How tall is Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey's Height

5ft 6 ¼ (168.3 cm)

New Zealand Actress best known for roles in movies like Heavenly Creatures, Up in the Air and Coyote Ugly. Her New Zealand talent agency lists her at 178cm, although earlier in her career was listed by an English agency in the Spotlight directory as being 5ft 5.

How tall is Melanie Lynskey
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How tall is Melanie Lynskey
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Average Guess (25 Votes)
5ft 6.26in (168.3cm)
RoyzDaBoi said on 11/Apr/23
I have no idea why these acting agencies claim their clientele are taller heights than the actual reality. I don't understand the hype, unless it's catwalk related stuff but even then why do they feel the need to exaggerate height? Lol, it's always baffled me. Like how they bill wrestlers/athletes as being bigger than they are etc. Anyhow, I believe Melanie is a strong 5'6, not quite 5'7.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 5/May/21
Her acting in Peter Jackson's 'Heavenly Creatures' was fantastic, and she complemented Kate Winslet perfectly. Melanie also stars in Stephen King's 'Rose Red'.

Mel can have 5ft6.25. πŸ‘©πŸ’πŸ‘
Tunman said on 28/Sep/20
The 178 listing is just outrageous!Or did they forget that height is not taken in super heels?
Nik Ashton said on 18/May/20
Solid 5’6”!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/May/20
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Happy Birthday to Melanie Lynskey, who turns all the fours, 4️⃣4️⃣, today!

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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Feb/20
I've just found out that Melanie Lynskey is engaged to Jason Ritter, who is listed as 3" taller than her. It would be ideal to see the two pictured together, but as it isn't possible right now to compare them, I see no reason to doubt that Mel stretches to 5ft6.25.
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Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/Dec/18
Crazy how two different agencies list her 5 inches apart. Some of these agencies absolutely suck at estimating height.
Nik said on 24/Dec/18
I am also surprised that an English agency described her as being 5'5"!
Nik said on 21/Dec/18
I'm amazed that her New Zealand talent agency lists her at 178 cm!
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/Nov/18
Look at least 1.5" taller than 5'5 Elijah Wood.
lee168cm said on 27/Nov/17
Wasn't she a bit taller than late Winslet in heavenly creatures?
FE said on 20/Nov/17
@Editor Rob,

I can definitely buy a strong 5'6" for her.....
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Rob, Why not 5’6.25” or 5’6.5”?
Editor Rob
the 6.25 mark may well be a reasonable figure, she could look around that with elijah wood too.
FE said on 20/Nov/17
@Editor Rob,

She’s looks 2-3 inches shorter than Ritter…
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Over an Inch taller than Imogen….
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And 2cm shorter than Blythe Danner
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Rob, Maybe 5’6.25” could b a better fit?
Editor Rob
5ft 6 to 6.5 may well be a range you can argue for her.
FE said on 19/Nov/17
@Editor Rob,

Is 5'6.5" possible for her?
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At least a strong 5’6” range….

Rob, What’s your thought on this?
Editor Rob
the actress with 2 biggest extremes I've seen from agencies, 5ft 10 on the New Zealand, and then she had her height put in Spotlight as 5ft 5...unbelievable!

She can look 4 inches shorter than Jason there, with less footwear.
Emma said on 4/Jun/17
Just watched her on its always sunny in Philadelphia and she's taller than the leading lady at least 5 cm. And j think the leading lady is listed as 1.71 here so...
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Feb/17
# Rob - 5ft10? Well, that's just laughable! πŸ‘
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Feb/17
Melanie didn't look 5ft7 in 'Heavenly Creatures', but now I find out via 'mcfan' that she was only 16 when she made it, so she could easily have still been sprouting upwards!
Then recently I watched Melanie in the Stephen King story 'Rose Red', and I still didn't think she looked quite this tall!
It is for reasons such as this that I don't trust my eye! I have to do comparisons, or it really does seem to be out of my domain, guessing heights!
Because of this, I'm going to give the girl her full 5ft7!
Editor Rob
last I checked Sandy, she was still being listed at a whopping 5ft 10 on her agency!
ray said on 6/Nov/14
Rob, I wonder if the agency height is mistyped it is supposed to be 170cm instead of 178cm because everwhere else I have seen her listed as 5'7 also, and 3 Inches seems a bit too much.

She does look around this height on Two and a half men alongside a 5'9 charlie sheen
Editor Rob
it is likely to have been an error yes
wiltonstilts said on 29/Jun/13
She's talll!!
mcfan said on 12/Aug/12
I agree she looks 5'7. She must have been a late bloomer. In Heavenly Creatures when she was 16, she only looked a max of 5'5. Kate Winslet was certainly taller than her.
Charlie harper said on 19/Jan/12
If this is rose then I say 5ft 6.5 inch
And oh yeah she once super-guled my BALLS to my thigh
Winning
Anonymous said on 11/Jan/09
This is kind of confusing. She looks this height next to Charlie Sheen, but was clearly shorter than Kate Winslet when she did Heavenly Creatures. She did that film around age 17, so she might had grown a bit. But I'm going to have to watch some of her later films like Detroit City Rock, Ever After and Coyote Ugly because I was certain she didn't look any taller in those films. Maybe the best way to estimate her would be to compare her to Marin Hinkle who looks about 5'6" when compared to 5'7' Sela Ward.

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