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Melanie Lynskey Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Melanie Lynskey Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth May 16, 1977
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Spouse Jason Ritter

Melanie Lynskey is a New Zealand actress who rose to fame with her portrayal of Amy Minsky in Hello I Must Be Going (2012). After that, she went on to be cast as various other well-known characters such as Rose in Two and a Half Men (2003–2015), Michelle Pierson in Togetherness (2015-2016), and Shauna in Yellowjackets.

Born Name

Melanie Jayne Lynskey

Nick Name

Mel

Melanie Lynskey as seen in a picture that was taken in at Meddler Film Festival 2015, on September 14
Melanie Lynskey as seen in a picture that was taken at Meddler Film Festival 2015, on September 14 (GabboT / Flickr /CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

New Zealander

 

Education

Melanie studied at New Plymouth Girls’ High School. Then, she went on to study at Victoria University of Wellington.

She had attended acting lessons with actress Sarah Peirse in the past.

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Father – Kay Lynskey (Former Nurse)
  • Mother – Tim Lynskey (Orthopedic Surgeon)
  • Siblings – Melanie has three younger brothers and one younger sister.

Manager

Melanie is represented by Johnson & Laird, The Gersh Agency, and

Net Worth

Melanie Lynskey’s net worth was $5 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Build

Voluptuous

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Melanie has dated –

  1. Andrew Howard (1999-2001) – Melanie began dating Welsh actor Andrew Howard after she met him on the set of The Cherry Orchard (1999). The couple lived together in London, England, United Kingdom, up until their relationship ended in 2001.
  2. Jimmi Simpson (2001-2012)
  3. Jason Ritter (2013-Present) – Melanie started her relationship with actor Jason Ritter in 2013. The couple developed a bond during the filming of their comedy flick, The Big Ask. They had revealed during their appearance on Hollywood Today Live in February 2017, that they had gotten engaged. Together, the couple has a daughter who was born in December 2018.

Melanie Lynskey as seen in a picture that was taken at the screening of Up in the Air on September 12, 2009
Melanie Lynskey as seen in a picture that was taken at the screening of Up in the Air on September 12, 2009 (Karen Seto / 司徒嘉蘭 / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Melanie has Irish and English ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • She mostly portrays quirky, soft-spoken and, headstrong characters.
  • Pale white skin tone
  • Buxom and curvaceous physical appearance

Brand Endorsements

Melanie has appeared in commercials for several brands such as –

  • One International
  • Hyundai Presidents Day Sales

Melanie Lynskey Favorite Things

  • Director – Steven Soderbergh
  • Films – Naked (1993), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), The Piano (1993), The Piano Teacher (2001), Selma (2014)
  • Authors Of All-Time – Margaret Atwood, Milan Kundera
  • Films – Showgirls (1995), Blue Velvet (1986), Kicking and Screaming (1995), Naked (1993), Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Sourcedenizen, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb

Melanie Lynskey accepting the Jury Performance Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Awards, Park City, Utah
Melanie Lynskey accepting the Jury Performance Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Awards, Park City, Utah (PunkToad / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Melanie Lynskey Facts

  1. She had resided in England for a year before relocating back to New Zealand with her family.
  2. Melanie was 10 years old when she turned vegetarian. As of December 2021, she had identified as a pescetarian.
  3. While attending New Plymouth Girls’ High School, Melanie was involved with their department of drama.
  4. She made her debut theatrical film appearance as Pauline Parker in Heavenly Creatures in 1994. It was screenwriter Fran Walsh who discovered her.
  5. In 2002, Melanie was cast in her first TV show as Rachel Wheaton in Rose Red.
  6. Melanie had auditioned for the films The Crucible (1996), Scream (1996), and Cousin Bette (1998). However, she did not get the roles.
  7. She is friends with actors Michael Weston, Clea DuVall, Joss Whedon, and Natasha Lyonne and best friends with actress Emily Deschanel.
  8. Melanie named her dog Mouse that is a chihuahua-dachshund mix. Her dog was named after the character that she played in Abandon (2002).
  9. She was the first person to kiss actress Kate Winslet in her first film Heavenly Creatures (1994).
  10. Melanie is a supporter of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and The Humane Society of the United States.
  11. She really enjoys working with directors Noah Baumbach, Jane Campion, Michael Haneke, and Nicole Holofcener.
  12. Her last name Lynskey is of Irish origin.
  13. She had been diagnosed with misophonia in the past.

Featured Image By GabboT / Flickr /CC BY-SA 2.0

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