Natasha Lyonne (aka Natasha Leggero) is an American screenwriter, actress, producer, and singer. She is most well known for her starring role as Jessica in the American Pie movie franchise and her multiple appearances in the movie’s Everyone Says Love You, Slums of Beverly Hills, and But I’m A Cheerleader. She also had a brief stint on Broadway as a substitute teacher before landing her own series of musicals. Additionally, she has also written several books of fiction. She is also married to Richard Hamilton, with whom she shares three children.
An avid reader, Natasha loves to read about historical topics and the history of America. Her favorite book is American Pie, which is about the early days of the Four Corner Coupees of America. She also has a number of favorite books that she reads regularly including Anna Karenine, Heartbeat, and We Were Married Once. Her favorite American writer is Mark Twain, whom she regards as one of her greatest influences. According to a profile of the famous author, “Mr. Twain often stated that his favorite book was the Bible.” She frequently discusses topics such as marriage, family, love, death, depression, and freedom.
Natasha Lyonne has also been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards including Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Social Network, her first acting award. Her best known roles are Orange Is the New Black, The Heartbreak Kid, and Everybody Loves Raymond. She is also well-known for her cover art and posters that feature famous artists such as Edgie Beach, Banksy, Frank Ocean, Beyonce Knowles, and Marilyn Manson. On the topic of art, her favorite artists include conceptual artist Frank Ocean, photographer Terry Richardson, painter Mark Poster, and illustrator Donatella Versace. She speaks highly of her love of traveling and wants to see the world.
The best known of all of Natasha Lyonne’s roles is her role as a teen in American Pie. She plays the character of April O’Neil, who is the daughter of a prominent family in rural Pennsylvania. She has a hard time dealing with the criticism that her mother, played by Stanna Persko, provides to her about her appearance. Despite this, she still attempts to improve her looks and eventually decides to move to New York City to pursue an acting career. She eventually lands a role on American Pie, which was one of her first major acting roles.
After American Pie, Lyonne went on to play the lead role in The Blind Side, a coming of age story about a boy and his disabled sibling. She has also appeared in movies such as The Desolate Area, The Secret Life of Bees, and The Pursuit of Happyness, to name a few. However, perhaps her best known role is her appearance on the television show Vinyl, as the cynical and blunt New York City shop clerk, Sasha. She has brought a refreshingly bold quality to an otherwise stereotypical role.
Today, Natasha Lyonne still works in her role as business owner. She still lives in New York City and works out of her own home catering to the wealthy. Despite being a bit older, Lyonne is in excellent physical condition. She was recently seen in The Social Network, and people were surprised to see the former smoker still able to take a brisk walk in Central Park. It seems that age does not affect the beauty of Natasha Lyonne. After 42 years old, she still has the beauty and grace of a young woman, which is rare for someone of her age.