Melanie Jayne Lynskey Biography


Melanie Jayne Lynskey

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Birth Name: Melanie Jayne Lynskey
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Birth Country: New Zealand
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: taurus
Age:   40 Years
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Behind the Voice Actors Awards winner for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series, Melanie Jayne Lynskey is an actress from New Zealand. She is mainly popular for starring the role of Rose on the TV series Two and a Half Men. Melanie Jayne Lynskey is also known by the name Mel and she was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand to Kay Lynskey and Tim Lynskey. She has four siblings. She is a New Zealand and is of white ethnicity.

In 2001, while Melanie was starring in the TV series Rose Red she met her first husband Jimmi Simpson there as he was also starring in this TV series. Jimmi Simpson is an actor and producer from United States. After years of love life, they announced their engagement in 2005 and they finally got married on 14th of April 2007. They were happy loving spouse and they were together for about seven years but this married life was not meant forever as they got divorced on 23rd of May 2014.

Melanie spends a single life for about a year and then in 2015 she was spotted with Jason Ritter having romantic love affairs with him as her boyfriend. Jason Ritter is also an actor and he is famous for his role in the TV series Joan of Arcadia.

As a child, Melanie was enrolled at New Plymouth Girls' High School. After that she joined Victoria University of Wellington with a major in theatre and English literature. In the early 1990s, Fran Walsh was searching a teen actress for starring the role of Pauline Parker in the movie Heavenly Creatures and she was the lucky girl to be offered this role. In 1996, she starred the role of Deputy in a New Zealand-American horror comedy film The Frighteners. She got her rise in fame after she starred the role of Julie Bingham in the movie Up in the Air. Her breakthrough role as an actress came in 2015 after she began playing the lead role of Michelle Pierson in the TV series Togetherness. Her net worth is $5 Million USD.

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Born in New Plymouth, New Zealand

1977 16th of March

Melanie Jayne Lynskey is also known by the name Mel and she was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand to Kay Lynskey and Tim Lynskey. She has four siblings. She is a New Zealand and is of white ethnicity. She is five feet and seven inches tall. 

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Began her acting career

1994

In the early 1990s, Fran Walsh was searching a teen actress for starring the role of Pauline Parker in the movie Heavenly Creatures and she was the lucky girl to be offered this role. In 1996, she starred the role of Deputy in a New Zealand-American horror comedy film The Frighteners.

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Won New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)

1995

She made her acting debut in 1994 by starring the role of Pauline Parker in the movie Heavenly Creatures, for this role she got her first nomination in New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) in 1995 and she won this award that year for Best Actress. 

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Began dating Jimmi Simpson

2001

In 2001, while Melanie was starring in the TV series Rose Red she met her first husband Jimmi Simpson there as he was also starring in this TV series. Jimmi Simpson is an actor and producer from United States.

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Appeared in the movie, Up in the Air

2009

Melanie Jayne Lynskey is an actress from New Zealand. She got her rise in fame after she starred the role of Julie Bingham in the movie Up in the Air. She is also popular for playing the role of Aunt Helen in the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. 

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Won San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2012

She is also known for her role in the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. For this role she got her one and only nomination in San Diego Film Critics Society Awards till date in 2012 and she won this award for Best Ensemble Performance. 

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Divorced with Jimmi Simpson

2014 23rd of May

After years of love life, she and Jimmi Simpson announced their engagement in 2005 and they finally got married on 14th of April 2007. They were happy loving spouse and they were together for about seven years but this married life was not meant forever as they got divorced on 23rd of May 2014.

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Appeared in the television series, Togetherness

2015

Her breakthrough role as an actress came in 2015 after she began playing the lead role of Michelle Pierson in the TV series Togetherness. She is also popular for starring the role of Rose on the TV series Two and a Half Men.

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Began dating Jason Ritter

2015

Melanie spends a single life for about a year and then in 2015 she was spotted with Jason Ritter having romantic love affairs with him as her boyfriend. Jason Ritter is also an actor and he is famous for his role in the TV series Joan of Arcadia.

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Won Behind the Voice Actors Awards

2015

In 2015, she got nominated in Behind the Voice Actors Awards for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series, Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical and Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series. She was honored from her later nomination. 

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