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Melanie Lynskey Net Worth

Melanie Lynskey Net Worth is
$5 Million

Melanie Lynskey Biography

She is the girl of a previous nurse and an orthopedic cosmetic surgeon dad. Melanie Lynskey was created on, may 16, 1977 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Lynskey began acting at age 15 in the 1994 Peter Jackson film Heavenly Creatures. Heavenly Creatures would continue to become cult favorite and received an Academy Award for Greatest Initial Screenplay. When she was 16 years aged, Melanie Lynskey began to take action and the first film where she appeared was known as “Heavenly Creatures”, where she starred as Pauline Parker. A few of her biggest movies to date include Nice House Alabama, Coyote Ugly, The Informant! By carrying out in quantity of films and tv series, she’s been able to create her attendance available. Recently, she disclosed within an interview that she actually is dating Jason Ritter, with whom she actually is also involved with a relationship. In 2006, she performed the wife of Rene Gagnon in Clint Eastwood’s World Battle II-arranged Flags of Our Fathers, and came back to New Zealand in past due 2007 to a starring role in Display of s, H and which premiered at the2008 Montreal Film Event and gained Lynskey a nomination for Greatest Celebrity at the Qantas Tv Awards. Melanie Lynskey Net Well worth Melanie Lynskey may be the name of the dynamite which has governed the globe with her sizzling beauty and center throbbing overall performance in the films and dramas. She’s been consistently employed in LA as a heavenly creature who found earth to stun others with her powerful beauty that produced the globe proceed crazy around her. Her fans frequently remark how that increases her appeal. Lately, she have been rendering fund to her college to improving its campus region and establishing a fresh wing of New Plymouth Ladies SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. Beside this reveal her personality that desire to accomplish something ideal for her family. She actually is wedded to the Hollywood hunk, Jimmi Simpson. How Rich is certainly Melanie Lynskey


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Quick Facts

Full NameMelanie Lynskey
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMay 16, 1977
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor
EducationVictoria University of Wellington
NationalityNew Zealand
SpouseJimmi Simpson
ParentsKay Lynskey, Tim Lynskey
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/melanielynskey
NominationsCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
MoviesWe'll Never Have Paris, Heavenly Creatures, Hello I Must Be Going, The Intervention, Up in the Air, Happy Christmas, Ever After, The Informant!, Coyote Ugly, Sweet Home Alabama, But I'm a Cheerleader, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Away We Go, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Shattered Glass, Goodbye to All That, Flags of Our Fathers, Helena from the Wedding, Detroit Rock City, Win Win, Rainbow Time, Leaves of Grass, The Frighteners, Abandon, They Came Together, Touchback, The Big Ask, Putzel, A Quiet Little Marriage, Say Uncle, Digging for Fire, The Cherry Orchard, Chu And Blossom, Little Boxes, Eye of the Hurricane, Foreign Correspondents, Folk Hero & Funny Guy, Snakeskin, Shooters, Claustrophobia, Park, XX, The Great & The Small, Show of Hands, The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, Four Saints
TV ShowsTogetherness, Two and a Half Men, The Life & Times of Tim, Drive, Rose Red, Comanche Moon


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Her surname, "Lynskey", is Irish.
2 Her favorite authors are Margaret Atwood and Milan Kundera.
3 Her father is an orthopedic surgeon and her mother is a real estate agent.
4 Turned down a role in Mansfield Park (1999) for fear of typecasting - she'd already played a similar part in Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998).
5 The directors she'd most like to work with are Noah Baumbach, Jane Campion, Michael Haneke and Nicole Holofcener.
6 Has appeared in three films (to date) with her friend Gillian Jacobs; Helena from the Wedding (2010), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and The Big Ask (2013).
7 Showgirls (1995) is one of her favorite movies, along with Blue Velvet (1986), Kicking and Screaming (1995), Naked (1993) and Wet Hot American Summer (2001).
8 One of her best friends is Michael Weston, whom she met during the making of Coyote Ugly (2000) (he played her husband in the film). Twelve years later, Weston's real-life father - John Rubinstein - played her character's dad in Hello I Must Be Going (2012).
9 (1999-2000) Lived in London with Andrew Howard, whom she met during the filming of The Cherry Orchard (1999).
10 (September 25, 2012) Filed for divorce from her husband of 5 years, Jimmi Simpson, after 5 months of separation.
11 Supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and HSUS (The Humane Society of the United States).
12 She had just turned 18 when she made a cameo appearance in The Frighteners (1996), which was her second collaboration with Peter Jackson (the first being Heavenly Creatures (1994)).
13 Friends with Joss Whedon.
14 Close friend Emily Deschanel was a bridesmaid at her wedding.
15 Was the first person to kiss Kate Winslet in a film (Heavenly Creatures (1994)).
16 Received coaching from co-star Sarah Peirse for her debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994).
17 She has a dog called Mouse, a chihuahua-dachshund mix, which she named after her character in Abandon (2002).
18 Friends with Clea DuVall and Natasha Lyonne, both of whom she worked with in But I'm a Cheerleader (1999).
19 Frequently works with past co-stars.
20 Almost landed the role of Valerie (played by Patricia Arquette) in Little Nicky (2000), and was considered for Cameron Diaz's role in Gangs of New York (2002).
21 She was discovered by Fran Walsh during an exhaustive search for a teenage actress to play Pauline Parker in Heavenly Creatures (1994), just two weeks before filming was due to commence.
22 Auditioned for roles in The Crucible (1996), Scream (1996) and Cousin Bette (1998).
23 Named one of E! Online's "Sizzlin' Sixteen" in 2003.
24 She attended New Plymouth Girls' High School, and later studied at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.
25 Has three younger brothers and one younger sister.
26 Became a vegetarian at the age of 10. However, she now eats seafood, so has to call herself a 'pescetarian' (which she thinks sounds "pretentious").


