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Natasha Lyonne



With her wild curls, gawky build, and street-smart attitude, Natasha Lyonne presents a refreshing departure from the many blow-dried, plasticized young actors of her generation. Since appearing in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You in 1996, Lyonne has consistently wowed critics with her intelligent, no-nonsense portrayals of teenage girls who are anything but typical.

Born into a conservative Jewish family on April 4, 1979, in New York City, Lyonne spent her childhood in New York and Israel. She broke into show business early with her role as Opal on Pee-Wee's Playhouse (1986). Her first film of any import (aside from Heartburn (1986), in which she had an uncredited role) was 1993's Dennis the Menace. It was her next film, Everyone Says I Love You, that won Lyonne initial recognition. Critics praised her portrayal of Woody Allen's daughter, praise that was magnified with her role in Tamara Jenkins' The Slums of Beverly Hills (1998). The film won almost unanimous critical praise, as did Lyonne's endearingly jaded portrayal of Vivian Abramowitz. The success of Slums was inversely proportional to that of Lyonne's next film, Krippendorf's Tribe, which also starred Richard Dreyfuss and Jenna Elfman. However, the disappointment of that movie was more than made up for by Lyonne's following project, the very successful American Pie. As the wise and weary Jessica, Lyonne, in the minds of many critics, stole the show with her all-too limited appearance. Fortunately, thanks to both the film's success and her consistently solid performances, it was virtually ensured that critics and audiences alike would be able to see a great deal more of her, though her roles in the sequels American Pie 2 and Scary Movie 2 amounted to little more than glorified cameos, almost unrecognizably so in the case of the latter.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
11% Jack Goes Home
  • Nancy
2016
20% Yoga Hosers
  • Tabitha
2016
64% Antibirth
  • Producer
  • Lou
2016
80% The Intervention
  • Sarah
2016
83% Hello, My Name is Doris
  • Sally
2016
50% #Horror
  • Actor
2015
29% Addicted To Fresno
  • Martha
2015
63% Sleeping with Other People
  • Kara
2015
32% Loitering With Intent
  • Kaplan
2015
No Score Yet Clutter
  • Lisa
2014
No Score Yet Falling Star
  • Fani
2014
82% G.B.F.
  • Mrs. Hogel
2014
No Score Yet 7E
  • Actor
2013
22% Girl Most Likely
  • Allyson
2013
40% The Rambler
  • Cheryl
2013
44% He's Way More Famous Than You
  • Natasha Lyonne
2013
43% American Reunion
  • Jessica
2012
50% 4:44 Last Day on Earth
  • Tina
2012
No Score Yet Jelly
  • Mona Hammel
2011
No Score Yet Outrage: Born In Terror
  • Molly
2009
No Score Yet Loving Leah
  • Esther
2009
89% The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle
  • Tracy
2009
No Score Yet Gavin Mcinnes Is A F**king A**hole
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet All About Evil
  • Deborah Tennis
2009
64% Robots
  • Loretta Geargrinder
2005
No Score Yet My Suicidal Sweetheart (Crazy for Love)
  • Grace
2005
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Sommerfield
2004
80% America Brown
  • Vera
2004
64% Die Mommie Die!
  • Edith Sussman
2003
29% Party Monster
  • Brooke
2003
No Score Yet Madhouse
  • Alice
2003
No Score Yet Plan B
  • Kaye
2002
68% The Grey Zone
  • Rosa
2002
44% Zigzag
  • Jenna the Working Girl
2002
41% Night at the Golden Eagle
  • Amber
2002
No Score Yet Comic Book Villains
  • Judy
2002
50% Kate & Leopold
  • Darci
2001
52% American Pie 2
  • Jessica
2001
15% Scary Movie 2
  • Megan
2001
No Score Yet Fast Sofa
  • Tamara
2001
34% But I'm a Cheerleader
  • Megan
2000
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Jeanne
2000
No Score Yet The Auteur Theory
  • Rosemary Olson
1999
48% Detroit Rock City
  • Christine
1999
60% American Pie
  • Jessica
1999
30% Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trickbaby (Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby)
  • Producer
1999
30% Modern Vampires
  • Rachel
1998
80% Slums of Beverly Hills
  • Vivian
1998
14% Krippendorf's Tribe
  • Shelly
1998
79% Everyone Says I Love You
  • DJ
1996
23% Dennis the Menace
  • Polly
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Gia Eskas
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
93% New Girl
2011
  • Gretchen
95% Orange is the New Black
2013-2016
  • Nicky Nichols
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Actor
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
89% Girls
2012
  • Rickie

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