Natasha Lyonne

BirthDay:

04 Apr 1979

BirthPlace:

New York City, New York, USA

Bio:

Natasha Lyonne is an American stage, film, and television actress.

As a young child, she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency and, at the age of six, was cast as a role in Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Natasha remained busy with appearances in almost 30 films over the next 10 years, including some starring roles in independent films. Lyonne is perhaps best-known for her roles in the "American Pie" films as the wise-cracking "Jessica". After a hiatus in 2008, due to well-documented health and legal struggles, Lyonne returned to work,

As a young child, she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency and, at the age of six, she was cast as "Opal" on Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986), which was quickly followed by film appearances in Heartburn (1986), written by Nora Ephron, directed by Mike Nichols; A Man Called Sarge (1990); and Dennis the Menace (1993), with Walter Matthau and Christopher Lloyd. At the age of 16, Woody Allen cast her as his and Goldie Hawn's daughter in Everyone Says I Love You (1996), alongside Julia Roberts, Edward Norton, Natalie Portman, which led to appearances in almost 30 films over the next 10 years, including starring roles in the independent films Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) and But I'm a Cheerleader (1999). Lyonne's other films included Detroit Rock City (1999); Scary Movie 2 (2001); The Grey Zone (2001), directed by Tim Blake Nelson; James Mangold's Kate & Leopold (2001); Party Monster (2003); Die, Mommie, Die! (2003) and Blade: Trinity (2004), as well as TV appearances on shows including NBC's Will & Grace (1998). Lyonne is perhaps best-known for her roles in the "American Pie" films as the wise-cracking "Jessica". After a short hiatus in 2008, due to well-documented health and legal struggles, Lyonne returned to work, making her New York stage debut in the award-winning New Group production of Mike Leigh's "Two Thousand Years" and in the films The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2009) and Goyband (2008). Since then, Lyonne has steadily worked in the New York theatre scene, in film and on television. Films include All About Evil (2010) with Thomas Dekker; Abel Ferrara's 4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011) with Willem Dafoe; and upcoming projects Girl Most Likely (2012) (aka "Imogene") with Kristen Wiig, Darren Criss, Matt Dillon and Annette Bening; The Rambler (2013) with Dermot Mulroney; Clutter (2013) with Carol Kane and Kathy Najimy; He's Way More Famous Than You (2013), written by Halley Feiffer and directed by Michael Urie, with Ben Stiller and Jesse Eisenberg. TV appearances include the hit series, New Girl (2011) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). On stage, she was in the original cast of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's award-winning "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" with Samantha Bee, Tyne Daly, Katie Finneran and Rosie O'Donnell and in the original cast in Los Angeles at Geffen Playhouse with Tracee Ellis Ross, Carol Kane and Rita Wilson.

She received rave reviews in Kim Rosenstock's "Tigers Be Still", directed by Sam Gold, with Reed Birney, Halley Feiffer, John Magaro at the Roundabout Theatre Company and returned this past season to the New Group stage with Ethan Hawke, Gordon Clapp and Daphne Rubin-Vega in Tommy Nohilly's "Blood From a Stone". Most recently, she participated in New Group's benefit performance of "Women Behind Bars", with Charles Busch, Josh Hamilton, Cynthia Nixon, Rhea Perlman and Rosie O'Donnell.

Natasha was born Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein in New York City, New York, to Ivette (Buchinger) and Aaron Braunstein, who is a talk radio host, boxing promoter, and race car driver. She is from a Jewish family. Her maternal grandparents, originally from Hungary, were Holocaust survivors who moved to Paris, France, where Natasha's mother was born.
Filmography

Actor ( 98 credits )

Girlfriend's Day (2017) Mrs. Taft
A Futile & Stupid Gesture (2017) Ann Beatts
Handsome (2017) Detective Fleur Scozzari
Adam Green's Aladdin (2016) Mom
Jack Goes Home (2016) Nancy
Antibirth (2016) Lou
Yoga Hosers (2016) Tabitha
$100,000 Pyramid (2016)  Herself - Celebrity Player (1 episode, 2016)
#Horror (2015)
Bloomin Mud Shuffle (2015) Jock
Addicted to Fresno (2015) Martha
Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Quitter (2014) Gloria
Loitering with Intent (2014) Kaplan
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
7E (2013) Yael
Clutter (2013) Lisa Bradford
G.B.F. (2013) Mrs. Hogel
The Rambler (2013) Cheryl
He's Way More Famous Than You (2013) Natasha Lyonne
Orange Is the New Black (2013)  Nicky Nichols (39 episodes, 2013-2015)
Hollywood Game Night (2013)  Herself - Celebrity Guest (1 episode, 2014)
As Da Art World Might Turn (2013)  Zemora (2 episodes, 2013)
Inside Amy Schumer (2013)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Sanjay and Craig (2013)  Chido (1 episode, 2015)
Vice News (2013) (1 episode, 2015)
Girl Most Likely (2012) Allyson
American Reunion (2012) Jessica
Girls (2012)  Rickey (1 episode, 2015)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Katie (1 episode, 2015)
4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011) Tina
Night Club (2011) Mrs. Keaton
New Girl (2011)  Gretchen (1 episode, 2011)
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)  Mrs. Barbato (1 episode, 2013)
Portlandia (2011) (1 episode, 2015)
All About Evil (2010) Deborah Tennis
Heterosexuals (2010) Ellia
Jelly (2010) Mona Hammel
Conan (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Outrage: Born in Terror (2009) Molly
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2009) Tracy
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Running Away with Blackie (2009) Motel Clerk
Goyband (2008) Fani
Tricks of Love (2008) Sally
The Knights of Prosperity (2007)  Female Co-Star (1 episode, 2007)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Free Radio (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Child Star Confidential (2006)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Robots (2005) Loretta Geargrinder (voice)
Crazy for Love (2005) Grace
Weeds (2005)  Tiffany (1 episode, 2012)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Madhouse (2004) Alice
Blade: Trinity (2004) Sommerfield
America Brown (2004) Vera
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Party Monster (2003) Brooke
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003) Edith Sussman
Zig Zag (2002) Jenna the Working Girl
The Grey Zone (2001) Rosa
Night at the Golden Eagle (2001) Amber
Plan B (2001) Kaye
Kate & Leopold (2001) Darci
American Pie 2 (2001) Jessica
Scary Movie 2 (2001) Megan
Fast Sofa (2001) Tamara Jenson
Grounded for Life (2001)  Gretchen (1 episode, 2002)
Night Visions (2000)  Bethany Daniels (1 episode, 2001)
Rat Girl (1999) Ginger
The Auteur Theory (1999) Rosemary Olson - Finalist
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) White Girl
Detroit Rock City (1999) Christine
American Pie (1999) Jessica
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) Megan
When Autumn Leaves (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Gia Eskas (1 episode, 2011)
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) Vivian
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998) Shelly
Will & Grace (1998)  Gillian (1 episode, 2000)
The View (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) DJ
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Howard Stern (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 2001)
Dennis the Menace (1993) Polly
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Gomorron (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
A Man Called Sarge (1990) Arab Girl (as Natasha Leon)
Heartburn (1986) Rachel's Niece (uncredited)
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)  Opal (6 episodes, 1986)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Today (1952)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Intervention (0)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Antibirth (2016) producer
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) associate producer