Melissa Leo was born on September 14, 1960. She was born in Manhattan, United States and she was raised in Lower East Side. Leo was born as the daughter of Arnold Leo and Peggy Chessington Leo. Her mother was a teacher and her father was an editor. Melissa Leo’s nationality is American. Her ethnicity is White. She has a brother named Erik Leo. And her star sign is Virgo.
Melissa Leo attended Bellow Falls High School in Vermont. And later she joined Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, where she studied acting.
Leo made her career debut from an American television soap opera All My Children in 1984. For her role of Linda Warner in the series she was nominated in the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama. A year after her debut she was featured in TV movie Silent Witness. In 1993 she got a chance to be featured in Law & Order.
Leo has also been featured in series like Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2005), Shark (2006), Criminal Minds (2007), Treme (2010), Mildred Pierce (2011), Louie(2012), Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013) and Wayward Pines (2015).
Leo has been more successful in the movies roles rather than television; she made her debut in 1985 from movie Always. In 1986 she made her acting presence in Deadtime Stories. In 2003 she made her super star presence in 21 Grams.
In 2005, she appeared as Rachel in movie The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada which won Bronze Wrangler Award. Other movies she appeared are Stephanie Daley (2006), Midnight Son (2007), The Cake Eaters (2007) and Mr. Woodc* * k (2007). Frozen River
Leo appeared as Ray Eddy in American crime drama film Frozen River in 2008 which won several awards and she earned huge credit for her role in the movie. In 2010 she was featured in the Oscar winner movie The Fighter. She also won several awards for her role including Academy Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award and many more.
Melissa Leo is very talented actress and she has been featured in many super hit movies. Her current relational status is single and she was previously married to John Heard. Leo’s sexual orientation is straight.
Melissa Leo had an affair with an American actor John Heard. They started dating in 1986 and they separated after three year together. She has two children among which her son John Matthew Heard was born with her boyfriend. And her other son Adam Leo was adopted by her in 1984. Leo is not married yet may be she is looking for perfect spouse. In the past there were many rumors relating her dating but she accepted neither of them. She currently lives in Stone Ridge, New York with her two sons.
Leo has net worth of 7 million dollars and her salary is unknown. Information about her bio and career is updated in Wiki.
by Bchrome, 21 Mar, 2016