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Melanie Lynskey is a Actor Néo-Zélandaise born on 16 may 1977 at New Plymouth (Nouvelle zelande)

Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey
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Birth name Melanie Jayne Lynskey
Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 16 may 1977 (41 years) at New Plymouth (Nouvelle zelande)

Melanie Jayne Lynskey (born 16 May 1977) is a New Zealand actress, known for playing Rose on Two and a Half Men, Michelle Pierson on Togetherness, as well as roles in the films Heavenly Creatures (1994), Up in the Air (2009), and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

Biography

In 2001, Lynskey met American actor Jimmi Simpson during the filming of Rose Red, in which they both appeared. They became engaged in 2005 and married on 14 April 2007, in a chapel on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand. Lynskey filed for divorce from Simpson on 25 September 2012, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on 23 May 2014.

She is best friends with But I'm a Cheerleader co-star Clea DuVall and resides in Los Angeles. She has misophonia.

Usually with

Joe Swanberg
Joe Swanberg
(2 films)
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2 films)
Clea DuVall
Clea DuVall
(3 films)
Peter Paige
Peter Paige
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Melanie Lynskey (37 films)

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Actress

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Actors Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, Jane Levy, Devon Graye, Christine Woods, Derek Mears
Roles Ruth Kimke
Rating68% 3.44773.44773.44773.44773.4477
Ruth Kimke, infirmière peu sûre d'elle et dépressive, voit sa vie bouleversée lorsqu’elle est victime d'un cambriolage dans sa maison. Devant l'inactivité de la police à enquêter, elle trouve un sens à sa vie en se lançant dans une enquête. Dans sa tâche, elle est aidée par son voisin Tony, fan de heavy metal et maniant le nunchaku et l'étoile de ninja, avec lequel elle va se lier d'amitié, afin de retrouver les cambrioleurs.
XX
XX (2017)
, 1h34
Directed by Karyn Kusama
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Melanie Lynskey, Natalie Brown, Angela Trimbur, Christina Kirk, Breeda Wool, Sheila Vand
Roles Mary (segment "The Birthday Party")
Rating46% 2.3047852.3047852.3047852.3047852.304785
L'anthologie est encadrée par des segments animés en stop motion représentant une maison de poupée créée par Sofia Carrillo et présente dans la séquence de crédits du film et lors des différents interstices.
The Intervention
Directed by Clea DuVall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Melanie Lynskey, Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Jason Ritter
Roles Annie
Rating61% 3.050253.050253.050253.050253.05025
L'escapade de quatre couples, le temps d'un week-end, prend un brusque virage quand l'un des binômes découvre que l'excursion entière a été conçue comme une intervention sur leur propre mariage.
Digging for Fire, 1h23
Directed by Joe Swanberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick
Roles Squiggy
Rating57% 2.897572.897572.897572.897572.89757
The film follows the discovery of a bone and a gun which sends a husband and wife, each full of doubts about their future and anxiety about the present, on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.
They Came Together
Directed by David Wain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Lynn Cohen, Michael Shannon
Roles Brenda
Rating54% 2.7498552.7498552.7498552.7498552.749855
When Joel (Rudd) and Molly (Poehler) meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. But amazingly (and predictably), they fall in love, until they break up and then must find their way back together.
Happy Christmas, 1h28
Directed by Joe Swanberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Christmas films
Actors Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Joe Swanberg, Ben Schwartz
Roles Kelly
Rating54% 2.7488152.7488152.7488152.7488152.748815
Irresponsible 20-something Jenny (Kendrick) arrives in Chicago to live with her older brother Jeff (Swanberg), a young filmmaker living a happy existence with his novelist wife Kelly (Lynskey) and their two-year-old son. Jenny's arrival shakes up their quiet domesticity as she and her friend Carson (Dunham) instigate an evolution in Kelly's life and career.
We'll Never Have Paris, 1h29
Directed by Simon Helberg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Melanie Lynskey, Maggie Grace, Zachary Quinto, Simon Helberg, Jason Ritter, Alfred Molina
Roles Devon
Rating46% 2.304632.304632.304632.304632.30463
Quinn (Simon Helberg) and Devon (Melanie Lynskey) are a couple since highschool. Quinn works in a flower shop with Kelsey (Maggie Grace) and Devon teaches in local university. Kelsey tells Quinn she is in love with him and starts flirting with him. Quinn tells Devon he wants to take a step back in the relationship, she understands it's about Kelsey, storms out and stays at her parents. Quinn goes to Kelsey's, they kiss and she gives him a handjob which ends too soon and they go to sleep. In the morning Quinn feels guilty and decides to visit Devon at her parents and propose to her. He ends up confessing what happened with Kelsey and though it's over he still works with her. Devon gets angry, says they need time separately to figure things out and maybe he should be with other girls, so it won't plague him that he only slept with her. He finds on facebook a single schoolmate, they have a date and sleep together. He understands he wants to be with Devon and quits his job. He goes to Devon's parents just to find out she left to Paris, where they have relatives. He asks for her address to send her flowers, and shows up at her door. She tells Quinn she started dating Guillaume (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), and she doesn't want to be back with him. Quinn surprises her at her grandparents, but to his surprise Guillaume is also there. After eating, both Guillaume and Quinn play short recitals. As Quinn finishes, his left eye is very red due to a medical problem he has (Pingueculitis). Ignoring the situation he take out the ring and gets ready to propose. Devon enters the room, but surprisingly she is accompanied by Kelsey, coming to win Quinn back. Quinn accidentally steps on Guillaume's violin and crashes it, which causes a little fight. Ashamed, Quinn leaves and returns home alone. Devon surprises him at his new work and he proposes in his car. Right after she says yes he tells her about the one-night stand he had. After some tense talk Devon takes off the ring and asks Quinn to propose again.
