Cynical, stubborn, and fundamentally dishonest, “Gretchen” (Aya Cash) manages to defy expectations with everything she does. Gretchen handles PR for some of the biggest and most difficult music acts in town, so she knows how to hold her own. She's never been in a real relationship and is perfectly happy with that, which makes living with her “boyfriend” all the more troubling. Never one to compromise, Gretchen struggles with maintaining her individuality now that she’s one half of “Jimmy and Gretchen.”
Aya Cash has received rave reviews for her performance in the second season of You’re the Worst, which earned her 2016 nominations for Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and TCA Award for Individual Achievement In Comedy. Recently, she wrapped production on Joe Swanberg’s Netflix anthology series Easy, about love, sex, technology and culture. Cash stars opposite Dave Franco in the series which also features Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Marc Maron and Jake Johnson, among others. Additional television credits include a leading role in the FOX comedy series Traffic Light, as well recurring roles on The Newsroom, We Are Men, and guest starring roles on Modern Family, Sirens, The Good Wife, Mercy, A Gifted Man, Law and Order (the whole triptych) and Brotherhood.
On the theatrical side, Cash recently wrapped production on two features: Brand New Old Love, an independent film in which she stars and executive produces; and Maderas Village, directed by Paul Briganti. Her additional film credits include Martin Scorsese’s Oscar®-nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk with Me, The Oranges, and Loitering with Intent among others.
Cash’s theatre credits include starring roles in Off-Broadway plays at playhouses such as Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic, MCC, Manhattan Theatre Club and the Rattlestick, to name a few. She has starred in New York or world premieres of plays by Ethan Coen, Bruce Norris, Zoe Kazan, Matthew Lopez, Lucy Thurber, Liz Flahive and Nicky Silver.
Cash splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.
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