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      Melanie Lynskey

      Melanie Lynskey

      Highest Rated: 94% Win Win (2011)

      Lowest Rated: 16% Say Uncle (2005)

      Birthday: May 16, 1977

      Birthplace: New Plymouth, New Zealand

      Born and raised in New Plymouth, New Zealand, 16 year-old Melanie Lynskey was discovered when she was chosen by Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson to star in their film "Heavenly Creatures" (1994). Directed by Jackson, the film told the story of the notorious Parker-Hulme murder case, in which two teenage girls murdered the mother of one of them. Lynskey and Kate Winslet were roundly praised for their roles and Jackson and Walsh earned an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay. Lynskey won Best Actress for the role in her native New Zealand. Her first role behind her, Lynskey finished school and played a supporting role in Jackson's next film, "The Frighteners" (1996). She played both supporting roles in larger budget studio films like "Ever After: A Cinderella Story" (1998) starring Drew Barrymore, as well as meatier roles in independent features like "But I'm A Cheerleader" (1999). In 2003, Lynskey landed a regular guest starring role on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003-2015), and continued to make appearances on the show over the course of its 12 seasons. The consistent work allowed Lynskey to continue her unusual career path, contributing critically acclaimed performances to smaller films like "Shattered Glass" (2003), "The Informant!" (2009), and "Win Win" (2011). In 2015, Lynskey debuted in one of the lead roles on "Togetherness" (HBO, 2015-16), again earning rave reviews. In 2018, Lynskey played one of the leads on the show "Castle Rock" (Hulu, 2018-), a series based on the stories of Stephen King.

      Highest rated movies

      Win Win poster
      Win Win
      Heavenly Creatures poster
      Heavenly Creatures
      And Then I Go poster And Then I Go Shattered Glass poster
      Shattered Glass
      Ever After: A Cinderella Story poster
      Ever After: A Cinderella Story
      Up in the Air poster Up in the Air I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore poster I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore The Perks of Being a Wallflower poster
      The Perks of Being a Wallflower

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      56% 78% Don't Look Up June Mindy (Character) - 2021
      28% 40% Lady of the Manor Hannah (Character) - 2021
      79% 78% Sadie Rae (Character) - 2018
      70% 68% The Changeover Kate Chant (Character) - 2017
      92% 82% And Then I Go Janice (Character) - 2017
      89% 77% I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Ruth Kimke (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 65% 1 Mile to You Coach Rowan (Character) - 2017
      69% 20% XX Mary (Segment: "The Birthday Party") (Character) $30.1K 2017
      74% 41% Folk Hero & Funny Guy Becky (Character) - 2016
      67% 49% Little Boxes Gina (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 78% The Great & The Small Margaret (Character) - 2016
      67% 43% Rainbow Time Lindsay (Character) - 2016
      78% 49% The Intervention Annie (Character) - 2016
      64% 41% Digging for Fire Squiggy (Character) $119.4K 2015
      No Score Yet 62% Chu and Blossom Miss Shoemaker (Character) - 2014
      32% 18% We'll Never Have Paris Devon (Character) - 2014
      64% 31% Goodbye to All That Annie (Character) $9.0K 2014
      75% 37% Happy Christmas Kelly (Character) $30.1K 2014
      70% 40% They Came Together Brenda (Character) - 2014
      58% 27% Teddy Bears Hannah (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 62% Putzel Sally (Character) - 2012
      85% 89% The Perks of Being a Wallflower Aunt Helen (Character) $17.7M 2012
      75% 55% Hello I Must Be Going Amy (Character) $25.0K 2012
      55% 53% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Karen (Character) $6.6M 2012
      No Score Yet 80% Eye of the Hurricane Amelia Kyte (Character) - 2012
      38% 63% Touchback Macy (Character) $204.1K 2011
      94% 85% Win Win Cindy Timmons (Character) $10.2M 2011
      50% 25% Helena From the Wedding Alice (Character) - 2010
      61% 49% Leaves of Grass Colleen (Character) $68.0K 2009
      90% 79% Up in the Air Julie Bingham (Character) $83.8M 2009
      79% 44% The Informant! Ginger Whitacre (Character) $33.3M 2009
      67% 74% Away We Go Munch (Character) $9.4M 2009
      No Score Yet 50% A Quiet Little Marriage Monique (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 33% Show of Hands Jess (Character) - 2008
      36% 48% Park Sheryl (Character) - 2006
      73% 69% Flags of Our Fathers Pauline Harnois (Character) $33.6M 2006
      16% 41% Say Uncle Susan (Character) $5.2K 2005
      No Score Yet 19% Serial Slayer Unknown (Character) - 2004
      92% 79% Shattered Glass Amy Brand (Character) $2.2M 2003
      No Score Yet 45% Shooters Marie (Character) - 2002
      16% 31% Abandon Mousy Julie (Character) $10.7M 2002
      38% 78% Sweet Home Alabama Lurlynn (Character) $127.2M 2002
      No Score Yet 50% Rose Red Rachel Wheaton (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 56% Snakeskin Alice (Character) - 2001
      23% 71% Coyote Ugly Gloria (Character) $60.8M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreign Correspondents Melody (Character) - 1999
      54% 29% The Cherry Orchard Dunyasha (Character) $131.2K 1999
      49% 82% Detroit Rock City Beth Bumsteen (Character) $4.2M 1999
      91% 84% Ever After: A Cinderella Story Jacqueline De Ghent (Character) $65.7M 1998
      93% 83% Heavenly Creatures Pauline Yvonne (Parker) Rieper (Character) $870.8K 1994

      TV

      Credit
      100% 79% Yellowjackets Shauna (Character) 2021-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet If We're Being Honest With Laverne Cox Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
      72% 72% Candy Betty Gore (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012 2022
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 82% Mom Shannon (Guest Star) 2021
      No Score Yet 79% Young Sheldon Professor Ericson (Guest Star) 2021
      96% 69% Mrs. America Rosemary Thomson (Character) 2020
      90% 85% Easy Beth (Character) 2019
      88% 79% Castle Rock Molly Strand (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Future-Worm! Megan Douglas (Voice) 2016-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunshine Kings Zara Skelton (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Sharon (Guest Voice) 2017
      90% 86% Togetherness Michelle Pierson (Character) 2015-2016
      65% 66% Two and a Half Men Rose (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2003-2014
      No Score Yet 100% Over the Garden Wall Beatrice (Voice) 2014
      90% 96% House Natalie Tavares (Guest Star) 2012
      94% 92% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Kate (Guest Star) 2009
      65% 0% Drive Wendy Patrakas (Character) 2007
      90% 95% The Shield Marcy (Guest Star) 2003
      41% 80% Stephen King's Rose Red Unknown (Character) 2002