How do you know Melanie Lynskey?

How do you know Melanie Lynskey?

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Melanie Lynskey in various roles © IMAGO / Collage: Series Addicts

Melanie Lynskey has appeared in many productions that have been etched deeply into the pop culture memory for generations. In The Last of Us, she is seen as an antagonist. How do you know the New Zealand actress?

The Last of Us actress Melanie Lynskey was born in New Zealand in 1977. But in Hollywood she is no longer a newcomer. After her first leading role in ‘Heavenly Creatures’, she conquered the film city with her complex portrayal of multi-layered female characters. It can be both hilarious and scary in its own way. The directors appreciate it, and so the actress can always accept offers with that something special. Over the years, she has appeared in several productions that have earned her a place in pop culture history.

1994: Heavenly Creatures

Winners Melanie Lynskey and Kate in Heavenly Creatures
Winners Melanie Lynskey and Kate in Heavenly Creatures © IMAGO

Chosen for her “quiet intensity,” Melanie Lynskey couldn’t have gotten a higher start to her acting career. When cast members came to her high school to cast Heavenly Creatures, the young New Zealander beat out 500 other applicants. The drama about two teenage girls who commit a horrific crime became an international hit and remains highly significant in the history of New Zealand cinema to this day. Kate Winslet starred alongside her and the two became close friends during filming. Directed by Peter Jackson. You can read where else Melanie Lynskey has played at (Lorn Boerschick)

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