Saturday, January 20, 2007

Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne is an actress who has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies over the past 20 years. She started out as a child actor on the popular 1980s Saturday morning TV show Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Born in 1979, Natasha is best known for her role as “Jessica” in the 1999 hit movie American Pie.


After American Pie became a smash hit, Natasha became very active on the Hollywood party circuit. At the time was a young a pretty star who undoubtedly loved all of the attention she received from fans of the movie and the public as a whole. Here are some pictures of Natasha was she looking her best:


Unfortunately, Natasha's rampant partying and use of illicit drugs started to catch up to her. On August 28, 2001, Lyonne was arrested by Miami Beach police after hitting a road sign with her rented Dodge and trying to flee the scene. A Miami Beach Police officer witnessed the incident. According to a Miami Beach Police Department report, Lyonne refused a Breathalyzer test and actually stated: "I'm a movie star. Can I talk to my entertainment lawyer?" Her boyfriend, actor Adam Goldberg, was riding in the car at the time. Lyonne later pled guilty to driving under the influence and received six months of probation and 50 hours of community service. This is her mugshot taken after her arrest:


Lyonne became friends with fellow actor Michael Rapaport in 1997 and later subletted his apartment in Los Angeles in 2001 for about a year. She moved to New York City in 2002 and rented an apartment in a building Rapaport owned on East 18th Street. The building had four apartments with several common areas shared with other tenants. Some of the other tenants began complaining about Lyonne's behavior from late 2002-early 2003, saying the she was frequently screaming at people, flipping out, and having loud guests over late at night. The other tenants also reported that Lyonne started entering her apartment through a window because she didn't want to use the front door. Eventually one of the other tenants had enough and moved out. Two other girls moved into the vacated apartment and Lyonne verbally abused them right away, yelling "Why the fuck did you cunts move in here?"

In late 2003 Rapaport had enough of Lyonne's antics and flew to New York City to tell her she had to move out. He was shocked when he saw her - he said she was really skinny and her hair was falling out. In late 2004 Lyonne verbally attacked one of the other tenants in her building and threatened to "sexually molest" her neighbor's dog and breaking a mirror in the neighbor's apartment. She spent a night in jail before being arraigned on charges of criminal mischief, harassment, and trespassing. The details of this incident did not become publicly known until two years later. In April 2005, an arrest warrant was issued for Lyonne for failure to appear in court on the charges. Prosecutors say she showed up, but arrived an hour late and only stayed 30 minutes. The charges were eventually dropped in December 2006 after Lyonne paid $2,000 in restitution and completed a court-ordered drug program.

Rapaport finally evicted Lyonne in January 2005 and was shocked at how much Lyonne had trashed his place. According to an article Rapaport wrote for Jane magazine, Lyonne caused $16,000 worth of damage to the apartment. The sink and tub were clogged and broken glasses sat untended in the sink. The New York City plumber who repaired the pipes said that "he'd never seen anything that bad before."

In August 2005, the New York Post reported that Lyonne was in Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan under a pseudonym, and had been there for over a month after being transferred from Bellevue Hospital. She reportedly suffered from hepatitis C, a heart infection, and a collapsed lung. She was also allegedly undergoing methadone treatment for a heroin addiction and had track marks on her body. The Post also reported that Lyonne had been homeless and on the streets after her eviction by Rapaport.

In June 2006 the online gossip website Gawker wrote that Lyonne was spotted in New York City looking very haggard and as though she was almost in a "drug-induced coma," "covered in a bad bed rash," and "could die at any moment." All of this makes Natasha Lyonne one washed-up celebrity!

Here are scans of the article Rapaport wrote about Lyonne in Jane magazine (click on the images for a larger view):




***Update - February 14, 2008***

Natasha Lyonne recently attended the opening night of the off-broadway show Two Thousand Years. She was photographed with her friend Chloe Sevigny at the show. She looks very haggard and chubby, but hopefully for her sake, she finally managed to kick her drug addictions.


