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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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 2016 Killing Frank (pre-production)
 2015 Togetherness (TV Series) (filming)
Michelle Pierson
- Pilot (2015) ... Michelle Pierson
- Party Time (2015) ... Michelle Pierson
- Houston, We Have a Problem (2015) ... Michelle Pierson
- Ghost in Chains (2015) ... Michelle Pierson
- Kick the Can (2015) ... Michelle Pierson
  Life at These Speeds (filming)
Coach Rowan
 2014 Over the Garden Wall (TV Mini-Series)
- Chapter 10: The Unknown (2014) ... Beatrice (voice)
- Chapter 8: Babes in the Woods (2014) ... Beatrice (voice)
- Chapter 6: Lullaby in Frogland (2014) ... Beatrice (voice)
- Chapter 5: Mad Love (2014) ... Beatrice (voice)
- Chapter 4: Songs of the Dark Lantern (2014) ... Beatrice (voice)
 2014 Goodbye to All That
 2014 We'll Never Have Paris
 2014 Chu and Blossom
Miss Shoemaker
 2012 Putzel
 2010-2012 The Life & Times of Tim (TV Series)
- 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
 2011 Win Win
 2010 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Annaliese Jones
- Polk Salad Annie (2010) ... Annaliese Jones
 2009 Away We Go
 2008 A Quiet Little Marriage
 2008 Show of Hands
 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
 2005 Say Uncle
 2004 The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder (Short)
Zoe Cadwaulder
 2003 Claustrophobia
 2003 The Shield (TV Series)
- Barnstormers (2003) ... Marcy
- Partners (2003) ... Marcy
 2002 Abandon
Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
 2002 Shooters
 2001 Snakeskin
 1999 Measureless to Man (Short)
 1999 Foreign Correspondents
 1996 The Frighteners
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Melanie Jayne Lynskey


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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I feel so grateful when I see a movie and there's a woman who looks somewhat like me. I'm like, "Thank you, Samantha Morton!" You know, a woman who feels like a human being. That means so much to me. If I can be that person for someone, that's a much more powerful thing than me trying to starve myself or shrink myself and become something that I'm not. See more »


Has appeared in three films (to date) with her friend Gillian Jacobs; Helena from the Wedding (2010), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and The Big Ask (2013). See more »



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