New Zealand born Melanie Lynskey’s first role came in 1994 with her award-winning performance in Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures” opposite Kate Winslet. Since then, she has amassed a number of credits in both features and television. Starting November 14th, Melanie can be seen in Showtime’s YellowJackets, where she plays Shauna Sheridan, a player on a team of wildly talented high school soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness. Lynskey stars opposite Christina Ricci. Melanie will then be seen in Adam Mckay’s, Don’t Look Up, the film follows the story of two low-level astronomers, played by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. Lynskey plays DiCaprio’s wife in the film, which will hit Netflix in December. Some of Lynskey’s film credits include Megan Griffith’s Sadie, Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant, Tom McCarthy’s Win Win, Billy Ray’s Shattered Glass, Sam Mendes’ Away We Go, Jason Reitman’s Up in The Air, Andy Tennant’s Ever After and Sweet Home Alabama, Jamie Babbit’s But I’m A Cheerleader, Clint Eastwood’s Flags Of Our Fathers, Joe Swanberg’s Happy Christmas and Angus MacLachlan’s Goodbye To All That. In 2012, Lynskey played the lead role in Todd Louiso’s film Hello I Must Be Going. The film opened the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was rated one of the Top Ten Independent Films of the year by the National Board of Review. Lynskey’s performance earned her critical praise and a nomination for a 2012 Gotham Independent Film Award in the category of Breakthrough Actor. At Sundance in 2016, Lynskey won the US Special Jury Prize for Individual Performance for her portrayal of a meddling alcoholic in Clea DuVall’s debut feature, The Intervention. On the small screen, Melanie starred in Hulu’s Mrs. America opposite Uzo Aduba and Cate Blanchett, Lynskey’s has also been in Castle Rock, opposite André Holland, Sissy Spacek and Bill Skarsgård. Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later and Girlboss. Additionally, she starred in the Duplass brothers’ critically acclaimed HBO show, Togetherness, for which she was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award and voiced the character Beatrice in Cartoon Network’s Over the Garden Wall, which won the 2015 Emmy for Best Animated Program. From 2003-2015, Lynskey had a popular recurring role as Rose in the hit TV show Two and A Half Men. She also appeared opposite Anthony LaPaglia in the Australian SBS TV Drama Sunshine Kings. Lynskey was nominated for Outstanding Actress at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival for her role in the mini-series. In 2017, Lynskey starred opposite Elijah Wood in Macon Blair’s I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Lynskey was nominated for a 2017 Gotham Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.

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