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Born: April 4, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, producer

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Often cast in 1970s period pieces, Lyonne's rapid-fire verbal intelligence and quirky, wild-haired appearance easily made her the edgiest of her teen star contemporaries. Lyonne wowed critics as Woody Allen's daughter in "Everyone Says I Love You" (1996) and reached wider audiences as Richard Dreyfuss' daughter in "Krippendorf's Tribe" (1998). Her bravura turn in the feminist coming-of-age hit indie "Slums of Beverly Hills" (1998) made her a star, and she received a major career boost from her small role in the massively successful "American Pie" (1999) and its two sequels. While cult/ indie fans found much to worship in the gravelly-voiced actress who delivered in the KISS-centric "Detroit Rock City" (1999) and the John Waters-influenced lesbian romantic comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader" (1999), Lyonne also earned mainstream success with small roles in "Scary Movie 2" (2001) and "Kate & Leopold" (2001). At the peak of her fame, however, she came close to losing her career - and her life - due to several notorious run-ins with the law, drug issues, and a bout of homelessness that resulted in extensive hospitalization. Although the window of opportunity for Lyonne to fully capitalize on her professional...

Often cast in 1970s period pieces, Lyonne's rapid-fire verbal intelligence and quirky, wild-haired appearance easily made her the edgiest of her teen star contemporaries. Lyonne wowed critics as Woody Allen's daughter in "Everyone Says I Love You" (1996) and reached wider audiences as Richard Dreyfuss' daughter in "Krippendorf's Tribe" (1998). Her bravura turn in the feminist coming-of-age hit indie "Slums of Beverly Hills" (1998) made her a star, and she received a major career boost from her small role in the massively successful "American Pie" (1999) and its two sequels. While cult/ indie fans found much to worship in the gravelly-voiced actress who delivered in the KISS-centric "Detroit Rock City" (1999) and the John Waters-influenced lesbian romantic comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader" (1999), Lyonne also earned mainstream success with small roles in "Scary Movie 2" (2001) and "Kate & Leopold" (2001). At the peak of her fame, however, she came close to losing her career - and her life - due to several notorious run-ins with the law, drug issues, and a bout of homelessness that resulted in extensive hospitalization. Although the window of opportunity for Lyonne to fully capitalize on her professional potential seemed to close after her self-destructive years, the fact that she continued to work - on the stage and on the screen - to rebuild her reputation and career, hinted that this unpredictable talent had an even more impressive second act up her sleeve.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Fresno (2015)
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 Meadowland (2015)
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 Clutter (2013)
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 Why Now (2013)
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 G.B.F. (2013)
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 Rambler, The (2013)
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 Girl Most Likely (2013)
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Raised primarily in NYC and on Long Island; lived for about three years (c. 1987-90) in Israel
1986:
Played recurring role of Opal on "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (CBS)
1986:
First film, an uncredited appearance as Meryl Streep's niece in "Heartburn"
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Had recurring role on the CBS soap "As the World Turns"
1993:
Film acting debut in "Dennis the Menace"
1996:
Breakthrough screen role as Djuna 'D.J.' Berlin, the narrator of Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You"
1998:
Starred in "Slums of Beverly Hills" with Alan Arkin and Marisa Tomei
1999:
Played Tara Reid's best friend Jessica in the teen comedy "American Pie"
1999:
Debut as associate producer, "Freeway 2"; also starred
2000:
Cast as a young girl whose parents send her to a camp when they think she's a lesbian in the comedy "But I'm a Cheerleader"
2001:
Reprised part in "American Pie 2"
2002:
Co-starred in the Holocaust drama "The Grey Zone"
2003:
Cast as a club kid in the feature "Party Monster"
2004:
Cast in "Blade: Trinity"
2005:
Voiced Loretta Geargrinder in the animated feature "Robots"
2012:
Reprised role of Jessica along with original cast in "American Reunion"
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -

Notes

Lyonne was arrested for driving under the influence in August 2001.

Lyonne claims her dream role is to play rock singer Janis Joplin because "I've been in touch with her pain since I was seven years old." --From USA Today, February 28, 1997.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Edward Furlong. Actor. Appeared together in "Detroit Rock City" (1999); became involved during filming; broke up in summer 2000.
companion:
Adam Goldberg. Actor, director. Reportedly dating as of October 2000.

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father:
Aaron Braunstein. Boxing promoter. Divorced from Lyonne's mother.
mother:
Yvette Lyonne. Product licensing consultant. Divorced from Lyonne's father.
brother:
Adam Lyonne. Born c. 1972.

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