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Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Melissa Leo di Festival Film Tribeca tahun 2009
Lahir Melissa Chessington Leo
14 September 1960 (umur 58)
Manhattan, kota New York, New York, Amerika Serikat
Pekerjaan Aktris
Tahun aktif 1984–sekarang
Anak 1
Kerabat Christine Leo Roussel (bibi)

Melissa Chessington Leo (lahir 4 September 1960; umur 58 tahun) adalah aktris berkebangsaan Amerika Serikat. Setelah muncul dalam beberapa acara televisi pada dasawarsa 1980-an, dia membikin kejutan kepada publik pada tahun 1993 dengan berperan sebagai Det. Sgt. Kay Howard dalam serial televisi Homicide: Life on the Street untuk lima musim pertama antara tahun 1993 sampai dengan 199). Sebelumnya, secara rutin, dia muncul dalam All My Children dan The Young Riders.

Leo mendapatkan pujian atas penampilannya sebagai Ray Eddy dalam film Frozen River (2008), mendapatkan sejumlah nominasi dan penghargaan, termasuk dari Academy Award untuk kategori Aktris Terbaik. Pada tahun 2010, Leo memenangi beberapa penghargaan untuk penampilannya sebagai Alice Eklund-Ward dalam film The Fighter, termasuk dari Golden Globe, SAG, dan Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Tahun 1985 dia masuk nominasi dalam Daytime Emmy Award atas pernampilannya dalam All My Children. Tahun 2013 dia memenangi penghargaan Emmy Award sebagai bintang tamu dalam serial televisi Louie. Sampai 2015, dia masih membintangi dalam serial Wayward Pines sebagai Nurse Pam.

Latar belakang[sunting | sunting sumber]

Leo lahir di Manhattan, New York City, dan menghabiskan sebagian hidupnya di Lower East Side.[1] Dia adalah kakak dari Margaret (née Chessington), seorang guru yang lahir di California, dan Arnold Leo III, seorang editor di penerbitan Grove Press, penyuka mancing, dan mantan pembicara untuk East Hampton Baymen's Association. Dia memiliki seorang kakak laki-laki, Erik Leo. Orang tua mereka telah bercerai, dan ibunya pindah ke Red Clover Commune, di Putney, Vermont. Kakek-nenek dari ibu mereka adalah Frances (née Stone; 1917-2008) dan James Chessington, seorang perwira menengah berpangkat kolonel di Angkatan Udara Amerika Serikat.[2] Kakek-nenek dari ibu mereka adalah Elinore (née Wellington; 1914-2008) dan Arnold Leo II.[3] Her uncle was journalist Roger Leo (1947-2011),[4] and her aunt is art historian Christine Leo Roussel.[5]

Leo mengawali kariernya sejak masih muda saat bergabung di Bread and Puppet Theater. Dia menempuh pendidikan di Bellow Falls High School di Vermont, dan belajar seni peran di Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts di London, dan SUNY Purchase, tapi tidak sampai lulus karena pindah ke New York City untuk mengikuti audisi dan memasuki dunia seni peran.[6][7][8][9][10] Leo spent summers at her father's house in Springs, a section of East Hampton, N.Y.[1][11]

Karier[sunting | sunting sumber]

