Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1979-04-04 (43 years old)
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Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein ( lee-OHN; born April 4, 1979) is an American actress and producer. She is known for playing Nicky Nichols on the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019), for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress, and for her portrayal of Nadia Vulvokov on the Netflix series Russian Doll (2019–present), which she also co-created, executive produces, writes, and directs. For the latter, Lyonne has received nominations for three Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Lyonne made her feature film debut in 1986 with a small, uncredited appearance in Heartburn. She went on to play more prominent parts in Dennis the Menace (1993); Everyone Says I Love You (1996); Slums of Beverly Hills (1998); Detroit Rock City, Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby, and But I'm a Cheerleader (all 1999); Scary Movie 2, The Grey Zone, and Kate & Leopold (all 2001); Die, Mommie, Die! and Party Monster (both 2003); Blade: Trinity (2004); All About Evil (2010); Sleeping with Other People, Hello, My Name Is Doris, and Addicted to Fresno (all 2015); Antibirth and Yoga Hosers (both 2016); Show Dogs (2018); Honey Boy and Ad Astra (both 2019); Irresistible (2020); and The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021). She is also known for portraying Jessica in the American Pie film series (1999–2012).

Personal Life

When she was 18, Lyonne used the paycheck from her work on Everyone Says I Love You to buy a small apartment near Gramercy Park. During the early 2000s, Lyonne experienced legal problems and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, and for incidents involving her neighbors. In 2005, she was evicted by her landlord, actor Michael Rapaport, following complaints by other tenants about her behavior.In 2005, Lyonne was admitted (under a pseudonym) to Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, suffering from hepatitis C, a heart infection, and a collapsed lung; she was also undergoing methadone treatment for heroin addiction. In January 2006, a warrant was issued for her arrest after she missed a court hearing relating to her prior legal problems. Her lawyer said an emergency had arisen but did not give details. Later that year, Lyonne was admitted to a drug and alcohol treatment center, and she appeared in court afterward. A judge sentenced her to conditional discharge.Lyonne underwent open-heart surgery in 2012 to correct heart valve damage caused by her endocarditis heart infection, which could have resulted in sudden death if untreated. She recovered from the surgery and discussed her past health problems on The Rosie Show in March 2012.Lyonne lives in New York City's East Village. She and Saturday Night Live alumnus Fred Armisen began dating in 2014; Lyonne confirmed they had ended their relationship in April 2022.

Early Life

Lyonne was born in New York City, the daughter of Ivette Buchinger and Aaron Braunstein, a boxing promoter, race car driver and radio host, distantly related to cartoonist Al Jaffee. Lyonne's parents were from Orthodox Jewish families, and she was raised Orthodox. Her mother was born in Paris, France, to Hungarian-Jewish parents who were Holocaust survivors. Lyonne has darkly joked that her family consists of "my father's side, Flatbush, and my mother's side, Auschwitz." Her grandmother Ella came from a large family. Only she and her two sisters and two brothers survived, which Lyonne credits to their blond hair and blue eyes. Lyonne's grandfather, Morris Buchinger, operated a watch company in Los Angeles. During the war, he hid in Budapest as a non-Jew working in a leather factory. Lyonne lived the first eight years of her life in Great Neck, New York.She and her parents emigrated to Israel, where Lyonne spent a year and a half. During her stay with her family in Israel, Lyonne participated in the 1989 Israeli children's film April Fool (Hebrew: אחד באפריל), which began her interest in acting. Her parents divorced, and Lyonne and her older brother Adam returned to America with their mother. After moving back to New York City, Lyonne attended the Ramaz School, a private Jewish school, where Lyonne said she was a scholarship kid who took honors Talmud classes and read Aramaic. She was expelled for selling marijuana at school. Lyonne grew up on the Upper East Side, where she felt she was an outcast. Her mother moved their family to Miami, where Lyonne attended Miami Country Day School. She has not graduated from high school; she left before her senior year to attend a film program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her high school graduation depended on completing her first year at Tisch, but she left the program because she could not pay the tuition.She attended New York University for a short time, studying film and philosophy.Lyonne was estranged from her father, who was a Democratic candidate for City Council for the sixth District of Manhattan in 2013, and lived on the Upper West Side until his death in October 2014. Lyonne has said she is not close to her mother and has essentially lived independently of her family since age 16.

