Can You Guess This Emmy-Nominated Actress From Her Very First Acting Gig?
By John Boone
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.