A bit of an indie darling, American pie was Lyonne’s first major blockbuster, propelling her into the limelight.
Lyonne was arrested for drunk driving in 2001, beginning a series of headline-grabbing behaviors, including being charged in 2004 with criminal mischief, harassment and trespassing for breaking into a unit. neighbor and threatened to molest 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 problems and sobriety taking precedence over Hollywood.
“Look, I didn’t expect to come back,” said Lyonne Weekly entertainment in 2012. “So I really didn’t care. When you go as deep into the belly of the beast as I do, there’s a whole different world going on and something like show business becomes the dumbest thing. on planet Earth. “
But Lyonne made her comeback 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 these arrests would have been so great for my career? “
And she was just getting started, as Lyonne got 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 She, “The story of my family, my years through the ringing of being on the doorstep of death and addiction, and the experience of being a nutcase and a stranger in New York and in this business. always have fear when you dig this deep and expose so much about yourself. “
In an interview with Variety, Lyonne, who is dating Fred armisen for over five years, said: “I’m finally so relaxed … I’m glad I’m older I’m glad I’m done being a child actor or a teenage actor or a returning actor in the second round. I am so glad that there are so many battles that I have fought in this industry that are now over, and I think I feel such a relief and in an artistic community I think I really, deeply moved and supported. ”