Born: New Plymouth, New Zealand
Melanie Jayne Lynskey (born 16 May 1977) is a New Zealand actress. She received critical acclaim for her screen acting debut as Pauline Parker in Heavenly Creatures (1994), which was followed by supporting roles in Ever After (1998), Coyote Ugly (2000), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), and Shattered Glass (2003). Subsequent film parts include Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Away We Go (2009), Up in the Air (2009), The Informant! (2009), Win Win (2011), and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). In 2012, Lynskey transitioned into leading roles with the film Hello I Must Be Going (2012), followed by Happy Christmas (2014), The Intervention (2016), and I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017). On television, Lynskey's best known role is that of Rose on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2003–15). She also appeared as Michelle Pierson on the HBO series Togetherness (2015–16), for which she received a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
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