Leo in January 2006

Tahun 1984 merupakan debut Leo dalam seni peran, di mana dia dinominasikan Daytime Emmy dalam Daytime Emmy Awards/12th Daytime Emmy Awards untuk Outstanding Ingenue/Woman dalam serial drama All My Children. Setelah itu, Leo muncul dalam beberapa film , antara lain menjadi pemeran utama sebagai Cookie dalam "Streetwalkin," A Time of Destiny, Last Summer in the Hamptons, dan Venice/Venice. Dia juga tampil dalam beberapa acara televisi, dan yang paling menonjol adalah peran sebagai Det. Sgt. Kay Howard dalam Homicide: Life on the Street sampai tahun 1997. Tiga tahun kemudian, dia dipercaya kembali bermain dalam film televisi Homicide: The Movie. Berhenti sejenak dari dunia seni peran, Leo kembali muncul tiga tahun kemudian melalui film Alejandro González Iñárritu, 21 Grams. Kemudian, Leo tampil sebagai pemeran pendukung bersama Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio del Toro dan Clea DuVall. Leo menerima penghargaan untuk kategori "Best Ensemble Acting" dari Phoenix Film Critics Society tahun 2003 dan peringkat ke-dua dalam Los Angeles Film Critics Association untuk kategori Aktris Pendukung Terbaik.

Leo tampil sebagai pemeran pendukung sejak dasawarsa 2000-an dalam film Hide and Seek, film independen American Gun, keduanya tahun, dan peran utama dalam film komedi Mr. Woodcock. Tahun 2006, dia memenangi penghargaan Bronze Wrangler dalam Western Heritage Awards untuk kategori Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture melalui film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada berbagi dengan Tommy Lee Jones yang juga berperan sebagai produser film tersebut. Tahun 2008, dia memenangi Maverick Actor Award dan juga Aktris Terbaik Best Actress pada Method Fest melalui filmnya, Lullaby (2008). Tahun yang sama, Leo menerima pujian atas penampilannya dalam Frozen River, memenangi beberapa penghargaan termasuk Aktris Terbaik dari Independent Spirit Awards, Spotlight award dari National Board of Review dan nominasi Aktris Tebarik dari Screen Actors Guild Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association, dan Academy Awards.[12]

Setelah Frozen River, Leo tampil di beberapa film independen dan menerima peran-peran kecil dalam Righteous Kill with Al Pacino, Hide and Seek. Leo tampil dalam serial film pada tahun 2009 yaitu According to Greta, Stephanie's Image, True Adolescents dan Veronika Decides to Die.Pada tahun 2010, Leo menerima peran utama dalam film David O. Russell berjudul The Fighter.[13]

Filmografi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Film[sunting | sunting sumber]

Tahun Judul Peran Catatan
1985 Always Peggy
1985 Streetwalkin' Cookie
1986 Deadtime Stories Judith "MaMa" Baer
1988 A Time of Destiny Josie Larraneta
1992 Immaculate Conception Hannah
1992 Venice/Venice Peggy
1993 The Ballad of Little Jo Beatrice Grey
1994 Garden Elizabeth
1995 Last Summer in the Hamptons Trish
1997 Under the Bridge Kathy
1999 The 24 Hour Woman Dr. Suzanne Pincus
1999 Code of Ethics Jo DeAngelo
2000 Fear of Fiction Sigrid Anderssen
2003 21 Grams Marianne Jordan
2004 First Breath Detective Waxman
2004 From Other Worlds Miriam
2005 Hide and Seek Laura
2005 Runaway Lisa Adler
2005 No Shoulder Ruth
2005 Patch Maelynn
2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Rachel
2005 American Gun Louise
2005 Confess Agnes Lessor
2006 Stephanie Daley Miri
2006 The Limbo Room KC Collins
2006 Hollywood Dreams Aunt Bee
2006 The House is Burning Mrs. Miller
2006 Falling Objects Helga
2007 Bomb Sharon
2007 Midnight Son Rita
2007 Black Irish Margaret McKay
2007 The Cake Eaters Ceci
2007 Racing Daylight Sadie Stokes/Anna Stokes
2007 I Believe in America Soto
2007 Mr. Woodcock Sally Jansen
2007 One Night Wendy
2008 Frozen River Ray Eddy
2008 The Alphabet Killer Kathy Walsh
2008 Lullaby Stephanie
2008 Night of the Living Jews[14] Jewish Mother zombie Low budget film
2008 Santa Mesa Maggie
2008 Ball Don't Lie Georgia
2008 This is a Story About Ted and Alice Alice
2008 Righteous Kill Cheryl Brooks
2008 Predisposed Penny
2009 According to Greta Karen
2009 Stephanie's Image Stephanie
2009 True Adolescents Sharon
2009 Veronika Decides to Die Mari
2009 Dear Lemon Lima Mrs. Howard
2009 Don McKay Marie
2009 Everybody's Fine Colleen
2010 Welcome to the Rileys Mrs. Lois Riley
2010 The Dry Land Martha
2010 The Space Between Montine
2010 The Fighter Alice Eklund-Ward
2010 Conviction Nancy Taylor
2011 Red State Sarah Cooper
2011 The Sea Is All I Know Sara
2012 Flight Ellen Block
2012 Why Stop Now Penny Bloom
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Ruth McMillan
2012 Francine Francine
2013 Oblivion Sally
2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Mamie Eisenhower Scenes deleted
2013 Prisoners Holly Jones
2013 Charlie Countryman Kate Countryman
2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Bette Altmann
2014 The Equalizer Susan Plummer
2015 The Big Short Georgia Hale
2016 London Has Fallen Ruth McMillan
2016 Burn Country Gloria
2016 Snowden Laura Poitras
2017 Most Hated Woman in America Madalyn Murray O'Hair Filming

