|Date of Birth||14 September 1960 , New York City, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Melissa Chessington Leo|
Mini Bio (1)
Following several films, Leo received critical acclaim and national attention in the 2008 film, Frozen River earning several nominations and awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Leo earned several awards for her role as Alice Ward in the 2010 film, The Fighter. For this role Leo won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Leo currently appears on the HBO television series Treme as Antoinette "Toni" Bernette.