Melanie Lynskey Bio, Movies, Age, Spouse, Family, Net Worth

Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey Biography

Melanie Jayne Lynskey is a New Zealand actress who is popular for her portrayals of complex women in many of her movies. Jayne was born and raised in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. In addition, she has received numerous awards including the Independent Spirit, Screen Actors Guild, and Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

She attended New Plymouth Girls’ High School, where she was involved in the drama department and school plays. After graduation, Lynskey studied at the Victoria University of Wellington. Melanie started acting at the age of 16 when she made her first acting debut as a lead in Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures.” After that, she played the role of Gloria in the films “The Frighteners” (1996), “Foreign Correspondents” (1999), “The Cherry Orchard” (1999), “Shooters” (1999), “Detroit Rock City” (1999), “But I’m a Cheerleader” (1999), “Coyote Ugly” (2000), “Snakeskin” (2001), “Abandon,” “Rose Red” (2003).

From 2003-2015, Lynskey had a popular recurring role as Rose in the hit TV show “Two And A Half Men”.Besides that, she was seen on Netflix such as “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Girlboss”.In 2012, Lynskey played the lead role in Todd Louiso’s film “Hello I Must Be Going”. After the release of the film, she earned critical praise and a nomination for a 2012 Gotham Independent Film Award in the category of Breakthrough Actor.

Lynskey also starred in the Duplass brothers’ critically acclaimed HBO show, “Togetherness”, for which she was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award; and she voiced the character Beatrice in Cartoon Network’s ‘Over The Garden Wall’, which won the 2015 Emmy for Best Animated Program. Furthermore, in 2016 she won the US Special Jury Prize for Individual Performance for her portrayal of a meddling alcoholic in Clea DuVall’s debut feature, The Intervention.

Also that year, she starred opposite Robert Webb in the BBC Two comedy pilot Our Ex-Wife and had leading roles in the independent features Rainbow Time, Little Boxes, and The Great & The Small. In 2017, she was cast in the Netflix crime thriller I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. The film was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, while Lynskey received a nomination for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actress.

In 2020, Melanie co-starred with Cate Blanchett in the nine-part miniseries Mrs. America, a political drama centered on the career of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly. Most recently, she played the role of Hannah in the buddy comedy Lady of the Manor. In May 2022, Lynskey starred as Betty Gore in a real-life murderess Candy Montgomery which aired over five consecutive nights on Hulu. As of 2023, she was cast in the series The Last of Us where she plays the role of Kathleen. The series premiered on HBO in January 2023 with a strong review.

Melanie Lynskey Age

How old is Melanie? She is 45 years old as of 2023. Lynskey was born on May 16, 1977, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on May 16 every year.

Melanie Lynskey Height/ Weight

How tall is Melanie? He stands at an average height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall. She has a weight of around 55 kilograms. likewise, she has both dark brown hair and eye color.

Melanie Lynskey Spouse

Is Melanie married or dating? She is happily married to Jason Ritter. The duo dated for four years before being married. She is a proud parent of a daughter. The couple got married in 2020. The family resides in Los Angeles. Prior, She is a close friend of Clea DuVall, whom she met when they appeared together in But I’m a Cheerleader series.

Melanie Lynskey Divorce

Previously, Lynskey was married to an American actor Jimmi Simpson whom they met in 2001. They became engaged in 2005 and got married on 14 April 2007, in a chapel on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand. However, Melanie filed for divorce in 2012 and it was finalized after one year and eight months.

Melanie Lynskey Family

Lynskey is the daughter of Kay Lynskey, a real estate agent, and Tim Lynskey, an orthopedic surgeon. She is the oldest of five children and has three brothers and one sister. In her childhood, Lynskey’s family moved to England for one year before returning to New Zealand.

Melanie Lynskey’s Net Worth

Melanie has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million dollar which she has earned from her acting career.