My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean.

— Nina Arianda

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I'm mildly obsessed with skin care. I do a lot of masks at home, like Elisha Coy's Korean Collagen masks. I also use an embarrassingly wide variety of facial creams.

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I got last-minute rush seats to Baz Luhrmann's 'Boheme,' and my favorite singer, Ekaterina Solovyeva, was playing Mimi that day. My face got burned off when she sang the aria 'Donde Lieta Usci.' The woman was technically sobbing and singing opera at the same time. I don't know how you do that.

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If I'm having a bad day in rehearsal, I'll sleep with my script.

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I try not to put my purse on the floor - demons will get into it.

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I can't have white roses. They symbolize death.

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I never approach a character from a negative place.

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Going to the theater or having the honor of performing in theater reminds you of your humanity in a very different way. It's a real release and an incredible challenge. But the stage is a dangerous place. You gotta be trained. Plus, crowds like when things go wrong. I think that's part of the thrill. Anything can happen.

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Before I left for Germany, I had gotten accepted to the performing arts high school in New York, which was a big dream of mine. And having to leave that was very sad for me.

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When I was 13, I moved from New Jersey to Germany with my family.

The high school was so supportive of my dream to continue with my theater training; instead of taking PE, I would get credit for dance lessons.

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I was a hostess, I sold shoes, but I don't function well in jobs that don't have to do with what I love. I have cleaned bathrooms in theaters, I have sold wine in theaters, I have sold tickets, because I will do anything, anything, to stay in this world.

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I've had a very supportive mother my entire life, so I've had strong women around me.

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Now that I'm on Broadway, it's like NASA engineering with the costumes.

I was very grateful for the slightly more high-tech ones in my show, 'Venus in Fur'; our costume designer Anita Yavich is kind of a genius.

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About Nina Arianda

Quotes 32 sayings
Profession Theatre actress
Birthday September 18, 1984

You leave part of yourself on every stage you're on. How could you not live in the air somehow?

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I think the way that I delivered my request for acting was undeniable, and I think that I was blessed enough to have parents who saw it as something that there was no argument about. For that, I will always be grateful.

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I would feel ill without theater. It's kind of a cliche, but every time you make a mistake, you really do have to learn from it to move on. When you're doing something live, there's no time to dwell. Hopefully you'll laugh it off, but if not, you can always take a day to hate yourself.

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I was into opera as a kid - I'd play 'Carmen' and sing and dance.

My mom signed me up for a theater group before preschool, and I never looked back.

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If you love job, then you have to know how to let it go.

If you have a bad audition, I think you're allowed 30 minutes of pain, maybe a day if it's really that bad. But to allow a whole week? No. That would be contradictory to the process, I think.

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I watch so much television, it's embarrassing.

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I had never been in a New York courtroom.

I think I went on a field trip when I was nine in New Jersey, but I never actually set foot as an adult and it was terrifying. It's very sterile, somehow. It seems so grand in the movies and it's so sterile when you're actually there.

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I think that's what so exquisite and unique about New York, it's a city that allows you to hone your craft as much as possible. There is no good or bad, somehow, strangely, there is no beginning or end. You certainly qualify it with the opening or closing of a run, but what's extraordinary is that you are actually allowed to be an artist here. It's very "belle époque," but somehow continually. That's why I love New York so much, honestly.

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I see something new in 'Gosford Park' every time I watch it.

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I get really into shows, but then I have my brain shut off time.

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I love all things Queen - their songs are epic storytelling.

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Michael Pitt is amazing. His physical comedy is extraordinary; he's so committed and so willing to play within the scenes. It makes you feel very free to also explore.

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It present to allow me to ask myself questions about what I'm doing.

I think that's what visual art does - it either reminds you of something or allows you to question something. I don't know why Robert Motherwell; I love so many different artists.

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Every audition is different, but I get incredibly nervous and insecure and worked up for however long I have to prep - that's when I get to spin. But you're not allowed to spin once you enter the room. Doubt really can't enter the room when you're auditioning - unless it's part of the character.

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I think if you want to get to know me, you should come and see a show.

A person might get to see more sides of me.

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What makes an actor, I think, is a combination of a deep curiosity about life and a case of the crazies.

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I let steam off by watching 'Downton Abbey.

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I get emotionally involved with things I should not be.

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I had a year at 3 when I wanted to be a conductor in the opera.

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