Filmography

All 120

Movies 86

TV shows 34

Self 19

Voice 7

Producer 4

Director 4

Executive Producer
Sirens (2022)

Sirens (2022)

Movie
Merton (voice)
DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

Movie
7.55
Executive Producer
Loot (2022)

Loot (2022)

TV show
Producer
Crush (2022)

Crush (2022)

Movie
10
Penn
House Comes with a Bird (2022)

House Comes with a Bird (2022)

Movie
Tallulah Bankhead
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

Movie
Director
Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (2020)

Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (2020)

Movie
Risa The VO Agent
Lip Service (2020)

Lip Service (2020)

Movie
Tina
Irresistible (2020)

Irresistible (2020)

Movie
7.67
Norah (voice)
Crossing Swords (2020)

Crossing Swords (2020)

TV show
7.75
Self
Ricky Powell: The Individualist (2020)

Ricky Powell: The Individualist (2020)

Movie
Self
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)

Movie
Love, Loss, and What I Wore (2020)

Love, Loss, and What I Wore (2020)

Movie
Director
High Fidelity (2020)

High Fidelity (2020)

TV show
Herself
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)

John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)

Movie
Smoky Quartz (voice)
Steven Universe Future (2019)

Steven Universe Future (2019)

TV show
6.03
Mom
Honey Boy (2019)

Honey Boy (2019)

Movie
6.09
Gretchen
Oh Jerome, No (2019)

Oh Jerome, No (2019)

TV show
Tanya Pincus
Ad Astra (2019)

Ad Astra (2019)

Movie
6.05
Boston Player Personnel (voice)
Uncut Gems (2019)

Uncut Gems (2019)

Movie
6.21
Juggalette (uncredited)
Family (2019)

Family (2019)

Movie
Nadia Vulvokov
Russian Doll (2019)

Russian Doll (2019)

TV show
6.47
Self - Narrator
Explained (2018)

Explained (2018)

TV show
6.67
Mattie
Show Dogs (2018)

Show Dogs (2018)

Movie
6
Rena
Doulo (2018)

Doulo (2018)

Movie
Gaz Digzy
Ballmastrz: 9009 (2018)

Ballmastrz: 9009 (2018)

TV show
Anne Beatts
A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

Movie
5.25
Self
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs (2017)

Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs (2017)

Movie
Suzette (voice)
Big Mouth (2017)

Big Mouth (2017)

TV show
6.48
Director
Cabiria, Charity, Chastity (2017)

Cabiria, Charity, Chastity (2017)

Movie
Detective Fleur Scozzari
Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017)

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017)

Movie
6
Mrs. Taft
Girlfriend's Day (2017)

Girlfriend's Day (2017)

Movie
6
Natasha Lyonne
The Realest Real (2016)

The Realest Real (2016)

Movie
Lou
Antibirth (2016)

Antibirth (2016)

Movie
Sarah
The Intervention (2016)

The Intervention (2016)

Movie
8
Tabitha
Yoga Hosers (2016)

Yoga Hosers (2016)

Movie
1
Herself
Party Legends (2016)

Party Legends (2016)

TV show
Herself - Panelist
Match Game (2016)

Match Game (2016)

TV show
Mom
Adam Green's Aladdin (2016)

Adam Green's Aladdin (2016)

Movie
Nancy
Jack Goes Home (2016)

Jack Goes Home (2016)

Movie
4
Darby Forever (2016)

Darby Forever (2016)

Movie
Sally
Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

Movie
Emma
#Horror (2015)

#Horror (2015)

Movie
Martha
Addicted to Fresno (2015)

Addicted to Fresno (2015)

Movie
Self
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

TV show
5.5
Carla Meola
Documentary Now! (2015)

Documentary Now! (2015)

TV show
5.33
Self
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

TV show
Kara
Sleeping with Other People (2015)

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

Movie
Jock
Bloomin Mud Shuffle (2015)

Bloomin Mud Shuffle (2015)

Movie
Gloria
The Quitter (2014)

The Quitter (2014)

Movie
Kaplan
Loitering with Intent (2014)

Loitering with Intent (2014)

Movie
Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV show
3.5
Self
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV show
6.26
Yael
7E (2013)

7E (2013)

Movie
Nicky Nichols / Director
Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

TV show
5.88
Lisa Bradford
Clutter (2013)

Clutter (2013)

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

He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)

Movie
Ms. Hoegel
G.B.F. (2013)

G.B.F. (2013)

Movie
6
Cheryl
The Rambler (2013)

The Rambler (2013)

Movie
6
Allyson
Girl Most Likely (2012)

Girl Most Likely (2012)

Movie
Rickey
Girls (2012)

Girls (2012)

TV show
6
Jessica
American Reunion (2012)

American Reunion (2012)

Movie
6.06
Gretchen
New Girl (2011)

New Girl (2011)

TV show
6.06
Tina
4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)

4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)

Movie
Mrs. Keaton
Night Club (2011)

Night Club (2011)

Movie
Various
Portlandia (2011)

Portlandia (2011)

TV show
6
Self
Conan (2010)

Conan (2010)

TV show
8.14
Tracy
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2010)

The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2010)

Movie
Deborah Tennis
All About Evil (2010)

All About Evil (2010)

Movie
Ellia
Heterosexuals (2010)

Heterosexuals (2010)

Movie
Mona Hammel
Jelly (2010)

Jelly (2010)

Movie
Fani
Goyband (2009)

Goyband (2009)

Movie
Motel Clerk
Running Away with Blackie (2009)

Running Away with Blackie (2009)

Movie
Herself - Judge
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)

RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)

TV show
6.63
Esther
Loving Leah (2009)

Loving Leah (2009)

Movie
Molly
Outrage: Born in Terror (2009)

Outrage: Born in Terror (2009)

