What Is Melanie Lynskey’s Net Worth? Details on the ‘Yellowjackets’ Star’s Earnings

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the genius that is Melanie Lynskey? The actress has gifted us with a number of fascinating, complex characters, ranging from a lovably offbeat next-door neighbor (remember Rose from Two and a Half Men?) to an angst-ridden survivor (Yellowjackets). As some fans predicted, the latter earned Lynskey an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and she even snagged a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. 

But as much as we enjoy seeing the underrated star get her due praise, we want to know: What is Lynskey’s net worth? And how much did she make from her role on Yellowjackets? Keep reading for answers.

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1. What is Melanie Lynskey’s net worth?

Celebrity Net Worth reports that Lynskey is worth about $5 million. And we imagine that number will climb even higher as she continues to appear on Showtime’s Yellowjackets.

2. How much did she make on Two and a Half Men?

According to Screenrant, the New Zealand actress made around $200,000 per episode when she first appeared as a supporting character. But as her popularity grew, it’s likely that she got a salary bump as well—though the amount hasn’t been confirmed.

3. How much does she make on Yellowjackets?

Lynskey’s salary for the drama series hasn’t been disclosed but considering the show’s massive popularity, we predict she makes at least six figures per episode. Plus, she’ll likely get a pay increase when production begins on season two.

4. What about her other on-screen roles?

The star already has 84 acting credits to her name, including Hulu's recent crime drama, Candy, Don't Look Up, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Girlboss

We can't tell you how many zeroes are on her paychecks, but we do know that Candy, which features Lynskey as Betty Gore, made history as Hulu's most successful original premiere with 577 million views in the first week alone. And as for Netflix's Don't Look Up, where Lynskey appeared as June Mindy, it became the platform's second most popular film debut with 360 million hours viewed. 

Yep, it sounds to us like Lynskey’s bank account is getting fuller by the day.

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