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Melanie Lynskey (born 16 May, 1977) is a New Zealand actress.

She has played the character Rachel Wheaton in the Stephen King original miniseries Rose Red and currently portrays Molly Strand in the ongoing tv series Castle Rock.

Career

Lynskey was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand. She rose to fame with Peter Jackson's 1994 directorial debut. "Heavenly Creatures". She had a recurring role as Rose on the sitcom Two and a Half Men and is also known as the voice of Beatrice in the Cartoon Network limited series "Over the Garden Wall".

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Heavenly Creatures Pauline Parker
1996 The Frighteners Deputy
1998 Ever After Jacqueline de Ghent
1999 Foreign Correspondents Melody
1999 Detroit Rock City Beth Bumstein
1999 But I'm a Cheerleader Hilary
1999 The Cherry Orchard Dunyasha
1999 Measureless to Man
2000 Coyote Ugly Gloria
2001 Snakeskin Alice
2002 Shooters Marie
2002 Abandon Mousy Julie
2002 Sweet Home Alabama Lurlynn
2003 Claustrophobia Lauren
2003 Shattered Glass Amy Brand
2004 The Nearly Unadventurous Life of Zoe Cadwaulder Zoe Cadwaulder Short film
2005 Say Uncle Susan
2006 Flags of Our Fathers Pauline Harnois
2007 'Park Sheryl
2008 Show of Hands Jess
2008 A Quiet Little Marriage Monique
2009 Away We Go Munch Garnett
2009 Up in the Air Julie Bingham
2009 The Informant! Ginger Whitacre
2009 Leaves of Grass Colleen
2010 Helena from the Wedding Alice Javal
2011 Win Win Cindy
2011 Touchback Macy
2012 Hello I Must Be Going Amy Minsky
2012 Eye of the Hurricane Amelia Kyte
2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Karen Amalfi
2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Aunt Helen
2012 Putzel Sally
2013 The Big Ask Hannah
2014 Happy Christmas Kelly
2014 They Came Together Brenda
2014 Chu and Blossom Miss Shoemaker
2014 We'll Never Have Paris Devon
2014 Goodbye to All That Annie
2015 Digging for Fire Squiggy
2016 The Intervention Annie
2016 Rainbow Time Lindsay
2016 Folk Hero & Funny Guy Becky
2016 Little Boxes Gina
2016 The Great & The Small Margaret
2017 I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Ruth Kimke
2017 Mile to You Coach Rowan
2017 And Then I Go Janice Hanratty
2017 The Changeover Kate Chant
2017 Sadie Rae

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Rose Red Rachel "Sister" Wheaton 3 episodes
2003 The Shield Marcy 2 episodes
2003–15 Two and a Half Men Rose 63 episodes
2007 Drive Wendy Partrakas 6 episodes
2008 Comanche Moon Pearl Coleman 3 episodes
2008 Psych Emily Bloom Episode: "Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion"
2008 The L Word Clea Mason 2 episodes
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Kate Episode: "The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis"
2010 Memphis Beat Annaliese Jones Episode: "Polk Salad Annie"
2010–12 The Life & Times of Tim Becky (voice) 6 episodes
2012 House Natalie Travers Episode: "Better Half"
2014 Over the Garden Wall Beatrice (voice) 8 episodes
2014–15 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Pearl (voice) 2 episodes
2015–16 Togetherness Michelle Pierson 16 episodes
2015 Key & Peele Fiance Episode: "The Job Interview"
2016 Future-Worm! Megan (voice) 7 episodes
2016 Animals. Linda (voice) Episode: "Squirrels"
2016 Our Ex-Wife Sara Episode: "Pilot"
2017 American Dad! Sharon (voice) Episode: "A Whole Slotta Love"
2017 Girlboss Gail 3 episodes
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Laura 2 episodes
2017 Sunshine Zara Skelton 4 episodes
2018 Castle Rock Molly Strand Main Role (10 episodes)

Behind the Scenes

  • Previously starred in the Stephen King written, made-for-tv-movie "Rose Red".

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