Birthday: 09/14/1960 Year
Age: 54 year
Place of Birth: New York, United States
Nationality: United States
American actress, best known for his role as Kay Howard in the popular television series “Homicide.” She also appeared regularly in the series “All My Children” and “Young Riders”. As for feature films with her participation, it is worth noting the military drama «A Time of Destiny», the painting “Last summer in the Hamptons” thrillers “21 Grams” and “blackmail” and the drama “Three graves.”
Melissa Chessington Leo was born as Margaret May II September 14, 1960 the first in New York, USA.
Daughter Peggy, teacher, and Arnold Leo, editor and fisherman. She has a son, John, Matthew Heard (born in 1987) from the actor and boyfriend John Heard.
Awards and nominations
In 1985, Leo was nominated for the “Emmy” for the actor’s achievements in the field of television (participation in the series, held in the daytime). On the 12th Daytime Emmy ceremony actress was among the nominees in the category “Outstanding ingenue / women on the show” for his role in the series “All My Children” (1970).
In 2004, Melissa won the prize of the Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS) in the category “Best Ensemble” for participation in the movie “21 Grams” (2003), share it with Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Chapman, Teresa Delgado, Clea DuVall, Charlotte Gainsbourg Danny Huston, Eddie Marsan, Marc Musso, Sean Pen and Naomi Watts. Also noted her work Film Critics Association in Los Angeles, nominating Leo in the category “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in the new movie “21 Grams.”
In 2006, Leo won the prize “Bronze Cowboy” in the category “Best Feature Film flashy” for her role as Rachel in the movie “Three Graves” (2005), this time to share the success with Tommy Lee Jones (film producer / actor), Michael Fitzgerald (producer), Luc Besson (Producer), Guillermo Arriaga (screenwriter), Barry Pepper (actor of the movie), Dwight Yokemom (actor), Julio Cedillo (actor), Levon Helm (actor), Dzhenyueri Jones (actress) and Vanessa Bosch ( actress).
In 2008, Melissa was awarded the prize «Maverick Actor» as “Best Actress” at the Independent Film Festival «Method Fest» for his role in the thriller Stephanie «Lullaby».
As for now, Melissa Leo starred in the crime drama Courtney Hunt’s “Frozen River”, played by Katie Walsh to work as a director Rob Schmidt’s “The Alphabet Killer”, together with renowned actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino has shown itself in the crime drama John Evnet “Right murder “and Hilary Duff and Ellen Burstyn hit the ensemble cast of the film” Greta “.
Melissa played a major role in the drama «Stephanie’s Image»; with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jonathan Tucker and David Thewlis worked on the set of the film adaptation of the famous novel by Paulo Coelho “Veronika Decides to Die”; and also appeared in the new thriller «Don McKay», comedy True Adolescents »,« Dear Lemon Lima »and« They are all well “and Jake Scott’s drama« Welcome to the Rileys ».
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