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Natasha Lyonne (born April 4, 1979 in New York City, New York) is an American actress best known for such movies as ''Film/AmericanPie'', ''Film/SlumsOfBeverlyHills'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', and ''Film/PartyMonster''.

In television, she's known for playing Nicky Nichols, recovering addict and charismatic lesbian, in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. She also plays Smoky Quartz in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', where she holds the distinction of being the only actress for a Fusion character who's not a singer. She also plays leading character Gaz on ''WesternAnimation/Ballmastrz9009''. Since 2019, she's starred in ''Series/RussianDoll'', a Netflix original Lyonne also writes for, executive produces and co-created.

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Natasha Lyonne (born April 4, 1979 in New York City, New York) is an American actress actor best known for such movies as ''Film/AmericanPie'', ''Film/SlumsOfBeverlyHills'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', and ''Film/PartyMonster''.

In television, she's known for playing Nicky Nichols, recovering addict and charismatic lesbian, in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. She also plays Smoky Quartz in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', where she holds the distinction of being the only actress actor for a Fusion character who's not a singer. She also plays leading character Gaz on ''WesternAnimation/Ballmastrz9009''. Since 2019, she's starred in ''Series/RussianDoll'', a Netflix original Lyonne also writes for, executive produces and co-created.


* ''Film/Party Monster'' (2003) as Brooke

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* ''Film/Party Monster'' ''Film/PartyMonster'' (2003) as Brooke



* ButIPlayOneOnTV: OITNB fans tend to be surprised to find out that she's in a steady relationship with Fred Amisen, although there are conflicting interviews and reports about whether she's straight or bi.

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* ButIPlayOneOnTV: OITNB fans who held her as a queer icon due to her character in the show being one tend to be surprised to find out that she's in a steady relationship with Fred Amisen, Creator/FredArmisen, although there are conflicting interviews and reports about whether she's straight or bi.



* FormerChildStar: She began as a child actor (her first film was ''Heartburn'', at the age of 7), working steadily through her teens and twenties. She seemed to be an aversion until she ran into health and legal troubles.

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* FormerChildStar: She began as a child actor (her first film was ''Heartburn'', at the age of 7), working steadily through her teens and twenties. She seemed to be an aversion until she ran into health and legal troubles.troubles in the 2000s.


* ''Film/AmericanPie'' (1999-2001) as Jessica

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* ''Film/SlumsOfBeverlyHills'' (1998) as Vivian Abromowitz
* ''Film/AmericanPie'' (1999-2001) (1999-2012) as Jessica


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* ''Film/Party Monster'' (2003) as Brooke


More recently, she played Nicky Nichols, recovering addict and charismatic lesbian, in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. She also plays Smoky Quartz in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', where she holds the distinction of being the only actress for a Fusion character who's not a singer. She also plays leading character Gaz on ''WesternAnimation/Ballmastrz9009''. Since 2019, she's starred in ''Series/RussianDoll'', a Netflix original Lyonne also writes for, executive produces and co-created.

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More recently, she played In television, she's known for playing Nicky Nichols, recovering addict and charismatic lesbian, in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. She also plays Smoky Quartz in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', where she holds the distinction of being the only actress for a Fusion character who's not a singer. She also plays leading character Gaz on ''WesternAnimation/Ballmastrz9009''. Since 2019, she's starred in ''Series/RussianDoll'', a Netflix original Lyonne also writes for, executive produces and co-created.

!!Roles:
* ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'' (1986) as Opal
* ''Film/AmericanPie'' (1999-2001) as Jessica
* ''Film/ButImACheerleader'' (1999) as Megan Bloomfield
* ''Film/ScaryMovie2'' (2001) as Megan Voorhees
* ''Film/KateAndLeopold'' (2001) as Darci
* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' (2013) as Nicky Nicholz
* ''Film/{{GBF}}'' (2013) as Ms. Hogel
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' (2016) as Smoky Quartz
* ''Series/RussianDoll'' (2020) as Nadia Vulvokov
* ''Film/{{Irresistible}}'' (2020) as Tila de Tessant

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Actress, born April 4, 1979 in New York City, New York, best known for such movies as ''Film/AmericanPie'', ''Film/SlumsOfBeverlyHills'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', and ''Film/PartyMonster''.

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Actress, born
Natasha Lyonne (born
April 4, 1979 in New York City, New York, York) is an American actress best known for such movies as ''Film/AmericanPie'', ''Film/SlumsOfBeverlyHills'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', and ''Film/PartyMonster''.


* BrooklynRage [=/=] SmokyVoice : She is known for her distinctly hoarse voice and strong New York accent, both of which suits her "tough girl" typecasting extremely well.

