Natasha Lyonne life and biography

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Natasha Lyonne biography

Date of birth : 1979-04-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City,U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-13
Credited as : Actress, Blade: Trinity, Broadway play

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Natasha Lyonne is a stage, film, and television actress.
Natasha Lyonne began acting at an early age with her first role as "Opal" on Pee-wee's Playhouse. She appeared in the 1990 film A Man Called Sarge during the time her family lived in Israel.

Lyonne is perhaps best known for her roles in the first two American Pie films as the wise-cracking Jessica. She has also appeared in more than 30 other movies, including starring roles in the independent films Slums of Beverly Hills and But I'm a Cheerleader. Lyonne also appeared in Party Monster in 2003, a dramatization of the Michael Alig story. As the character Brooke, Lyonne donned a fat suit and dreadlocks. She also played a blind biologist in Blade: Trinity.

After an extended hiatus, Lyonne filmed Goyband in New York City with Adam Pascal, Amy Davidson, Cris Judd, Dean Edwards, Tibor Feldman, and Tovah Feldshuh.

In January 2008, she appeared in an Off-Broadway play, Two Thousand Years. In 2009 she appeared in the original cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore.In November 2010 she appeared as "Grace" in the play Tigers Be Still at the Roundabout Theatre Company.

In 2010 Lyonne starred in All About Evil in San Francisco. The film was written by and directed by San Francisco late-night movie host and short film producer Joshua Grannell.

In 2011 she signed on to reprise her role as Jessica in American Reunion, slated to be released in 2012.

Lyonne was arrested in August 2001 for driving under the influence of alcohol after she ran her rented automobile onto a Miami Beach sidewalk, hitting a road sign and causing $2,500 in damages. Lyonne fled the scene, but an officer who witnessed the accident tracked her down and Lyonne reportedly told the arresting officer, "I'm a movie star. Can I talk to my entertainment lawyer?" She was released several hours later after posting $2,000 bond.

In August 2002 she pled guilty to drunk driving and paid $1,000 in fines and court fees, performed 50 hours of community service, took part in a victim's panel organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was placed on probation for one year and had her license suspended for that same period.

In 2003 she was evicted by her landlord, actor Michael Rapaport, after numerous complaints were made by other tenants about her behavior.

In 2005 Lyonne was in Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, suffering from hepatitis C and undergoing methadone treatment.
In 2006, Lyonne was in the Caron Foundation, a drug and alcohol treatment center, and appeared in court after missing several court dates to face earlier charges of mischief, trespass and harassment after she entered a female neighbor’s Gramercy Park apartment and allegedly threatened to sexually molest the neighbor's dog. A judge sentenced her to conditional discharge.

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