Melanie Jayne Lynskey is a New Zealand actress and voice actress. She made her film debut at age 17, starring as a teenage murderer in Heavenly Creatures. She achieved fame with her portrayal of Rose on the sitcom Two and a Half Men. Lyns key is engaged to actor Jason Ritter; they have one child.
About Melanie Lynskey in brief
Melanie Jayne Lynskey is a New Zealand actress and voice actress. She made her film debut at age 17, starring as a teenage murderer in Heavenly Creatures. After moving to the United States, she built a career playing supporting parts in films such as Ever After and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She achieved fame with her portrayal of Rose on the sitcom Two and a Half Men. From 2015 to 2016, she starred as Michelle Pierson on the HBO series Togetherness, for which she earned a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She provided the voices of Beatrice for Cartoon Network’s Over the Garden Wall and Megan for Disney XD’s Future-Worm! She also starred as Molly Strand on Hulu’s Castle Rock and played Rosemary Thomson in the miniseries Mrs. America. Lyns key is engaged to actor Jason Ritter; they have one child. She is the oldest of five children, and has three brothers and one sister. Her surname is Irish; her family moved to England for one year before returning to New Zealand. She attended New Plymouth Girls’ High School, where she was involved in the drama department and school plays. After high school, she studied at Victoria University of Wellington. She was named Best Actress at the 1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards. She regards working with Jackson and Winslet as an important learning experience. During the making of the film she grew particularly close to Winslet who she later said, “Mel is like my body.
We had the exact relationship in terms of communication and love that we saw each other had the minute we saw the story” She has a daughter with actor Tom Hanks, and a son with actor Matthew Broderick. She has two daughters with actor Michael Keaton, and one daughter with actress Amy Adams. She lives in New Zealand with her husband and two children, who live in Los Angeles. She also has two step-daughters with her ex-husband, actor Michael Douglas, and her step-daughter with actor Chris O’Donnell, who lives in San Francisco. She and her husband have a son, who is currently in the middle of a four-year-old school project in New York City. She currently lives with her family in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and works as a voiceover actress for children’s books and TV shows. She recently moved to the U.S. to pursue a career in independent film and television. She works with director Peter Jackson and co-stars Kate Winslet, who she has worked with on a number of films, including Hello I Must Be Going and I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. Her husband is actor Michael Caine, who has appeared in several films with her, including The Crucible, The Informant! and Happy Christmas. Her daughter is the daughter of former New Zealand Prime Minister David Cameron, and she has two children with Australian Prime Minister Bill English.