Melanie’s real name is Melanie Jayne Lynskey. By profession, she is an actress. She is famous for her headstrong characters, which the audience appreciates. She holds many awards send nominations such as New Zealand Film Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, Critics Choice Award, Gotham Award, Golden Nymph Award. She was a teenager when she made her debut in the movie, which is known, Heavenly Creatures. She had done many supporting roles in various films, from small-scale to heavy cinema.
Lynskey was brought up in this world on 16th May 1977. She was born in New Plymouth, in Taranaki, which is in New Zealand. She was born to Kay Lynskey and Tim Lynskey. Her mother is a nurse by profession, and her father was an orthopedic surgeon. She had three siblings, three brothers, and one sister. She had a great interest in acting, for which she was attending the theatre classes. They were living in England before they had shifted to New Zealand. She used to play drama in her school. She had complied her schooling at New Plymouth Girls High School. She had graduated from Victoria University of Wellington.
She made her debut in her teenage years. When she was 16, she had started to play a role in Heavenly Creatures. This was based on psychological drama. She played the role of Pauline Parker. She was the murderer of her best friend. She had auditioned for this role when she was in high school. This movie was recognized as the Landmark in the New Zealand Cinema. She had won best actress for this movie in the year 1995. After two years, she had given the auction for the film known as “The Crucible.” She had also done the “The brightness which was released in 1996. In that movie, she had played the main role. She had given the animated voice version in airline safety for Air New Zealand. She was also featured in “Waiting on Love.” She was also a member of the Academy Of Motion Pictures and Arts and Sciences. She had done many films such as Even After, Detroit Rock Ci. Still, I’m a Cheerleader, Measureless to Man, Snakeskin, Shooters, Abandon, Sweet Home Alabama, Claustrophobia, The Nearly Unadventurous Life Of Zoe Cadwaulder, Say, Uncle, Away we go, Show of Hands, Up in the air, Leaves of grasses and many more. She had won many awards as the best-supporting actress, best leading actress, and many more.
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She got married picturesJimmi Simpson on 14th April 2007. They got married in the Lake Hayes, in Lake Hayes, Queenstown, New Zealand. Their relation didn’t work, and they filed for divorce. They got divorced on 23rd May 2014. She got married to Jason Ritter in the year 2020. She is the proud mother of 1 child from her first husband.
Melanie holds a total net worth of $5 million, six she gained from her acting career.