8 Things You Didn’t Know About You’re the Worst’s Aya Cash

8 Things You Didn’t Know About You’re the Worst’s Aya Cash

Aya Cash is an American actress who has starred in several high-grossing movies and popular TV shows. Cash may not easily be rated an A-list celebrity in Hollywood, but her amazing talent makes her stand out in her given roles. Her performance has received several nominations from several notable award associations.

Lovers of dark comedy would easily remember the San Francisco-born actress for her role in the TV show, You’re the Worst. Cash’s portrayal of a self-destructive PR executive, Gretchen Cutler, positively impacted her acting career. However, little is known about the actress. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Aya Cash.

1. The TV Show You Know Aya Cash From

Aya Cash in You're the Worst TV series

Aya Cash has had an impressive career on television, having starred in well over 20 TV shows. Although she has starred in a main role in a TV series in the past, playing Gretchen Cutler is the one for which she’s mostly associated and remembered. Cash appeared in all 62 episodes of the show running from July 17, 2014, to April 3, 2019.

In a more recent appearance, Cash starred in Amazon Prime Video’s superhero series, The Boys. She was a main cast in The Boys season 2 and played a recurring role in its season 3. Cash played Klara Risinger, Liberty, and Stormfront.

2. How Aya Cash Got Started In Television

Aya Cash in You're the Worst

Cash had always had a passion for acting. She attended the public alternative High School, San Francisco School of the Arts. After graduation from High School, she studied Acting at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2004.

Cash moved to New York City to actively pursue a career in acting. However, things went differently than planned. Cash had to work as a full-time waitress to survive in the city. After several auditions, Cash got a role to play Kalina in the 2006 theater play, The Pain and the Itch at the Playwrights Horizon. That same year, she landed a role as Janine Lesko in the episode “Kingmaker” of Law & Order.

3. Aya Cash is the Granddaughter of an American Professional Tennis Player

Aya Cash Maternal Grandmother Pauline Betz

Aya Cash comes from a line of sports professionals and enthusiasts. Her maternal grandmother was American professional tennis player Pauline Betz. Betz was a five-time Grand Slam winner (single titles). Cash’s maternal grandfather was Robert Addie. Addie was known as an accomplished sportswriter and worked for The Washington Post and Washington Times-Herald. He was also the ex-husband of Pauline Betz.

4. Other Movies Aya Cash Has Starred In

Aya Cash in We Broke Up

Aya Cash made her film debut in 2008 in John-Luke Montias’ crime thriller drama Off Jackson Avenue. In 2008, Cash played Secretary #2 in the erotic thriller, Deception. The film starred Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams. She played Janet in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street. Some of her other movies include Social Animals (2018), Scare Me (2020), and We Broke Up (2021).

5. The Nominations & Awards Aya Cash Has Received for Acting

Aya Cash in The Boys

Aya Cash had her first award nomination in 2016 with her performance in You’re the Worst. She received nominations at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She was also nominated for Best Comedy Lead Actress at the Gold Derby Awards and Individual Achievement in Comedy at the TCA Awards. In 2021, she was nominated at the Critics’ Choice Super Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, and Hollywood Critics’ Association TV Awards. Cast won her nomination for Best Actress in a Superhero Series at Critics’ Choice Super Awards for her work in The Boys.

6. Aya Cash is Married to a Film Producer

Aya Cash and her Husband Josh Alexander

Aya Cash is married to writer, actor, and producer Josh Alexander. The couple met when Cash was working as a waitress. The couple wedded on September 8, 2012, after dating for seven years. Some of Josh Alexander’s produced works include Southern Rites (2015), I’m Leaving Now (2018), and Loudmouth (2022).

7. Other TV Shows Aya Cash Was In

Aya Cash in an episode of You're the Worst

Aya Cash has been involved in more than 30 TV shows in lead roles or as a guest star. Besides her roles in You’re the Worst and The Boys, Cash has been featured in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2006), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2009), and Traffic Light (2011). Other notable shows she has appeared as a guest star include Modern Family, The Good Wife, Will & Grace, and The First Lady.

8. What Aya Cash Is Doing Next

Aya Cash in You're the Worst

The actress has recently finished filming her next movie, The Young Wife. Cash would star alongside Leon Bridges, Kiersey Clemons, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Michaela Watkins. The movie is scheduled to be released in 2023.

The Young Wife will be released on March 12, 2023.

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