Natasha Lyonne has performed on television and in film since she was a child. She’s starred in at least one life-affirming, coming-of-age movie per decade since the ‘90s. She's a brash, witty, comedic tour de force. However, Lyonne has had her share of tough times. She struggled to overcome unhealthy dependencies, even as she appeared in films like Slums of Beverly Hills and American Pie.
Lyonne eventually became homeless, and ultimately sought treatment for her substance abuse issues. Lyonne has since pulled her life together. She acquired a role in the popular Netflix show Orange is the New Black and is producing her own series, Russian Doll, based on her personal experiences. Stories about Lyonne prove she is even tougher than the characters she plays.