Melissa Leo | Biography

Posted On: 20 Sep, 2014


Melissa Leo | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth September 14, 1960
Age 57 Years 0 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Husband/Spouse Not Yet
Boyfriend John Heard
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Not Yet
Married Not Yet
Net Worth $7 Million Dollars
Height 5 feet 4 inches(163 cm)
Weight N/A
Children/Kids John Matthew Heard, Adam Leo

Being an actor on a movie set is like going to the playground at recess.” - Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo is an American producer and actress known for the movies such as Prisoners, The Fighter and Oblivion. She was born in September 14, 1960 in New York City. Her birth name was Melissa Chessington Leo.

She started her career at the age of 24 i.e. 1984. She has been included in many successful movies from which her popularity was increased rapidly. In 1980s, she appeared in several TV shows and Films. She got breakthrough in 1984 from the Drama series “All My Children”. From this series, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy at the Daytime Emmy Awards. Because of this reason, she was offered from many movies. But she only worked for those which suits her acting career. After that, she got her another interesting role in “Homicide: Life on the Street” in 1997. It made her so popular that she was reprised to take the role in the TV movie three years later.

In 2003, she came up with the role of Marianne Jordan in the movie “21 Grams”. She won Phoenix Film Critics Award for Best Cast from this movie. She also got chance to become the crew member of the movies Hide and Seek and Runaway. In 2008, she got opportunity to work in the yet another internationally successful movie “Frozen River” in the role of Ray Eddy. This movie is also noted as one of the best movie of 2000s. She has accumulated lots of awards from this movie as well. She played the role of Alice Ward in the movie “The Fighter” in 2010. She won the Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress from this movie and many other awards as well. She is currently working for the movies such as The Equalizer and I Fought the Law.

This beauty has got tremendous height of success in her career. She is 5 feet 4 inch tall. She is also known for her slender legs and red hair. She has reached the age of 54 from 2014. Despite of her age, she has not been able to get married or find herself a husband. She has a son with actor and her ex-boyfriend John Heard. She charged him for harassing her in telephone and trespassing. She later adopted another child in 1984. She loves her both children very much. Media has never found out about her married status as well as whether she has a divorce or not.

She is known for her natural redhead. She was the 137th actress to receive an Academy Award. She has English, German and Scottish ancestry. She has also been the member of the jury at the Sarajevo Film Festival held in 2014. She looked very beautiful in her young age. She currently lives in house with her children in Stone Ridge, New York.

Leo, when won an Oscar for her role in The Fighter spoke about Robin Williams and said that he was a magical person she had ever met in her life. This beauty has the net worth of $7 million. She has engaged as well as updated herself in twitter as well as other social medias as well.

To know more about her biography and wikis, you can always rely on us. Her pictures are also available in the web. If you are her fan, you can also follow her in twitter. Her podcasts and videos are also available in YouTube.