Melanie Lynskey is a New Zealand actress who has starred in such films as Flags of Our Fathers, Hello I Must Be Going, Happy Christmas, We’ll Never Have Paris, Goodbye to All That, The Intervention, Rainbow Time, Little Boxes, But I’m a Cheerleader, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, And Then I Go and Sadie. She is also known for her roles in television, such as Two and a Half Men, Togetherness, Mrs. America, and Castle Rock. She has also done voice work in The Life & Times of Tim, Over the Garden Wall, Future-Worm!, and Summer Camp Island. Lynskey is the recipient of several accolades, including a New Zealand Film Award, a Hollywood Film Award, and a Sundance Special Jury Award, as well as Critics’ Choice Award, Gotham Award and Golden Nymph Award nominations.
Born Melanie Jayne Lynskey on May 16, 1977 in New Plymouth, New Zealand, her father, Tim Lynskey, is an orthopedic surgeon and her mother, Kay Lynskey, is a real estate agent. Lynskey was educated at New Plymouth Girls’ High School, and Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. Lynskey is engaged to actor Jason Ritter with whom she has one daughter. She was previously married to Jimmi Simpson.
Melanie Lynskey Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 16 May 1977
Birth Place: New Plymouth, New Zealand
Birth Name: Melanie Jayne Lynskey
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Occupation: Actress, Voice actress
Nationality: New Zealand
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Melanie Lynskey Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 128 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 58 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 7″
Height in Meters: 1.70 m
Body Build/Type: Average
Body Measurements: 37-28-36 in (94-71-91 cm)
Breast Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
Waist Size: 28 inches (71 cm)
Hips Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
Feet/Shoe Size: 8.5 (US)
Dress Size: 8 (US)
Melanie Lynskey Family Details:
Father: Tim Lynskey (Orthopedic surgeon)
Mother: Kay Lynskey (Real estate agent)
Spouse/Husband: Jimmi Simpson (m. 2007–2014)
Children: 1, daughter (b. December 2018)
Siblings: 4 Older Siblings
Partner: Jason Ritter (engaged in 2017)
Melanie Lynskey Education:
New Plymouth Girls High School, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Melanie Lynskey Facts:
*Born on May 16, 1977 in New Plymouth, New Zealand, she is the oldest of five children, and has three brothers and one sister.
*She made her film debut in Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures (1994) starring as a teenage murderer.
*She was named one of E! Online’s “Sizzlin’ Sixteen” in 2003.
*Her favorite authors are Milan Kundera and Margaret Atwood.
*She is a supporter of HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States) and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
*She is close friends with Emily Deschanel.
*She is friends with Clea DuVall, Joss Whedon and Natasha Lyonne
*She became a vegetarian at age 10 after learning about sheep farming.
*She has a pet dog named Mouse.
*Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.