Alysia Reiner

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Alysia Reiner

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Alysia Reiner
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Reiner in February 2011
Born (1970-07-21) July 21, 1970 (age 46)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Alma mater Vassar College
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 1999–present
Known for Natalie “Fig” Figueroa in Orange Is the New Black (2013–2017)
Spouse(s) David Alan Basche (m. 1997)

Alysia Reiner (born July 21, 1970) is an American actress and producer.[1] Reiner is best known for playing Natalie “Fig” Figueroa in the Netflix comedy drama series, Orange Is the New Black (2013–2017) for which she won a SAG award for her role as part of the ensemble cast.

Reiner starred in and produced the financial drama, EQUITY, which was bought at Sundance by Sony Pictures Classics and was released nationwide. It is now being developed into a TV series by Tri-Star and ABC. Reiner has appeared in several Off-Broadway plays and won an Obie Award for her performance in An Oak Tree.[1] In Sideways, the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film, Reiner played Christine Ergarian, where she won her first ensemble cast SAG award. She plays D.A. Wendy Parks in the ABC crimelegal drama TV series, How to Get Away with Murder and Sunny in the F/X comedy Better Things.

In 2016, she also appeared in Season 4 of Masters of Sex on Showtime, as Lilian Izikoff on Rosewood, and Fiona in Michael Showalter’s TBS series Search Party.

Early life[edit]

Reiner was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1970. She graduated from Vassar College.



She joined Tim Crouch in the Obie Award–winning An Oak Tree at The Barrow Street, and Jayson with a Y with The New Group. At The Beckett, she played roles in Anaïs Nin: One of Her Lives and Wasps in Bed. She has been deemed “Off-Broadway Favorite” by Theatremania and was called “priceless” by The New York Times.

Film and television[edit]

Reiner with Orange Is the New Black cast in 2013

Reiner has appeared in several films, including Kissing Jessica Stein, The Vicious Kind, Arranged, Schooled, That Awkward Moment and 5 Flights Up. In 2004, she played the role of Christine Erganian, Thomas Haden Church‘s character’s fiancee, in the film Sideways, which won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.[1] She also had roles in the number of independent films.

On television, Reiner has appeared on over 50 different show as series regular, guest star or in recurring roles, including Natalie Figueroa in the Netflix comedy drama series, Orange Is the New Black.[2][3][4] In 2014 she joined the cast of ABC legal drama series, How to Get Away with Murder produced by Shonda Rhimes, in a recurring role of D.A. Wendy Parks, a prosecutor who goes up against Viola Davis‘ character.[5]

In 2014, Reiner announced that she will be launching Broad Street Pictures to produce films with strong female roles [6]

Personal life[edit]

Reiner is married to actor David Alan Basche since 1997.[7] The couple has a daughter, Livia, who was born on December 5, 2008.

Reiner is involved with many non-profits and charities, including The Cancer Support Community, Actors for Autism, PEN International, SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, Bent on Learning, Safe Kids Worldwide, The Young Women’s Leadership Network, Amnesty International,[8] and Cool Effect.[9]

Reiner is Jewish.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Row Your Boat Scenes deleted
1999 The Stand-In Soap opera nurse
2000 Little Pieces Casting director
2001 Kissing Jessica Stein Schuller Gallery Artist
2002 Hourly Rates Gail
2004 Sideways Christine Erganian
2004 Three Body Problem, TheThe Three Body Problem Nina Short film
2005 One Last Thing… Tai Uhlmann
2006 A-List Reporter
2006 Cycle Unknown Marie Short film
2006 Narrow Gate, TheThe Narrow Gate Rachel
2007 Arranged Leah
2007 Schooled Miss Luna Hill
2008 Peppermint Tree, TheThe Peppermint Tree Laura
2009 Vicious Kind, TheThe Vicious Kind Samantha
2009 Jacket, TheThe Jacket Joan Short film
2009 Speed Grieving Malia Short film
2012 Backwards Meghan
2012 Delivering the Goods New Head Chef
2013 King Theodore Live Jordyn Short film
2014 That Awkward Moment Amanda
2014 Story of Milo & Annie, TheThe Story of Milo & Annie Mercedes Short film
2014 Kelly & Cal Trish
2014 Fort Tilden Cobble Hill Mom
2014 The Story of Milo & Annie Mercedes Short film
2014 Revenge of the Green Dragons TV News Reporter
2014 5 Flights Up Blue Leggings
2014 Primrose Lane Theodocia
2014 The Girl in the Book Interviewer
2014 No Letting Go Lisa
2015 Ava’s Possessions Noelle
2015 The Networker Beth
2015 The Other Side Rivka
2016 Equity Also producer


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Law & Order Gretchen Stewart Episode: “Sundown”
2000 Family Law Ms. Holland Episode: “Echoes”
2002 Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Sally Episode: “What Women Don’t Want”
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cindy Kerber Episode: “Juvenile”
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Leslie Hurst Episode: “Stray”
2004 Jury, TheThe Jury Dr. Ainsley Solomon Episode: “The Boxer”
2006 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Linda Vaughn Episode: “Mr. & Mrs. John Sacrimoni Request…
2006 Love Monkey Megan Episode: “Coming Out”
2008 Starter Wife, TheThe Starter Wife Cindy 2 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Paula O’Keefe Episode: “Lady’s Man”
2009 White Collar Manager Episode: “Free Fall”
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Michelle Linden Episode: “Lost Children of the Blood”
2010 Law & Order Amy Felner Episode: “Love Eternal”
2011 Blue Bloods Hannah Episode: “Model Behavior”
2012 Exes, TheThe Exes Cindy Episode: “The Party”
2013–17 Orange Is the New Black Natalie Figueroa 25 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2014 Hawaii Five-O Special Agent Chapman Episode: “Ka No’eau”
2014 How to Get Away with Murder D.A. Wendy Parks 5 episodes
2015 Bones Amelia Minchin Episode: “The Lost in the Found”
2016 Unforgettable Joyce Chen Episode: “Breathing Space”
2016 The Mysteries of Laura Liz Walters Episode: “The Mystery of the Political Operation”
2016 Rosewood Lilian Izikoff 2 episodes
2016–17 Better Things Sunny 8 episodes
2016 Masters of Sex Anita Episode: “Freefall”
2016 Search Party Trina 2 episodes

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