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOOF! WOOF!
Sick bitch.

Anonymous said...

another great entry Kurt. there's tons of material to get from the "Pie" flicks, such a massive amount of washed-up child actors right there.

Movie Fan said...

You're right about the number of washed-up actors in the American Pie movies. Chris Klein and Tara Reid are probably the most washed-up after Natasha Lyonne.

Michael Oliver said...

I'd bend over the guy that played the Shermanater and shot my load in his red hair.

JewveBeenFramed said...

I'd treat the Shermanter like my own naughty redheaded stepchild! WOOF!

Anonymous said...

i believe it was in american pie when she reminded the youth of america that they were "young and ready for sex"...

well thanks to this cunt i fucked the captain of the football team and got aids. see you in hell, bitch!

Anonymous said...

oh please so it is her fault you was stupid enough to play dr with a football player? get a life.well then again maybe i should blame her for my last baby cause i just had 2 do it cause she talked about it!

Cambel said...

I would say from those pics that she is DEFINITLY over her heroin addiction. Remember, that shit makes you skinny.

Anonymous said...

A good diet and she will come back!!!

Anonymous said...

I think she was a good and interesting actress. People have issues and no one is perfect.

Leave the girl alone.

Anonymous said...

Wow, there are a lot of fags in here.

Why don't you mean little queers go in a corner and curl up while dying of aids?

Anonymous said...

Hey look at the above comment. Looks like someone googled herself and found this article. Good old Fatty Washedupowitz herself.

Krissyface said...

I can't believe that Michael Rappaport is such a scumbag that he would go write an article for Jane magazine (???) about the fucked up shit this poor pathetic addict did to him, instead of trying to get her ass into rehab. Or at least contacting her friends/family and try to help her. What a douche.

Anonymous said...

I love this girl !!! Really.

Anonymous said...

If some crackhead had done 16k worth of damage to my property I think writing an article is one of the nicer things to have done to her.

Why should he be helping her get rehab or speaking to her family, she made the choice to do drugs nobody forced her to do it! The world would be a better place if we shot these drug addicts rather than being touchy feely and feeling sorry for these drains on society

JimmyD said...

Natasha seems to have gotten her shit together. She's been touring the US promoting her new movie, 'All About Evil.' http://www.allaboutevilthemovie.com/
She's the lead and fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I love that girly. Well, at least before she became 'washed up.' Haven't seen her in the limelight lately.. hopefully she's doing alright.

Thom MacIntyre said...

When I first kicked heroin* 9 years ago, I ballooned to 217 lbs. It took years to get to an OK 195. If she is chubby, she is probably clean.

*http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/thommymac/

Anonymous said...

Heroin doesn't make you skinny. Not eating because your getting high all the time makes you skinny.

Anonymous said...

She wasnt just appearing at the premiere of the play "Two Thousand Years" like the article claims: She was a part of the cast as well.

Anonymous said...

She's doing quite well for herself these days, actually. She was a key player in Orange is the New Black (which she is amazing in), and she's got new project on the way.

michael kelley said...

Ever done heroin? Obviously not, so eat a penis. Heroin doesn't make you skinny, crack does. I never lost weight when I was strung out.

Anonymous said...

I dont understand why a ton of people are talking trash about her.. she's one of the very few celebrities to actually get her shit together. Oh and hasnt died... but if they die they are considered a legend. Pleaseee . Clearly none of you actually know what drugs do to you.. they completely change you. It has nothing to do with her starting young at acting.. look at the world we live in this place is crazy. For someone to write someone's personal life and personal situations is fucked. 100% fucked. Im not saying shes innocent. . But shit guys people make mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Well I love her and everyone makes mistakes" only god can judge you no one else" I'm proud of her for kicking the habit" you go sweetheart!!!!

Anonymous said...

How washed up is she now?? She's working in a fabulous new show, amongst other projects, and she's sober. People make mistakes and deserve second chances...I'm glad she's back. And I'm still a fan.