Melissa Leo

Born Sep 14, 1960

Melissa Chessington Leo is an American actress. After appearing on several television shows and films in the late '80s, her breakthrough role came in 1993 as Det. Sgt. Kay Howard on the television series Homicide: Life on the Street for the show first five seasons from 1993 – 1997. She was also previously been a regular on the television shows All My Children and The Young Riders. Her breakthrough film role was in the 2003 film, 21 Grams as Marianne Jordan.… Read More

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1960 Birth Born on September 14, 1960.


1984 23 Years Old Leo's 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. … Read More


2003 42 Years Old 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.
2005 44 Years Old 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.
2006 45 Years Old In 2006, she won the Bronze Wrangler at the Western Heritage Awards for Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada shared with Tommy Lee Jones who also produced the film.
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In 2008, she won the Maverick Actor Award and also the Best Actress award at the Method Fest for Lullaby (2008). … Read More
2009 48 Years Old Leo appeared in a series of films throughout 2009, including According to Greta, the title character in Stephanie's Image, True Adolescents and Veronika Decides to Die.
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…  In 2010, Leo won several awards for her performance as Alice Eklund-Ward in the film The Fighter, including the Golden Globe, SAG, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. … Read More


2013 52 Years Old In 2013 she won the Emmy Award for her guest-role on the television series Louie.
2015 54 Years Old She recently starred in the 2015 Fox event series Wayward Pines as Nurse Pam. … Read More
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