Quotes

#Quote
1 I was really shy as a child. I walked around with a constant fear that I'd say something stupid and be laughed at, or that people were looking at me and thinking I wasn't pretty enough, interesting enough, smart enough. When I discovered acting, I felt an immense freedom. I felt like I could explore different aspects of myself without fear of judgement. I was able to be brave in a way that was really hard for me in real life.
2 The thing that I really, really don't like is when [a director] is overly specific, when you walk into a rehearsal and someone says: "Now you walk over here, and you open the cupboard, and you take this out. Then you stand here and you deliver this line." And they give you line readings. I don't like feeling like somebody doesn't trust me to bring what I'm going to bring to it... I get really claustrophobic when somebody's trying to control it, because then I'm like, "Why? You should have gotten another actor!"
3 [on directors] Everybody has a different style. Clint Eastwood is a great, great director - but he barely says anything. The magical thing about the way he works is that he creates an environment that feels like a church, kind of - it feels so sacred and comfortable - and everybody's just relaxed, doing the best work they can do. It's weird, there's not a lot of talking or communicating... And then there are some directors who talk and talk and talk and talk, like Sam Mendes; you talk about everything and go over everything. So everybody's very different, and I've done movies with first-time directors who are just on it, and amazing. Then, sometimes, I've done movies with people who have directed a few movies, and you're like, "I don't know how to communicate with you; don't know what you're asking me to do right now." It's like a relationship.
4 When I was doing The Informant! (2009), Matt Damon said something to me that I really have lived by ever since... "At the end of your career, when someone looks over your filmography, all they remember is if the movie was good or not." They're not saying, "Oh, he got to play that crazy character!" or, "Oh, all those people were in that movie"... so, if you consistently choose good scripts - whether you're in three scenes or every scene - you're going to build a very strong résumé. At the end of your life, you'll be in a lot of movies that you can feel proud of, and it's such a nice feeling to be a part of something that you really believe in. So even if it's just a couple of scenes, if I think the movie is good, I'll do it.
5 [on Short Cuts (1993)] This movie was a big one for me. I saw it when I was sixteen and [thought] "Yep, that's the dream." I loved the idea of doing a film like that. Still, to this day, this is the movie I most wish I could insert myself into.
6 [on working with Kate Winslet] She had incredible ambition and drive and such a huge belief in herself. And of course, she should have had that belief because she's a fucking genius!
7 I want to be like Julianne Moore and get to do things that scare me--and keep on doing them until I'm very old.
8 [on the idea of a "perfect role"] I feel grateful to be working... I don't have a dream of playing a one-legged Scottish drug addict.
9 I like to play the grey areas in life - that's the most uncomfortable place to be. Nobody likes to be in that in-between state where they don't know what's going to happen. There's a lot of tension in that, and a lot of stuff to play with - where it's uncomfortable and awkward and sad and scary.
10 I know a lot of actors have all these expectations and believe that one thing should lead to another thing and that's probably the right way to build a career. I don't know what's wrong with me--I just don't think like that!
11 [on her ability to perfect an American accent] When I first came [to Los Angeles] I stayed with Joss Whedon and his wife... He had this insane video collection, and I'd just sit and watch all these films and try to imitate every accent I heard. I remember watching Juliette Lewis and trying to do her white trash accent. I would just talk back to all these movies--they were my dialect coach.
12 The most beautiful people to me are those who seem at peace within themselves and give of themselves generously. Also I think eyeliner is magic.
13 The female actors I have been most inspired by are all very sure of who they are as human beings and as artists. They're solid, good, kind people. They trust their instincts, and are focused on making honest work that moves people. They're kind to the crew, to fellow actors, and to women in general... Even in challenging conditions, they are gracious... The main women who come to mind who have inspired me most having seen them in action are Anjelica Huston, Katrin Cartlidge, Tina Holmes, Jessica Hecht, Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, Amy Ryan, Catherine O'Hara, and Kathy Najimy.
