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Melanie Lynskey

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Melanie Lynskey

New Zealand actress best known for playing Charlie Harper's neighbor Rose on Two and a Half Men, and a range of characters in films such as Win Win, Up in the Air, The Informant add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1977.

Countries: United States (60%), New Zealand (23%), United Kingdom (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Stephen King, Sundance Film Festival, George Clooney

Linked to: Victoria University of Wellington, The Independent, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic




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Melanie Lynskey was born in 1977 add something


"'Melanie Jayne Lynskey"' is a New Zealand actress, best known for playing Charlie and Alan's neighbor Rose on "Two and a Half Men" and for her portrayal of Pauline Parker in the 1994 film "Heavenly Creatures" add something


In 2001, Lynskey met American actor Jimmi Simpson, while co-starring in the Stephen King miniseries "Rose Red" add something


In 2002, she played her first television role in the Stephen King mini series "Rose Red" add something


Also in 2003, she landed the part of Rose, Charlie Sheen's sweet and zany stalker neighbor on the Emmy award-winning "Two and a Half Men", which frequently appears in the top 10 of the most-watched television shows in America add something


In "Shattered Glass", a 2003 drama revolving around political journalism, Lynskey played a writer for "The New Republic" add something


Although she left her regular slot on the show in 2005 to appear on "Drive," after the show was cancelled she returned add something


They became engaged in 2005 and married on 14 April 2007, in a chapel overlooking a vineyard on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand, New Zealand add something


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 add something


Toronto International Film Festival - The film premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival with "The Independent" noting "sterling support comes from Melanie Lynskey as Whitacre's ever-loyal wife" add something


Lynskey's 2009 films included "Leaves of Grass", in which she co-starred with Edward Norton and Susan Sarandon, and the Academy award-nominated "Up in the Air", in which she played Julie Bingham, the younger sister of George Clooney's character add something


Vera Farmiga - Farmiga starred opposite George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, and Melanie Lynskey in the 2009 comedy-drama "Up in the Air" , which was initially given limited release, and wide-released on December 25, 2009


Lynskey starred in the 2011 films "Win Win", opposite Paul Giamatti, "Touchback" opposite Kurt Russell, and "Eye of the Hurricane", opposite Campbell Scott add something


In 2012, she appeared in Focus Features' comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World", alongside Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, and had a role in the adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's teen novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", playing the late aunt of Charlie add something


Lynskey filed for divorce from Simpson on 25 September 2012, citing irreconcilable differences add something


In 2013, she starred alongside David Krumholtz in "Teddy Bears", which was described as "smart" and "poignant" by The Hollywood Reporter add something


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 add something


The divorce was finalised on 23 May 2014 add something


Judith Light - In 2014 she appeared in films "Last Weekend" opposite Patricia Clarkson, and played the role of Melanie Lynskey's character mother in "We'll Never Have Paris"


In 2015, Lynskey co-stars as Michelle Pierson on HBO's "Togetherness add something


Also in 2016, Lynskey earned a Special Jury award at the Sundance Film Festival for her portrayal of a high-strung alcoholic in "The Intervention", a comedy-drama written and directed by Clea DuVall add something


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 add something


In February 2017, she became engaged to actor Jason Ritter after four years of dating add something


In June 2017, it was announced that Lynskey will play the female lead, a character called Molly Strand, on Hulu's upcoming psychological horror series "Castle Rock" add something


In 2018, she starred in the independent feature "Sadie" add something


Next, she starred in the independent feature "Sadie", which premiered at SXSW in March 2018 add something


In June 2018, Lynskey was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences add something


As of July 2018, Lynskey stars as Molly Strand on Hulu's psychological horror series, "Castle Rock" add something


In August 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed; however, Lynskey has said that the next season will feature an entirely new cast add something


Between July and September 2018, Lynskey starred on the first season of "Castle Rock", a psychological horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse add something


It was announced in May 2019 that Lynskey will co-star with Cate Blanchett in the $FX (FX_(TV_channel)) miniseries "Mrs add something