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Melissa Leo

American actress Melissa Chessington Leo made her acting debut in 1985, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Ingenue/Woman in the Drama Series “All My Children”. Her most notable role as was as Det. Sgt. Kay Howard on “Homicide: Life on the Street” for the show's first five seasons from 1993–1997. Following several films, Leo received critical acclaim and national attention in earning several nominations and awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Leo earned several awards for her role as Alice Ward in the critically acclaimed film, “The Fighter” (2010). For this role Leo won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Leo currently appears on the television series Treme.  Leo currently resides in Stone Ridge, New York and two sons John Matthew Heard (born 1987), and Adam (adopted - born 1984).

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Sep 14, 1960 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Will Penny 1967-12-19
Latest Project:
movie The Equalizer 2 2018-07-19
Known For
Poster of Snowden
Poster of Prisoners
Poster of Oblivion
Movie The Equalizer 2 Susan Plummer 2018-07-19
Movie The Ashram Chandra 2018-03-02
Movie Furlough Joan Anderson 2018-03-16
Movie The Parting Glass 2018-06-24
Series I'm Dying Up Here Goldie 2017-06-04
Movie The Most Hated Woman in America Madalyn Murray O'Hair 2017-03-14
Movie Novitiate Reverend Mother 2017-10-27
Movie London Has Fallen Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan 2016-03-02
Movie Burn Country Gloria 2016-04-16
Movie Snowden Laura Poitras 2016-09-16
Movie All the Way Lady Bird Johnson 2016-05-23
Movie The Ever After Penny 2015-02-13
Series The Special Without Brett Davis Montine 2015-02-22
Movie The Big Short Georgia Hale 2015-12-11
Movie She's The Best Thing in It Herself 2015-03-16
Movie Damnation: The Flashback Noda Marra 2015-10-19
Movie Dwegons and Leprechauns Grandma Fitz / Butterfly McDweg / Mrs. Fitzgerald 2014-01-24
Movie The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Bette Altmann 2014-05-23
Series BoJack Horseman Diane's Mother (voice) 2014-08-22
Movie The Equalizer Susan Plummer 2014-09-24
Movie Olympus Has Fallen Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan 2013-03-20
Movie Charlie Countryman Kate 2013-02-09
Movie Oblivion Sally 2013-04-10
Series The Following Nancy Taylor 2013-01-21
Movie Prisoners Holly Jones 2013-09-18
Movie Bottled Up Fay 2013-04-19
Movie Queen of the Lot Aunt Bee 2013-11-20
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Robin 2013-04-20
Movie Why Stop Now? Penny 2012-08-17
Movie Flight Ellen Block 2012-11-02
Movie Francine Francine 2012-09-12
Series Mildred Pierce Lucy Gessler 2011-03-27
Movie Mildred Pierce Lucy Gessler 2011-03-27
Movie The Sea Is All I Know Sara 2011-06-24
Movie Red State Sara 2011-08-19
Series Treme Toni Bernette 2010-04-11
Movie The Dry Land Martha 2010-07-30
Movie Welcome to the Rileys Lois Riley 2010-10-29
Movie The Fighter Alice Eklund-Ward 2010-12-17
Movie Veronika Decides to Die Mari 2009-05-16
Movie Stephanie's Image Stephanie 2009-02-25
Movie True Adolescents Sharon 2009-03-14
Movie Dear Lemon Lima Mrs. Howard 2009-10-23
Movie According to Greta Karen 2009-11-25
Movie Everybody's Fine Colleen 2009-12-04
Movie Lullaby Stephanie 2008-02-24
Movie Santa Mesa Maggie 2008-03-15
Series La cour des grands Lily 2008-04-09
Movie Frozen River Ray Eddy 2008-08-01
Movie Righteous Kill Cheryl 2008-09-11
Movie Black Irish Margaret McKay 2007-04-20
Movie One Night Wendy 2007-01-01
Movie Dear Lemon Lima 2007-04-28
Movie I Believe in America Soto 2007-07-02
Movie Hollywood Dreams Aunt Bee 2007-05-25
Movie Racing Daylight Sadie / Anna 2007-07-31
Movie Stephanie Daley Miri Daley 2006-01-21
Series Shark Unknown 2006-09-21
Movie The House Is Burning Mrs. Miller 2006-11-16
Movie American Gun Louise 2005-01-01
Movie Runaway Lisa Adler 2005-04-26
Movie Confess Agnes Lessor 2005-01-01
Series Women on the Run Rachel 2005-07-17
Series Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
Series Veronica Mars Julia Smith 2004-09-22
Movie 21 Grams Marianne Jordan 2003-09-06
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Homicide: The Movie Kay Howard 2000-02-13
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie The 24 Hour Woman Dr. Suzanne Pincus 1999-01-29
Movie Code of Ethics Jo DeAngelo 1999-09-07
Movie In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice Carol Manning 1995-10-05
Movie Last Summer in the Hamptons Trish Axelrod 1995-11-22
Movie The Ballad of Little Jo Beatrice Grey 1993-08-20
Movie Venice/Venice Peggy 1992-04-10
Movie Carolina Skeletons Cassie 1991-09-30
Movie The Bride in Black Mary Margaret 1990-10-21
Movie Nasty Boys Katie Morrissey 1989-09-22
Movie A Time of Destiny Josie Larraneta 1988-04-22
Movie Deadtime Stories Judith 'MaMa' Baer 1986-04-13
Movie Streetwalkin' Cookie 1985-09-20
Movie Always Peggy 1985-10-04
Movie Spooky Encounters 1980-12-24
Movie Will Penny Emma Shannon 1967-12-19