Melanie Lynskey

Biography: Melanie was born on May 16, 1977 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Melanie was a good student and an avid reader. She knew she wanted to act early in her life and took parts in alot of school plays before screenwriter Fran Walsh, the partner of the director Peter Jackson, he discovered her sometime in 1993 desperately looking for the right person to play the role of Pauline Parker in the movie Heavenly Creatures. The two thought Melanie would be perfect for the role, and her performance surely proved them right.
Heavenly Creatures opened in New Zealand in October 1994 following fantastic reviews, and shortly after around the world, where the film was just as well received and nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay.
Melanie then continued her education at The Victoria University in Wellington. Other than a short cameo appearance in peter Jackson's The Frighteners in 1996, she didn't work on any movie projects until she got an offer from writer/director Mark Tapio
Melanie was born on May 16, 1977 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Melanie was a good student and an avid reader. She knew she wanted to act early in her life and took parts in alot of school plays before screenwriter Fran Walsh, the partner of the director Peter Jackson, he discovered her sometime in 1993 desperately looking for the right person to play the role of Pauline Parker in the movie Heavenly Creatures. The two thought Melanie would be perfect for the role, and her performance surely proved them right.
Heavenly Creatures opened in New Zealand in October 1994 following fantastic reviews, and shortly after around the world, where the film was just as well received and nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay.

Melanie then continued her education at The Victoria University in Wellington. Other than a short cameo appearance in peter Jackson's The Frighteners in 1996, she didn't work on any movie projects until she got an offer from writer/director Mark Tapio Kines (who found her through the internet) to play one of the lead roles in his feature film debut Foreign Correspondents.

While making Foreign Correspondents in summer of 1997, she got the role of Drew Barrymore's "nice" stepsister in the 1998 re-telling of Cinderella, Ever After which was shot in France. Next she was in The Cherry Orchard, a version of Anton Chekhov's play by the same name which was done in June 1996.
Melanie is now made about 10 new movies and is on a new tv show called "two and a half men". She is in the production of making Donut Hole. her newest movie. while her last movie Claustrophobia a thriller a big change for melanie and now she is a popular hollywood actress.
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Melanie Lynskey's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 83 Up in the Air
Lowest Metascore: 27 Coyote Ugly
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
26 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
66 Ever After Jul 31, 1998 Jacqueline De Ghent 8.8
67 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Sep 21, 2012 Aunt Helen 8.7
33 Detroit Rock City Aug 13, 1999 Beth 8.6
39 But I'm a Cheerleader Jul 7, 2000 Hilary 8.2
73 Shattered Glass Oct 31, 2003 Amy Brand 8.1
75 Win Win Mar 18, 2011 Cindy Timmons 7.7
62 Hello I Must Be Going Sep 7, 2012 Amy / Amy 7.6
83 Up in the Air Dec 4, 2009 Julie Bingham 7.4
59 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Jun 22, 2012 Karen / Karen 7.3
62 Goodbye to All That Dec 17, 2014 Annie / Annie 7.3
79 Flags of Our Fathers Oct 20, 2006 Pauline Harnois 7.2
45 Sweet Home Alabama Sep 27, 2002 Lurlynn 7.1
58 Leaves of Grass Apr 2, 2010 Colleen 7.0
31 Say Uncle Jun 23, 2006 Susan 6.5
56 The Cherry Orchard Feb 22, 2002 Dunyasha 6.3
60 They Came Together Jun 27, 2014 Cast / Brenda 6.2
70 Happy Christmas Jul 25, 2014 Kelly 6.1
36 Abandon Oct 18, 2002 Mousy Julie 5.9
27 Coyote Ugly Aug 4, 2000 Gloria 5.9
41 The Big Ask May 30, 2014 Hannah 5.5
66 The Informant! Sep 18, 2009 Ginger Whitacre 5.2
69 Digging for Fire Aug 21, 2015 Cast / Squiggy 5.1
56 Touchback Apr 13, 2012 Macy / Macy 5.0
49 Helena from the Wedding Nov 12, 2010 Alice 4.0
36 We'll Never Have Paris Jan 22, 2015 Devon tbd
tbd Park Oct 26, 2007 Sheryl tbd
56 The Intervention Aug 26, 2016 Cast / Annie tbd