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Melanie Lynskey

Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress | * 05/16/1977 (47) | New Plymouth (New Zealand)
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Melanie Jayne Lynskey ( LIN-skee; born 16 May 1977) is a New Zealand actress. Known for her portrayals of complex women and her command of American accents, she works predominantly in independent films and television. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including three Critics' Choice Awards and nominations for three Primetime Emmy Awards. Lynskey made her film debut at age 17 in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994), earning critical acclaim for her portrayal of murderer Pauline Parker. She later had supporting roles in Ever After (1998), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), and Coyote Ugly (2000). After moving to the United States, Lynskey became known as a character actress through parts in Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Shattered Glass (2003), ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Melanie Lynskey

Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
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Movies with Melanie Lynskey as Actress(54)

as Hannah2021 Lady of the Manor
as June Mindy2021 Don't Look Up
as Rae2018 Sadie
as Coach Rowan2017 1 Mile To You
as Janice2017 And Then I Go
as Mary (segment "The Birthday Party")2017 XX
as Kate Chant2017 The Changeover
as Gina2017 Little Boxes
as Lindsay2016 Rainbow Time
as Margaret2016 The Great & The Small
as Annie2016 The Intervention
as Squiggy2015 Digging for Fire
as Kelly2014 Happy Christmas
as Annie2014 Goodbye to All That
as Miss Shoemaker2014 Chu and Blossom
as Brenda2014 They Came Together
as Hannah2014 The Big Ask
as Amelia Kyte2012 Eye of the Hurricane
as Sally2012 Putzel
as Macy2011 Touchback
as Cindy Timmons2011 Win Win
as Ginger Whitacre2009 The Informant!
as Julie Bingham2009 Up in the Air
as Munch Garnett2009 Away We Go
as Colleen2009 Leaves of Grass
as Jess2008 Show of Hands
as Plastic Surgery Lady2007 Itty Bitty Titty Committee
as Pauline Harnois Gagnon2006 Flags of Our Fathers
as Sheryl2006 Park
as Susan2005 Say Uncle
as Lauren2003 Claustrophobia
as Amy Brand2003 Shattered Glass
as Lurlynn2002 Sweet Home Alabama
as Mousy Julie2002 Abandon
as Marie2002 Shooters
as Alice2001 Snakeskin
as Hilary Vandermueller2000 But I'm a Cheerleader
as Gloria2000 Coyote Ugly
as Beth Bumsteen1999 Detroit Rock City
as Dunyasha1999 The Cherry Orchard
as Jacqueline De Ghent1998 EverAfter
as Deputy1996 The Frighteners
as Pauline Parker1994 Heavenly Creatures

TV Shows/Series with Melanie Lynskey as Actress(23)

as Heather Morris2024 The Tattooist of Auschwitz
as Betty Gore2022 Candy
as Shauna Sadecki2021 Yellowjackets
as Rosemary Thomson2020 Mrs. America
as Sun (voice)2018 Summer Camp Island
as Molly Strand2018 Castle Rock
as Zara Skelton2017 Sunshine
as Dora Ericson2017 Young Sheldon
as Beth2016 Easy
as Megan2016 Future-Worm!
as Sara2016 Our Ex-Wife
as Michelle Pierson2015 Togetherness
as Shannon2013 Mom
as Becky (voice)2008 The Life & Times of Tim
as Pearl Coleman2008 Comanche Moon
as Wendy Patrakas2007 Drive
as Emily Bloom2006 Psych
as Sharon (voice)2005 American Dad!
as Clea Mason2004 The L Word
as Natalie Tavares2004 House
as Rose2003 Two and a Half Men
as Marcy2002 The Shield

Additional Information

Full Name: Melanie Lynskey
Citizenship: New Zealand
Born: Monday, 05/16 1977 (May) in New Plymouth (New Zealand) (current age: 47 years + 9 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Victoria University of Wellington, New Plymouth Girls' High School
Spouses (current/former): Jimmi Simpson
Other names for Melanie Lynskey (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"멜라니 린스키"
Melanie Lynskey frequently works together with these people:
Mike Barker (34x, Actor)
Paget Brewster (24x, Actress)
Fred Tatasciore (17x, Actor)
Jill Talley (16x, Actress)
Chuck Lorre (15x, Crew)
Mike Henry (15x, Actor)
Alan Tudyk (14x, Actor)
John DiMaggio (14x, Actor)
Matt McKenna (12x, Actor)
Colin Neale (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1167, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/21/2024