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


Actor (63)

Hello, My Name Is Doris 2016 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

#Horror 2015 (Movie)

Sam's Mom (Actor)

Addicted to Fresno 2015 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)


Conan 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)


Girls 2015 (Tv Show)


Inside Amy Schumer 2015 (Tv Show)


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


Meadowland 2015 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Portlandia 2015 (Tv Show)


Sleeping With Other People 2015 (Movie)

Kara (Actor)

Comic Book Villains 2014 (Movie)


G.B.F. 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Hogel (Actor)

Goyband 2014 (Movie)

Fani (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)


Jelly 2014 (Movie)

Mona Hammel (Actor)

Outrage 2014 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

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


When Autumn Leaves 2014 (Movie)


Why Now?! 2014 (Movie)


Girl Most Likely 2013 (Movie)

Allyson (Actor)

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


Loitering With Intent 2013 (Movie)

Kaplan (Actor)

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


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)

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


The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle 2010 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

All About Evil 2009 (Movie)


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)


Night at the Golden Eagle 2002 (Movie)

Amber (Actor)

Plan B 2002 (Movie)


The Grey Zone 2002 (Movie)

Rosa (Actor)

ZigZag 2002 (Movie)

Jenna (Actor)

American Pie 2 2001 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Fast Sofa 2001 (Movie)

Tamara (Actor)

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

Darci (Actor)

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


Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

But I'm A Cheerleader 2000 (Movie)

Megan Bloomfield (Actor)

Will & Grace 2000 (Tv Show)


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)


If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Show)


Loving Leah (TV Show)

Producer (1)

Freeway 2 1999 (Movie)

(Associate 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 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.


Aaron Braunstein

divorced from Lyonne's mother

Edward Furlong Actor

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

Adam Goldberg Actor

reportedly dating as of October 2000

Yvette Lyonne

divorced from Lyonne's father

Adam Lyonne

born c. 1972


graduated from high school in Miami, Florida

New York University

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



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


Voiced Loretta Geargrinder in the animated feature "Robots"


Cast in "Blade: Trinity"


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


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


Reprised part in "American Pie 2"


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"


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


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


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


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


Film acting debut in "Dennis the Menace"


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


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

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

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

Bonus Trivia


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


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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