Natasha Lyonne is an American celebrity who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Natasha Lyonne, also called Natasha Lyonne Braunstein, was born in the Big Apple, nyc, and grew up in Israel and Miami. She began modeling when she was in the first grade, and after that made her acting debut with a character on “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”. From that point, she went to appear in starring and co-starring roles in such movies as, “Dennis the Menace”, “Everyone Says I Love You”, “Slums of Beverly Hills”, “American Pie”, “But I’m a Cheerleader”, “Scary Movie 2, “Kate & Leopold”, and “Blade: Trinity”. Serious health issues, which required extended hospitalization, joined with difficulties with alcohol addiction sidelined her career for several years in the mid-2000s, but she’s since returned. Most recently, she’s appeared in the movies “New Girl” and “American Reunion”. Dennis also had a recurring character on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. She’s now co-starring about the new show, “Orange is the New Black”.
Her parents are both of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Her maternal grandparents, Ella (Netzer) and Morris Buchinger, both originally from Hungary, were Holocaust survivors.
After dropping out of NYU's Tisch School at age 17, she bought her own apartment, a penthouse with wraparound terrace in Manhattan's Gramercy Park area, using two semesters worth of tuition to make the down payment.
She and her family briefly lived in Israel (where she filmed A Man Called Sarge (1990)). After her parents divorced, she moved back to New York with her mother and brother while her father remained in Israel.
Arrested by Miami Beach police on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Her rented Dodge ran off the road into a traffic sign. She was arrested about 1:45am and released after posting a bond during the day. Her statement to the arresting officer was, "I'm a movie star. Can I talk to my entertainment lawyer?" [August 2001]
Attended Yeshiva High School in Manhattan, where she acted in a school production of "The Magic Garden."
[on performing her role as a cat-loving school teacher in G.B.F. (2013)'] If you're at all a reasonable human being when you're 34 years old, you don't read scripts looking at the children's parts. I don't really feel like I need to be a teenager ever again. It's really a miracle that I made it out alive. I'm doing all right being in my 30s - I think I'm hitting my sweet spot. I'm glad to have already come of age.
I mean, I didn't have a 28-day drug problem. I had a take-five-years-off drug problem. [Because of] "my well-publicized drug problem, there was many years I couldn't get work...I mean, life is very short but life is also very long. I don't know that there's such a rush. I think I also needed a break just in terms of the child actor in me was tired. I mean, I'd been working from, like, 6 to 24, pretty much nonstop.
I would have done well as a gypsy child, I think. A circus baby. I coulda played a great street urchin or ragamuffin. Or just been one. I certainly liked entertaining people and making jokes, but I don't know necessarily if that's what your child is prone to that you should necessarily put them in a real working industry at six years old. By the time I was 16, I was already an exhausted cynic.
[re New York] I have a real love affair with the city. I just feel like when you're up or when you're down, the city really cushions you. I feel like I just have such the blood and bones of a New Yorker that I can almost imagine better, like, giving up the fight and not being able to afford the city and going out West, keeping a small place here, and then when I'm like 80, coming back here, living on the park and going to the theater. For the matinee.
My life is very much in the present today. And that's what theater is all about.