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Melissa Leo (I)

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Melissa Chessington Leo is an American actress. She is known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 2010 film Боец (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... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 50 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Боец Alice Ward
(2010)
Приговор Nancy Taylor
(2010)
(2013)

Filmography

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  Coast (post-production)
Olivia
 2017-2018 Умираю со смеху (TV Series)
Goldie Herschlag
- Lines Crossed (2018) ... Goldie Herschlag
- Deathbed Confessions (2018) ... Goldie Herschlag
- Now You See Me, Now You Don't (2018) ... Goldie Herschlag
- Call Me a Ham (2018) ... Goldie Herschlag
- Between Us (2018) ... Goldie Herschlag
 2018 Отпуск
Joan Anderson
 2018 Unlovable
Maddie
 2018 The Ashram
Chandra
 2017 The View from Up Here (Short)
Claire
 2017 Послушница
Reverend Mother
 2014-2016 Конь БоДжек (TV Series)
Diane's Mother
- The BoJack Horseman Show (2016) ... Diane's Mother (voice)
- Live Fast, Diane Nguyen (2014) ... Diane's Mother (voice)
 2016 Сноуден
Laura Poitras
 2015-2016 Уэйуорд Пайнс (TV Series)
Nurse Pam
- Once Upon a Time in Wayward Pines (2016) ... Nurse Pam
- Cycle (2015) ... Nurse Pam
- A Reckoning (2015) ... Nurse Pam
- The Friendliest Place on Earth (2015) ... Nurse Pam
- Betrayal (2015) ... Nurse Pam
 2016 До самого конца (TV Movie)
Lady Bird Johnson
 2016 Падение Лондона
Defence Secretary Ruth Macmillan
 2016 Брод Сити (TV Series)
Lori
- Co-Op (2016) ... Lori
 2015 Damnation: The Flashback (Short)
Noda Marra
 2015 LFE (TV Movie)
Julie
 2015 Игра на понижение
Georgia Hale
 2015/II Mother's Day (Short)
Mary
 2014 Dwegons and Leprechauns
Grandma Fitz / Butterfly McDweg / Mrs. Fitzgerald (voice)
 2014 The Ever After
Penny
 2010-2013 Тримей (TV Series)
Toni Bernette
- ... To Miss New Orleans (2013) ... Toni Bernette
- Sunset on Louisianne (2013) ... Toni Bernette
- Dippermouth Blues (2013) ... Toni Bernette
- This City (2013) ... Toni Bernette
- Yes We Can Can (2013) ... Toni Bernette
 2013 Пленницы
Holly Jones
 2013/III Bottled Up
Fay
 2013/I Обливион
Sally
 2013 Падение Олимпа
Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan
 2012/I Экипаж
Ellen Block
 2012 Persephone (Short)
Demeter
 2012 Луи (TV Series)
Laurie
- Telling Jokes/Set Up (2012) ... Laurie
 2012 Francine
Francine
 2012 Си-бемоль-кокос
Penny Bloom
 2011 Lost Revolution
Soto
 2011 The Sea Is All I Know (Short)
Sara
 2011 Милдред Пирс (TV Mini-Series)
Lucy Gessler
- Part Five (2011) ... Lucy Gessler
- Part Four (2011) ... Lucy Gessler
- Part Three (2011) ... Lucy Gessler
- Part Two (2011) ... Lucy Gessler
- Part One (2011) ... Lucy Gessler
 2010/I Боец
Alice Ward
 2010 Queen of the Lot
Aunt Bee
 2010/II Приговор
Nancy Taylor
 2010/I The Space Between
Montine
 2010 The Dry Land
Martha
 2009 The Farm (TV Movie)
CO Helen Miller
 2009 Грета
Karen
 2009 Вcё путём
Colleen
 2009 Дон МакКей
Marie (as Melissa Chessington Leo)
 2009 True Adolescents
Sharon Mitchell
 2009 Stephanie's Image
Stephanie
 2008 Predisposed (Short)
Penny
 2008 Право на убийство
Cheryl Brooks
 1993-2008 Закон и порядок (TV Series)
Donna Cheponis / Sherri Quinn / Alice Sutton
- Personae Non Grata (2008) ... Donna Cheponis
- Who Let the Dogs Out? (2001) ... Sherri Quinn
- Sweeps (1993) ... Alice Sutton
 2008 Ball Don't Lie
Georgia
 2008 Santa Mesa
Maggie
 2008/I Lullaby
Stephanie Armstrong
 2008 Замерзшая река
Ray Eddy
 2007 One Night
Wendy
 2007 Детектив Раш (TV Series)
Tayna Raymes '94-'07
- Thrill Kill (2007) ... Tayna Raymes '94-'07
 2007 Мистер Простофиля
Sally Jansen
 2007 I Believe in America
Soto
 2007 Racing Daylight
Sadie / Anna
 2007 Сладкая полночь
Ceci Kimbrough
 2007 Dear Lemon Lima (Short)
Mrs. Howard
 2007 Черный ирландец
Margaret McKay
 2007 Midnight Son (Short)
Rita
 2007/I Bomb (Short)
Sharon
 2007 Мыслить как преступник (TV Series)
Georgia Davis
- No Way Out (2007) ... Georgia Davis
 2006 Акула (TV Series)
Elizabeth Rourke
- Pilot (2006) ... Elizabeth Rourke
 2006 Falling Objects (Short)
Helga
 2006 The House Is Burning
Mrs. Miller
 2006 Hollywood Dreams
Aunt Bee
 2006 The Limbo Room
KC Collins
 2006 Стефани Дейли
