Melissa Leo

 

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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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Melissa Leo

Born 1960-09-14 (61 years ago) in New York City, New York, USA.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series (Louie) 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 Louie
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (The Fighter) 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 The Fighter
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble (The Fighter) 16th Critics' Choice Awards 2010 The Fighter
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (The Fighter) 68th Golden Globe Awards 2010 The Fighter
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress (The Fighter) 16th Critics' Choice Awards 2010 The Fighter
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (The Fighter) 83rd Academy Awards 2010 The Fighter
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (The Fighter) 2010 New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2010 The Fighter
Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead (Frozen River) 24th Independent Spirit Awards 2009 Frozen river
Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor (Frozen River) Gotham Independent Film Awards 2008 2008 Frozen river
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance (The Distance from Here) 49th Drama Desk Awards 2004 The Distance from Here
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (The Fighter) 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 The Fighter
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress (The Fighter) 16th Critics' Choice Awards 2010 The Fighter
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (The Fighter) 83rd Academy Awards 2010 The Fighter
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (The Fighter) 68th Golden Globe Awards 2010 The Fighter
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Frozen River) 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 Frozen river
Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead (Frozen River) 24th Independent Spirit Awards 2009 Frozen river
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress (Frozen River) 14th Critics' Choice Awards 2008 Frozen river
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (Frozen River) 13th Satellite Awards 2008 Frozen river
Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor (Frozen River) Gotham Independent Film Awards 2008 2008 Frozen river
Academy Award for Best Actress (Frozen River) 81st Academy Awards 2008 Frozen river
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
John Heard(Sambo) Sambo
Children

Adam Leo, John Matthew Heard

Parents

Peggy Chessington Leo, Arnold Leo

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Melissa Leo

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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 Fighterâ? (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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