Melanie Jayne Lynskey is a New Zealand born actress. In the United States, she is best known for her role as Rose, the neighbour with a crush on Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men. However, Lynskey has a deep and impressive resume in her fourteen years in movies and television. On House, M.D., she portrays Natalie Tavares, the wife of Andres Tavares in Better Half.
Lynskey started her career at the age of 16 in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures. The film was nominated for an Oscar and swept the New Zealand film awards, including winning Lynskey the Best Actress award. She took a few years off to study and move to Los Angeles and has had featured roles in Ever After: A Cinderella Story, But I'm a Cheerleader, The Cherry Orchard, Coyote Ugly, Rose Red, Abandon, Sweet Home Alabama, Shattered Glass, Say Uncle, Park, Flag of our Fathers, Drive, Comanche Moon, The L Word, Away We Go, Up in the Air, The Informant!, Leaves of Grass and Win Win. She currently provides voice work in the animated series The Life & Times of Tim. In addition to her work on House, M.D., she is scheduled to appear in five other productions in 2012.
- Married to Jimmi Simpson
- Appeared with Zachary Knighton in Teddy Bears
- Appeared with Marin Hinkle on Two and a Half Men
- Appeared with Roger Aaron Brown in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
- Appeared with Jose Zuniga in Eye of the Hurricane
- Appeared with Meera Simhan and Jimmi Simpson in Hello I Must Be Going
- Appeared with Marc Blucas in Touchback
- Appeared with Sunny Mabrey on Memphis Beat
- Appeared with Pruitt Taylor Vince in Leaves of Grass
- Appeared with Ann Dowd in The Informant!
- Appeared with Jimmi Simpson in Itty Bitty Titty Committee
- Appeared with Anne Dudek in Park
- Appeared with Lisa Edelstein in Say Uncle
- Appeared with Candice Bergen and Ethan Embry in Sweet Home Alabama
- Appeared with Jimmi Simpson in Rose Red
- Appeared with Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia and Michael Weston in Coyote Ugly
- Appeared with Steve Valentine in Foreign Correspondents
- Appeared with Megan Dodds in Ever After: A Cinderella Story
- Appeared with Chi McBride and R. Lee Ermey in The Frighteners