Melissa Leo is an American actress. She started her Hollywood career in the 1980s. Her first significant role was as Linda Warner on the soap opera All My Children. Afterwards, she joined the main cast of the show The Young Riders. In the ’90s, she became known for starring as Det. Sgt. Kay Howard on Homicide: Life on the Street. She was then acclaimed for her performance in the 2008 movie Frozen River. For this, she got an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She got another Oscar nomination in the supporting actress category for her role in The Fighter. In the 2010s, she had notable roles on the television shows Treme and Wayward Pines. This year, she stars starring on I’m Dying Up Here.