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Melissa Leo stars in "Treme" on HBO as Antoinette "Toni" Bernette. Melissa Leo also stars in "The Fighter," alongside Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg.

Melissa Leo received a 2009 Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for her virtuoso performance in "Frozen River," as Ray Eddy, a mother who finds herself involved in smuggling across the American/Canadian border through Mohawk territory. The performance won her a 2009 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress, as well as numerous other
Melissa Leo in "Don McKay"
Melissa Leo Don McKay
Melissa Leo in "Don McKay" - © Image Entertainment
prestigious awards. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, where it won the Grand Jury prize for Best Drama.

Leo played the tough-minded Detective Sgt. Kay Howard on the acclaimed TV series "Homicide: Life on the Street" from 1993–1997 and was a regular on "All My Children" and "The Young Riders." Feature films include "A Time of Destiny," "Last Summer in the Hamptons," "21 Grams," "Confess," " and "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada."

Leo was born in Manhattan and raised on the Lower East Side.



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Age: 53 years old
Birthday: September 14, 1960
Birthplace: New York, NY





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msj11 says:
I have always adored Melissa Leo for her versatility and her ability to "play" plain women. Ms. Leo herself is stunningly beautiful and is absolutely remarkable!
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