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Birth information

14 September 1960 New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Melissa Chessington Leo

How tall is Melissa Leo?

1.63 m

Life Story of Melissa Leo

Melissa Chessington Leo is an American actress. She is known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 2010 film The Fighter (2010). She was born on September 14, 1960, in New York City. Leo starred as the mother of boxer Micky Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. The role garnered her both Golden Globe (Best Supporting Actress) and Oscar awards. Other accolades include award nominations for the film Frozen River (2008) and the HBO series Mildred Pierce.

What movies did Melissa Leo play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Furlough (2018) , The Butterfly, the Harp and the Timepiece (2015) , Mother's Day (2015) ,
Actors Filmography
Always on My Mind , I Know This Much Is True (2020) Ma, Coast Olivia, Leave Not One Alive Lillian, Body Brokers (2020) Dr. White, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (2019) Amelia Meegers, The Equalizer 2 (2018) Susan Plummer, I'm Dying Up Here (2018) Goldie Herschlag, The Parting Glass (2018) , Furlough (2018) Joan Anderson, Unlovable (2018) Maddie, The Ashram (2018) Chandra, The View from Up Here (2017) Claire, The...

Birth information

14 September 1960 New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Melissa Chessington Leo

How tall is Melissa Leo?

1.63 m

Life Story of Melissa Leo

Melissa Chessington Leo is an American actress. She is known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 2010 film The Fighter (2010). She was born on September 14, 1960, in New York City. Leo starred as the mother of boxer Micky Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. The role garnered her both Golden Globe (Best Supporting Actress) and Oscar awards. Other accolades include award nominations for the film Frozen River (2008) and the HBO series Mildred Pierce.

What movies did Melissa Leo play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Furlough (2018) , The Butterfly, the Harp and the Timepiece (2015) , Mother's Day (2015) ,
Actors Filmography
Always on My Mind , I Know This Much Is True (2020) Ma, Coast Olivia, Leave Not One Alive Lillian, Body Brokers (2020) Dr. White, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings (2019) Amelia Meegers, The Equalizer 2 (2018) Susan Plummer, I'm Dying Up Here (2018) Goldie Herschlag, The Parting Glass (2018) , Furlough (2018) Joan Anderson, Unlovable (2018) Maddie, The Ashram (2018) Chandra, The View from Up Here (2017) Claire, The...

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Melissa Leo in Streetwalkin' - Auf den Straßen von Manhattan (1985)

In March 1997, ex-boyfriend John Heard was charged with harassing Melissa via telephone misuse and trespassing.

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Kevin Hannon, Melissa Leo, and Timothy Rule in Die Zunge des Todes (1986)

Beat Julia Roberts for the role of Linda Warner on the soap opera All My Children (1970).

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Denzel Washington and Melissa Leo in The Equalizer 2 (2018)

Mother is Peggy Chessington Leo, a Californian teacher, and father, Arnold Leo, is an editor at Grove Press, and a fisherman spokesman for the East Hampton Baymen's Association.

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Melissa Leo in Streetwalkin' - Auf den Straßen von Manhattan (1985)

Was the runner-up for the 2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 21 Grams (2003).

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Melissa Leo and Zachary Quinto in Advice (2014)

Has worked with Kristen Stewart twice. Once in The Cake Eaters (2007) and again in Welcome to the Rileys (2010).

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Melissa Leo in Novitiate (2017)

According to Rob Lowe's biography, "Stories I Only Tell My Friends", he screen-tested with Melissa, who was in serious contention for the part of "Debbie" in About Last Night... (1986). However, the part eventually went to Demi Moore.

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Melissa Leo and RJ Cyler in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)

She is a natural redhead.

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Melissa Leo and Andrew Santino in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)

Despite appearing and being billed in early trailers for Lee Daniels's Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) as Mamie Eisenhower, her part ultimately was cut from the film.

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Alfred Molina and Melissa Leo in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)

Ulster County, New York [July 2008]

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Melissa Leo in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)

Was the 137th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Fighter (2010) at The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) on February 27, 2011.

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Ari Graynor and Melissa Leo in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)

She has German, English, and distant Scottish, ancestry. Her surname is German and originates with a German immigrant, Gustave Leo.

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Melissa Leo in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)

Member of the jury at the Sarajevo Film Festival in 2014.

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Jason Patric, Djimon Hounsou, Melissa Leo, Nimrat Kaur, Tom Stevens, Christopher Meyer, etc.

Was 26 when she welcomed her first child - son John Matthew "Jack" Heard III - on June 17, 1987. Jack's father was John Heard.

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Melissa Leo in Red State (2011)

She won an Oscar for playing Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter (2010), making her one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941), Patty Duke for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), Jason Robards for playing Ben Bradlee in All the President's Men (1976), Robert De Niro for playing Jake La Motta in Raging Bull (1980), Sissy Spacek for playing Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)_, Jeremy Irons for playing Claus Von Bullow in Reversal of Fortune (1990), Susan Sarandon for playing Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking (1995), Geoffrey Rush for playing David Helfgott in Shine - Der Weg ins Licht (1996), Julia Roberts for playing Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000), Jim Broadbent for playing John Bayley in Iris (2001), Helen Mirren for playing Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), Sandra Bullock for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side (2009), Christian Bale for playing Dickie Eklund in The Fighter (2010), Meryl Streep for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011) and Eddie Redmayne for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014).

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Melissa Leo in Snowden (2016)

Is one of 3 actresses who have won both the Best Supporting Actress Oscar (hers being for The Fighter (2010)) and the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy (hers being for Louie (2010)). The other actresses are Cloris Leachman and Eileen Heckart.

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Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Melissa Leo in The Fighter (2010)

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Morgan Freeman, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Melissa Leo, etc.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, and Tom Wilkinson in Snowden (2016)

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Melissa Leo, Samantha Bogach, and Ashley Resh in Der lange Weg (2016)

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, and Tom Wilkinson in Snowden (2016)

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Timothy Hutton and Melissa Leo in A Time of Destiny (1988)

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Timothy Hutton and Melissa Leo in A Time of Destiny (1988)

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Megan Follows and Melissa Leo in A Time of Destiny (1988)

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Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo in London Has Fallen (2016)

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Melissa Leo in The Big Short (2015)

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Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Matt Dillon and Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Toby Jones and Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Carla Gugino, Reed Diamond, and Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Matt Dillon and Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Matt Dillon and Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Matt Dillon and Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Matt Dillon and Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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Matt Dillon, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Melissa Leo in Wayward Pines (2015)

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