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Fast Facts

  • Is the granddaughter of Pauline Betz Addie, a tennis player who won Wimbledon in 1946.
  • Won the English-Speaking Union's National Shakespeare Competition during high school.
  • In 2005, played Ophelia in Mill Mountain Theatre's stage production of Hamlet.
  • Played the role of Kalina in Bruce Norris' production of The Pain and the Itch at Playwrights Horizons theater in 2006.
  • Portrayed Anne Frank in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' stage production of Anne Frank in 2007.
  • In 2014, was named in Indiewire's list of 10 Comic Actresses Who Deserve A Big-Screen Leading Role.


  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Richard Addie — Uncle
  • Jon Addie — Uncle
  • Eugene Cash — Father
  • Rusty Addie — Uncle
  • Bob Addie — Grandfather
  • Kim Addonizio — Mother
  • Josh Alexander — Husband
  • Gary Addie — Uncle
  • Pauline Betz Addie — Grandmother


  • University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (BFA in Acting, 2004)

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  • Birth Name: Aya Rachel Cash
  • Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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