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Melanie Lynskey

New Plymouth-raised Melanie Lynskey made her screen debut as Pauline Parker, in the Oscar-nominated Heavenly Creatures. Since then she has starred in Kiwi films Snakeskin and Show of Hands. She has also cultivated a career in Hollywood. After an early lead role in Foreign Correspondents, her stateside CV covers most genres, including drama Shattered Glass and a recurring role in hit TV comedy Two and a Half Men.

I always wanted to be an actress, but to be in Heavenly Creatures at the age of 15 literally changed my life.  
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 A Kiwi Legend

A Kiwi Legend

Actor

2013

 Hello I Must be Going

Hello I Must be Going

Actor

2012

 A Quiet Little Marriage

A Quiet Little Marriage

Actor

2008

 Show of Hands

Show of Hands

Actor

2008

 Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

Actor

2006

 Park

Park

Actor

2006

 The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder

The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder

Actor

2004

 Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass

Actor

2003

 Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men

Actor

2003 - 2009

 Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama

Actor

2002

 Snakeskin

Snakeskin

Actor

2001

 But I'm A Cheerleader

But I'm A Cheerleader

Actor

1999

 Detroit Rock City

Detroit Rock City

Actor

1999

 Foreign Correspondents

Foreign Correspondents

Actor

1999

 Measureless to Man

Measureless to Man

Actor

1999

 The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Actor

1999

 Ever After

Ever After

Actor

1998

 Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures

Actor

1994


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Awards

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Lead Actress - Film: for Show of Hands

2001 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Actress: for Snakeskin

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Actress: for Heavenly Creatures