Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

Sep. 14th, 1960
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
5' 4

Melissa Leo's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Wayward Pines TV Show
Wayward Pines
Treme TV Show
Mildred Pierce TV Show
Mildred Pierce
Scarlett TV Show
I'm Dying Up Here TV Show
I'm Dying Up Here
Legacy TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Veronika Decides to Die
2015 - The Big Short
2014 - Dwegons
2014 - The Only Real Game
2014 - The Equalizer
2014 - Dwegons
2014 - Dwegons
2014 - The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
2013 - Prisoners
2013 - Oblivion
2013 - Queen of the Lot
2013 - Olympus Has Fallen
2012 - Why Stop Now?
2012 - Flight
2012 - Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best
2012 - Francine
2011 - Seven Days in Utopia
2011 - Red State
2010 - The Dry Land
2010 - Welcome to the Rileys
2009 - Everybody's Fine
2009 - Don McKay
2008 - Frozen River
2008 - Righteous Kill
2008 - The Alphabet Killer
2008 - Ball Don't Lie
2007 - Mr. Woodcock
2007 - Racing Daylight
2007 - Black Irish
2007 - Racing Daylight
2007 - The Cake Eaters
2006 - The House Is Burning
2005 - American Gun
2005 - Hide and Seek
2005 - Runaway
2005 - The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
2003 - 21 Grams
1985 - Deadtime Stories

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Emma Shannon
Sherri Quinn
Winnie Mann
Irina Dzershinsky
Maureen Curtis
Mary Hamilton
Kathleen Gilfords
Julia Smith
[Complete List]


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

  • Won the 2008 Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Lead Performance by an Actress for her work in _Frozen River (2008)_ (qv).
  • Attended the State University of New York, Purchase (SUNY Purchase). Other alumni include actors 'Parker Posey' (qv), 'Wesley Snipes' (qv), 'Stanley Tucci (I)' (qv), 'Sherry Stringfield' (qv), 'Adam Trese' (qv), 'Edie Falco' (qv), 'Seth Gilliam' (qv), 'Dwight Ewell' (qv), and 'Steven Weber (I)' (qv); producers 'Bob Gosse' (qv) and 'Todd Baker (I)' (qv); and directors 'Danny Leiner' (qv), 'Nick Gomez (I)' (qv), and 'Hal Hartley' (qv).
  • Mother is Peggy Leo, a teacher, and father, Arnold Leo, is an editor and fisherman.
  • Melissa studied at State University of New York, Purchase but did not graduate.
  • Was the runner-up for the 2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in _21 Grams (2003)_ (qv).
  • Beat 'Julia Roberts (I)' (qv) for the role of Linda Warner on the soap opera _"All My Children" (1970)_ (qv).
  • Has a son with former boyfriend 'John Heard' (qv) named John Matthew Heard (born 1987).
  • In March 1997, ex-boyfriend 'John Heard' (qv) was charged with harassing Melissa via telephone misuse and trespassing.

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