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Melanie Lynskey

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Melanie Jayne Lynskey ( LIN-ski; born 16 May 1977) is a New Zealand actress. Known for her portrayals of complex women and her command of American dialects, she works predominantly in independent films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Melanie Lynskey has received more than 11,123,371 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Melanie Lynskey is the 4,855th most popular actor (up from 6,082nd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from New Zealand (up from 79th in 2019) and the 14th most popular New Zealander Actor.

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‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’: Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak & Melanie Lynskey To Star In Peacock & Sky Drama Series
Peacock and Sky have set the cast for their adaptation of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  Jonah Hauer-King (The Little Mermaid) and Anna Próchniak (Baptiste) are set as the leads of the drama series with Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey also set. Hauer-King wi…
After Yellowjackets and The Last of Us, Melanie Lynskey Is Longing for a Comedy
After Yellowjackets and The Last of Us, Melanie Lynskey Is Longing for a Comedy. She did a movie with Paul Giamatti in which the two had too much chemistry. So why not lean into it?
Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Prochniak, Melanie Lynskey, and Jonas Nay Star in Upcoming Sky and Peacock Original Drama, "The Tattooist of Auschwitz"
Hauer-King and Próchniak to play lead roles as Lale Sokolov and Gita Furman, with Lynskey set to star as author, Heather Morris, and Nay as Stefan Baretzki in the limited event series produced by Synchronicity Films.
Melanie Lynskey, Jonah Hauer-King Lead Cast of Sky/Peacock Drama ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’
Production is underway on “The Tattooist of Auschwitz.” “Yellowjackets” Emmy nominee Melanie Lynskey is set to play the book’s real-life author, Heather Morris, and Jonah Hauer-King of the upcoming “Little Mermaid” remake has been cast as the title character,…

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Among actors, Melanie Lynskey ranks 4,855 out of 9,996Before her are Bill Smitrovich, Monique Mercure, Dolores Hart, Rick Baker, Ruby Lin, and Bert Lahr. After her are Heather Menzies, Charles Walters, Maggie Wheeler, Corey Feldman, Richard Tyson, and Alan Crosland.

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Among people born in 1977, Melanie Lynskey ranks 108Before her are Olof Mellberg, David Dastmalchian, Natalia Gavrilița, Ravshan Irmatov, Giorgia Meloni, and John Green. After her are James Van Der Beek, Phil Neville, Colin Hanks, Samantha Cristoforetti, Adam Małysz, and David Albelda.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Melanie Lynskey ranks 57 out of 248Before her are Keri Hulme (1947), Lee Tamahori (1950), Kevin Smith (1963), Martin Henderson (1974), Fran Walsh (1959), and John Nicholson (1941). After her are Vaughan Jones (1952), Yvette Williams (1929), Anthony Wilding (1883), Rupert Julian (1879), Margaret Mahy (1936), and John Key (1961).

Among ACTORS In New Zealand

Among actors born in New Zealand, Melanie Lynskey ranks 14Before her are Marton Csokas (1966), Cliff Curtis (1968), Taika Waititi (1975), Clive Revill (1930), Kevin Smith (1963), and Martin Henderson (1974). After her are Rupert Julian (1879), Terence Bayler (1930), Lawrence Makoare (1968), Peter Hambleton (1960), Antony Starr (1975), and Zoë Bell (1978).

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