Melanie Lynskey

Inside Biography

Two and a Half Men actress Melanie Lynskey is one incredibly talented actress who is loved by people for her amazing skills and magnetic screen presence. Following her mindblowing performance in the sitcom Two and a Half Men, the award-winning actress worked on numerous movies and television series like Win-Win, Hellow I Must Be Going, Togetherness, and many others. Alongside her flourishing career, the actress is in a serious relationship with her now-fiance Jason Ritter for a long time now.     

Besides, Melanie was also married in the past. Unfortunately, their relationship did not go as expected. Just a few years into their marriage, the former couple called it quits in their marriage. Well, she is now in a new partner, but how is her new relationship? Are they getting married?

Well, apart from her love life, she also leads a pretty decent life financially. With all the luxuries in her life, how much is her net worth in 2020? All about her personal and professional life.

Early Life And Education Of Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey was born on 16 May 1977 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Her birth name is Melanie Jayne Lynskey and her nickname is Mel. She is a daughter of Kay Lynskey and Tim Lynskey. When she was a child, her family moved to England for a year.   

Lynskey grew up with her three brothers and one sister. She studied at the New Plymouth Girls' High School. After high school, she joined the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. 

Melanie Lynskey's Career

Melanie Lynskey began her professional career in 1994 with the New Zealand psychological drama film Heavenly Creatures. In her debut movie, she played the role of Pauline Parker and was praised for her amazing performance in for debut film. 

After completing high school, she went on starring in the New Zealand-American horror film The Firefighters in 1996. She then starred on several movies like Ever After (1998), Detroit Rock City (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), and others.


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Lynskey then portrayed the character of Amy Brand in the biopic film Shattered Gla s s in 2003. The film is based on the career of the former journalist Stephen Gla s s. The same year, the actress landed her big break when she was cast in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. In the series, she played the main role of Rose alongside Hollywood A-listers like Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Ashton Kutcher, Conchata Ferrell, and Holland Taylor

Following her incredible performance in the drama Rose, she appeared in the war film Flags of Our Fathers in 2006. Melanie then worked in several movies like Park (2007), Show of Hands (2008), Away We Go (2009), Win Win (2011), and many others.  

In 2012, Lynskey was cast in the leading role of Karen Amalfi in the romantic comedy film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. She starred in the movie alongside the actor's Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, and others. 

The gifted actress starred on television series like Togetherness (2015-2016), Girlboss (2017), Sunshine (2017), and others. Similarly, she remarkably gave her voice in television series like Tim Life & Times of Tim (2010-2012), Over the Garden Wall (2014), Future-Worm (2016-2018), Summer Camp Island (2018), and others. 

As of 2018, the New Zealand actress is working in the American psychological horror science fiction web series Castle Rock. Since July 2018, she is playing the lead character of Molly Strand. 

Melanie Lynskey's Net Worth

From her successful acting career, Melanie Lynskey is earning a handsome amount of money. The skilled actress managed to acc u mulate an attractive net worth of $5 million. 

Previously, the actress owned a beautiful house in Los Angeles, California. She purchased the 1,472 square feet Victorian bungalow for $597,500 back in May 2004. Lynskey put the 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms house on the market with the asking price of $899,000, but lucky she is as the buyer paid a price of $950,000 higher than the asking price.

Lynskey's longtime partner Jason Ritter, an American actor has a handsome net worth of $6 million. 

Melanie Lynskey's Personal Life

Lynskey is in a serious relationship with her partner Jason Ritter, an American actor. The couple first met on the set of their movie The Big Ask in 2013 and since then the two began dating and are inseparable. But the lovebirds rarely express their love for one another and are leading pretty low-key love life.  

Back in February 2017, in the television show Hollywood Today Live, the New Zealand actress broke the news that she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Ritter. Describing the special moment, she said it was sweet and simple as Ritter proposed to her on the sofa and she said yes with a laugh. 


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As of October 2018, the lovebirds are so in love and resides in Los Angeles, California. Following her engagement with fiance Jason, fans are waiting to see the couple walk down the aisle, hopefully, the two will tie the knot soon. 

Previously, the actress was married to her now former-husband Jimmi Simpson. After four years of dating, Lynskey got engaged to Simpson in the year 2005. Following their engagement, the couple eventually walked down the aisle back on 14 April 2007 in Lake Hayes, Queenstown, New Zealand. 

Sadly, there grew complications in their married life and Lynskey eventually filed for the divorce in September 2012 citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in May 2014. 

Besides her love life, Melanie is a best friend of the actress, Clea DuVall. The two friends have worked together in the 1999 satirical romantic comedy film But I'm a Cheerleader. Leaves of Gra s s actress Lynskey is a vegetarian since the age of 10. She suffers from Misophonia; a hatred of sound, a condition in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by the specific sounds.

Lynskey is a tattoo lover and has two tattoos. The actress has a beautiful Koru tattoo on the back of her left shoulder. Koru means a loop which is a very popular Maori tattoo design. She also has inked script 'J' with a star right ankle. The letter 'J' is said to be made for her ex-husband Jimmi Simpson. 

Body Measurement 

  • Height: She is 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) tall.
  • Body measurement: She has a beautiful and healthy body measurement.

Here's a short video clip of Melanie Lynskey during an interview.

by manisha, 05 Oct, 2018

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