Natasha Lyonne

by follers on June 8, 2014

Birth Name: Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1979

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Natasha Lyonne is an American actress. Her parents are both Jewish. Her father is from New York. Her mother was born in Paris, France, and was raised in Argentina. Natasha spent time living in Israel during her childhood. Her maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors, originally from Hungary.

Natasha’s paternal grandparents are Jerome Braunstein (the son of Abraham F. Braunstein and Elsie Brender) and Bernice Jaffee. Abraham was born in Austria, the son of Solomon Braunstein and Pesha/Pauline Malka Mauerstein/Maurenstein. Elsie was also born in Austria, the daughter of Shraga Feivel “Philipp” Brender and Sima Gitel “Gussie” Ehrlich.

Natasha’s maternal grandparents are Morris/Avrohom Meier Buchinger (the son of Juda/Yitzchok Buchinger and Regina/Miriam Rivkah Ungar) and Ella Netzer. Morris’s uncle was Hungarian senator Mano Buchinger. While known mostly as a businessperson, Morris was also an ordained rabbi.

Source: Genealogy of Natasha Lyonne (focusing on her father’s side) –

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