A little indie darling, American pie was Lyonne’s first major blockbuster, propelling her into the limelight.
Lyonne was arrested for DUI in 2001, beginning a series of headline-grabbing behaviors, including being charged in 2004 with criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing for breaking into a nearby unit and threatening to assault the neighbors dog. In 2005, she ended up in intensive care with a collapsed lung and hepatitis C. She spent most of that summer in the hospital, her health concerns and sobriety taking priority over Hollywood.
“Look, I didn’t think I was coming back,” Lyonne said Weekly entertainment in 2012. “So I really didn’t care. When you go as deep into the belly of the beast as I went, there’s a whole other world going on and something like show business becomes the dumbest thing. on planet Earth.
But Lyonne has made a comeback in a major way, playing a drug dealer locked in the Netflix hit. Orange is the new black. “What was great was how little research I had to do for the role!” she fell for Outside. “Who would have thought that all of these arrests would have been so terrible for my career?”
And she was just getting started, as Lyonne received rave reviews for her Netflix series Russian doll, which she co-created (with Amy poehler) and played in. The hit show was “so personal” to Lyonne, who said It, “The story of my family, my years through the ring of death and addiction, and the experience of being a nutcase and a stranger in New York and in this business. There is always fear when you dig so deep and expose so much about yourself. “
In an interview with Variety, Lyonne, who is dating Fred armisen for more than five years, said: “I am finally so relaxed … I am delighted to be older – I am delighted to be done with being a child actor or a teenage actor or a actor back in the second round.I’m so happy that so many battles that I have fought in this industry are now over, and I think I feel such a relief and, in an artistic community, I think I feel really, deeply moved and supported. “