Caption: Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter at event of Wild Canaries (2014)
Born: May 16, 1977
Star sign: Taurus
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
Known for: Up in the Air (2009), Heavenly Creatures (1994), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Two and a Half Men (2003)
At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures (1994), scooping a Best Actress prize at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control. ...