Melanie Jayne Lynskey is a New Zealand actress. Known for her portrayals of complex women and her command of American dialects, she works predominantly in independent films.
Melanie Lynskey Children
Lynskey has a daughter
She has won a Gracie Award, a New Zealand Film Award, a Hollywood Film Award, two Critics’ Choice Awards, and a Sundance Special Jury Award.
They are nominated for the Gotham, Golden Nymph, SAG, and Primetime Emmy Awards.
In Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures, Lynskey once made her feature film debut as an adolescent murderer (1994).
After moving to the US, she developed a career as a supporting actor in a number of high- and low-budget movies.
Who is Melanie Lynskey?
Kay Lynskey, a former nurse, and Tim Lynskey, an orthopedic physician, welcomed Lynskey into the world in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Of her five siblings—three brothers and one sister—she is the oldest.
She has an Irish last name.
Lynskey’s family relocated to England during her childhood, spending a year there before moving back to New Zealand.
She participated in school plays and the theater department while she was a student at New Plymouth Girls’ High School.
Lynskey attended Victoria University of Wellington for her studies after high school.