Movie
Sally
Tricks of Love (2008)

Tricks of Love (2008)

Movie
The Knights of Prosperity (2007)

The Knights of Prosperity (2007)

TV show
Vera
America Brown (2005)

America Brown (2005)

Movie
Tiffany
Weeds (2005)

Weeds (2005)

TV show
6.02
Self
Nightstalkers, Daywalkers, and Familiars: Inside the World of 'Blade Trinity' (2005)

Nightstalkers, Daywalkers, and Familiars: Inside the World of 'Blade Trinity' (2005)

Movie
Loretta Geargrinder (voice)
Robots (2005)

Robots (2005)

Movie
6.57
Grace
My Suicidal Sweetheart (2005)

My Suicidal Sweetheart (2005)

Movie
Sommerfield
Blade: Trinity (2004)

Blade: Trinity (2004)

Movie
5.65
Alice
Madhouse (2004)

Madhouse (2004)

Movie
Herself
American Pie: Revealed (2004)

American Pie: Revealed (2004)

Movie
5.9
Edith Sussman
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

Movie
Brooke
Party Monster (2003)

Party Monster (2003)

Movie
Judy
Comic Book Villains (2002)

Comic Book Villains (2002)

Movie
Jenna the Working Girl
Zig Zag (2002)

Zig Zag (2002)

Movie
Amber
Night at the Golden Eagle (2002)

Night at the Golden Eagle (2002)

Movie
Darci
Kate & Leopold (2001)

Kate & Leopold (2001)

Movie
6.75
Rosa
The Grey Zone (2001)

The Grey Zone (2001)

Movie
Jessica
American Pie 2 (2001)

American Pie 2 (2001)

Movie
6.07
Bethany Daniels (segment "If a Tree Falls...")
Night Visions (2001)

Night Visions (2001)

TV show
Megan
Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Movie
6.18
Tamara Jenson
Fast Sofa (2001)

Fast Sofa (2001)

Movie
Grounded for Life (2001)

Grounded for Life (2001)

TV show
6.12
Kaye
Plan B (2001)

Plan B (2001)

Movie
Megan
But I'm a Cheerleader (2000)

But I'm a Cheerleader (2000)

Movie
6.83
Jeanne
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)

Movie
8
Rosemary Olsen - Finalist
The Auteur Theory (1999)

The Auteur Theory (1999)

Movie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV show
6.17
White Girl
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)

Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)

Movie
Christine
Detroit Rock City (1999)

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Movie
Jessica
American Pie (1999)

American Pie (1999)

Movie
6.89
Rachel
Modern Vampires (1998)

Modern Vampires (1998)

Movie
Gillian
Will & Grace (1998)

Will & Grace (1998)

TV show
6.33
Vivian
Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

Movie
Shelly
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

Movie
6.36
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Djuna 'D.J.' Berlin
Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Everyone Says I Love You (1996)

Movie
1
Polly
Dennis the Menace (1993)

Dennis the Menace (1993)

Movie
5
Arab Girl
A Man Called Sarge (1990)

A Man Called Sarge (1990)

Movie
Sophie (voice)
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV show
6.22
Opal
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)

Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986)

TV show
4.33
Rachel's Niece (uncredited)
Heartburn (1986)

Heartburn (1986)

Movie
4
Self - Host
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV show
6.36
Executive Producer
Poker Face

Poker Face

TV show
Nurse Tup
The Hospital

The Hospital

TV show

Ratings

Average 6.13
Based on 4.15 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1975
2003
2013
2005
2022
Natasha Lyonne
Natasha Lyonne

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1979-04-04 (43 years old)

Place of birth
Manhattan, United States of America

Religion
Orthodox Judaism

Citizenships
Israel, United States of America

Residences
United States of America · United States, United States of America, Caesarea, Israel

Also known as
Natasha Leon, Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein, 나타샤 리온, Наташа Лионн

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Rosie O'Donnell
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Neil Patrick Harris
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1 Movie
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Will Forte
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3 Movies
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Justin Long
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1 Movie
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Marisa Tomei
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3 Movies
2 TV shows
Kristen Wiig
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1 Movie
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Jeff Goldblum
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5 TV shows
Seth Green
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2 Movies
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Adam Herz
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4 Movies
Vanessa Williams
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1 Movie
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4 Movies
Chris Klein
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4 Movies
Alia Shawkat
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2 Movies
2 TV shows
Jennifer Coolidge
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4 Movies
June Diane Raphael
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2 Movies
2 TV shows
Adam Scott
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2 Movies
2 TV shows
Adam Brody
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Adam Brody worked together with Natasha Lyonne in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Max Greenfield
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Max Greenfield worked together with Natasha Lyonne in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Eugene Levy
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Eugene Levy worked together with Natasha Lyonne in:
4 Movies
Paul Giamatti
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Paul Giamatti worked together with Natasha Lyonne in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Tara Reid
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4 Movies
Al Roker
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2 Movies
2 TV shows
John Cho
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3 Movies
1 TV shows
Thomas Ian Nicholas
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4 Movies
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