Natasha Lyonne is an American actress who gained fame and popularity when she was cast in American Pie as Jessica. Her role of Nicky Nichols in Orange is the New Black also won her some nominations of prestigious awards such as the Emmy.
Natasha Lyonne and her life before the fame
Natasha was born on 4 April 1979 in New York City in the USA. Her middle name is Brianca. Her parents are Ivette Buchinger and Aaron Braunstein. Aaron was a race car driver, boxing promoter and also a radio host. She is of American nationality and Jewish ethnicity. The first 8 years of Natasha’s life were spent in the Great Neck area of New York. She and her parents were in Israel for a year and a half. Her interest in acting took off from here with children’s films.
Her parents divorced and Natasha and her older brother called Adam returned to the US with their mother. She was put in a private Jewish School in New York and was expelled when she was caught selling marijuana at school. The family shifted to Miami and Natasha was put in the Miami Country Day School. She did not complete her school and went to join NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts but had to leave due to her failure to pay the school program’s tuition fees.
She is not close to her mother and was independent since age 16.
Natasha and her film career and net worth
Natasha signed with the Ford Modeling Agency in childhood. At age 6, she played Opal in Pee-wee’s Playhouse. She did films such as Dennis the Menace and Heartburn. Natasha was not very close to her parents and as regards starting her career so young, she had once said:
“I didn’t have the best parents. I don’t think they are bad people. Even if they were ready to have children, it is kind of a wacky idea to put your child in business at six years old.”
When she was 16, she appeared in Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You. She got many offers after that and did 30 films in a decade. These included Slums of Beverly Hills, But I’m a Cheerleader, Scary Movie 2, The Grey Zone, Party Monster, and Blade: Trinity. She was Jessica in the American Pie films series and this is her best-known role.
She has also worked in theater and TV series. She managed to get enough money to purchase her own apartment in NY. She has a net worth of $ 3 million.
Natasha Lyonne and the law
Natasha had been on the wrong side of the law and was arrested for drunken driving and also for disturbing her neighbors. She was also once evicted by her landlord for her bad behavior. She was into substance abuse and had needed rehab treatment for it.
Natasha Lyonne and her personal life-boyfriend, marriage, husband, children
Natasha is not married and has no children yet. She is dating and her boyfriend is Fred Armisen who is a Saturday Night Live alum. The couple is in a relationship since 2014. There has been no formal announcement about marriage and engagement.
Natasha has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches and a weight of 60 kg. Her hair is blonde and her eyes are brown. She has a social media presence. Her Twitter is well-subscribed and on her Instagram, she has 1 m followers.
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