Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein
New York City, New York, U.S.
Natasha went to a private Jewish school Ramaz School (aka The Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein Upper School of Ramaz) in Manhattan, New York City.
Lyonne graduated from Miami Country Day School in Miami, Florida.
Natasha also studied film and philosophy from New York University, but left it after a short while.
- Father – Aaron Braunstein (Boxing promoter, race car driver, radio host) (Died in October 2014)
- Mother – Ivette (née Buchinger)
- Siblings – Adam Braunstein (Older Brother)
- Others – Ella (Grandmother), Morris Buchinger (Grandfather) (Ran a watch company in LA)
As an actress, she is signed with 3 Arts Entertainment.
As a young model, Natasha was signed with Ford Modeling Agency.
5 ft 3½ in or 161 cm
60 kg or 132 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Natasha Lyonne dated –
- María Celedonio – Dominican actress María Celedonio and Natasha had fling with each other.
- Edward Furlong (1998-1999) – From January 1998 to June 1999, actors Edward Furlong and Natasha dated each other.
- Adam Goldberg (2001-2004) – From 2001 to 2004, actors Adam Goldberg and Natasha were romantically linked to each other.
- Michael Rapaport (2005) – Natasha was in a short-term relationship with actor Michael Rapaport in 2005.
- Fred Armisen (2014-Present) – Actor, screenwriter, singer, comedian, Fred Armisen and Natasha started dating in August 2014. They are still seeing each other. He is about 13 years her senior.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry on both her parent’s side.
Blonde hair and eyes
36-27-35 in or 91.5-68.5-89 cm
10 (US) or 40 (EU)
Natasha has appeared in a commercial for Minute Maid.
As a kid, she was seen in a Robotech doll commercial.
Natasha has also appeared in couple of PSA ads including Joyful Heart Foundation’s No More.
Best Known For
Playing Jessica in the American Pie series and as Nicky Nichols in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.
Her very first role in films was in comedy-drama film Heartburn for her role as Rachel’s niece in 1986. But, this role was uncredited.
Her next film was in 1990 titled A Man Called Sarge in which her role was given credits. She played the small role as a Arab girl.
First TV Show
From 1986 to 1987, Natasha played the role as Opal in the CBS’s children’s television program Pee-wee’s Playhouse.
Natasha is a fan of YAS fitness centers and does yoga and spinning workout there. She hits the fitness center couple of times a week to remain in shape.
Natasha Lyonne Favorite Things
Natasha Lyonne Facts
- Rufus Wainwright’s song “Natasha” is actually about her.
- Natasha’s dad Aaron Braunstein and cartoonist Al Jaffee are distantly related to each other.
- She has also lived with her family in Israel for a year and a half.
- Natasha has studied Aramaic language at school.
- She has also sold marijuana at school and was expelled due to that.
- Natasha started living independently after she turned 16. She is not in good terms with her mom either.
- Natasha has remained friends with actress Chloë Sevigny for a long time.
- In 2012, she suffered from a heart infection and had an open heart surgery.
- She had to evict her house in 2005 when his landlord actor Michael Rapaport received lot many complaints about her bad behavior.
- She has a dog named, Root Beer.
- She wears mostly black colored outfits.
- Lyonne was originally considered for the title role in the Audie & the Wolf (2008), but got replaced by Tara Price.
- Connect with Natasha on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.