Melissa Leo is an actress who played four different characters in Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Leo is known for playing Detective Kay Howard in Homicide: Life on the Street from 1993–1997. She has also been a regular on All My Children and The Young Riders. In 2008, she played the lead in the film Frozen River, for which she garnered an Oscar nomination.

Leo has a son with former boyfriend John Heard, named John Matthew Heard (born 1987). Heard can be seen in several episodes from the Law & Order franchise.


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L&O: "Sweeps" L&O: "Who Let the Dogs Out?" CI: "The Good Child" L&O: "Personae Non Grata"
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