Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey was in one of my absolute favorite movies, But I’m a Cheerleader. Of course, you probably know her from one of her more popular movies: Up In The Air, The Informant!, Sweet Home Alabama, or Ever After (just to name a few). Plus, she’s recurring in one of the best popular comedies on television, Two and a Half Men (Winning! Duh! Am I doing it right?). She’s also supposed to be in the upcoming adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which I know we are all apprehensive about but I think she’ll do a great job!

Guest Appearances

September 26, 2021

Melanie Lynskey (Lady Of The Manor, I Don’t Feel At Home In The World Anymore) tells us three of her favorite films, including the breakthrough film of a fellow New Zealander and a retro camp classic.

September 29, 2016

Beloved actress Melanie Lynskey (HBO’s Togetherness, Heavenly Creatures) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about Beyonce’s “All Night” from Lemonade, the moment when Sawyer Fredericks won The Voice, Conor Oberst’s “Lenders In The Temple,” and the British romantic film 45 Years.

This episode is brought to you by Third Love and The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club by Lexi Eddings from Kensington Books.

April 20, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins invites all you wondrous humans to Spontaneanation, and this week he is joined by special guest Melanie Lynskey of HBO’s Togetherness! They chat about dropping out of college, what New Zealand looks like from space, and being humiliated in school because of the Australian song “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport.” Paul is then joined by improvisers Sarah Burns, Marc Evan Jackson, and Janet Varney, to improvise a story set in Savannah, Georgia. As always, the terrific Eban Schletter scores it all on piano. Celebrate 4/20 by traveling to beautiful Savannah, Georgia and beyond with us!

REMINDER IN ALL CAPS: SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH, Paul will record a new standup special at the historic Palace Theatre in Downtown L.A. Ticket info soon!

The first LIVE Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins with special guests is on May 2nd at Largo at the Coronet! Get tickets at!

June 10, 2010

Insanely Talented? Check. Heartbreakingly Beautiful? Check. On our podcast? CHECK!! We are so excited to have had the one and only MELANIE LYNSKEY from ohhh, I don’t know… Heavenly Creatures, Up In The Air, Away We Go, Two And A Half Men, and The Informant, (to name a few) spend an evening with us. US!! Because she is awesome. And thusly, so are we 🙂  Enjoy.*** NOTE: There are many FUCKING AMAZING sound effects in this podcast that didn’t properly bounce – and therefore aren’t audible. We apologize. Because you are truly missing out. They were hilarious.