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Melissa Leo was born on September 14, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA as Melissa Chessington Leo. She is an actress and producer, known for The Fighter (2010), Prisoners (2013) and Snowden (2016). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 71 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Fighter
The Fighter Alice Ward
(2010)
Prisoners
Prisoners Holly Jones
(2013)
Snowden
Snowden Laura Poitras
(2016)
Oblivion
Oblivion Sally
(2013)

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  Furlough (filming)
Joan Anderson
 2017 The Most Hated Woman in America
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
 2017 Novitiate
Reverend Mother
 2016 Burn Country
Gloria
 2014 Dwegons and Leprechauns
Grandma Fitz / Butterfly McDweg / Mrs. Fitzgerald (voice)
 2014 The Equalizer
Susan Plummer
 2013/III Bottled Up
Fay
 2013/I Oblivion
Sally
 2013 Charlie Countryman
Kate
 2012/I Flight
Ellen Block
 2011 Lost Revolution
Soto
 2011 Seven Days in Utopia
Lily
 2011 Red State
Sara
 2010 Queen of the Lot
Aunt Bee
 2010/I The Space Between
Montine
 2009 Don McKay
Marie (as Melissa Chessington Leo)
 2009 True Adolescents
Sharon Mitchell
 2009 Stephanie's Image
Stephanie
 2008 Ball Don't Lie
Georgia
 2008 Santa Mesa
Maggie
 2008/I Lullaby
Stephanie Armstrong
 2007 One Night
Wendy
 2007 I Believe in America
Soto
 2007 Racing Daylight
Sadie / Anna
 2007 The Cake Eaters
Ceci Kimbrough
 2006 The House Is Burning
Mrs. Miller
 2006 Hollywood Dreams
Aunt Bee
 2006 The Limbo Room
KC Collins
 2006 Stephanie Daley
Miri Daley
 2005 Confess
Agnes Lessor
 2005 American Gun
Louise
 2005 Runaway
Lisa Adler
 2004 From Other Worlds
Miriam
 2000 Fear of Fiction
Sigrid Anderssen
 1998 Code of Ethics
Jo DeAngelo
 1997 Under the Bridge
Kathy
 1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons
Trish Axelrod
 1993 The Ballad of Little Jo
Beatrice Grey
 1992 Venice/Venice
Peggy
 1992 Immaculate Conception
Hannah
 1988 A Time of Destiny
Josie Larraneta
 1986 Deadtime Stories
Judith 'MaMa' Baer
 1985 Streetwalkin'
Cookie
 1985 Always
Peggy
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Other Works:

Narrates audio-book versions of James Patterson's "1st to Die" and "Second Chance" and Tami Hoag's "Ashes to Ashes". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Melissa Chessington Leo | Margaret May II

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think the funny thing about acting for me - and I hold it in a very holy, spiritual way - not to be overly fundamentalist about it, but it's that important to me - is that it is an ancient healing art. See more »

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Virgo

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