14 [on Hello I Must Be Going (2012)] I assumed they were giving [the part] to Michelle Williams or Maggie Gyllenhaal... It felt like such a gift.
15 [on working with Steven Soderbergh] It was the greatest experience... If Steven called me up tomorrow and said, "Will you come bring Matt Damon a cup of tea in this scene?" I would say "Yes, absolutely."
16 I feel like every job I get is kind of a fight. It's jumping through hoops and convincing people I can do it, trying to get people who are financing things to take the chance on somebody who's not famous.
17 I feel so grateful when I see a movie and there's a woman who looks somewhat like me. I'm like, "Thank you, Samantha Morton!" You know, a woman who feels like a human being. That means so much to me. If I can be that person for someone, that's a much more powerful thing than me trying to starve myself or shrink myself and become something that I'm not.
18 [...] in Montreal, this girl came up to me and said, "Has anyone ever told you that you look like Melanie Lynskey?" Some [people] come up and say that they were in school with me, or that I'm a friend of someone they know.
19 The first audition I ever did, the casting director said, "I don't know why you're here. You're never going to work in America. You don't look right. You don't have the right kind of personality. I don't even know if you can do an American accent. Maybe you can try England." Other people were nice, but that's the first thing I ever heard when I came here. It made me more determined.
20 [on Rose Red (2002)] I wasn't allowed to do anything quirky, or to have an interesting accent. So the challenge lay in making [the character] as interesting as I could without making her unusual. And that was hard!
21 [on Charlie Sheen's reaction to her New Zealand accent] He turned around and said, "What's this, uh, voice? What are you doing?" I said, "I'm just talking." Then he said, "Hmmm. Is that some kind of actor-y thing?"
22 [on working with Charlie Sheen] We get on terribly. I can't stand him. No, he's great. He's really quiet and shy and sweet.
23 [on the success of Two and a Half Men (2003)] It seems funny to me that it's all worked so well. I have so much respect for the people who do this. It's so hard to keep the energy up and to make people laugh.
24 I always thought I'd be in New Zealand doing theater. Everything I've done is greater than my greatest dreams.
25 If I ever have time off and don't know what's coming up next, I get really nervous and think, 'Oh well, it's probably over.'
26 You always see those movies that have amazing casts, and it's funny to be in one of them. It's a list of all these fantastic people--and, oh, me as well.
27 I don't think I'll ever be a movie star.
28 [on life after Heavenly Creatures (1994)] I think the hardest thing was to go back to school. It's a pretty catty environment at an all-girls school and things happened. For example, 60 Minutes (1993) came to do a story on me and followed me around for a day. At school you just don't need that. And then I would have to go to New York or Sydney for a week and take time out. And while they were amazing experiences, it was hard because I had these two completely separate lives. I think a lot of people resented that. It put me outside of them a bit.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Special Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic The Intervention (2016)
2015 BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Over the Garden Wall (2014) Elijah Wood

Collin Dean

Jack Jones

Christopher Lloyd

Samuel Ramey

Fred Stoller

Emily Brundige

Cole Sanchez
2014 Emerging Master RiverRun International Film Festival
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Logan Lerman

Johnny Simmons

Nina Dobrev

Ezra Miller

Tom Savini

Paul Rudd

Mae Whitman

Joan Cusack

Nicholas Braun

Dylan McDermott

Kate Walsh

Emma Watson

Adam Hagenbuch

Erin Wilhelmi

Reece Thompson

Zane Holtz
2011 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Supporting Actress - International Competition Away We Go (2009)
2009 Spotlight Award Hollywood Film Awards
1995 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Actress Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Comedy/Musical Over the Garden Wall (2014)
2015 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series Over the Garden Wall (2014) Elijah Wood

Collin Dean

Jack Jones

Christopher Lloyd

Samuel Ramey

Fred Stoller

Emily Brundige

Cole Sanchez
2015 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Togetherness (2015)
2014 Best Actress Fargo Film Festival Putzel (2012)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Logan Lerman

Ezra Miller

Emma Watson

Nina Dobrev

Paul Rudd

Kate Walsh
2012 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Up in the Air (2009) Jason Bateman

