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Melissa was born under the official name Leo, Melissa Chessington on September 14th, 1960. She has been a credited actor since the 1993 film The Ballad of Little Jo.
Melissa Leo is a dependable leading actor. She has starred in four films including the 2014 animation film Dwegons and Leprechauns as the character Grandma Fitz, the 2014 animation movie Dwegons and Leprechauns playing Butterfly McDweg and the 2014 animation release Dwegons and Leprechauns cast as Mrs. Fitzgerald.
Melissa has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in eighteen films including: the 2014 action film The Equalizer as the character Susan Plummer, the 2013 action movie Olympus Has Fallen playing Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan and the 2013 crime release Prisoners cast as Holly Jones.
Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 2014 action film The Equalizer, which brought in $100,000,000 at the box office.
Melissa has stayed out of the media limelight, having been , captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over one publications and featured in one magazine article.
As an actor Melissa Leo has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. Her first Oscar was for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her portrayal of Alice Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter. Melissa Leo was also nominated for Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Ray Eddy in the 2008 movie Frozen River .