Arianne Zuker hails from Chatsworth, CA where parents Barry and Barbara Zuker
raised her and her brother Todd. Her hometown isn't too far from LA, so Ari can
still call upon Dad to fix the plumbing.
SOD: HOW DID YOUR FATHER REACT TO YOU BECOMING AN ACTRESS?
Arianne: "'I knew it.' I remember being young and Dad taking pictures of my
friend and I, saying 'these are going to be on the cover of Vogue one day.'"
Barry: "That's because you had such long legs that you could wear my 36 inch
SOD: DID YOU WORRY ABOUT HER?
Barry: "Of course, big time, because I thought of all the negative things before
the positive, like parties, dope, and all that stuff. To me, she gets better and
better every day. She's turning out great, so I don't worry about her anymore."
SOD:WHAT IS IT LIKE TO SEE ARIANNE IN THE MAGAZINES?
Barry: "As long as she's got a fair amount of clothes on, cool. Otherwise, I buy
up all the magazines."
Arianne: "Dad's a comedian."
Barry: "I always look in the supermarket or the bookstore and if she's in them,
I get excited to see her. She's very photogenic - I'm not just saying that
because I am her father."
SOD: HOW DO YOU TWO STAY CLOSE?
Arianne: "We golf! We always make sure that we talk at least once a week and see
each other at least twice a month, because we don't live that far from each
Barry: "Any excuse to do her plumbing at her house, I am there. She finds
excuses to come up here and I find excuses to go down there. She talks more in
depth to her mom about certain problems - I always get the gist of it."
Arianne: "Poor Dad."
Barry: "We're a very close family - always have been and always will be."
WHAT IS THE GREATEST COMPLIMENT THAT YOU HAVE GOTTEN FROM EACH OTHER?
Arianne: "He's given me so many. I guess just the fact that he's really proud of
everything I've accomplished."
Barry: "Just that I'm the best dad anybody could have. She's always telling me
that. And that's no line of bull (laughs).
My favorite Father's Day gift? We've been together every Father's Day since she
was born, and that's the best gift. And the cards. They are picked out with such
care and what she writes on them is so meaningful."