Televisi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Tahun Judul Peran Catatan
1984–1988 All My Children Linda Warner
1985 Silent Witness Patti Mullen TV movie
1985 The Equalizer Irina Dzershinsky 1 episode, "The Defector"
1987 Spenser: For Hire Mary Hamilton 1 episode, "Mary Hamilton"
1988 Miami Vice Kathleen Gilfords 1 episode, "Bad Timing"
1989 Gideon Oliver Rebecca Hecht 1 episode, "Kennonite"
1989–1990 The Young Riders Emma Shannon Peran utama musim 1
1989 Nasty Boys Katie Morrisey TV
1990 The Bride in Black Mary Margaret TV
1991 Carolina Skeletons Cassie TV
1993, 2002, 2008 Law & Order Alice Sutton / Sherri Quinn / Donna Cheponis 3 episode, "Sweeps", "Who Let the Dogs Out?" dan "Personae Non Grata"
1993–1997 Homicide: Life on the Street Detektif Kay Howard Peran utama musim 1-5
1994 Scarlett Suellen O'Hara Benteen Miniseri
1995 In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice Carol Manning TV
1998 Legacy Emma Bradford 2 episodes, "Emma" and "The Search Party"
2000 Homicide: The Movie Det. Sgt. Kay Howard TV
2004 Veronica Mars Julia Smith 1 episode, "Meet John Smith"
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sybil Perez 1 episode, "Harvest"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Maureen Curtis 1 episode, "The Good Child"
2005 The L Word Winnie Mann 3 episodes, "Luminous", "Loyal", and "Lacuna"
2006 Shark Elizabeth Rourke 1 episode, "Pilot"
2007 Criminal Minds Georgia Davis 1 episode, "No Way Out"
2007 Cold Case Tayna Raymes '94–'07 1 episode, "Thrill Kill", 2007
2010–2013 Treme Toni Bernette Main cast member: season 1–4
2011 Mildred Pierce Lucy Gessler Miniseri
2012 Louie Laurie 1 episode, "Telling Jokes/Set Up"
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Robin Film televisi
2014–2016 BoJack Horseman Ibu Diane (pengisi suara) 2 episodes
2015–2016 Wayward Pines Perawat Pam Pilcher 11 episodes[15]
2016 Broad City Lori Episode: "Co-Op"
2016 All the Way Lady Bird Johnson Film televisi

Penghargaan dan nominasi[sunting | sunting sumber]

