did Summer stock in Williamstown Massachusetts early in her career.

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