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Melissa Leo Biography, Age, Son, Awards, Movies And TV Shows.

Melissa Chessington Leo (Melissa Leo) is an American actress. She was born on September 14, 1960 in Manhattan, New York City, to Margaret and Arnold Leo III.

Melissa Leo Biography

Melissa Chessington Leo (Melissa Leo) is an American actress. She was born on September 14, 1960, in Manhattan, New York City, to Margaret and Arnold Leo III.

She attended Bellows Falls High School in Bellows Falls, Vermont, and studied acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, and SUNY Purchase, but did not graduate, choosing to leave school and move to New York City to begin auditioning for acting jobs.

Leo began performing as a child with the Bread and Puppet Theater Company. the acting debut came in 1984, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy at the Daytime Emmy Awards/12th Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Ingenue/Woman in a Drama Series for All My Children. Following this, Leo appeared in several films, including the lead role as a strait-laced girl named Cookie who succumbed to prostitution in “Streetwalkin,” A Time of Destiny, Last Summer in the Hamptons, and Venice/Venice. She also had several appearances on television, most notably her role as Det. Sgt. Kay Howard on Homicide: Life on the Street until 1997.

Three years later she reprised her role in the television movie, Homicide: The Movie. After a brief hiatus from acting, Leo’s breakthrough came three years later in the Alejandro González Iñárritu film, 21 Grams released to critical acclaim. Leo appeared in a supporting role alongside Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio del Toro, and Clea DuVall. Leo shared a “Best Ensemble Acting” award from the Phoenix Film Critics Society in 2003 and the runner-up for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress.

Leo appeared in supporting roles throughout the 2000s including the film Hide and Seek, the independent film American Gun, both in 2005, and a minor role in the comedy Mr. Woodcock. In 2008, praise for her performance in the film Frozen River. In 2010, Leo received fame for her role in David O. Russell’s The Fighter. Leo appeared in the action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen as the Secretary of Defense who was held hostage by terrorists in the White House and Oblivion as the main antagonist.

Leo can be seen in a major role in Prisoners and in a minor role in The Equalizer. Leo can also be seen on the Fox series Wayward Pines as Nurse Pam. She reprised her role as Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan in London Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen.

Melissa Leo Age

She was born on September 14, 1960.

Melissa Leo Son

She has a son with actor and former boyfriend John Heard named John Matthew Heard born in 1987.

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo Awards

  • 2003 – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award – Best Cast
  • 2005 – Bronze Wrangler Award – Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture
  • 2008 – Florida Film Critics Circle Award – Best Actress
  • 2008 – Gotham Awards – Breakthrough Actor
  • 2008 – Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead
  • 2008 – Marrakech International Film Festival Award – Best Actress
  • 2008 – San Sebastián International Film Festival Award – Best Actress
  • 2008 – Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award – Best Actress
  • 2008 – Utah Film Critics Association Award – Best Actress
  • 2008 – Women Film Critics Circle Award – Best Actress
  • 2008 – Method Fest Independent Film Festival Award – Best Actress
  • 2010 – Tribeca Film Festival Award – Best New York Narrative – Special Jury
  • 2010 – Academy Award – Best Supporting Actress
  • 2010 – National Society of Film Critics Award – Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2010 – New York Film Critics Online Awards – Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2010 – North Texas Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2010 – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award – Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2010 – San Diego Film Critics Society Award – Best Supporting Actress
  • 2010 – Screen Actors Guild Award – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
  • 2010 – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award – Best Supporting Actress
  • 2010 – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards – Best Supporting Actress
  • 2011 – California Independent Film Festival Slate Award – Best Actress
  • 2011 – Rhode Island International Film Festival Award – Best Actress
  • 2012 – Primetime Emmy Award – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • 2013 – National Board of Review Award – Best Cast
  • 2015 – National Board of Review Award – Best Cast

Melissa Leo Movies and TV Shows

Melissa Leo Movies

  • Always (1985)
  • Streetwalkin’ (1985)
  • Deadtime Stories (1986)
  • A Time of Destiny (1988)
  • Immaculate Conception (1992)
  • Venice/Venice (1992)
  • The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
  • Garden (1994)
  • Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)
  • Under the Bridge (1997)
  • The 24 Hour Woman (1999)
  • Code of Ethics (1999)
  • Fear of Fiction (2000)
  • 21 Grams (2003)
  • First Breath (2004)
  • From Other Worlds (2004)
  • Hide and Seek (2005)
  • Runaway (2005)
  • No Shoulder (2005)
  • Patch (2005)
  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
  • American Gun (2005)
  • Confess (2005)
  • Stephanie Daley (2006)
  • The Limbo Room (2006)
  • Hollywood Dreams (2006)
  • The House is Burning (2006)
  • Falling Objects (2006)
  • Bomb (2007)
  • Midnight Son (2007)
  • Black Irish (2007)
  • The Cake Eaters (2007)
  • Racing Daylight (2007)
  • I Believe in America (2007)
  • Mr. Woodcock (2007)
  • One Night (2007)
  • Frozen River (2008)
  • The Alphabet Killer (2008)
  • Lullaby (2008)
  • Night of the Living Jews (2008)
  • Santa Mesa (2008)
  • Ball Don’t Lie (2008)
  • This is a Story About Ted and Alice (2008)
  • Righteous Kill (2008)
  • Predisposed (2008)
  • According to Greta (2009)
  • Stephanie’s Image (2009)
  • True Adolescents (2009)
  • Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
  • Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
  • Don McKay (2009)
  • Everybody’s Fine (2009)
  • Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
  • The Dry Land (2010)
  • The Space Between (2010)
  • The Fighter (2010)
  • Conviction (2010)
  • Red State (2011)
  • The Sea Is All I Know (2011)
  • Flight (2012)
  • Why Stop Now (2012)
  • Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
  • Francine (2012)
  • Oblivion (2013)
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)
  • Prisoners (2013)
  • Charlie Countryman (2013)
  • The Ever After (2014)
  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
  • The Equalizer (2014)
  • The Big Short (2015)
  • London Has Fallen (2016)
  • Burn Country (2016)
  • Snowden (2016)
  • Novitiate (2017)
  • The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
  • The Parting Glass (2017)
  • Furlough (2018)
  • The Equalizer 2 (2018)
  • Unlovable (TBA)
  • The Ashram (TBA)

TV Shows

  • 1984–1988 – All My Children
  • 1985 – Silent Witness
  • 1985 – The Equalizer
  • 1987 – Spenser: For Hire
  • 1988 – Miami Vice
  • 1989 – Gideon Oliver
  • 1989–1990 – The Young Riders
  • 1989 – Nasty Boys
  • 1990 – The Bride in Black
  • 1991 – Carolina Skeletons
  • 1993, 2002, 2008 – Law & Order
  • 1993–1997 – Homicide: Life on the Street
  • 1994 – Scarlett
  • 1995 – In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice
  • 1998 – Legacy
  • 2000 – Homicide: The Movie
  • 2004 – Veronica Mars
  • 2004 – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • 2005 – Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • 2005 – The L Word
  • 2006 – Shark
  • 2007 – Criminal Minds
  • 2007 – Cold Case
  • 2010–2013 – Treme
  • 2011 – Mildred Pierce
  • 2012 – Louie
  • 2013 – Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
  • 2014–2016 – BoJack Horseman
  • 2015–2016 – Wayward Pines
  • 2016 – Broad City
  • 2016 – All the Way
  • 2017–present – I’m Dying Up Here

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