May. 16th, 1977
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Melanie Lynskey's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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At 16 years old, Melanie Lynskey wowed audiences with her explosive portrayal of a teenage murderess in 'Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures (1994), opposite 'Kate Winslet'. Despite spending four years out of the limelight to attend university and re-locate to Los Angeles, the New Zealand native made a welcome return to the silver screen when she starred alongside 'Drew Barrymore' in the acclaimed Ever After (1998). She's since appeared in Coyote Ugly (2000), 'Stephen King's Rose Red (2002), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Shattered Glass (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Comanche Moon (2008), Away We Go (2009) and The Informant! (2009), and turns up regularly as Rose - Charlie Sheen's adorable stalker - on the Emmy Award-winning Two and a Half Men (2003).
- She has a dog named Mouse, a chihuahua-dachshund mix.
- Named one of E! Online's "Sizzlin' Sixteen" in 2003.
- One of her best friends is 'Emily Deschanel' (qv), sister of 'Zooey Deschanel' (qv).
- Turned down a role in _Mansfield Park (1999)_ (qv).
- Was at one time slated to appear in an episode of _"Angel" (1999)_ (qv), in a role written especially for her by the show's producer, 'Joss Whedon' (qv).
- Auditioned for roles in _The Crucible (1996)_ (qv), _Scream (1996/I)_ (qv) and _Cousin Bette (1998)_ (qv).
- Was FilmForce Celeb of the Day on October 18, 2002.
- She had ambitions, prior to _Heavenly Creatures (1994)_ (qv), to become a film critic.