Melissa Leo Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Children, Facts

Melissa Leo Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Children, Facts
Melissa Leo Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth September 14, 1960
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Hair Color Red

Melissa Leo is an American actress who has given riveting performances in films such as 21 Grams (2003), Frozen River (2008), The Fighter (2010), etc. Additionally, her notable television work includes Mildred Pierce (2011), Louie (2012), and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1997).

Born Name

Melissa Chessington Leo

Nick Name

Melissa

Melissa Leo as seen at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009
Melissa Leo as seen at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009 (David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Manhattan, New York, United States

Residence

Stone Ridge, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Melissa was educated at the Bellows Falls High School in Vermont.

She studied acting at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and later, the State University of New York but dropped out before graduating.

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Father – Arnold Leo III (Editor, Fisherman, Spokesman for the East Hampton Baymen’s Association)
  • Mother – Margaret Chessington (Teacher)
  • Siblings – Erik Leo (Older Brother)
  • Others – Christine Leo Roussel (Paternal Aunt) (Art Historian)

Manager

Melissa has been represented by –

  • Untitled Entertainment
  • Creative Artists Agency

Net Worth

Melissa Leo’s net worth was $9 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

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Boyfriend / Spouse

Melissa Leo has dated –

  1. John Heard (1985-1987) – The oscar-winning star dated Home Alone actor John Heard from 1985 until 1987. Their relationship produced a son named John Matthew Heard (b. June 17, 1987).

(From l to r) Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo, and Colin Firth posing with their Oscars in 2011
(From l to r) Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo, and Colin Firth posing with their Oscars in 2011 (Dvidshub / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has English, German, and distant Scottish ancestry.

Hair Color

Red

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Vibrant smile
  • Tattoos on her chest (of a bird) and ankle

Melissa Leo as seen smiling in 2011
Melissa Leo as seen smiling in 2011 (Sannita / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

Melissa Leo Facts

  1. She accidentally dropped the f-bomb during her Oscar speech for The Fighter in 2011. Leo later apologized for the inappropriate choice of words.
  2. Melissa faced a lot of criticism for promoting her own Oscar campaign with a self-funded glamorous photoshoot; a move considered off-putting by the Academy voters. However, she proved her detractors wrong by winning the golden statue in the end.
  3. She famously refused to identify as a feminist in 2012 stating her dislike for labels and categories as the reason.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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