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Melanie Lynskey :: Biography

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Melanie Lynskey's facts

Date of Birth 1977-05-16
Nationality New Zealand
Profession Actress
Education High School
Education at New Plymouth Girl’s School
Net Worth(s) $5 million
Divorce Jimmi Simpson (April 14, 2007-May 23, 2014)
Address Los Angeles
Height 5'7"
Weight 56 Kg
Place of Birth New Plymouth, New Zealand
Measurements 34-28-36 inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black

The New Zealand born actress for the films and television, Melanie Lynskey, is most known for her portrayal of Rose in the series Two and a Half Men. She celebrates her birthday every year on 16th of May and was born in the year 1977. She is also known for playing a variety of character in hit movies such as Up in the Air, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Informant!, Flags of Our Fathers, Ever After, Sweet Home Alabama, Hello I Must Be Going, Coyote Ugly, and many more.

She was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand as Melanie Jayne Lynskey. She was born as the first child to an orthopedic surgeon father and a real estate agent mother. She became a Vegan at the age of 10 but now eats sea food. She has four siblings, a younger sister and three younger brothers. She completed her high school from New Plymouth Girl’s School and graduated in 1996. After that, she went to Victoria University of Wellington to study English literature and theater. She had a keen interest in acting from a very young age.

At the age of 16, she made her feature film debut with the movie Heavenly Creatures which was released in 1994. She got the role on being discovered by the film’s director Fran Walsh during the search for a teenage actress to play the role of Pauline Parker. She was highly praised for her outstanding performance. That led to another major role in the movie Ever After in 1998. She did numerous films after that and made her silver screen debut with the miniseries Rose Red in 2002. Later in 2003, she was cast as Rose on the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men, which soon became one of the most popular series and made her a household name in America. She left the main cast in 2005 but still makes guest appearances for the show. In late 2007, she returned back to New Zealand for a starring role in Show of Hands. She gave her best critically acclaimed performance in Win Win in 2011. She has many upcoming projects that will be releasing soon.

During the filming of Rose Red, she met the fellow American actor Jimmi Simpson in 2001. They clicked instantly and did not take much long to fall in love. They tied the knot on April 14, 2007 almost two years after their engagement in 2005. Their relationship went through a rough course and never recovered. They separated in April 2012, and Melanie filed for divorce on September 25, 2012. The divorce became final on May 23, 2014. Now, she lives in her home in Los Angeles. She does not seem to be dating anyone and is pretty single at the moment.

Lynskey has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She accumulated the amount from the salary she receives for her roles in movies and TV. Melanie is a talented actress and is beautiful from head to feet. She has the body measurements of 34-28-36 inches. She has the height of 5 feet and 7 inches balanced by the weight of 56 kg. She works out regularly and checks her diet to maintain her body in shape. Her black hair complements her black eyes. She hasn’t officially posed in a bikini but her pictures in one can be found on the internet. She looks sensually hot in bikini. She is cute and has a great number of fans and followers all over the world. The 37 year old beauty has her account on popular social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.  Youtube has her interviews and more about her can be found out from her detailed and recent bio available on wiki and IMDb.