Natasha Lyonne
Lyonne was born Natasha Braunstein in Manhattan
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, New York City
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, the daughter of Yvette Lyonne, a product licensing consultant, and Aaron Braunstein, a native of Brooklyn
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 who worked as a boxing promoter. Lyonne grew up in an Orthodox Jewish
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 household. Her parents, experiencing marital troubles but trying to avoid divorce, decided to move from their previous situation, in an effort to find happiness. They moved to Israel
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, where Natasha spent a few years of her early childhood.

Anyone trying to push their views on when they think people should lose their virginity is ridiculous.

I was the happiest girl in the world... Here I was playing the chick I always wanted to be -- and I didn't even have to get surgery.

On getting fake breasts for her role in Slums of Beverly Hills.