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Melanie Lynskey


At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures (1994), scooping a Best Actress prize at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control. ... See full bio »
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 2014 Over the Garden Wall (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Beatrice
 2014-2015 Togetherness (TV Series)
Michelle Pierson
- Pilot (2015) ... Michelle Pierson
- Party Time (2014) ... Michelle Pierson
- Houston, We Have a Problem (2014) ... Michelle Pierson
- Ghost in Chains (2014) ... Michelle Pierson
- Kick the Can (2014) ... Michelle Pierson
 2014 Goodbye to All That
Annie
 2014 We'll Never Have Paris
Devon
 2014 Chu and Blossom
Miss Shoemaker
 2012 Putzel
Sally
 2010-2012 The Life & Times of Tim (TV Series)
Becky
- Action Packed Heist/Fall Foliage (2012) ... Becky (voice)
- A Tale of Two Rodneys/Keith to the Rescue (2012) ... Becky (voice)
- Debbie's Mom/The Escape Artist (2010) ... Becky (voice)
- The Salty Jazz/Jews Love to Laugh (2010) ... Becky (voice)
 2012 House M.D. (TV Series)
Natalie Tavares
 2011 Touchback
Macy
 2011 Win Win
Cindy
 2010 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Annaliese Jones
- Polk Salad Annie (2010) ... Annaliese Jones
 2009 Away We Go
Munch
 2008 A Quiet Little Marriage
Monique
 2008 Show of Hands
Jess
 2008 The L Word (TV Series)
Clea Mason
- Loyal and True (2008) ... Clea Mason
- Lunar Cycle (2008) ... Clea Mason
 2008 Comanche Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Pearl Coleman
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Pearl Coleman
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Pearl Coleman
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Pearl Coleman
 2007 Drive (TV Mini-Series)
Wendy Patrakas
- Rearview (2007) ... Wendy Patrakas
- The Extra Mile (2007) ... Wendy Patrakas
- No Turning Back (2007) ... Wendy Patrakas
- Let the Games Begin (2007) ... Wendy Patrakas
- Partners (2007) ... Wendy Patrakas
 2007 Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Plastic Surgery Lady (uncredited)
 2006 Park
Sheryl
 2005 Say Uncle
Susan
 2004 The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder (Short)
Zoe Cadwaulder
 2003 Claustrophobia
Lauren
 2003 The Shield (TV Series)
Marcy
- Barnstormers (2003) ... Marcy
- Partners (2003) ... Marcy
 2002 Abandon
Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
 2002 Shooters
Marie
 2001 Snakeskin
Alice
 1999 Measureless to Man (Short)
 1999 Foreign Correspondents
Melody
 1996 The Frighteners
Deputy
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Alternate Names:

Melanie Jayne Lynskey

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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You always see those movies that have amazing casts, and it's funny to be in one of them. It's a list of all these fantastic people--and, oh, me as well. See more »

Trivia:

Showgirls (1995) is one of her favorite movies, along with Blue Velvet (1986), Kicking and Screaming (1995), Naked (1993) and Wet Hot American Summer (2001). See more »

Nickname:

Mel

Star Sign:

Taurus

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