Melanie Lynskey Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Oct, 2018
Facts of Melanie Lynskey
Date of Birth: 1977 , May-16
Age: 41 years old
Birth Nation: New Zealand
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Melanie Lynskey
Birth Name Melanie Jayne Lynskey
Nick Name Mel
Father Tim Lynskey
Mother Kay Lynskey
Nationality New Zealand
Birth Place/City New Plymouth
Profession Actress
Net Worth $5 million
Famous for Two and a Half Men
Affair with Jason Ritter
Divorce Jimmi Simpson
Education Victoria University of Wellington
Awards Critics' Choice Television Awards
Online Presence Twitter
Movies The Big Ask
TV Show Two and a Half Men
Sisters 1
Siblings 3 brothers
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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 the 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 to her now-fiance Jason Ritter for a long time now.     

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

CAPTION: Melanie Lynskey SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter

Lynskey then portrayed the character of Amy Brand in the biopic film Shattered Glass in 2003. The film is based on the career of the former journalist Stephen Glass. 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 the 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 actors Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Derek Luke, and others. 

The gifted actress the actress starred on the television series like Togetherness (2015-2016), Girlboss (2017), Sunshine (2017), and others. Similarly, she remarkably gave her voice in the 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 accumulate 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 a sweet and simple as Ritter proposed her on the sofa and she said yes with a laugh. 

CAPTION: Melanie Lynskey with her partner Jason Ritter SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight

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 Grass actress Lynskey is a vegetarian since the age of 10. She suffers from Misophonia; 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.

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