Melissa Leo

14 Sep 1960

Actor, Producer

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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Filmography (55 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···The Equalizer 2
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Susan Plummer)
(movie, 2017)
···Novitiate
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Reverend Mother)
(movie, 2016)
···Burn Country
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gloria)
(movie, 2016)
···Snowden
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Laura Poitras)
(movie, 2016)
···All the Way
Genre: Drama, History, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Lady Bird Johnson)
(movie, 2016)
···London Has Fallen
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan)
(movie, 2015)
···The Big Short
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Georgia Hale)
(movie, 2014)
···The Equalizer
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Susan Plummer)
(movie, 2014)
···The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Bette Altmann)
(movie, 2014)
···Dwegons
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Grandma Fitz · Butterfly McDweg · Mrs. Fitzgerald)
(movie, 2013)
···Queen of the Lot
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Aunt Bee)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kate)
(movie, 2013)
···Prisoners
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Holly Jones)
(movie, 2013)
···Bottled Up
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2013)
···Oblivion
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Sally)
(movie, 2013)
···Olympus Has Fallen
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan)
(movie, 2012)
···Flight
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ellen Block)
(movie, 2012)
···Why Stop Now?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Penny)
(movie, 2012)
···Why Stop Now
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Penny Bloom)
(movie, 2011)
···Red State
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sara)
(movie, 2011)
···Seven Days in Utopia
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lily)
(movie, 2010)
···The Fighter
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Alice Eklund-Ward)
(movie, 2010)
8.0Welcome to the Rileys
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lois Riley)
(movie, 2010)
···Conviction
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Nancy Taylor)
(movie, 2010)
···The Space Between
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Montine)
(movie, 2009)
···Everybody's Fine
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Colleen)
(movie, 2009)
···According to Greta
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Karen)
(movie, 2009)
···Veronika Decides to Die
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mari)
(movie, 2009)
···Don McKay
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marie)
(movie, 2009)
···True Adolescents
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sharon)
(movie, 2008)
6.8Righteous Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cheryl)
(movie, 2008)
···Frozen River
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ray Eddy)
(movie, 2008)
···Lullaby
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stephanie)
(movie, 2008)
···Santa Mesa
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Maggie)
(movie, 2007)
···Black Irish
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Margaret McKay)
(movie, 2007)
···Dear Lemon Lima
Genre: Family
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Howard)
(movie, 2007)
···I Believe in America
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Soto)
(movie, 2007)
···Racing Daylight
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sadie · Anna)
(movie, 2006)
···The House Is Burning
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Miller)
(movie, 2006)
···The Limbo Room
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as KC Collins)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Role: Actor (as Rachel)
(movie, 2005)
···Hide and Seek
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Laura)
(movie, 2005)
···American Gun
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Louise)
(movie, 2005)
···Confess
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Agnes Lessor)
(movie, 2005)
···Runaway
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lisa Adler)
(movie, 2003)
···21 Grams
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marianne Jordan)
(movie, 2000)
···Fear of Fiction
Role: Actor (as Sigrid Anderssen)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Carol Manning)
(movie, 1992)
···Immaculate Conception
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Hannah)
(movie, 1992)
···Venice/Venice
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Peggy)
(movie, 1991)
···Carolina Skeletons
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Cassie)
(movie, 1988)
···A Time of Destiny
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Josie Larraneta)
(movie, 1985)
···Silent Witness
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Patti Mullen)
(movie, 1985)
···Streetwalkin'
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cookie)