Natasha Lyonne (born Natasha Braunstein, April 4, 1979) is an American actress. She is Jewish and grew up in New York City, Israel and Miami. As a young child she was signed by Ford Modeling Agency. She has been in movies in the American Pie comedy series. She currently plays Nicky Nichols in Orange Is the New Black. In 2012 she played Tiffani in Weeds, a show made by the creator of Orange Is the New Black.