Knowledge Identifier: +Melanie_Lynskey
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1977.
Countries: United States (62%), New Zealand (24%), United Kingdom (6%)
Linked to: Victoria University of Wellington, The Independent, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic
In 2001, Lynskey met American actor Jimmi Simpson, while co-starring in the Stephen King miniseries "Rose Red"
In 2002, she played her first television role in the Stephen King mini series "Rose Red"
In 2006, she had a small but substantial role in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated World War II drama "Flags of Our Fathers" and returned to New Zealand in late 2007 to a starring role in "Show of Hands", which premiered at the Montreal Film Festival in 2008, and earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Qantas Television awards
In 2013, she starred alongside David Krumholtz in "Teddy Bears", which was described as "smart" and "poignant" by The Hollywood Reporter
Recent projects have included starring roles in "Teddy Bears", which was described as "smart" and "poignant" by The Hollywood Reporter, and Joe Swanberg's "Happy Christmas", which screened at the 2014 Sundance festival
In 2015, Lynskey co-stars as Michelle Pierson on HBO's "Togetherness
In 2017, Lynskey earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of a downtrodden vigilante in crime thriller "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore", which won the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival