Arija Bareikis

 

Biography

Born on July 21, 1966 in Bloomington, Indiana, Arija Bareikis is an actor best known for starring as Kate opposite Rob Schneider in the 1999 comedy Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. She graduated from Standford University in 1988, where she was a Stanford Dolly (a dancer with the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band).. She is the daughter of a professor of Germanic literature at Indiana University. After graduating from college, she worked as a paralegal for a while, but eventually decided to pursue acting professionally, so she attended acting lessons in New York. Since then, Barreikis made his television acting debut in a 1997 episode of Law and Order. This was followed by guest spots on Oz, The American Embassy, Crossing Jordan, and Grey’s Anatomy. In 2009, he was cast in the NBC series Southland. Her movie credits, meanwhile, include No Reservations, The Naked Man, and Ties to Rachel.