Updated: 01/30/2017 12:05 PM | First Published: 01/30/2017 04:25 AM

Arianne Zucker became a household name in NBC sitcom 'Days of Our Lives'

Arianne Zucker's short hairstyle

Arianne Bethene Zuckerman aka Arianne Zucker, was born on 3rd June 1974 in Northridge, California to a lab technologist mother Barbara and plumber father, Barry after an elder brother named Todd. Passionate about glamor and onscreen camera, she wanted to be an actress from a young age. Her bold and courageous characteristics could be seen from her school days, as she was a cheerleader in the junior and sophomore years while in Chatsworth High School. 

Prior to becoming a part of an entertainment industry, it's easy for the young beauties to knock the door of modeling industry. Arianne also did the same. Her modeling career began after she was discovered by It Model’s scouts. Starting in Los Angeles she traveled through France, Australia and Japan. During that time, she appeared in various TV commercials that included national spots for McDonald's and Mazda.

Before she could make her way to professional acting industry, she appeared in various stage productions including Crimes of the Heart and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers. As modeling wasn't what she wanted to be engaged in, she went to Los Angeles Pierce College to hone her acting skills and thought to focusing on her acting career. Since years, she has also been a student of Howard Fine Studio.

After several trials Zucker won an audition to portray a role of Nicole Parker in NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. She has been casted in a antagonistic role as a series regular since 1998. In 2001, she won Soap Opera Digest Award in 2001 for a category of an Outstanding Villainess. Four years later, in 2005 she was nominee for the same category.

Zucker's role in the series had a break shortly between 2006 and 2008. And following her comeback, the actress has received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 2010 and 2013 for a category of outstanding supporting actress. It's already about two decades, she has been taking the role vigorously and has become fans' favorite even though her character isn't major. 

Apart from the award-winning role she has also landed minor or guest spots in several other TV programs that include CSI: Miami (2006), DeVanity (2013) and Killer Assistant (2016). Moreover, she has also graced the silver screen taking part in Looking for Bobby D (2001), The Last Resort (2009) and The Contractor (2013).

About 20-years-long involvement in showbiz industry being a part of popular NBC show have definitely helped her amass several million dollars into her accounts. Sources claims that she owns a net worth of $6 million. Perhaps, she has been receiving a hefty paychecks for her soap opera role.