Natasha Lyonne

Actor, Producer
Often cast in 1970s period pieces, Lyonne's rapid-fire verbal intelligence and quirky, wild-haired appearance easily made her the edgiest of her teen star contemporaries. Lyonne wowed critics as Woody Allen's daughter ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1979 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (69)

Hello, My Name Is Doris 2016 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Portlandia 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Yoga Hosers 2016 (Movie)

Tabitha (Actor)

#Horror 2015 (Movie)

Sam's Mom (Actor)

Addicted to Fresno 2015 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Girls 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Amy Schumer 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Loitering With Intent 2015 (Movie)

Kaplan (Actor)

Meadowland 2015 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Sleeping With Other People 2015 (Movie)

Kara (Actor)

The Intervention 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

G.B.F. 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Hogel (Actor)

Goyband 2014 (Movie)

Fani (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Jelly 2014 (Movie)

Mona Hammel (Actor)

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

When Autumn Leaves 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Why Now?! 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Girl Most Likely 2013 (Movie)

Allyson (Actor)

He's Way More Famous Than You 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

NTSF:SD:SUV 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Orange Is the New Black 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rambler 2013 (Movie)

Cheryl (Actor)

4:44 Last Day on Earth 2012 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

American Reunion 2012 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Clutter 2012 (Movie)

Lisa Bradford (Actor)

Weeds 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Girl 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle 2010 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

All About Evil 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Outrage 2008 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

America Brown 2005 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

Robots 2005 (Movie)

Loretta Geargrinder (Voice)

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

Sommerfield (Actor)

Madhouse 2004 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

My Suicidal Sweetheart 2004 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Die Mommie Die! 2003 (Movie)

Edith Sussman (Actor)

Party Monster 2003 (Movie)

Brooke (Actor)

Grounded For Life 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night at the Golden Eagle 2002 (Movie)

Amber (Actor)

Plan B 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Grey Zone 2002 (Movie)

Rosa (Actor)

ZigZag 2002 (Movie)

Jenna (Actor)

American Pie 2 2001 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Comic Book Villains 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fast Sofa 2001 (Movie)

Tamara (Actor)

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

Darci (Actor)

Making the Movie: American Pie II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

But I'm A Cheerleader 2000 (Movie)

Megan Bloomfield (Actor)

Will & Grace 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Pie 1999 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Detroit Rock City 1999 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Freeway 2 1999 (Movie)

Crystal--White Girl (Actor)

Modern Vampires 1999 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Krippendorf's Tribe 1998 (Movie)

Shelly (Actor)

The Auteur Theory 1998 (Movie)

Rosemary Olson (Actor)

The Slums of Beverly Hills 1998 (Movie)

Vivian Abramowitz (Actor)

Everyone Says I Love You 1996 (Movie)

DJ (Actor)

Dennis the Menace 1993 (Movie)

Polly (Actor)

Pee-wee's Playhouse 1986 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Show)

Actor

Loving Leah (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars (TV Show)

Herself
Producer (1)

Freeway 2 1999 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Often cast in 1970s period pieces, Lyonne's rapid-fire verbal intelligence and quirky, wild-haired appearance easily made her the edgiest of her teen star contemporaries. Lyonne wowed critics as Woody Allen's daughter in "Everyone Says I Love You" (1996) and reached wider audiences as Richard Dreyfuss' daughter in "Krippendorf's Tribe" (1998). Her bravura turn in the feminist coming-of-age hit indie "Slums of Beverly Hills" (1998) made her a star, and she received a major career boost from her small role in the massively successful "American Pie" (1999) and its two sequels. While cult/ indie fans found much to worship in the gravelly-voiced actress who delivered in the KISS-centric "Detroit Rock City" (1999) and the John Waters-influenced lesbian romantic comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader" (1999), Lyonne also earned mainstream success with small roles in "Scary Movie 2" (2001) and "Kate & Leopold" (2001). At the peak of her fame, however, she came close to losing her career - and her life - due to several notorious run-ins with the law, drug issues, and a bout of homelessness that resulted in extensive hospitalization. Although the window of opportunity for Lyonne to fully capitalize on her professional potential seemed to close after her self-destructive years, the fact that she continued to work - on the stage and on the screen - to rebuild her reputation and career, hinted that this unpredictable talent had an even more impressive second act up her sleeve.

Relationships

Aaron Braunstein

Father
divorced from Lyonne's mother

Edward Furlong Actor

Companion
Became involved during filming "Detroit Rock City" (1999) Broke up in summer 2000

Adam Goldberg Actor

Companion
reportedly dating as of October 2000

Yvette Lyonne

Mother
divorced from Lyonne's father

Adam Lyonne

Brother
born c. 1972

EDUCATION

New York University

New York, New York
enrolled as of 1997; as of 1998 had only taken one class in astronomy

graduated from high school in Miami, Florida

Milestones

2012

Reprised role of Jessica along with original cast in "American Reunion"

2005

Voiced Loretta Geargrinder in the animated feature "Robots"

2004

Cast in "Blade: Trinity"

2003

Cast as a club kid in the feature "Party Monster"

2002

Co-starred in the Holocaust drama "The Grey Zone"

2001

Reprised part in "American Pie 2"

2000

Cast as a young girl whose parents send her to a camp when they think she's a lesbian in the comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader"

1999

Played Tara Reid's best friend Jessica in the teen comedy "American Pie"

1999

Debut as associate producer, "Freeway 2"; also starred

1998

Starred in "Slums of Beverly Hills" with Alan Arkin and Marisa Tomei

1996

Breakthrough screen role as Djuna 'D.J.' Berlin, the narrator of Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You"

1993

Film acting debut in "Dennis the Menace"

1986

First film, an uncredited appearance as Meryl Streep's niece in "Heartburn"

1986

Played recurring role of Opal on "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (CBS)

Had recurring role on the CBS soap "As the World Turns"

Raised primarily in NYC and on Long Island; lived for about three years (c. 1987-90) in Israel

Bonus Trivia

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Lyonne was arrested for driving under the influence in August 2001.

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Lyonne claimed her dream role was to play rock singer Janis Joplin because "I've been in touch with her pain since I was seven years old." – from USA Today, Feb. 28, 1997

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