Tahun Penghargaan Kategori Nominasi Hasil
1985 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
All My Children
Nominasi
2003 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress
21 Grams
Nominasi
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Cast Menang
2005 Bronze Wrangler Award Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Menang
2008 Academy Award Best Actress
Frozen River
Nominasi
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award Best Breakthrough Performance Nominasi
Critics' Choice Movie Award Best Actress Nominasi
Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Actress Nominasi
Florida Film Critics Circle Award Best Actress Menang
Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor Menang
Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Menang
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Best Actress Nominasi
Marrakech International Film Festival Award Best Actress Menang
National Society of Film Critics Award Best Actress Nominasi
New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Actress Nominasi
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Nominasi
Satellite Award Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Nominasi
San Sebastián International Film Festival Award Best Actress Menang
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award Best Actress Menang
Utah Film Critics Association Award Best Actress Menang
Women Film Critics Circle Award Best Actress Menang
Method Fest Independent Film Festival Award Best Actress
Lullaby
Menang
2010 Tribeca Film Festival Award Best New York Narrative - Special Jury
The Space Between
Menang
Academy Award Best Supporting Actress
The Fighter
Menang
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Best Ensemble Menang
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Cast Menang
Best Supporting Actress Menang
Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Capri Award Best Actress Menang
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress Menang
Denver Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actress Menang
Detroit Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Florida Film Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actress Menang
Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Menang
Houston Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Iowa Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actress Menang
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award Nominasi
National Society of Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actress Menang
New York Film Critics Online Awards Best Supporting Actress Menang
North Texas Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress Menang
Online Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actress Menang
San Diego Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Best Ensemble Nominasi
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominasi
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Menang
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress Menang
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Toronto Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Utah Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actress Nominasi
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Nominasi
Best Supporting Actress Menang
2011 California Independent Film Festival Slate Award Best Actress
The Sea Is All I Know
Menang
Rhode Island International Film Festival Award Best Actress Menang
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Mildred Pierce
Nominasi
2012 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Louie
Menang
Critics' Choice Television Award Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series Nominasi
2013 National Board of Review Award Best Cast
Prisoners
Menang
San Diego Film Critics Society Award Best Performance by an Ensemble Nominasi
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble Nominasi
Satellite Award Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
Nominasi
2015 National Board of Review Award Best Cast
The Big Short
Menang
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominasi
2016 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
All the Way
Nominasi

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ a b "Veteran Actors, First Time Nominees". Online.wsj.com. 2009-02-19. Diakses tanggal 2011-01-18. 
  2. ^ Frances Chessington Obituary retrieved 3/7/2015
  3. ^ Elinore Leo obituary retrieved 3/7/2015
  4. ^ Roger Leo retrieved 3/7/2015
  5. ^ Roussel art website retrieved 3/7/2015
  6. ^ Melissa Leo interview retrieved 3/8/2015
  7. ^ "Actress up for Oscar has longtime ties to Hamptons". Newsday.com. 2009-02-21. Diakses tanggal 2011-01-18. 
  8. ^ "Melissa Leo Biography (1960–)". Filmreference.com. Diakses tanggal 2011-01-18. 
  9. ^ Mother's California birth stated on the 68th Golden Globe Awards, January 16, 2011
  10. ^ Ingrassia, Michele (January 25, 1990). "The Unlikely Bayman Arnold Leo forsook Manhattan years ago for the East End. Today, he's the single most powerful voice for that endangered species, the Long Island fisherman". Newsday. 
  11. ^ "Burlington Free Press – Vermonter Nominated". Burlington Free Press. January 23, 2009. 
  12. ^ Roger Ebert (2011-04-23). "Elevating the Oscar winners, Part #3: Best Leading Actress". Chicago Sun-Times. Diakses tanggal 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 (2010-12-18). "Cast puts punch in scrappy 'Fighter'". CharlotteObserver.com. Diakses tanggal 2011-01-18. 
  14. ^ Night of the Living Jews – Credits on official website.
  15. ^ Wayward Pines Starring the likes of Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Juliette Lewis, Toby Jones and Shannyn Sossamon,

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