Successful both on stage and screen, Emmy Nominee Natasha Lyonne is a gifted actress whose creative versatility and talent continue to grow after more than two decades in the industry.
Lyonne recently produced and starred in IFC Midnight’s Antibirth, directed by Danny Perez, co-starring Chloe Sevigny, which released on September 2, 2016. The film stars Lyonne as “Lou,” a partier who spends her days adrift in a druggy haze. Lyonne’s character experiences a bad trip that never ends when she wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. This independent farce of a horror film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2016. In addition, Lyonne was seen in Clea Duvall’s Intervention, which released on August 26, 2016 and in Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, which was released on September 2, 2016.
Additionally, Lyonne starred in three films for Netlfix – David Wain’s A Futile & Stupid Gesture starring as Anne Beatts alongside Domhnall Gleeson and Will Forte about the creation of the National Lampoon, Handsome opposite Jeff Garlin and Amy Sedaris, and Girlfriend’s Day co-starring Bob Odenkirk and Amber Tamblyn. Her recent film credits also include Addicted to Fresno alongside Aubrey Plaza and Judy Greer, Sleeping with Other People, opposite Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis and Adam Scott, and #Horror with Chloe Sevigny and Balthazar Getty. Lyonne appeared in Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Max Greenfield and Sally Field, 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.
Natasha can also be seen in season four of 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). For her portrayal of Nicky, Natasha earned her first Primetime Emmy Nomination in 2014 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. In addition, Lyonne’s recent television credits include guest stints on the critically-accaimed Portlandia, Girls and Inside Amy Schumer.
Lyonne is also currently co-producing a series with Amy Poehler for BBC America entitled Zero Motivation. Adapted from the 2014 film by Israeli filmmaker Talya Lavie, the TV series will be a comedy drama written by Tami Sagher about women serving in the Israel Defense Forces.
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, the Holocaust drama, The Grey Zone, directed by Tim Blake Nelson and co-starring David Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino and Steve Buscemi, and David Goyer’s Zig Zag opposite Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo and Oliver Platt. 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.
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 Elliot and written by the legendary Mike Leigh.
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