Melanie Lynskey is a New Zealander actress who is famous for being married to American actor Jason Ritter with whom she welcomed their first child, a baby girl, last year.
Melanie Lynskey's Early Life and Family
Melanie Lynskey was born Melanie Jayne Lynskey on May 16, 1977, in New Plymouth, New Zealand, to parents; father Tim Lynskey and mother Kay Lynskey. Her father was an orthopedic surgeon while her mother was a nurse.
She has four siblings; three brothers, and one sister. Lynskey is the oldest her parents' five children. Lynskey family moved to England during her childhood. But one year later they returned to New Zealand.
Lynskey studied at New Plymouth Girls' High School where she was involved in school plays and dramas. She later completed her graduation from Victoria University of Wellington.
Melanie Lynskey's Career and Awards
Melanie Lynskey made her acting debut in 1994 with a drama crime film, Heavenly Creatures, in which she appeared alongside Kate Winslet. She received the Best Actress Award for her role in the movie in 1995.
She had a recurring role in the 2006 film Flags of Our Fathers, which was nominated for an Oscar Award at the time.
Lynskey's other notable roles include in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Intervention for which she received Best Performance by an Ensemble and U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Individual Performance respectively.
Most recently, Lynskey portrayed the role of Molly Strand on Hulu's web television series, Castle Rock, opposite Jane Levy, in 2018.
Melanie Lynskey's Net Worth and Earnings
As being talented and successful actress, we can assure that Melanie Lynskey earns a decent amount of money from her career.
The actress shares a house in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, with her fiance Jason Ritter. A burglar broke into the couple's Hollywood Hills house in October 2018 when the actress was home alone.
Lynskey also had another house in L.A. which had four bedrooms and two bathrooms. She sold the 1,472 square feet property for worth $950,000.
Melanie Lynskey, who earns a massive salary annually, has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Melanie Lynskey's Personal Life
Melanie Lynskey is in a romantic relationship with Parenthood actor Jason Ritter. The couple got engaged in February 2017 after four years of dating.
Jason is the son of late Three's Company actor John Ritter who died in 2003 from an aortic dissection.
Sources confirmed that in late January Jason's friend Neema Barnette announced that the actor and his fiancee welcomed an adorable daughter in early December 2018. She also mentioned Lynskey was Jason's wife. It seems like the couple tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony.
Lynskey was previously married to House of Cards actor Jimmi Simpson. The former couple first met while filming Rose Red together in 2001.
They got engaged in 2005 and eventually got married on April 14, 2007, in a chapel on Lake Hayes in Central Otago, New Zealand.
Lynskey filed for divorce from her now ex-husband on September 25, 2012, citing 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for their split. They finalized their divorce on May 23, 2014.
Melanie Lynskey's Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Melanie Lynskey, who belongs to white ethnicity and New Zealander nationality, is currently 41 years old. Regarding Lynskey' height and weight, she is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 57 kg.
As for the body measurements, the actress' breast size, waist size, and hip size are 37, 27, and 35 respectively.