Goodbye to All That, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Paul Schneider, Heather Graham, Melanie Lynskey, Anna Camp, Amy Sedaris, Michael Chernus
Roles Annie
Rating52% 2.603162.603162.603162.603162.60316
Quand sa femme demande le divorce, Otto Wall se retrouve plongé dans le monde des célibataires, où il cherche le vrai amour au milieu de rencontres d'un soir.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, 1h41
Directed by Lorene Scafaria
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes La fin du monde, Films about religion, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Disaster films
Actors Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Brody, William Petersen, Derek Luke
Roles Karen Amalfi
Rating66% 3.3484753.3484753.3484753.3484753.348475
A news report is broadcast informing the world that a mission to stop an incoming asteroid from destroying life on earth has failed and that it will make impact in three weeks time. Dodge Petersen (Steve Carell) and his wife Linda (Nancy Carell) listen to the broadcast from the side of the road. After Dodge has an uninterested response, Linda looks at him in abject disgust and flees the vehicle without saying a word.
Hello I Must Be Going, 1h35
Directed by Todd Louiso
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner, John Rubinstein, Julie White, Jimmi Simpson, Christopher Abbott
Roles Amy Minsky
Rating61% 3.0984253.0984253.0984253.0984253.098425
In the midst of a divorce and condemned to move back in with her parents at the age of 35, Amy Minsky's prospects are looking bleak. She's depressed, out of work, and fed up with everybody's so-called "advice", but a secret love affair with a handsome 19-year-old gradually reinstates her self-esteem.
Win Win
Win Win (2011)
, 1h46
Directed by Tom McCarthy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Sports films
Actors Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young
Roles Cindy Timmons
Rating71% 3.5988953.5988953.5988953.5988953.598895
Small-town New Providence, New Jersey, attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) moonlights as a wrestling coach and struggles to keep his practice solvent, while shielding his wife Jackie (Amy Ryan) and their two young girls, Abby and Stella, from the extent of the problem. When his court-appointed client, Leo Poplar (Burt Young), who is suffering from early dementia, turns out to have no locatable relatives, he persuades a judge to appoint him as guardian, for which he will receive a stipend of $1,500 per month. Mike, however, has no intention to take care of Leo and moves him to a senior care facility while he continues to get paid for guardianship.
Touchback
Touchback (2011)
, 1h58
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Sports films, Time travel films, American football films
Actors Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey, Marc Blucas, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Sarah Wright
Roles Macy
Rating64% 3.246333.246333.246333.246333.24633
The setting begins with the introduction of Scott Murphy, former high school football hero. An injury he received during the Ohio State High School Championship game terminated his scholarship to Ohio State and his dreams of a professional career in football. It's been twenty years since that game and Scott still resides with his family in the quiet town of Coldwater, Ohio. He has a splinted leg and has been a farmer since high school. Rather than marrying the head cheerleader, Scott marries and has two daughters with a clarinet-playing band member named Macey. Difficulties with a compromised harvest and bank obligations have caused strain on his farm, which he is in jeopardy of losing. With bad luck around every corner, Scott is not mentally prepared for the game in which he will be honored (in a halftime ceremony), and the return of his good friend who made the NFL only adds to the depression he is feeling. An early frost and a broken soybean header bring Scott to the brink. His wife, Macey, suggests that they could pick the soybeans by hand in order to bring them to market. Scott finds this far-fetched since there are 200 acres to combine (harvest). He decides to kill himself via CO poisoning in his truck, at least his wife and two girls will receive the life insurance bonus – which is another mistake since a suicide death will not activate a life insurance payout. As he passes out, Scott wakes up back in 1991, on the eve of the big game.
Helena from the Wedding, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Lee Tergesen, Melanie Lynskey, Gillian Jacobs, Dominic Fumusa, Corey Stoll, Jessica Hecht
Roles Alice
Rating47% 2.3763852.3763852.3763852.3763852.376385
Eight people, most approaching early 'mid-life' crises, spend a weekend together struggling with their insecurities.
Away We Go
Away We Go (2009)
, 1h38
Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Carmen Ejogo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton
Roles Munch Garnett
Rating70% 3.5493.5493.5493.5493.549
Verona De Tessant (Maya Rudolph) and Burt Farlander (John Krasinski) are in their early thirties and struggling to meet daily needs and build fulfilling lives. When they learn they will soon become parents, they are confronted with the challenge of how – and where – to raise a child and build a happy family.