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Birth Name: Melanie Jayne Lynskey

Birth Place: New Plymouth, New Zealand

Birthday: May 16, 1977, Taurus

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Discovered by Peter Jackson's wife, Fran Walsh, who cast her as a teen who kills her mother in 1994's Heavenly Creatures.
  • Received the New Zealand Film and Television Award for Best Actress for her performance in Heavenly Creatures.
  • Met her fiancé Jimmi Simpson on the set of Stephen King's 'Rose Red.'
  • Is a vegetarian; supports PETA and the Humane Society.


  • Kay Lynskey — Mother
  • Jimmi Simpson — Husband (separated)


  • Attended Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand