Melanie Lynskey, a New Zealand actress, is currently single. She was previously married to Jimmi Simpson, an American actor, and producer. She is the daughter of a former nurse and an orthopedic surgeon father. Melanie attended New Plymouth Girls High School and then studied English Literature and theater at the Victoria University of Wellington. She made her function film debut along with Peter Jackson’s "Incredible Creatures" in the role of Pauline Parker at the age of sixteen.
Melanie Lynskey won the best Actress award at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards for her performance. In 2001, she met actor Jimmi Simpson on the sets of the film "Rose Red". Melanie got engaged in 2005 and the couple got married on 14 April 2007 in a Chapel on Lake Hayes New Zealand. Melanie filed for divorce from her husband on 25 September 2012, citing clashing differences.