Date of Birth: 05/16/1977
Place of birth: New Plymouth
Nationality: New Zealand
Author: Denis Pravdyuk
Melanie Jayne Lynskey - New Zealand film and television actress, was born on May 16, 1977, in New Plymouth, Taranaki Region, New Zealand.
In 1992, at the age of 15 years, Melanie has successfully passed the casting for his first role - Pauline Parker in Peter Jackson`s thriller `Heavenly sozdaniya` based on a murder case in 1954. The film was a success in theaters in 1994. Richard Corliss in the journal `TIME magazine`, described the game Melanie:` It was perfect, fearless, on the verge of a complete isterii`. For the role of Pauline Melanie won `The New Zealand Film and TV Awards` in the category `Best aktrisa`, and the film was nominated for` Oscar `for` Best Original stsenariy`. After completion of the work in the heavenly `sozdaniyah`, Melanie returned to New Zealand to complete their training. Higher education received Melanie in Victoria University of Wellington, with a degree in English `literatura`.
The first appearance of the American Melanie Lynskey in the movie took place in 1998 in the melodrama `eternal lyubvi` History, where she starred opposite Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston. The film was highly successful and in 1999, Melanie was invited to participate in four projects: the comedies `Detroit - the city roka` and` Neispravimye` melodrama `Letters izdaleka` and adaptation of the novel AntonaChehova` Cherry sad`.
In 2000, Mel starred in the musical comedy `` Ugly Bar koyot`, where she plays the role of Violet - insecure and shy girl who dreams of becoming a singer. During the filming of the horror film `` The Red House roza`` filmed on the script by Stephen King, in 2001, Melanie met her future husband, actor Jimmy Simpson. In April 2007, the couple got married on the lake shore of Lake Hayes New Zealand.
In 2003 drama `Shattered Glassa`, Melanie played the Emmy brand - a journalist`s political column in` The New Republic`. The film has received positive feedback from employees `New York Times`, as the film tells the true and fair view of the vicissitudes of journalism.
In 2006, Melanie has played a small but significant role in the war drama `oskaronosnoy` Clint Eastwood`s Flags of Our` ottsov`. In Steven Soderbergh`s thriller `Informator`, she played in such well-known actors like Matt Damon, Lucas McHugh, Carroll and Eddie Jemison. The premiere took place in 2009 at the Toronto Film Festival. Also in 2009, Mel starred in the thriller Tim Blake Nelson`s Leaves` travy`, her co-star was Edward Norton.
In 2010, the film is expected to yield `Helena from the Wedding`, perform one of the leading roles in which Melanie.