Melanie Jayne Lynskey (born May 16, 1977) is an actress from New Zealand , best known for such movies as ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures'', ''Film/DetroitRockCity'', ''Film/CoyoteUgly'', ''Film/EverAfter'', ''Series/RoseRed'', ''Film/{{Park}}'', ''Film/ButImACheerleader'' and ''Film/TheInformant2009'' as well as the TV show ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' where she played the neighbor [[StalkerWithACrush who was more than a little obsessed]] with Charlie. Most recently she was heard as Beatrice in the animated miniseries ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''.
!!This actress contains examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: Herself and most of her characters.
* FakeAmerican: Many are surprised to learn that she is actually from New Zealand.
* PlayingAgainstType: She's generally known for playing quirky characters. In ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' she played the main character's aunt, [[spoiler: a child molester who abused the protagonist and [[AssholeVictim later died in a car crash.]]]]