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Natasha Lyonne

Successful on stage and screen, Emmy Nominee Natasha Lyonne continues to display her creative versatility and talent after more than two decades in the industry.

Working non-stop in 2014, Natasha has completed several films, as well as more currently in production, including: "Sleeping With Other People," opposite Amanda Peet, Jason Sudeikis and Adam Scott, Kevin Smith’s "Yoga Hosers," alongside Johnny Depp, "#Horror" with Chloe Sevigny and Balthazar Getty, and "Fresno" alongside Aubrey Plaza and Clea DuVall.

Natasha recently wrapped a two-season arc in “Orange Is the New Black,” a Netflix drama series based on Piper Kerman’s memoir "Orange Is The New Black: My Year In a Women’s Prison." The original series, created by Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”), also featuring Taylor Schilling and Jason Biggs, earned Natasha her first Primetime Emmy Nomination for Best Guest Actress In A Comedy Series.

Natasha has come off a strong 2013 as well, starring in "G.B.F.," written by George Northy and directed by Darren Stein, a hyper-reality popularity tale, demonstrating how two gay males fit into the high school hierarchy. Natasha played a high school teacher and head of the gay-straight alliance, opposite Andrea Bowen, Paul Iacono and Michael J. Wiillett. The film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Other recent films include Diane Crespo’s independent dark comedy "Clutter," alongside Joshua Leonard, Carol Kane, and Kathy Najimy, and Calvin Reeder’s "The Rambler," starring Dermot Mulroney and Lindsay Pulsipher, which was screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Anchor Bay Entertainment for DVD release.

Other recent titles include "He’s Way More Famous Than You," starring Ben Stiller, Vanessa Williams, Jesse Eisenberg, and "Girl Most Likely" opposite Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, and Matt Dillon, directed by Shari Springer-Berman & Robert Pulcin, which screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival before being picked up by Lionsgate/Roadside attractions for distribution.

Lyonne was reunited with the cast of the highly-successful "American Pie" series for the latest installment, "American Reunion." Released in April of 2012, audiences had the pleasure of seeing the beloved "American Pie" cast on the big screen one more time. Natasha was also seen in a pair of independent films on the 2011 festival circuit - the sci-fi drama, "4:44 Last Day on Earth," written & directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Willem Dafoe, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and "Night Club," a comedy co-starring Mickey Rooney and Ernest Borgnine.

Lyonne is best known for her acclaimed performances in "Slums of Beverly Hills," the beloved comedy directed by Tamara Jenkins, and co-starring Alan Arkin & Marisa Tomei; the coming-of age comedy, "But I’m a Cheerleader," with Clea Duvall; Woody Allen’s all-star romantic musical comedy, "Everyone Say I Love You;" and the Holocaust drama, "The Grey Zone," directed by Tim Blake Nelson and co-starring David Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, and Steve Buscemi. Among her other numerous film credits include roles in the recent independent horror comedy, "All About Evil," "Blade: Trinity," "Die, Mommie, Die!," "Party Monster," "Kate & Leopold," "American Pie," "America Pie 2," and "Detroit Rock City." 

Lyonne began her acting career and gained notoriety on the small screen as Opal in the classic Saturday morning series, “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.” She recently guest-starred in the hit comedy series, “The New Girl,” starring Zooey Deschanel, and Natasha will next be seen in an episode of the acclaimed NBC procedural drama, “Law & Order: SVU.” Among Lyonne’s additional television credits include guest-starring roles in “Will & Grace” and “Grounded for Life,” as well as roles in the made-for-television movies, "If These Walls Could Talk," "Old School," and "Loving Leah." In addition, Natasha was recruited for this past season’s hour-long finale of Mary-Louise Parker’s comedy “Weeds.”

On stage, Lyonne was most recently seen alongside Ethan Hawke in The New Group’s darkly comic Off-Broadway production of "Blood from a Stone," written by Thomas Nohilly and directed by Scott Elliott. Previously, Natasha earned critical-acclaim for her adept portrayal of the couch-ridden, heartbroken Grace in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of "Tigers Be Still," written by Kim Rosenstock and directed by Sam Gold. Among Natasha’s other stage credits include roles in "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," an intimate collection of monologues and stories by Nora and Delia Ephron, and the familial drama, "Two Thousand Years," directed by Scott Ellis and written by the legendary Mike Leigh.

Natasha currently resides in New York City.