Ariane Bellamar is that kind of celebrity who could do a handful of things from injecting motivation in a party of gloomy graduands to charming a group of grumpy workmen. Her rise to fame could easily make a bestseller if anyone had the smart sense to document it. But since no one has, here are eleven facts of the actress that might inspire you.
1. Ariane Bellamar was born in Florida
Ariane Bellamar was born on June 27, 1978, in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA but was raised in Hamilton Toronto, Canada. Ariane’s parents moved back home to Canada shortly after they gave birth to her. There are no details if she has siblings and her parents’ name are unknown. As a child, Ariane enjoyed watching the Disney channel and would often write letters to the show asking if they could cast in one of their shows.
2. She hails from a humble home
Some people are born with a silver spoon, some, lost their silver spoon through casino gambling and countless addictions while some are born without any spoon at all whether silver or zinc. Ariane’s parents are poor and could only afford little for their daughter. But she has always had an interest in the entertainment field from a very young age and she followed her dream passionately.
3. Ariane Bellamar was partly raised by her Grandmother
Although her parents were poor, they could afford money for booze. Living with them soon became traumatic as she was constantly abused which led to childcare protection Services to ship her grandmother.
Ariane and her grandmother shared a one-room studio known as the “Slessor Slums” public housing complex. Living with her grandmother, Ariane started a job at a nearby truck stop where she worked from 11 pm to 7 am in order to put food on the table.
4. She started directing while at High School
Destiny would always find it path eventually and Ariane started making use of her talent in high school. Although she was not paid to write and direct while she was in high school, she was making a quiet statement that she can do this and would grab any opportunity that slides her way.
5. Ariane Bellamar eventually dropped out from High School
At the age of 15, Ariane Bellamar was already out of school because there was no money to train her. She continued to endure a difficult childhood, feeling neglected and abandoned. Although, school is not a decider whether one would be successful in life and while some actors do not have college degrees, high school is something they usually finish. Not Bellamar.
6. Ariane Bellamar accused Jeremy Piven of sexual misconduct
Sexual misconduct has somehow taken a rather prominent seat in Hollywood and from past stories shared, it has not always been a seat many are comfortable with been spotted around. On October 31st, 2017 Ariane accused Jeremy Piven in a series of a tweet of Sexual harassment while filming an episode of the TV series, “Entourage”.
“Hey @jeremypiven! ‘Member when you cornered me in your trailer on the #Entourage set? ‘Member grabbing my boobies on the (couch) without asking?? ‘Member when I tried to leave; you grabbed me by the a–, looked at yourself in the mirror, & said what a ‘beautiful couple’ we made?”
“And, don’t try to deny it, sir. @HBO has us on [tape emoji] together, & I’m sure @sprint has electronic back-ups of your abusive, explicit text. #MeToo”. They asked him not to try it, but Jeremy went on to deny the accusations, labeling it as false. But from the support Ariane got, there are strong indications that many believed her.
While there are many who might treat the story as unproven allegations, the sexual allegations dented the image of Jeremy Piven, a three-time Emmy Award winner who is famously known for his role as Ari Gold in the comedy series “Entourage”.
7. She has a net worth in seven figures
Ariane started chasing money at a very young age, while her net worth might be a little disappointing considering what she gave up to make a career in Hollywood, she can draw consolation from the fact that she is at least out of the rat race – or now in a posher rat rate.
Frostnow puts her net worth to be around 1 million dollars. Not bad as we made it sound earlier; not so good.
8. Ariane Bellamar married Tanner Slaught
When Barry Pettitt left her life, it was not the end of the world for her though it might have seemed so for many in her shoes. But there are billions of men on earth and it would be shocking if she cannot find her match. In October 2014, Ariane married Texan businessman Tanner Slaught. It was not really a quiet wedding which happened to draw the full attention of the press.
9. She has worked as a pole dancer
At age 12, Ariane first appeared in Disney TV series called “Flash Forward”, as a background player. Her determination to succeed in acting forced her to take a trip to Los Angeles where she did many odd jobs at first to survive while waiting for the big break. One of these jobs was pole dancing.
She later portrayed the character of Stephani Dahl in the 1995 comedy film directed by Peter Yates “Roommates”. Her appearance in this film made her known and open for more roles. She went to star in other projects like “Minding the Store”, “Hotel Hell” and HBO’s “Entourage”. She also starred in the 2016 film “Suicide Squad.
10. She has two loving daughters
We already told you that Ariane is married to Tanner Slaught. One thing we didn’t mention is that the duo has two daughters, Emma and Melitta.
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