Arianne Zucker Biography 1974-
Arianne Zucker, the quintessential Southern California native, was discovered at 16 years of age by a modeling scout from It Models . She began modeling in Los Angeles where she shot several clothing catalogs and campaigns. Her career later took her to such places as Paris, Japan, Australia, and New York. As Arianne’s modeling career prospered, so did her interest in television. She appeared in several national commercials including Mazda Miata and Burger King.
Arianne decided to settle back down in Los Angeles and begin her studies as an actress at Pierce College. It was there that she first acquired her love for theater. She was involved in several workshops that included her performances in Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart and Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers. She continued her studies at the highly reputable Howard Fine Studios where she has been a student now for many years.
Zucker got her first role in a student film at AFI (American Film Institute) and, two months after shooting, auditioned for the role of Nicole Walker on the long running Soap Opera, Days of our Lives . Four months later, Arianne became the newest member of Days of our Lives and won the Soap Opera Digest Award in 2004 for Outstanding Villainess. Arianne has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy this year (2010) in the category of Supporting Actress.
During her time on Days of our Lives , Zucker also worked on the stage. She co-starred in a film-noir spoof written by Frank Semerano and John Rustan called The Tangled Snarl / Murder Me Once, performed at The Fremont Center Theatre in South Pasadena. She received rave reviews, most notably from the Los Angeles Times , portraying the character of Myra Fontaine. The show ran for seven consecutive months and received six awards at the ADA Awards (Artistic Director Achievement) including Best Ensemble Cast-Comedy. The play has since been published at Samuel French Inc., The House of Plays.
In addition to her career as an actress, Arianne is also taking an active role in giving back to a charity called Habitat for Humanity in the Santa Clarita/San Fernando Valley area and expanding into other cities across the nation. Habitat’s vision is to lift working families out of an endless cycle of poverty housing so they can build brighter economic futures. Zucker has also joined the USO Tour , traveling to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2004 in order to support our troops during the war effort.