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Natasha Lyonne Biography
Natasha Lyonne is an American actress, writer, and producer. Her birth name is Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein, and she grew up in a Jewish family. Lyonne began her acting career at the age of six when she was discovered by a talent agent. Her first acting role was in the film “Heartburn” in 1986.
She then went on to appear in several films in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including “A Man Called Sarge,” “Dennis the Menace,” and “Slums of Beverly Hills.”
Natasha Lyonne Age
Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein was born on April 4, 1979 in New York City, U.S. She is 44 years
Natasha Lyonne Family
Lyonne was born to Ivette Buchinger and Aaron Braunstein, a boxing promoter, race car driver, and also a radio host, who was distantly related to cartoonist Al Jaffee.
Her parents were both from Orthodox Jewish families, and she herself was also raised Orthodox. Ivette was born in Paris France, to Hungarian Jewish parents who were Holocaust survivors. She has darkly joked that her family consists of “my father’s side, Flatbush, and my mother’s side, Auschwitz.”
Lyonne’s grandmother, Ella came from a large family, but only her and her two sisters and two brothers survived, which Natasha credits to their blond hair and blue eyes.
Her grandfather, Morris Buchinger operated a watch company in Los Angeles. During the war, Morris hid in Budapest as a non-Jew working in a leather factory.
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Husband | Married
Lyonne is not yet married.
Boyfriend | Fred Armisen | Dating | Fred Armisen | Spouse
She has been in relationships with several high-profile partners in the past, including Fred Armisen, Adam Goldberg, and Edward Furlong.
Girlfriend | Lesbian | Gay
In 2014, Lyonne began dating Fred Armisen, but the couple broke up after a few months. Since then, she has been in a relationship with Clea DuVall, who is also an actress and director.
The couple has been together since at least 2015 and have been seen together at various events and on social media.
Lyonne has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and has spoken out against discrimination and inequality. She has also portrayed LGBTQ+ characters in her acting career, including her role as Nicky Nichols on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.”
Natasha Lyonne Career
Lyonne began her career as a child actress, and appeared in films such as “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and “Heartburn” in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She gained wider recognition for her role in the 1999 film “American Pie”, in which she played the character of Jessica.
In the early 2000s, Lyonne appeared in several independent films, including “But I’m a Cheerleader” and “Party Monster”. She also had a recurring role on the television series “Will & Grace”. However, she struggled with substance abuse and legal issues during this time, which affected her career.
In the mid-2010s, Lyonne experienced a career resurgence with her role as Nicky Nichols on the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black”. She also co-created and starred in the Netflix series “Russian Doll”, which premiered in 2019 and received critical acclaim.
In addition to her acting career, Lyonne has also worked as a writer and director. She wrote and directed the 2016 film “Antibirth”, and has directed episodes of the television series “Russian Doll” and “Orange Is the New Black”.
Overall, Natasha Lyonne has had a varied and successful career in the entertainment industry, and is known for her distinctive style and strong performances.
Natasha Lyonne does not have a daughter. She has not publicly announced having any children.
The Russian Doll star has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Natasha Lyonne has been open about her struggles with drug addiction in the past. She has spoken publicly about her experiences with drugs, including heroin, cocaine, and alcohol.
Natasha was admitted to Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan under a pseudonym in 2005, suffering from hepatitis C, a heart infection, and a collapsed lung; Lyonne was also undergoing methadone treatment.
An arrest warrant was also issued for her in January 2006 after she missed a court hearing relating to her prior problems.
Lyonne’s lawyer said an emergency had arisen, but did not give details. Later the same year, she was admitted to the Caron Foundation, a drug and alcohol treatment center, and also appeared in court afterwards. A judge then sentenced her to conditional discharge.
She has undergone heart surgery to correct damage caused by her heart infection. Lyonne recovered from the surgery and also discussed her past health problems on The Rosie Show in March 2012.