Born April 4, 1979 in New York City, New York as Natasha Braunstein, to race car driver Aaron Braunstein and former ballerina Yvette Lyonne. Natasha Lyonne began her acting career in 1986 in the Meryl Streep movie Heartburn and on the TV series Pee-wee's Playhouse. After moving to Israel and then back to the states with her mother after her parents divorced, Natasha began acting again. Her biggest step onto the Hollywood stage came much later when Woody Allen chose her to play his daughter, and narrate the musical Everyone Says I Love You. Her other notable roles include Slums of Beverly Hills, American Pie, Detroit Rock City, But I'm a Cheerleader, and Scary Movie 2. After Detroit Rock City, Natasha had a short relationship with her costar Edward Fulong, which ended probably due to the actor's drug problem (read problems). Currently enrolled as a film major at NYU, Natasha has deffered her entrance there several times to pursue her Hollywood career.

Quote: "I don't know that I'm better [than other rising actresses]. I think it's just that I'm weirder." --New York magazine interview

Filmography (incomplete)
1986 Heartburn: Rachel's Niece (unaccredited)
1986 Pee-wee's Playhouse: Opal (TV)
1990 A Man Called Sarge: Arab Girl
199? As the World Turns
1993 Dennis the Menace: Polly
1996 Everyone Says I Love You: DJ, narrator
1998 Krippendorf's Tribe: Shelly
1998 Slums of Beverly Hills: Vivian
1998 Modern Vampires: Rachel
1999 American Pie: Jessica
1999 Detroit Rock City: Christine
1999 Freeway II: Confessions of a Trick Baby: "White Girl"
1999 But I'm a Cheerleader: Megan
1999 The Auteur Theory: Rosemary
1999 When Autumn Leaves
1999 Rat Girl
2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2: Jeanne (TV)
2000 Night Visions: Bethany (TV)
2001 Plan B: Kaye
2001 Scary Movie 2: Megan
2001 American Pie 2: Jessica

Natasha Lyonne is currently a rising star in Hollywood, and I'm sure that means this node will grow in the future.

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