The Showtime series has become a major part of the pop culture conversation since it premiered in November 2021.
Yellowjackets cleverly follows two timelines: one set in 1996 and another in 2021. As such, two actors play many of the characters.
Shauna is involved in one of Yellowjackets' biggest ongoing mysteries, as viewers try to sort out what happened to the baby she's expecting in the 1996 timeline.
Despite working consistently in Hollywood since the mid-'90s, many feel Lynskey is finally getting the respect she deserves with her role on Yellowjackets.
Her performance has been met with universal acclaim, winning the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series earlier this year.
Lynskey will likely be in the conversation when the 2022 Emmy nominations are announced in July. All told, the actor made the right choice in accepting the role of Shauna on Yellowjackets.
It's also worth noting that Shauna is a particularly meaty role on Yellowjackets, allowing Lynskey to show off her incredible range.
Likewise, it's no wonder the show was able to bring in other heavy hitters to play the adult versions of the characters, including Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, and Christina Ricci.