STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 77 this week

Melanie Lynskey


At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her astonishing debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures (1994). Her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control was described as "perfect" (Richard Corliss, TIME), and earned Lynskey a... See full bio »

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about what it's like to be a part of "Star Wars: Rebels" and reveals the inspiration for her character on "The Flash." Plus, we get our Jedi on and learn how to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 people
created 11 Jan 2011
 
a list of 48 images
created 20 Apr 2011
 
a list of 35 people
created 01 Oct 2011
 
a list of 27 people
created 03 Nov 2013
 
a list of 32 people
created 30 Jun 2016
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Melanie Lynskey's work have you seen?

User Polls

7 wins & 15 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)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (75 credits)
 2018 Castle Rock (TV Series) (filming)
Molly Strand
- Episode #1.10 (2018) ... Molly Strand
- Episode #1.9 (2018) ... Molly Strand
- Episode #1.8 (2018) ... Molly Strand
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... Molly Strand
- Filter (2018) ... Molly Strand
 2017 Sadie (completed)
Rae
 2017 Sunshine (TV Mini-Series)
Zara Skelton
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Zara Skelton
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Zara Skelton
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Zara Skelton
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Zara Skelton
 2017 The Changeover
Kate Chant
 2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (TV Series)
Laura
- End Summer Night's Dream (2017) ... Laura
- Reunion (2017) ... Laura
 2017 And Then I Go
Janice
 2017 Girlboss (TV Series)
Gail
- Garbage Person (2017) ... Gail
- Vintage Fashion Forum (2017) ... Gail
- Long-Ass Pants (2017) ... Gail
 2017 American Dad! (TV Series)
Sharon
- A Whole Slotta Love (2017) ... Sharon (voice)
 2017 1 Mile to You
Coach Rowan
 2017 XX
Mary (segment "The Birthday Party")
 2016 Our Ex-Wife (TV Series)
Sara
- Pilot (2016) ... Sara
 2016 Folk Hero & Funny Guy
Becky
 2016 Little Boxes
Gina McNulty-Burns
 2015-2016 Togetherness (TV Series)
Michelle Pierson
- For the Kids (2016) ... Michelle Pierson
- The Sand Situation (2016) ... Michelle Pierson
- Geri-ina (2016) ... Michelle Pierson
- Just the Range (2016) ... Michelle Pierson
- Changetown (2016) ... Michelle Pierson
 2016 Animals. (TV Series)
Linda
- Squirrels Part II (2016) ... Linda (voice)
 2016 The Great & The Small
Margaret
 2016 Rainbow Time
Lindsay
 2016/I The Intervention
Annie
 2015 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Fiance
- The Job Interview (2015) ... Fiance
 2003-2015 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Rose
- Advantage: Fat, Flying Baby (2013) ... Rose
- Ferrets, Attack! (2012) ... Rose
 2015 Digging for Fire
Squiggy
 2014-2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates (TV Series)
Pearl
- Grandpa Bones/The Arctic Pearl (2014) ... Pearl (voice)
 2014 Over the Garden Wall (TV Mini-Series)
Beatrice
- 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
Annie Wall
 2014 We'll Never Have Paris
Devon
 2014 Chu and Blossom
Miss Shoemaker
 2014 They Came Together
Brenda
 2014 Happy Christmas
Kelly
 2013 The Big Ask
Hannah
 2012 Putzel
Sally
 2012 Eye of the Hurricane
Amelia Kyte
 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
- Better Half (2012) ... Natalie Tavares
 2011 Touchback
Macy
 2011 Win Win
Cindy
 2010 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Annaliese Jones
- Polk Salad Annie (2010) ... Annaliese Jones
 2009 Leaves of Grass
Colleen
 2009 The Informant!
Ginger Whitacre
 2009/I Up in the Air
Julie Bingham
 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 Psych (TV Series)
Emily Bloom
- Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion (2008) ... Emily Bloom
 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 Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Plastic Surgery Lady (uncredited)
 2007 Drive (TV Series)
Wendy Patrakas
- Unaired Pilot (2007) ... 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
 2006 Flags of our Fathers
Pauline Harnois
 2006 Park
Sheryl
 2005 Say Uncle
Susan
 2004 The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder (Short)
Zoe Cadwaulder
 2003 Shattered Glass
Amy Brand
 2003 Claustrophobia
Lauren
 2003 The Shield (TV Series)
Marcy
- Barnstormers (2003) ... Marcy
- Partners (2003) ... Marcy
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama
Lurlynn
 2002 Abandon
Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
 2002 Rose Red (TV Mini-Series)
Rachel Wheaton
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Rachel Wheaton
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Rachel Wheaton
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Rachel Wheaton
 2002 Shooters
Marie
 2001 Snakeskin
Alice
 2000 Coyote Ugly
Gloria
 1999 Measureless to Man (Short)
 1999 The Cherry Orchard
Dunyasha
 1999 But I'm a Cheerleader
Hilary
 1999 Detroit Rock City
Beth
 1999 Foreign Correspondents
Melody
 1998 Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Jacqueline
 1996 The Frighteners
Deputy
 1994 Heavenly Creatures
Pauline Parker
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Melanie Jayne Lynskey

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on working with Charlie Sheen] We get on terribly. I can't stand him. No, he's great. He's really quiet and shy and sweet. See more »

Trivia:

Auditioned for roles in The Crucible (1996), Scream (1996) and Cousin Bette (1998). See more »

Nickname:

Mel

Star Sign:

Taurus

Contribute to This Page

Best of 2017: Our Favorite Movie and TV Stills

Take a look at our favorite movie and TV stills from the past year. Spot any of your faves?

Browse the Best of 2017