Melanie Lynskey Overview

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Born: May 16, 1977

Native New Zealander Melanie Lynskey was chosen to play the lead in Heavenly Creatures (1994), co-starring Kate Winslet, when she was still in high school. When the movie came out, critics applauded her outstanding performance as a shy girl who becomes transformed when she makes friends with an outgoing girl, leading the two to plot to kill her mother when she tries to interfere with their relationship. Lynskey moved to Los Angeles to audition for more films, but she didn't land another job... See All

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