Natasha Lyonne

4-Time Emmy Award Nominee
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Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein (/liˈn/ lee-OHN; born April 4, 1979) is an American actress, director, writer, and producer. She is known for playing Nicky Nichols on the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019), for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress, and for her portrayal of Nadia Vulvokov on the Netflix series Russian Doll (2019–present), which she also co-created, executive produces, writes, and directs. For the latter, Lyonne has received nominations for three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She is currently starring in the Peacock mystery series Poker Face.

Lyonne made her feature film debut in 1986, with a small, uncredited appearance in Heartburn. She gained prominence portraying Jessica in the American Pie film series (1999–2012). She has since starred in such films as Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), Die, Mommie, Die! (2003), and Antibirth (2016). She is also known for supporting roles in Dennis the Menace (1993), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Kate & Leopold (2001), Party Monster (2003), Sleeping with Other People (2015), Honey Boy (2019), Ad Astra (2019), and The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021). She voiced Merton in the animated film DC League of Super-Pets (2022).

Last Updated: February 27, 2023



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