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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), achieving worldwide acclaim and a Best Actress prize for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control. Following a ... See full bio »

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7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Togetherness
Togetherness Michelle Pierson
(2015-2016)
Heavenly Creatures
Heavenly Creatures Pauline Parker
(1994)
Up in the Air
Up in the Air Julie Bingham
(2009)
The Intervention
(2016)

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 2017 Sadie (post-production)
Rae
 2017 The Changeover (post-production)
Kate Chant
 2017 XX
Mary (segment "The Birthday Party")
 2012 Putzel
Sally
 2011 Touchback
Macy
 2011 Win Win
Cindy
 2009 Away We Go
Munch
 2008 A Quiet Little Marriage
Monique
 2008 Show of Hands
Jess
 2007 Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Plastic Surgery Lady (uncredited)
 2006 Park
Sheryl
 2005 Say Uncle
Susan
 2003 Claustrophobia
Lauren
 2002 Abandon
Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
 2002 Shooters
Marie
 2001 Snakeskin
Alice
 1999 Foreign Correspondents
Melody
 1996 The Frighteners
Deputy
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Other Works:

Music video: "Waiting on Love" by Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

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Alternate Names:

Melanie Jayne Lynskey

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

If I ever have time off and don't know what's coming up next, I get really nervous and think, 'Oh well, it's probably over.' See more »

Trivia:

She had just turned 18 when she made a cameo appearance in The Frighteners (1996), which was her second collaboration with Peter Jackson (the first being Heavenly Creatures (1994)). See more »

Nickname:

Mel

Star Sign:

Taurus

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