Can You Guess This Emmy-Nominated Actress From Her Very First Acting Gig?
By John Boone
Photo: Shout Factory
Aww! Look at that face! You know that face, right?
This actress stars on one of the hottest shows of the year — both hot in terms of ratings and critical love and hot in terms of lots of sex. Looots of sex — and earned an Emmy nomination this year for her work on said show.
But 28 years ago she booked her first acting gig on Pee-wee’s Playhouse.
Natasha Lyonne, who plays Nicky on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and was nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy category (she ultimately lost to “Crazy Eyes” aka Uzo Aduba). And now she’s (maybe) datingFred Armisen too.
But back in 1986, Natasha played Opal in six episodes of Pee-wee’s Playhouse. Today, Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series is released as an 8-disc box set with all 45 episodes and Pee-wee’s Christmas Special, and ETonline can exclusively debut these throwback photos of the cast.