I wish there was a Jessica character from American Pie at my high school when I was growing up. Some sassy girl who verbally throws a bucket of ice cold water over any teenage fascinations and subsequent paths to disillusionment. Jessica had it going on, and so does Natasha Lyonne.
Since her not-so-humble acting debut on Pee-wee's Playhouse, Natasha has popped up in some of the most unexpected roles and movies—always for the better. Give it up for Natasha on her 33rd birthday, and check out images from her films Detroit Rocky City, Slums of Beverly Hills, Dennis the Menace (bet you forgot that one), But I'm a Cheerleader, and Party Monster below.