NEW YORK (AP) — Nina Arianda, a rising star who has won over audiences for two seasons in Tony-nominated parts, has won the Tony for best leading actress in a play.
The 27-year-old actress beat out stiff competition for her portrayal of a preternaturally talented actress determined to land the lead in a new play in the sexy "Venus in Fur."
Arianda first made waves when David Ives' play was seen off-Broadway in 2010. She then earned a Tony nomination last season when she made her Broadway debut in "Born Yesterday."
She beat out Tracie Bennett, Stockard Channing, Linda Lavin and Cynthia Nixon.