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Melissa Chessington Leo (born September 14, 1960 in Manhattan, New York) is an American actress.

She is best known for her roles as Detective Sergeant Katherine "Kay" Howard in Homicide: Life on the Street, Ray Eddy in Frozen River and Alice Eklund-Ward in The Fighter.

In addition to the critical acclaim her roles have brought her, she has also been awarded with a Primetime Emmy Award for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (for Louie), a Screen Actors Guild award, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (all for The Fighter).

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