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Aya Cash

Aya Cash

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1982-07-13 (38 years old)

15 Movies · 12 TV Series

Biography

Aya Rachel Cash (born July 13, 1982) is an American actress, the daughter of poet and novelist Kim Addonizio and Buddhist teacher Eugene Cash, and the granddaughter of Wimbledon champion Pauline Betz Addieand sportswriter Bob Addie. In 2014, Cash was listed among "10 Comic Actresses Who Deserve A Big-Screen Leading Role" by Indiewire.

Personal Life

In 2012, Cash married producer and writer Josh Alexander. They live together in New York City.Cash said that she has a hawk tattooed on her back because she was told that Aya means "hawk" in Hebrew. However, when she visited Israel she was told that "Aya" (איה) is an archaic word for "hawk", though it is, in fact, the modern word for "honey buzzard", a different bird of prey.Cash is a celebrity ambassador for INARA, an NGO that helps war-wounded refugee children from Syria get much-needed medical help.

Early Life

Cash was born in San Francisco, to poet and novelist Kim Addonizio and Buddhist teacher Eugene Cash. Her father's family is Jewish, whereas her mother is Catholic and of Italian descent. Cash has described herself as Jewish, and explained that their surname was originally something like "Chirsch".Cash is an alumna of the San Francisco School of the Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program.

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