Actress based in New York, NY
Arielle Mandelberg spent her formative years playing soccer, beach camping in Cape Henlopen, and collecting Japanese beetles in her front yard in Wilmington, Delaware.
She stumbled into acting at age eleven when her parents enrolled her in day camp at Delaware Theatre Company. Arielle was cast in a gripping, pre-pubescent adaptation of Mary Shelley's masterpiece "Frankenstein," as none other than his monster. The show's artistic license had her sprinting back and forth across the stage, moaning to Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet." So, this was acting. She was into it.
Dabbling in community theater and a few school productions, Arielle truly fell in love with the craft during an extended New York Film Academy intensive in Los Angeles. She went on to earn her BFA in Acting from Academy of Art University in San Francisco under the direction of Diane Baker.
Arielle worked extensively across theater, film, and commercials in the Bay Area over the next several years, with minor stints as a healthy food blogger and social media manager for a juice company. Notable credits include starring in a B-Horror movie produced by Roger Corman (Little Shop of Horrors), nationally running Honda and Zenni Optical commercials, and playing lovely little Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
In September of 2017, Arielle packed up and made the move to New York City to pursue acting and study Meisner under the direction of Laura Henry (formerly UNCSA Drama). Her parents are thrilled she's back on the east coast and have basically furnished her apartment with old bits and bobs from their basements (Thanks, Mom & Dad!). Since becoming a NY resident, she's played the lead in an extended run play (Grace is Good) at the historic Theater for the New City, acted in many national commercials and campaigns including Geico, Lifetime, and Lands End, and has continued her studies under Mary Irwin and Kimball Studios.
When she's not acting, find Arielle boasting about being a Hufflepuff, drooling over any and all dogs, having her mind blown by the real-life wizardry of David Blaine, I'm-not-crying-you're-crying in a spin class, and rewatching The Office.
New York, NY