Natasha Lyonne stars as inmateNicky Nichols, a quick-witted recovering heroin addict.
Successful on stage and screen, Lyonne continues to display her creative versatility and talent after more than two decades in the industry.
She recently starred as Ms. Hoegel, a high school teacher and head of the gay-straight alliance, in "G.B.F.", a hyper-reality popularity tale, demonstrating how two gay males fit into the high school hierarchy. Written by George Northy, directed by Darren Stein and also featuring Andrea Bowen, Paul Iacono and Michael J. Wiillett, the film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Under the direction of Diane Crespo, Lyonne recently completed the independent dark comedy "Clutter", alongside Joshua Leonard, Carol Kane, and Kathy Najimy. The film follows a trio of siblings forced to deal with their mothers compulsive hoarding. In addition, Natasha can be seen in Calvin Reeders "The Rambler", a story about a mans dangerous journey to reconnect with his long-lost brother after he is released from prison.
Lyonne also recently wrapped production on a series of upcoming feature films. First, Natasha joins the all-star cast of "Hes Way More Famous Than You", a story of a once-up-and-coming starlet desperate to gain more fame, directed by Michael Urie. The film stars Ben Stiller, Vanessa Williams, Jesse Eisenberg and more.
Natasha then stars opposite Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, and Matt Dillon in the independent dramedy, "Girl Most Likely" (formerlyImogene).
Lyonne was reunited with the cast of the highly-successfulAmerican Pieseries for the latest installment, "American Reunion". Released in April of 2012, audiences had the pleasure of seeing the belovedAmerican Piecast on the big screen one more time.
Lyonne is best known for her acclaimed performances in "Slums of Beverly Hills"; the coming-of age comedy, "But Im a Cheerleader"; Woody Allens all-star romantic musical comedy, "Everyone Says I Love You"; and the Holocaust drama, "The Grey Zone". Among her other numerous film credits include roles in "All About Evil", "Blade: Trinity", "Kate & Leopold" and more.
Lyonne began her acting career and gained notoriety on the small screen as Opal in the classic Saturday morning series, Pee-Wees Playhouse. She recently guest-starred in the hit comedy series, The New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel.
On stage, Lyonne was most recently seen alongside Ethan Hawke in The New Groups darkly comic Off-Broadway production of "Blood from a Stone". She currently resides in New York City.