Melanie Lynskey Biography

Melanie Lynskey
Melanie Lynskey
  • Born May 16, 1977

Melanie Jayne Lynskey (born 16 May 1977) is a New Zealand actress and voice actress. She is known for her portrayals of soft-spoken, yet quirky and often flawed women. She 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. \n', '

Lynskey made her film debut at age 16, starring as a teenage murderess in Heavenly Creatures (1994). After moving to the United States, she built a career playing various supporting parts, in films such as Ever After (1998), Coyote Ugly (2000), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Shattered Glass (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Away We Go, Up in the Air, The Informant! (all 2009), Win Win (2011), and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). \n', '

Lynskey received critical acclaim for her leading role in the 2012 film Hello I Must Be Going, which proved to be a turning point in her career. She has since starred in Happy Christmas (2014), The Intervention (2016), I Don\'t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017), and Sadie (2018). These and other roles have established Lynskey as a prominent force on the American independent film scene.\n', '

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