Cassie Feder

Played by Ari Graynor

Cassie Feder

A struggling comedienne from small town Texas, Cassie has an uphill battle to make it in a decidedly man's world. Even Goldie isn't much help. But Cassie is determined to break through, and to do it in her own, edgy style. The feminist movement is underway and Cassie is not shy about playing the female empowerment card, but that doesn't stop her from seeking real relationships and wrestling with her feminine side. 

A struggling comedienne from small town Texas, Cassie has an uphill battle to make it in a decidedly man's world. Even Goldie isn't much help. But Cassie is determined to break through, and to do it in her own, edgy style. The feminist movement is underway and Cassie is not shy about playing the female empowerment card, but that doesn't stop her from seeking real relationships and wrestling with her feminine side. 

Ari Graynor

Ari Graynor will next be seen in the New Line film THE MASTERPIECE, directed by and also starring James Franco, and Michael Angarano's directorial debut, AVENUES. Graynor's additional film credits include FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... (Sundance Film Festival 2012), which she also executive produced; CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER (Sundance Film Festival 2012); 10 YEARS (Toronto International Film Festival 2011); David Gordon Green's THE SITTER; WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?; LUCKY; HOLY ROLLERS (Sundance Film Festival 2010); NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST; Tony Goldwyn's CONVICTION; Miguel Arteta's YOUTH IN REVOLT; Drew Barrymore's feature directorial debut, WHIP IT; AN AMERICAN CRIME (Sundance Film Festival 2007); Michael Hoffman's GAME 6 (Sundance Film Festival 2005); and Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning film MYSTIC RIVER, her film debut. 


Graynor will return to the stage in the MCC Theater production of YEN, the American premiere of Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play. Broadway theater credits include: Donald Marguiles's BROOKLYN BOY, for which she received the 2005 Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Female Actress; Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED; Woody Allen's HONEYMOON HOTEL in RELATIVELY SPEAKING and David West Reade's THE PERFORMERS. Off-Broadway: Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO, Paul Weitz's TRUST; and Bert V. Royal's DOG SEES GOD. Her television credits include BAD TEACHER, THE SOPRANOS and FRINGE.


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