Miri Daley
 2005 Confess
Agnes Lessor
 2005 Три могилы
Rachel
 2005 Секс в другом городе (TV Series)
Winnie Mann
- Lacuna (2005) ... Winnie Mann
- Loyal (2005) ... Winnie Mann
- Luminous (2005) ... Winnie Mann
 2005 Patch (Short)
Maelynn
 2005 No Shoulder (Short)
Ruth
 2005 Runaway
Lisa Adler
 2005 Закон и порядок. Преступное намерение (TV Series)
Maureen Curtis
- The Good Child (2005) ... Maureen Curtis
 2004 From Other Worlds
Miriam
 2004 C.S.I. Место преступления (TV Series)
Sybil Perez
- Harvest (2004) ... Sybil Perez
 2004 Вероника Марс (TV Series)
Julia Smith
- Meet John Smith (2004) ... Julia Smith
 2004 First Breath (Short)
Detective Waxman
 2003 Двадцать один грамм
Marianne Jordan
 2000 Fear of Fiction
Sigrid Anderssen
 2000 Убойный отдел (TV Movie)
Sgt. Kay Howard
 1999 The 24 Hour Woman
Dr. Suzanne Pincus
 1998 Code of Ethics
Jo DeAngelo
 1998 Legacy (TV Series)
Emma Bradford
- The Search Party (1998) ... Emma Bradford
- Emma (1998) ... Emma Bradford
 1993-1997 Убойный отдел (TV Series)
Kay Howard / Carrie Howard (as Margaret May)
- Strangers and Other Partners (1997) ... Kay Howard
- Partners and Other Strangers (1997) ... Kay Howard
- Narcissus (1997) ... Kay Howard
- Deception (1997) ... Kay Howard
- Double Blind (1997) ... Kay Howard
 1996 Under the Bridge
Kathy
 1995 In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (TV Movie)
Carol Manning
 1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons
Trish Axelrod
 1994 Garden (Short)
Elizabeth
 1994 Скарлетт (TV Mini-Series)
Suellen O'Hara Benteen
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Suellen O'Hara Benteen
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Suellen O'Hara Benteen
 1992 Venice/Venice
Peggy
 1992 Immaculate Conception
Hannah
 1991 Carolina Skeletons (TV Movie)
Cassie (as Melissa Chessington Leo)
 1990 The Bride in Black (TV Movie)
Mary Margaret
 1990 Against the Law (TV Series)
Jill
- Where the Truth Lies (1990) ... Jill
 1989-1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Emma Shannon
- Gathering Clouds: Part 2 (1990) ... Emma Shannon
- Gathering Clouds: Part 1 (1990) ... Emma Shannon
- Then There Was One (1990) ... Emma Shannon
- Man Behind the Badge (1990) ... Emma Shannon
- Matched Pair (1990) ... Emma Shannon
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)
Katie Morrissey
- Nasty Boys (Pilot) (1990) ... Katie Morrissey
 1989 Nasty Boys (TV Movie)
Katie Morrissey
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Rebecca Hecht
- Kennonite (1989) ... Rebecca Hecht
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Kathleen Gilfords
- Bad Timing (1988) ... Kathleen Gilfords
 1984-1988 All My Children (TV Series)
Linda Warner
- Episode #1.4818 (1988) ... Linda Warner
- Episode #1.4799 (1988) ... Linda Warner
- Episode #1.4798 (1988) ... Linda Warner
- Episode #1.4797 (1988) ... Linda Warner
- Episode #1.4789 (1988) ... Linda Warner
 1988 A Time of Destiny
Josie Larraneta
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Mary Hamilton
- Mary Hamilton (1987) ... Mary Hamilton
 1986 Ladykiller (Short)
The Woman
 1986 Deadtime Stories
Judith 'MaMa' Baer
 1985 Silent Witness (TV Movie)
Patti Mullen
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Irina Dzershinsky
- The Defector (1985) ... Irina Dzershinsky
 1985 Always
Peggy
 1985 Streetwalkin'
Cookie
 1984 I'm Only There... (Short)
Maggie
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2005, May-June) Starred in the Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros play, "The Argument" at the off-Broadway Vineyard Theatre, New York, New York. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Melissa Chessington Leo | Margaret May II

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think there has only been one time in my entire career that I've ever gone back to shoot a scene. And it was a scene that, when we were shooting it, we knew that it wasn't working. We knew there was a disagreement between the actor and director. So, we went back. See more »

Trivia:

Was the 137th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Боец (2010) at 83-я церемония вручения премии 'Оскар' (2011) on February 27, 2011. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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