Melanie Lynskey-Net Worth, Movies, House, Husband, Age, Bio, Acting

Quick Facts

  • Full NameMelanie Lynskey
  • First NameMelanie
  • Last NameLynskey
  • Birth nameMelanie Jayne Lynskey
  • AKA[]
  • DOBY1977
  • DOBM4
  • DOBD16
  • ProfessionActress
  • NationalityNew Zealand
  • Birth CityNew Plymouth
  • Birth CountryNew Zealand
  • Father NameTim Lynskey
  • Father ProfessionOrthopedic Surgeon
  • Mother NameKay Lynskey
  • Mother ProfessionFormer Nurse
  • HoroscopeTaurus
  • Fact TitleMelanie Lynskey
  • SpouseJimmi Simpson (ex-husband)
  • Relation WithJason Ritter (fiance)
  • Height170
  • Twitter
  • Awards[]
  • Sibilings4
  • Filmography["Heavenly Creatures","Two and a Half Men","Ever After","Detroit Rock City","Togetherness"]
  • EducationNew Plymouth Girls’ High School and Victoria University of Wellington

What Is The Net Worth Of Actress Melanie Lynskey?

New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey is best known for her debut role of a teenager murderer Pauline Parker in the film Heavenly Creatures. Similarly, she grabbed the limelight for portraying Rose on the American TV sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003-2015).

Lynskey’s some notable acting credits also include Ever After, Detroit Rock City, Togetherness, and Up in the Air. As of April 2020, the actress Melanie has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

How Did She Begin Her Acting Career?

Actress Melanie Lynskey started her acting career portraying the role of Pauline Parker in the film Heavenly Creatures starring Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Clive Merrison, and Simon O’Connor in 1994. After that, she worked in films and television shows like Coyote Ugly, Shooters, Rose Red, Sweet Home Alabama, and The Shield.

Lynskey then played numerous roles in TV series like Drive, Comanche Moon, Psych, Show of Hands, a Quiet Little Marriage, Helena from the Wedding, Win Win, and House.

From 2003 to 2015, 42 years old actress appeared as Rose on the American TV sitcom Two and a Half Men along with Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Holland Taylor, Jennifer Taylor, April Bowlby, and Ashton Kutcher.

Melanie Lynskey as Rose in Two and a Half Men actress
Melanie Lynskey as Rose in Two and a Half Men actress 

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Some of her notable acting credits include Togetherness, Our Ex-Wife, Gilboss, The Changeover, Future-Worm!, Summer Camp Island, Castle Rock, and Easy. Furthermore, Two and a Half Men star’s upcoming 2020 film and series include Mrs. America, Lady of the Manor, and Yellowjackets.


Heavenly Creatures actress Lynskey lives in Los Angeles, California, United States. As per the report, the mansion covers 1,472, square feet area featuring 5 bedrooms and 1 bathroom was purchased for $597,500 in May 2004.


Melanie Lynskey was born Melanie Jayne Lynskey on May 16, 1977, in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Her father, Tim Lynskey is an orthopedic surgeon while her mother, Kay Lynskey was a nurse.

Melanie is the oldest child among 4 brothers and a sister.

5 feet 7 inches tall star attended New Plymouth Girls’ High School. Later, she enrolled at the Victoria University of Wellington.

Shares A Child With Fiance?

Melanie Lynskey is engaged to an American actor Jason Ritter. The couple met during the shoot of the movie, The Big Ask in 2013 and began dating.

Melanie Lynskey with her fiance Jason Ritter
Melanie Lynskey with her fiance Jason Ritter

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After 4 years of their relationship, the duo engaged and Melanie announced their engagement in an interview with Hollywood Today.

During an interview in February 2017, she said:

“Now he’s my fiancé,” Lynskey said, adding, “Yes, I know, I’m announcing it.”

As per the report, the celebrity couple together shares an adorable baby girl. However, the exact date of her birth and name is yet unrevealed.

Melanie Lynskey and ex-husband, Jimmi Simpson
Melanie Lynskey and ex-husband, Jimmi Simpson

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Prior to Jason, Togetherness star Melanie was married to an American actor Jimmi Simpson. The duo exchanged wedding vows on April 14, 2007, and later, divorced on May 22, 2014.

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