Melissa Leo


  1. Catherine Hicks, The Razor’s Edge, 1984.   Bill Murray comforted Melissa after the film, encouraged her to pursue her dream. She immediately quit her day job for acting school, joined the Homicide series and returned to good movies in 21 Grams, 2003.
  2. Demi Moore, About Last Night, 1985.    A secret for years  until Rob Lowe’s bio,  Stories I Only Tell My Friends, revealed he had tested opposite Leo as Debbie.
  3. Amy Adams, The Fighter,  2010.    Three years younger than one, eight months younger than the other, Adams took over as the mother of two boxing sons: Mark Wahlberg as Boston fighter “Irish” Mickey Ward and Christian Bale as his half-brother Dicky Eklund, who trains him to becoming the world lightweight champion.
  4. Lynn Cohen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2012.



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