Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

September 14, 1960
New York City, New York, USA
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).
The Equalizer (2014)
75%
51 votes

The Equalizer (2014)

Susan Plummer
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
69%
307 votes

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

Bette Altmann
Queen of the Lot (2013)
NR
0 votes

Queen of the Lot (2013)

Aunt Bee
Prisoners (2013)
82%
3,372 votes

Prisoners (2013)

Holly Jones
Bottled Up (2013)
NR
0 votes

Bottled Up (2013)

Fay
Oblivion (2013)
74%
6,605 votes

Oblivion (2013)

Sally
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
70%
3,601 votes

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan
A Single Shot (2013)
63%
140 votes

A Single Shot (2013)

Florence
Flight (2012)
75%
3,280 votes

Flight (2012)

Ellen Block
Treme: "Saints" (2012)
100%
1 votes

Treme: "Saints" (2012)

Toni Bernette
Francine (2012)
NR
0 votes

Francine (2012)

Francine
Why Stop Now? (2012)
60%
92 votes

Why Stop Now? (2012)

Penny
Red State (2011)
65%
429 votes

Red State (2011)

Sara
The Space Between (2011)
63%
4 votes

The Space Between (2011)

Montine
Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
74%
12 votes

Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

Lily
Dear Lemon Lima (2011)
70%
4 votes

Dear Lemon Lima (2011)

Mrs. Howard
The Fighter (2010)
82%
1,779 votes

The Fighter (2010)

Alice
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
73%
136 votes

Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

Lois Riley
Conviction (2010)
78%
231 votes

Conviction (2010)

Nancy Taylor
The Dry Land (2010)
57%
3 votes

The Dry Land (2010)

Martha
Everybody's Fine (2009)
72%
202 votes

Everybody's Fine (2009)

Colleen
According to Greta (2009)
69%
48 votes

According to Greta (2009)

Karen
Veronika Decides To Die (2009)
70%
65 votes

Veronika Decides To Die (2009)

Mari
Don McKay (2009)
54%
11 votes

Don McKay (2009)

Marie
Stephanie's Image (2009)
NR
0 votes

Stephanie's Image (2009)

Stephanie
Righteous Kill (2008)
59%
236 votes

Righteous Kill (2008)

Cheryl
Frozen River (2008)
67%
78 votes

Frozen River (2008)

Ray Eddy
Santa Mesa (2008)
NR
0 votes

Santa Mesa (2008)

Maggie
Lullaby (2008)
NR
0 votes

Lullaby (2008)

Stephanie
Racing Daylight (2007)
50%
2 votes

Racing Daylight (2007)

Sadie / Anna
Black Irish (2007)
60%
3 votes

Black Irish (2007)

Margaret McKay
The House Is Burning (2006)
10%
1 votes

The House Is Burning (2006)

Mrs. Miller
Stephanie Daley (2006)
63%
3 votes

Stephanie Daley (2006)

Miri Daley
Runaway (2005)
70%
8 votes

Runaway (2005)

Lisa Adler
Hide and Seek (2005)
66%
264 votes

Hide and Seek (2005)

Laura
Confess (2005)
NR
0 votes

Confess (2005)

Agnes Lessor
American Gun (2005)
73%
3 votes

American Gun (2005)

Louise
21 Grams (2003)
78%
776 votes

21 Grams (2003)

Marianne Jordan
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
83%
4 votes

Homicide: The Movie (2000)

Kay Howard
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
70%
2 votes

The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)

Beatrice Grey
A Time of Destiny (1988)
NR
0 votes

A Time of Destiny (1988)

Josie Larraneta
Deadtime Stories (1986)
100%
1 votes

Deadtime Stories (1986)

Judith 'MaMa' Baer
Always (1985)
NR
0 votes

Always (1985)

Peggy
Streetwalkin' (1985)
60%
1 votes

Streetwalkin' (1985)

Cookie
Mildred Pierce
81%
188 votes

Mildred Pierce

Lucy Gessler
Treme
85%
438 votes

Treme

Toni Bernette
Scarlett
80%
3 votes

Scarlett

Suellen O'Hara Benteen
Homicide: Life On The Street
84%
99 votes

Homicide: Life On The Street

Kay Howard
The Young Riders
73%
3 votes

The Young Riders

 
Wayward Pines
79%
8 votes

Wayward Pines

Nurse Pam
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