Melissa Leo

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Melissa Leo

American actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: United States (85%), United Kingdom (9%), (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Frozen River, Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Linked to: Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, HBO, Broadcast Film Critics Association, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast

 

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Melissa Leo was born in 1960 add something


 

Leo's acting debut came in 1984, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy at the Daytime Emmy awards/12th Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Ingenue/Woman in a Drama Series for "All My Children" add something


2003

Her breakthrough film role was in the 2003 film, "21 Grams" as Marianne Jordan add something

 

Leo shared a "Best Ensemble Acting" award from the Phoenix Film Critics Society in 2003 and the runner-up for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress add something

 

Frozen River - She met cinematographer Marc Blandori and actress Melissa Leo at the FilmColumbia 2003 Film Festival in Chatham, New York and both agreed to join the project, which prompted some interest from investors


 

In 2006, she won the Bronze Wrangler at the Western Heritage awards for Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture for "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" shared with Tommy Lee Jones who produced the film add something


2007

Emma Dumont - Dumont's first film role was in "True Adolescents" in 2007 at age 12 alongside Melissa Leo and Mark Duplass


2008

Following "Frozen River", Leo continued to appear in several independent films and had a minor role in the 2008 film "Righteous Kill" with Al Pacino and her "Hide and Seek" co-star, Robert De Niro add something

 

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 add something

 

In 2008, she won the Maverick Actor award and the Best Actress award at the Method Fest for "Lullaby" add something

 

Courtney Hunt - Hunt directed "Frozen River", a film starring Melissa Leo, in 2008


2009

Leo appeared in a series of films throughout 2009, including "According to Greta", the title character in "Stephanie's Image", "True Adolescents" and "Veronika Decides to Die" add something


2010

In 2010, Leo received fame for her role in David O. Russell's "The Fighter" add something

 

Leo earned several awards for her role as Alice Ward in the 2010 film, "The Fighter", including the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress add something

 

AnnaSophia Robb - In 2010, she filmed "The Space Between" with actress Melissa Leo

 

The Fighter - Richard Corliss of "Time Magazine" named Christian Bale's performance one of the Top 10 Movie Performances of 2010, saying "In a little festival of tart, savory performances, notably from Melissa Leo as the boys' mother and Amy Adams as Micky's girlfriend, Bale shines the brightest, because he knows that no character, however depraved his status, is only a "monster"

 

Scott Bloom - The company released the film "Welcome to the Rileys", starring Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini, and Melissa Leo in 2010

 

The Fighter - "'The Fighter"' is a 2010 biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo

 

Welcome to the Rileys - "'Welcome to the Rileys"' is a 2010 British-American independent drama film directed by Jake Scott, written by Ken Hixon, as well as starring Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo


2011

Red State (2011 film) - "'Red State"' is a 2011 American independent action-adventure-thriller-horror film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, starring John Goodman, Melissa Leo and Michael Parks

 

Sarah Ramos - In May 2011, it was announced she had joined the cast of the film "Predisposed" starring Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo


2012

Jesse Eisenberg - In 2012, he starred alongside Melissa Leo in "Why Stop Now", a drama about a drug addict mother and her piano prodigy son, and in the romantic comedy "To Rome with Love"


2013

She was in the 2013 film "Oblivion", starring as NASA Ground Control correspondent Sally add something

 

The Equalizer (film) - On May 31, 2013, Melissa Leo was cast in the film


2015

She recently starred in the 2015 ABC event series "Wayward Pines" as Nurse Pam. add something

 

The Big Short (film) - On April 21, 2015, more cast was revealed by "Deadline" including Melissa Leo, Marisa_Tomei, Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock

 

Karen Gillan - In May 2015, it was announced that Gillan was cast in the Adam McKay-directed drama film "The Big Short" alongside Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Melissa Leo

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - The film is scheduled to be released in December 2015 and will co-star Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary_Quinto, Tom Wilkinson and Nicolas Cage


2016

Laura Poitras - Poitras will be portrayed by Academy *award-winning actress Melissa Leo in the 2016 biographical drama film "Snowden", directed by Oliver Stone, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - The film is scheduled to be released in North America on September 16, 2016 and will co-star Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary_Quinto, Tom Wilkinson and Nicolas Cage


2017

She reiterated these sentiments in a 2017 interview add something

 

Dianna Agron - She stars in the film "Novitiate", portraying a young nun in a convent, opposite Melissa Leo and Margaret Qualley, which will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival