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Melanie Lynskey

Actor

New Plymouth-raised Melanie Lynskey made her screen debut as Pauline Parker in the Oscar-nominated Heavenly Creatures (1994). Since then she has starred in Kiwi films Snakeskin and Show of Hands, and cultivated a career in Hollywood. Her long stateside CV now includes Two and a Half Men, The Informant! and starring roles in indie movie Hello I Must Be Going and acclaimed cable TV series Togetherness.

I always wanted to be an actress, but to be in Heavenly Creatures at the age of 15 literally changed my life. Melanie Lynskey, in an interview in the Sunday Star-Times