Natasha Lyonne Shares That She ‘Wants to Direct More Ads’ in Q&A

Creator of Netflix's Russian Doll talks about what it's like to change her career

Natasha Lyonne spoke at Create & Cultivate's event at SXSW. Smith House Photo

In February, Netflix released the first season of Russian Doll, an eight-episode comedy starring and created by actress Natasha Lyonne. The show, which Lyonne created with Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, follows Nadia, a 36-year-old New Yorker in the midst of an existential crisis because she can’t seem to stop dying—literally. Russian Doll not only gives Lyonne—who is known for roles in projects as varied as Orange Is the New Black, But I’m a Cheerleader and American Pie—a true showcase as an actor but it also serves as a vehicle for Lyonne to redefine her career as a creator.

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@KristinaMonllos Kristina Monllos is a senior editor for Adweek.