Melissa Leo

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Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
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Born:
September 14, 1960
Birth Name:
Melissa Chessington Leo
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Awards:
Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 36 nominations.
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Some Facts
Ulster County, New York [July 2008]
Despite appearing and being billed in early trailers for Lee Daniels's Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) as Mamie Eisenhower, her part ultimately was cut from the film.
Mother is Peggy Chessington Leo, a Californian teacher, and father, Arnold Leo, is an editor at Grove Press, and a fisherman spokesman for the East Hampton Baymen's Association.
She is a natural redhead.
She has German, English, and distant Scottish, ancestry. Her surname is German and originates with a German immigrant, Gustave Leo.
Personal Quotes
I have some close friends I keep in touch with. I knit. I watch a little too much TV. I ski, if the weather's right for that. If I can find a group of buddies, I go rock climbing.
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I'm not particularly fond of the hybrid writer-director or actor-director.
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I think there has only been one time in my entire career that I've ever gone back to shoot a scene. And it was a scene that, when we were shooting it, we knew that it wasn't working. We knew there was a disagreement between the actor and director. So, we went back.
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Ever since Marilyn Monroe was transformed from one of the prettiest girls you could ever hope to see into an icon, everyone has been trying to repeat that icon. And now the entire industry is filled with, and by and large run by, wannabes.
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I do get a fair amount of scripts; I got 'Frozen River' kinda just that way. I have a hard time turning my back on anybody who says they have something for me.
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Filmography
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