Melanie Lynskey Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Movies and Tv Shows

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Melanie Lynskey Biography

Melanie Lynskey is an eminent award-winning New Zealander actress best known for her command of American dialects and her portrayals of complex women. She serves predominantly in independent films. Melanie made her film debut starring in 1994 as a teenage murderess in Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures. Currently, she plays Shauna on Showtime’s Yellowjackets.

Melanie Lynskey Age

Melanie Lynskey was born on 16th May 1977 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. She is 45 years old.

Melanie Lynskey Height

Melanie stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx 1.7).

Melanie Lynskey Family

Melanie was born to her caring and supportive parents, Kay Lynskey and Tim Lynskey in New Plymouth, New Zealand. She was raised alongside her three brothers and one sister.

Melanie Lynskey Education

She enrolled at New Plymouth Girls’ High School, where she participated in the school plays and drama department. After completing her high school education, Melanie studied at the Victoria University of Wellington.

Melanie Lynskey Husband

In 2001, she met American actor Jimmi Simpson during the filming of Rose Red, in which they both appeared. In 2005, they got engaged and later married on 14 April 2007, in a chapel on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand. However, on 25 September 2012, Melanie filed for divorce from Simpson citing irreconcilable differences.

In February 2017, she announced that she was engaged to Jason Ritter, after dating for four years. In December 2018, they welcomed a beautiful daughter. The pair got married in 2020. Melanie currently lives in Los Angeles.

Melanie Lynskey’s Net Worth

Melanie has over the years managed to gather a hefty fortune and has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Melanie Lynskey Career

She made her acting debut starring in Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures” at the age of 16. Later, she made an appearance in the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men”. In the Clint Eastwood-directed war feature “Flags of Our Fathers”, Melanie made an appearance as the wife of Rene Gagnon (played by Jesse Bradford) in 2006. Melanie also played on the short-lived television series known as “Drive”. In 2008, she had a supporting role in the three-part Western miniseries “Comanche Moon”.

In 2009, Melanie returned once again to New Zealand to star in the romantic drama “Show of Hands”. In Steven Soderbergh’s comedic biographical drama “The Informant!” she co-starred as Matt Damon’s wife, Ginger. In 2009, Melanie appeared as Edward Norton’s pregnant fiancée in Tim Blake Nelson’s black comedy “Leaves of Grass”. In 2010, she had a starring role in “Helena from the Wedding”.

Moreover, Melanie has won several Awards including Circuit Community Awards, CinEuphoria Awards with Best Supporting Actress International Competition (2011), Hollywood Film Awards with Spotlight Awards (2009), New Zealand Film and Television  Awards with Best Actress (1995), RiverRun International Film Festival with Emerging Mater (2014), San Diego Film Critics Society Awards with Best Performance by an Ensemble (2012), Sundance film festival with US Dramatic Special jury Awards for Individual Performace (2016), Behind the Voice Actors Awards with Best Vocal Ensemble in a New television series (2014), and Critics’ Choice Super Awards in 2022 for her role in Yellowjackets.

Melanie Lynskey Movies and Tv Shows

  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Ever After
  • Detroit Rock City
  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Abandon,
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Shattered Glass
  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • Away We Go
  • Up in the Air
  • The Informant!
  • Leaves of Grass
  • Win Win
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • They Came Together
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Happy Christmas
  • We’ll Never Have Paris
  • Goodbye to All That
  • The Intervention
  • Rainbow Time
  • Little Boxes
  • I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
  • Then I Go
  • Sadie
  • Lady of the Manor

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