Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

  • Birthday: 1960-09-14
  • Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA
  • Also know as: Margaret May

Biography

Melissa Leo (born September 14, 1960) is an American actress. She 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).

Filmography

Frozen River

2008

As Ray Eddy

Lullaby

2008

As Stephanie

Racing Daylight

2007

As Sadie / Anna

The Space Between

2011

As Montine

Streetwalkin'

1985

As Cookie

Francine

2012

As Francine

One Night

2007

As Wendy

Bottled Up

2013

As Fay

Dwegons and Leprechauns

2014

As Grandma Fitz / Butterfly McDweg / Mrs. Fitzgerald

The Most Hated Woman in America

2017

As Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Furlough

2018

As Joan Anderson

Measure of Revenge

2022

As Lillian

The House Is Burning

2006

As Mrs. Miller

Stephanie's Image

2009

As Stephanie

Immaculate Conception

1992

As Hannah

Why Stop Now?

2012

As Penny

Midnight Son

2007

As Rita

Damnation: The Flashback

2015

As Noda Marra

Burn Country

2016

As Gloria

Novitiate

2017

As Reverend Mother

After the Spill

2015

As Narrator

The Limbo Room

2006

As KC Collins

Welcome to the Rileys

2010

As Lois Riley

Black Irish

2007

As Margaret McKay

Don McKay

2009

As Marie

Red State

2011

As Sara

Confess

2005

As Agnes Lessor

Carolina Skeletons

1991

As Cassie

A Time of Destiny

1988

As Josie Larraneta

All the Way

2016

As Lady Bird Johnson

Snowden

2016

As Laura Poitras

Venice/Venice

1992

As Peggy

The Ashram

2018

As Chandra

Jane

2022

As

Returns

0000

As

Runaway

2005

As Lisa Adler

Conviction

2010

As Nancy Taylor

The Fighter

2010

As Alice Ward

True Adolescents

2009

As Sharon Mitchell

The 24 Hour Woman

1999

As Dr. Suzanne Pincus

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

2014

As Bette Altmann

The Ever After

2015

As Penny

Code of Ethics

1999

As Jo DeAngelo

Dear Lemon Lima

2007

As Mrs. Howard

Unlovable

2018

As Maddie

Silent Witness

1985

As Patti Mullen

Bomb

2007

As

Ida Red

2021

As Ida ‘Red’ Walker

21 Grams

2003

As Marianne

Everybody's Fine

2009

As Colleen

The Dry Land

2010

As Martha

Deadtime Stories

1986

As Judith 'MaMa' Baer

Always

1985

As Peggy

London Has Fallen

2016

As Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan

The Big Short

2015

As Georgia Hale

The Equalizer 2

2018

As Susan Plummer

According to Greta

2009

As Karen

Oblivion

2013

As Sally

Nasty Boys

1989

As Katie Morrissey

Hollywood Dreams

2007

As Aunt Bee

The Bride in Black

1990

As Mary Margaret

Thunder Force

2021

As Allie

Alone Together

2022

As Deborah

From Other Worlds

2004

As Miriam

Hide and Seek

2005

As Laura

Prisoners

2013

As Holly Jones

Mr. Woodcock

2007

As Sally Jansen

Last Summer in the Hamptons

1995

As Trish Axelrod

Righteous Kill

2008

As Cheryl

Charlie Countryman

2013

As Kate

Dear Lemon Lima

2009

As Mrs. Howard

The Ballad of Little Jo

1993

As Beatrice Grey

The Equalizer

2014

As Susan Plummer

The Alphabet Killer

2008

As Kathy Walsh

Olympus Has Fallen

2013

As Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan

Santa Mesa

2008

As Maggie

The Cake Eaters

2007

As Ceci Kimbrough

Body Brokers

2021

As Dr. White

Flight

2012

As Ellen Block

Bonnie

2022

As Self

Queen of the Lot

2010

As Aunt Bee

Homicide: The Movie

2000

As Kay Howard

American Gun

2005

As Louise

Stephanie Daley

2007

As Miri Daley

Production

Bottled Up

2013

As Producer

Furlough

2018

As Producer

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