George Clooney

Vera Farmiga

Anna Kendrick

Danny McBride
2009 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Acting Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) George Clooney

Anna Kendrick

Vera Farmiga

Jason Bateman

Amy Morton

Danny McBride

Zach Galifianakis

J.K. Simmons

Sam Elliott
2009 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (II) Best Lead Actress in a Feature Film Show of Hands (2008)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) Jason Bateman

George Clooney

Sam Elliott

Vera Farmiga

Zach Galifianakis

Anna Kendrick

Danny McBride

Amy Morton

J.K. Simmons
2001 Film Award New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Best Actress Snakeskin (2001)
1999 Acting Award Chicago Alt.Film Fest Best Actress Foreign Correspondents (1999)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) George Clooney

Vera Farmiga

Anna Kendrick

Jason Bateman

Amy Morton

J.K. Simmons

Danny McBride

Zach Galifianakis

Sam Elliott
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) George Clooney

Anna Kendrick

Vera Farmiga

Amy Morton

Jason Bateman

J.K. Simmons

Zach Galifianakis

Danny McBride

Sam Elliot


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
And Then I Go 2017 post-production Janice
The Changeover 2017 post-production Kate Chant
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore 2017 completed Ruth Kimke
Life at These Speeds 2016 completed Coach Rowan
Future-Worm! 2016 TV Series Megan
Our Ex-Wife 2016 TV Series Sara
Folk Hero & Funny Guy 2016 Becky
Little Boxes 2016 Gina
Togetherness 2015-2016 TV Series Michelle Pierson
Animals. 2016 TV Series Linda
The Great & The Small 2016 Margaret
Rainbow Time 2016 Lindsay
The Intervention 2016/I Annie
Key and Peele 2015 TV Series Fiance
Two and a Half Men 2003-2015 TV Series Rose
Digging for Fire 2015 Squiggy
Jake and the Never Land Pirates 2014-2015 TV Series Pearl
Over the Garden Wall 2014 TV Mini-Series Beatrice
Goodbye to All That 2014 Annie Wall
We'll Never Have Paris 2014 Devon
Chu and Blossom 2014 Miss Shoemaker
They Came Together 2014 Brenda
Happy Christmas 2014 Kelly
The Big Ask 2013 Hannah
Putzel 2012 Sally
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 Aunt Helen
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 Karen
Eye of the Hurricane 2012 Amelia Kyte
The Life & Times of Tim 2010-2012 TV Series Becky
House M.D. 2012 TV Series Natalie Tavares
Hello I Must Be Going 2012 Amy
Touchback 2011 Macy
Win Win 2011 Cindy
Memphis Beat 2010 TV Series Annaliese Jones
Helena from the Wedding 2010 Alice
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2009 TV Series Kate
Leaves of Grass 2009 Colleen
The Informant! 2009 Ginger Whitacre
Up in the Air 2009/I Julie Bingham
Away We Go 2009 Munch
A Quiet Little Marriage 2008 Monique
Show of Hands 2008 Jess
The L Word 2008 TV Series Clea Mason
Psych 2008 TV Series Emily Bloom
Comanche Moon 2008 TV Mini-Series Pearl Coleman
Itty Bitty Titty Committee 2007 Plastic Surgery Lady (uncredited)
Drive 2007 TV Series Wendy Patrakas
Flags of Our Fathers 2006 Pauline Harnois
Park 2006 Sheryl
Say Uncle 2005 Susan
The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder 2004 Short Zoe Cadwaulder
Shattered Glass 2003 Amy Brand
Claustrophobia 2003 Lauren
The Shield 2003 TV Series Marcy
Sweet Home Alabama 2002 Lurlynn
Abandon 2002 Mousy Julie (as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
Rose Red 2002 TV Mini-Series Rachel Wheaton
Shooters 2002 Marie
Snakeskin 2001 Alice
Coyote Ugly 2000 Gloria
Measureless to Man 1999 Short
The Cherry Orchard 1999 Dunyasha
But I'm a Cheerleader 1999 Hilary
Detroit Rock City 1999 Beth
Foreign Correspondents 1999 Melody
Ever After: A Cinderella Story 1998 Jacqueline
The Frighteners 1996 Deputy
Heavenly Creatures 1994 Pauline Parker

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Away We Go' 2009 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2016 TV Series Herself
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
Celebrity Name Game 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
A Kiwi Legend 2013 Short Herself
The Talk 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Jeff Probst Show 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The High Bar 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards 2007 TV Special documentary Herself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
50 Films to See Before You Die 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Big Brother 2005 TV Series Herself
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill 1995 Documentary Pauline Parker
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