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Alysia Reiner
Alysia is an award winning actress, producer, mother, humanitarian, and outspoken environmentalist.

As an actress, Alysia won a Screen Actors Guild Award (Outstanding Performance for an Ensemble Cast) playing Christine, Jack's fiancee and then bride, in the Oscar-winning film "Sideways." Alysia's other film credits include "Backwards," "Not For Nothing," Arranged," "Kissing Jessica Stein," "One Last Thing," "The A List," "For Love of the Game" with Kevin Costner, "Row Your Boat" with Jon Bon Jovi, "The Narrow Gate," "Hourly Rates," "3 Body Problem," and "The Stand In." Her latest film "The Vicious Kind" was produced by Neil LaBute, premiered at Sundance 2009, was nominated for two independent Spirit Awards.

Among her many stage roles, she starred in the New York Premiere of "Pentecost" by Tony-winning playwright David Edgar, and starred in the provocative two character play "An Oak Tree" with Tim Crouch, which won a Special Obie Award. Her portrayal of June Miller in "Anais Nin: One Of Her Lives" was critically acclaimed, as was her turn in "Wasps In Bed" at The Beckett Theater, of which the New York Times wrote "Alysia Reiner is priceless."

This summer she originated the role of Tina Modotti in "Modotti". Other New York theater includes "Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy With A Somewhat Happy Ending" at The Public Theater, "Jayson With a Y," "Manhattan Cassanova" with Mercedes Ruehl, and "Love in the Age of Narcissism" and "Dating Games," both with her husband, actor David Alan Basche. Alysia has appeared on stages around the country; from the Sundance Filmmakers Lab in Utah to The Matrix Theatre in LA to The Forum Theater in New Jersey; and around the world from The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland to The Royal Court Theatre in London.

Alysia's many TV roles include "The Sopranos," "Law & Order" (all 3 brands), "30 Rock," "White Collar," “Blue Bloods,” "Love Monkey," "The Drew Carey Show," "The Practice," "The Jury," "Family Law," "Jack & Jill," and series lead in the pilot "An Englishman in New York."

"Speed Grieving," the short film that Alysia created, produced and stars in, had it's World Premiere at The Hamptons International Film Festival, and has since been invited to over a dozen more film festivals and has won multiple awards.

As a new mother, she was featured on Celebrity Baby Scoop, is a guest scout on Stroller Traffic, is a celebrity green momma spokesperson for Ruby Pinwheels, and was recently asked to be an official spokeswoman for Best For Babes, an organization that works to change how we view and support breast feeding, and gives moms the solutions they need to make it work. She has been asked to guest blog about green momma living on Dr. Lipman, Today I ate a Rainbow, SippyCup Mom, and more.

Alysia is a champion of all things eco-friendly, and she and her husband recently used their own home as a way to share information about building green. Their brownstone renovation in Harlem was featured on television's "World's Greenest Homes" and "Renovation Nation"; in various magazines like Dwell, Gotham, and The Nest; and they allowed the environmentally friendly construction process to be chronicled on Web sites such as and

She was recently recognized as an INTELLIGENT OPTIMIST in Ode Magazine and profiled by New York Women in Film and Television as a woman to watch.

Alysia is on the board of The Broad Collective, and is involved with many charities including The Cancer Support Community, Habitat for Humanity, Our Time Theatre Company, 52nd Street Project, Actors for Autism, Joyful Heart Foundation, Comp2Kids, GEMS, and Circle of Health International.

If you have any questions or comments, she would love to hear from you @alysiareiner

Entries by Alysia Reiner

Mother's Day and False Eyelashes: Holding On and Letting Go

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2014 | 3:25 PM

It's mother's day. It's perfect. And somehow on this morning that I was meant to sleep in, our whole family is up at 5:30 a.m.

In this moment I am in bed with my husband, who just brought me coffee and the Sunday New York Times. We are reading the...

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Superstorm Sandy, Survivor's Guilt and a Psychic 3-Year-Old

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 12:30 PM

My family made it through Hurricane Sandy. We have water, power and a roof, but the survivor's guilt makes me want to hide. Sneak away from the brilliance of life. It shouts at me: Don't enjoy anything too much, people are suffering. I feel childlike somehow. Be quiet, be small,...

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The Pancake Ballet: Spring, Beethoven and Honoring Grandma

(7) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 2:27 PM

I haven't written about grief in a while. It just hasn't been in my consciousness as much, or maybe I was pushing it away. Mostly grief has felt like it has been masked as disappointment, not getting what I want, and the future that I think "should" be here and...

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Lean in: Walking Through Grief During the Holidays and Beyond

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2011 | 4:05 PM

It's the holidays, a time for so much joy, laughter, relaxation, hot cocoa with marshmallows and also... loss. One of my favorite quotes of all time about loss is by Kahlil Gibran: "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain." I find...

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The Surprise Party Grief Threw

(8) Comments | Posted September 16, 2011 | 7:08 PM

I am feeling fabulous. I am having the time of my life: starring in my first play in LA, guest starring on a great TV show at the same time, talking to the writer about making the play I am doing into a screenplay, my husband is on a great...

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