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Melissa Leo Personal Profile

Famous as: Actress
Birth Name: Melissa Chessington Leo
Birth Date: September 14, 1960
Birth place: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Nationalty: American
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Children: John Matthew Heard, Adam Leo

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Melissa Chessington Leo better known as Melissa Leo is an American actress. She was born on September 14, 1960 (age 53), Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. She started her acting career in 1984 when she made her debut in the film All My Children by playing the role Linda Warner for which she was nominated for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. In 2003 she made her appearance in the film 21 Grams in which she played the role of Marianne Jordan for which she won the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast. In 2006 she made her appearance in the film The House is Burning in which she appeared as Mrs. Miller. In 2008 she made her appearance in the film Frozen River in which she played the role of Ray Eddy for which she won several awards and nominations including: Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakthrough Film Artist and Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. In 2009 she made her appearance in the film True Adolescents in which she played the role of Sharon. In 2010 she made her debut in the film The Fighter by playing the role Alice Ward for which she won several awards and nominations including: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2013 she made her appearance in the film Prisoners in which she played the role of Holly Jones.
She has a son with actor and former boyfriend John Heard named John “Jack” Matthew Heard.

Melissa Leo Filmography

Film and television (regular cast)
Year Title Role
1984 All My Children Linda Warner
1985 Always Peggy
1985 Streetwalkin’ Cookie
1985 Silent Witness Patti Mullen
1986 Deadtime Stories Judith “MaMa” Baer
1988 A Time of Destiny Josie Larraneta
1989 The Young Riders Emma Shannon
1989 Nasty Boys Katie Morrisey
1990 The Bride in Black Mary Margaret
1991 Carolina Skeletons Cassie
1992 Immaculate Conception
Hannah
1992 Venice/Venice Peggy
1993 The Ballad of Little Jo Beatrice Grey
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street Det. Sgt. Kay Howard
1994 Garden Elizabeth
1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons Trish
1995 In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice Carol Manning
1997 Under the Bridge Kathy
1999 The 24 Hour Woman Dr. Suzanne Pincus
1999 Code of Ethics Jo DeAngelo
2000 Homicide: The Movie Det. Sgt. Kay Howard
2000 Fear of Fiction Sigrid Anderssen
2003 21 Grams Marianne Jordan
2004 First Breath Detective Waxman
2004 From Other Worlds Miriam
2005 Hide and Seek Laura
2005 Runaway Lisa Adler
2005 No Shoulder Ruth
2005 Patch Maelynn
2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Rachel
2005 American Gun Louise
2005 Confess Agnes Lessor
2006 Stephanie Daley Miri
2006 The Limbo Room KC Collins
2006 Hollywood Dreams Aunt Bee
2006 The House is Burning Mrs. Miller
2006 Falling Objects Helga
2007 Bomb Sharon
2007 Midnight Son Rita
2007 Black Irish Margaret McKay
2007 The Cake Eaters Ceci
2007 Racing Daylight Sadie Stokes/Anna Stokes
2007 I Believe in America Soto
2007 Mr. Woodcock Sally Jansen
2007 One Night Wendy
2008 Frozen River Ray Eddy
2008 The Alphabet Killer Kathy Walsh
2008 Lullaby Stephanie
2008 Night of the Living Jews
Jewish Mother zombie
2008 Santa Mesa Maggie
2008 Ball Don’t Lie Georgia
2008 This is a Story About Ted and Alice Alice
2008 Righteous Kill Cheryl Brooks
2008 Predisposed Penny
2009 According to Greta Karen
2009 Stephanie’s Image Stephanie
2009 True Adolescents Sharon
2009 Veronika Decides to Die Mari
2009 Dear Lemon Lima Mrs. Howard
2009 Don McKay Marie
2009 Everybody’s Fine Colleen
2010 Treme Toni Bernette
2010 Welcome to the Rileys Mrs. Lois Riley
2010 The Dry Land Martha
2010 The Space Between Montine
2010 The Fighter Alice Ward
2010 Conviction Nancy Taylor
2011 Red State Sarah Cooper
2011 The Sea Is All I Know Sara
2012 Flight Ellen Block
2012 Why Stop Now Penny Bloom
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Ruth McMillan
2013 Oblivion Sally
2013 Lee Daniels’ The Butler Mamie Eisenhower
2013 Prisoners Holly Jones
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Robin
2013 Charlie Countryman Charlie’s mother
2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Bette Altmann
2014 The Equalizer
2014 I Fought the Law Alice McMillan

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Melissa Leo Official Sources

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Melissa Chessington Leo better known as Melissa Leo is an American actress. She was born on September 14, 1960 (age 53), Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.
Melissa Leo
Date Published: 12/28/2013
Melissa Leo is an actress of Hollywood Industry Ratings According to Hollywood Neuz.com
2.4 / 5 stars

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