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.