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* BrooklynRage [=/=] SmokyVoice : SmokyVoice: She is known for her distinctly hoarse voice and strong New York accent, both of which suits her "tough girl" typecasting extremely well.


* BrooklynRage [=/=] SmokyVoice : She is known for her distinctly hoarse voice and strong New York accent, both of which suits her "tough girl" typecasting extremely well.



* SmokyVoice [=/=] BrooklynRage: She is known for her distinctly hoarse voice and strong New York accent, both of which suits her "tough girl" typecasting extremely well.

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* SmokyVoice [=/=] BrooklynRage: She is known for her distinctly hoarse voice and strong New York accent, both of which suits her "tough girl" typecasting extremely well.



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* SmokyVoice [=/=] BrooklynRage: She is known for her distinctly hoarse voice and strong New York accent, both of which suits her "tough girl" typecasting extremely well.


Actress, born April 4, 1979, best known for such movies as ''Film/AmericanPie'', ''Film/SlumsOfBeverlyHills'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', and ''Film/PartyMonster''.

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Actress, born April 4, 1979, 1979 in New York City, New York, best known for such movies as ''Film/AmericanPie'', ''Film/SlumsOfBeverlyHills'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', and ''Film/PartyMonster''.

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More recently, she played Nicky Nichols, recovering addict and charismatic lesbian, in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. She also plays Smoky Quartz in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', where she holds the distinction of being the only actress for a Fusion character who's not a singer. She also plays leading character Gaz on ''WesternAnimation/Ballmastrz9009''

* ActorSharedBackground: Like her character Nicky Nichols, Lyonne has struggled with addiction. The show also utilizes the chest scar she was left with after a heart infection.
* ButIPlayOneOnTV: OITNB fans tend to be surprised to find out that she's in a steady relationship with Fred Amisen. Although there are conflicting interviews and reports about whether she's straight or bi.
* DyeingForYourArt: While her hair is normally dark blonde, she has gone platinum and other colours for roles. Somewhat averted with her role in ''Film/PartyMonster'' wherein she wore a FatSuit to play the chubby girl.
* FormerChildStar: Began as a child actor (her first film was ''Heartburn'', at the age of 7), and worked steadily through her teens and twenties. She seemed to be an aversion until she ran into health and legal troubles.

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More recently, she played Nicky Nichols, recovering addict and charismatic lesbian, in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. She also plays Smoky Quartz in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', where she holds the distinction of being the only actress for a Fusion character who's not a singer. She also plays leading character Gaz on ''WesternAnimation/Ballmastrz9009''

''WesternAnimation/Ballmastrz9009''. Since 2019, she's starred in ''Series/RussianDoll'', a Netflix original Lyonne also writes for, executive produces and co-created.

* ActorSharedBackground: Like her character Nicky Nichols, Lyonne has struggled with addiction. The show also utilizes the chest scar she was left with after a heart infection.
infection, something written in as Nicky having undergone too. Also, they're both Jewish (culturally at least).
* ButIPlayOneOnTV: OITNB fans tend to be surprised to find out that she's in a steady relationship with Fred Amisen. Although Amisen, although there are conflicting interviews and reports about whether she's straight or bi.
* DyeingForYourArt: While her hair is normally dark blonde, she has gone platinum and other colours colors for roles. Somewhat averted with her role in ''Film/PartyMonster'' ''Film/PartyMonster'', wherein she wore a FatSuit to play the chubby girl.
* FormerChildStar: Began She began as a child actor (her first film was ''Heartburn'', at the age of 7), and worked working steadily through her teens and twenties. She seemed to be an aversion until she ran into health and legal troubles.

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* ButIPlayOneOnTV: OITNB fans tend to be surprised to find out that she's in a steady relationship with Fred Amisen. Although there are conflicting interviews and reports about whether she's straight or bi.


More recently, she played Nicky Nichols, recovering addict and charismatic lesbian, in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. She also plays Smoky Quartz in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', where she holds the distinction of being the only actress for a Fusion character who's not a singer.

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More recently, she played Nicky Nichols, recovering addict and charismatic lesbian, in ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. She also plays Smoky Quartz in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', where she holds the distinction of being the only actress for a Fusion character who's not a singer.
singer. She also plays leading character Gaz on ''WesternAnimation/Ballmastrz9009''


Actress, born April 4, 1979, best known for such movies as ''Film/AmericanPie'', ''Slums of Beverly Hills'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', and ''Film/PartyMonster''.

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Actress, born April 4, 1979, best known for such movies as ''Film/AmericanPie'', ''Slums of Beverly Hills'', ''Film/SlumsOfBeverlyHills'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'', and ''Film/PartyMonster''.

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