- Natasha Lyonne thanks Paul Reubens for launching her career
- Shares her experience on Pee-wee’s Playhouse as a young actress
- Paul Reubens recognized for his cultural impact in television and film
Actress Natasha Lyonne recently expressed her gratitude toward actor and comedian Paul Reubens, crediting him for her career and reflecting on her stint in the popular children’s show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” The heartfelt message from Lyonne came as Reubens was being recognized for his achievement and influence in television and film.
“You truly invented a singular world,” said Lyonne on her Twitter account, “and let me be there when I was small.” She went on to reveal that her time on the set of “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” was her “first job,” credited as a “natasha leonne doll” dancing in an episode. This opportunity would go on to launch a long and successful acting career for Lyonne, who starred in films such as “American Pie” and the hit Netflix series “Russian Doll.”
In her tweet, the actress also shared a screenshot of her in the iconic costume and makeup from the show. She concluded her message by saying, “Thank you for my career, Paul. What an honor,” showing her profound appreciation for the role Reubens played in her professional journey.