A New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey is widely known for portraying her role as Rose on Two and a Half Men, as Michelle Pierson on Togetherness, and for her roles in the movies such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Up in the Air, and Heavenly Creatures.
She is the native of New Plymouth, New Zealand. She came into this world on 16th May of the year 1977 which has now made her reach the age of 38. Although she is known by the name Melanie Lynskey, as a child, she was named as Melanie Jayne Lynskey.
She has been active in the acting field since 1994 and from that period of time, she has been very successful and garnered a large number of fans. Her father is an orthopedic surgeon whereas her mother is a former nurse.
Lynskey was born as the eldest child among the five children of her parents. Her siblings include three brothers and a sister. Melanie’s surname is Irish. She got enrolled at the Victoria University of Wellington for studying theater and English Literature.
A beautiful actress Lynskey stands at the height of five feet and seven inches, that is, 1.70 m. She has already got married as well as divorced too. She was married to her then-husband Jimmi Simpson who is an American actor.
The pair first met with each other in 2001 during the filming of Rose Red in which they both had appeared. After dating for several years, they got engaged in 2005 and later tied their knot on 14th April of 2007. Their wedding ceremony was held in a chapel on Lake Hayes near Queenstown, New Zealand.
It was in 1994 when Lynskey made her feature film debut starring in cult film Heavenly Creatures as Pauline Parker. At that time, she was just 16 years old. She also won the Best Actress at 1995 New Zealand Film and TV Awards for the performance.
After that, she made her appearance in Drew Barrymore movie called Ever After in 1998. It was then followed by the part in But I'm a Cheerleader, Detroit Rock City, Coyote Ugly, The Cherry Orchard, and Shooters. Her other TV shows include The L Word, House, Drive, Key & Peele, Animals, The Life & Times of Tim, Psych, Two and a Half Men, Rose Red, The Shield, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and more.
Later, Lynskey filed for the divorce on 25th September 2012 citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was then finalized on 23rd May of 2014. There is no any news found about whether she has any affair or not.
Apart from that, Lynskey is the best friends with Clea DuVall who is her co-star of But I’m a Cheerleader. At present, she is residing in Los Angeles. She describes herself as a character actress. She belongs to New Zealand nationality.
As she was born in the month of May, her zodiac sign is Taurus. Her work has made her earn a good amount of salary and her net worth is estimated as $5 million. Besides that, more details about her bio and interview can be obtained from various sources.