Natasha Lyonne - biographyThe red-haired Natasha Lyonne has a unique comedic talent, but there were not too many fun moments in her life. Having coped with her drug addiction, Lyonne, whose moment of fame was considered to be the role of the sex-addicted schoolgirl in American Pie, made herself seen and heard in 2019, playing the lead role in the comedic, yet sad TV series Russian Doll.
ChildhoodNatasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein was born in New York on March 4, 1979, she is the youngest daughter of Ivette Buchinger and Aaron Braunstein. Both the father and mother of the actress were Jews whose ancestors were lucky to survive the horrors of the Holocaust. Aaron worked in sports advertising, while Ivette was a clerk in a law office.
When Natasha was only six, her mother took her to Ford agency, where managers were interested in the blue-eyed girl with fiery-red hair and soon the young actress participated in TV shows and played in movies.
Beginning of acting careerNatasha and her brother went to a Jewish school, but soon the girl was expelled due to smoking marijuana and permanent non-attendance. Assuming that her daughter was in bad company, Ivette moved the children to Miami, but even there Natasha kept getting into trouble. During this period of her life, the girl appeared in the films Dennis the Menace, in which she played Joan Plowright, and in The Man Named Sarge, where Mark Singer and Gary Kröger also starred.
In 1996, Natasha was cast to take part in the film Everyone says I love you in which she played Woody Allen’s character, also the film’s director. The melodramatic comedy received a Golden Globe and is considered the beginning of Natasha Lyonne's career. The film also featured Edward Norton, Julia Roberts, Tim Roth, Goldie Hawn and other stars.
Best Movies1999, American Pie, a comedy by the Weitz brothers, confirmed the opinion of those film critics who called Natasha a most promising young actress. In this famous comedy, she played a minor, but the very vivid role of Jessica, a sex-addict and dreamer, while Jason Biggs, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Alison Hanigan, and other teenage movie stars were Lyonne’s company on the set.
After a four-year break, the actress set to work with fresh forces and between 2009 and 2013 starred in the films Loving Leah, Night Club, and Girl Most Likely.
In the comedy, G.B.F Lyonne played Mrs. Hogel, which caused rumors about her unconventional sexual orientation. The film also featured Sasha Peters and Evanna Lynch.
In 2016, Lyonne collaborated with Chloe Sevigny and Mark Webber in the horror film Antibirth and appeared in the horror drama Jack Goes Home, where she worked with Rory Culkin, Lynn Shaye, and Nikki Reed.
Natasha Lyonne’s personal lifeThe media ascribed numerous affairs to the red-haired temperamental actress, but most of them turned out to just fan speculations. The actress denied rumors of a relationship with Edward Furlong and Adam Goldberg, and simply laughed at the suggestion that she had a penchant for women. Yet the other rumors about her alcohol abuse and drug addiction, unfortunately, turned out to be true.
The actress had a relationship and lived together with Andrew Kaufman, a journalist, and politician. From August 2014, Natasha Lyonne began to date the comedian Fred Armisen. Also, Natasha does not communicate with either her mother or her father.