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Arija Bareikis

Arija Bareikis stars as patrol officer Chickie Brown, a single mom who dreams of being the first woman accepted into LAPD's prestigious S.W.A.T., in NBC's drama series Southland.

Bareikis recently appeared in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of From Up Here.

In addition, Bareikis' television credits include NBC's Law & Order and Crossing Jordan. She also has appeared in Grey's Anatomy, A Painted House, Without A Trace, The American Embassy and HBO's Oz. Her feature-film credits include Frame of Mind, Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Tenderness, Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, 30 Days, Snow Falling On Cedars and The Myth of Fingerprints.

Bareikis appeared on stage for a New City's production of Orange Flower Water and made her Broadway debut in Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Bareikis' other theater credits include Intimate Apparel, Hotel Universe, The Moment When, Virgil Is Still the Frogboy and Sweet By N' By. At Williamstown, she performed in As You Like It, Counselor At Law, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Threepenny Opera, The Guardsman, The Visit and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Arija Bareikis Facts

BirthdayJuly 21, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceBloomington, Indiana, USA

Selected Filmography

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo
Snow Falling on Cedars
Southland: Season 1
A Painted House
Melinda and Melinda
Southland: Season 2
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
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