Ari Meyers (born April 6, 1969, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is an actress, probably best known for her role as "Emma Jane McArdle" in the Kate & Allie (1984) TV series.
She was born Ariadne Meyers to Jewish American parents who were touring in Puerto Rico; her mother is actress Tara Meyers, who appeared in the television soap opera Another World. Meyers grew up in New York City.
From a young age Meyers showed an artistic temperament. When she was 4 years old, she wrote a play called "The Super Majic Show" for her nursery school for which she also wrote the script and songs and even directed the "actors"!
In 1982, Meyers landed her first major role as the stepdaughter of Al Pacino in the movie Author! Author!. The following year, she also landed the role of "Emma Jane McArdle" on the T.V. series Kate & Allie. Meanwhile, she also continued to take advanced courses in school.
In 1988, Meyers left Kate & Allie and used her earnings to finish her studies at Yale University; from there she graduated with honors and a double major in Philosophy and Theatre Arts.
After graduating, Meyers continued acting and was mostly cast to portray characters much younger than herself. Meyers has also lent her voice in the recording of several audio books; these include:
The Amy Fisher Story
A Kitten's Tale
Among the films and T.V. series in which she has participated as an actress are the following:
1. Author! Author! (1982) - Debbie
2. Running Out (1983) (TV) - Jenny Corsini
3. "Kate & Allie" (1984) TV Series - Emma McArdle
4. License to Kill (1984) (TV) - Amy Peterson
5. Haunted (1984) (TV)
6. Picking Up the Pieces (1985) (TV) - Stacy Harding
7. Kids Don't Tell (1985) (TV) - Nicky Ryan
8. Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV) - Beth Ashley
9. A Matter of Conscience (1989) (TV) - Lisa
10. Call Me Anna (1990) (TV) - Patty Duke, as a youth
11. Shakma (1990) - Kim
12. Think Big (1990) - Holly Sherwood
13. "Memories of Midnight" (1991) (mini) TV Series - Atana
14. Dutch (1991) - Brock
15. Dark Horse (1992) - Allison Mills
16. In My Daughter's Name (1992) (TV) - Carly Elias
17. River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene (1993) (TV) - Nancy Hardgrave
18. Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (1994) (TV) - Lisa Darby
19. Not Our Son (1995) (TV) - Ruth Keller
20. Family Blessings (1996) (TV) - Janice Reston
21. Home Song (1996) (TV) - Chelsea Gardner
22. Innocent Victims (1996) (TV) (uncredited) - Stacey Carolwood
23. Unwed Father (1997) (TV) - Gina
24. The Secret (1997) (TV) - Nicole Vos
25. Pro Skater 3 (2001) (VG) (voice) ... aka Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (USA: complete title)
26. "Stanley" (2001) TV Series (as Ariadne Myers or Ari Myers) .... Mom (Mrs. Griff), various others
Notable TV Guest Appearances:
1. How to Make an American Quilt (1995) - Duff Darling
2. "Evening Shade" playing "Aimee Thompson" in episode: "What a Night" (episode # 3.4) 12 October 1992.
3. "Evening Shade" playing "Aimee Thompson" in episode: "She What?!" (episode # 3.19) 1 March 1993
4. "Diagnosis Murder" playing "Amy Saroyan" in episode: "Out of the Past: Part 1" (episode # 7.23) 11 May 2000
In 2003, Meyers appeared in the play Theophilus North in New York City and in 2004 she participated in the play Little Willy.