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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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Born:
Sep 14, 1960 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
89
First Appeared:
In the series Corrupción en Miami 1984-09-16
Latest Project:
Series I'm Dying Up Here 2017-06-04
Known For
Poster of Wayward Pines
Poster of Oblivion
Poster of Treme
Poster of Mentes criminales
Filmography
Series I'm Dying Up Here Goldie 2017-06-04
Movie La mujer más odiada de América Madalyn Murray O'Hair 2017-03-24
Movie Burn Country Gloria 2016-04-16
Movie Objetivo: Londres Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan 2016-03-02
Movie All the Way Lady Bird Johnson 2016-05-23
Movie Snowden Laura Poitras 2016-09-15
Movie She's The Best Thing in It Herself 2015-03-16
Movie The Ever After 2015-02-13
Movie Damnation: The Flashback Noda Marra 2015-10-19
Series Wayward Pines Pam 2015-05-14
Movie La gran apuesta Georgia Hale 2015-12-11
Movie Dwegons Grandma Fitz / Butterfly McDweg / Mrs. Fitzgerald 2014-01-24
Movie The Equalizer. El protector Susan Plummer 2014-09-24
Movie El hombre más enfadado de Brooklyn Bette Altmann 2014-05-23
Movie Oblivion Sally 2013-04-10
Movie Objetivo: La Casa Blanca Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan 2013-03-20
Movie The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman Kate 2013-02-09
Movie Bottled Up Fay 2013-04-19
Movie Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Robin 2013-04-20
Movie Queen of the Lot Aunt Bee 2013-11-20
Movie Prisioneros Holly Jones 2013-09-18
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie Why Stop Now? Penny 2012-08-17
Movie El vuelo 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 The Space Between Montine 2011-09-11
Movie 7 Dias En Utopia Lily 2011-09-02
Movie Red State Sara 2011-08-19
Series Treme Toni Bernette 2010-04-11
Movie Betty Anne Waters Nancy Taylor 2010-09-11
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 Don McKay Marie 2009-04-24
Movie Stephanie's Image Stephanie 2009-02-25
Movie True Adolescents Sharon 2009-03-14
Movie Verónica decide morir Mari 2009-05-16
Movie Dear Lemon Lima Mrs. Howard 2009-10-23
Movie Todos están bien Colleen 2009-12-04
Movie Greta Karen 2009-11-25
Movie Santa Mesa Maggie 2008-03-15
Movie Lullaby Stephanie 2008-02-24
Movie Frozen River Ray Eddy 2008-08-01
Movie Asesinato Justo Cheryl 2008-09-11
Movie Midnight Son Rita 2007-02-02
Movie Black Irish Margaret McKay 2007-04-20
Movie One Night Wendy 2007-01-01
Movie Racing Daylight Sadie / Anna 2007-07-31
Movie Hollywood Dreams Aunt Bee 2007-05-25
Movie The Cake Eaters Ceci Kimbrough 2007-04-29
Movie El caso 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 El escondite Laura 2005-01-27
Movie Confess Agnes Lessor 2005-01-01
Movie Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada Rachel 2005-11-17
Series Mentes criminales Unknown 2005-09-22
Movie Runaway Lisa Adler 2005-04-26
Series The L Word Unknown 2004-01-18
Series Veronica Mars Unknown 2004-09-22
Movie 21 gramos Marianne Jordan 2003-09-06
Series Caso Abierto Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Ley y orden: Acción criminal Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Homicide: The Movie Kay Howard 2000-02-13
Series CSI: Las Vegas Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie Code of Ethics Jo DeAngelo 1999-09-07
Movie Mujer las 24 horas Dr. Suzanne Pincus 1999-01-29
Series Legacy Unknown 1998-10-09
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
Series Scarlett 1994-11-13
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Kay Howard 1993-01-31
Movie The Ballad of Little Jo Beatrice Grey 1993-08-20
Movie Sentencia olvidada Cassie 1991-01-01
Series Ley y orden Alice Sutton 1990-09-13
Series The Young Riders 1989-09-20
Series Nasty Boys Katie Morrissey 1989-09-21
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
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Movie Always Peggy 1985-10-04
Movie Streetwalkin' (Haciendo la calle) Cookie 1985-09-20
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series Corrupción en Miami Unknown 1984-09-16