Melissa Leo The Fighter 2011

Melissa Leo as Alice Eklund Ward in The Fighter
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2011

Melissa Leo The Fighter 2011
Melissa Leo The Fighter 2011


Cookie in Streetwalkin’ 1985

Character Is A Prostitute

Melissa Leo in Streetwalkin' 1985
Melissa Leo in Streetwalkin’ 1985

Fresh off of an Emmy nomination for her role as Linda Warner in “All My Children,” Melissa nabbed her first lead role in a film. She portrays a street-smart Times Square hooker in the flick “Streetwalkin’.” In past movies (such as “Pretty Woman”), women walking the streets as a prostitute have gotten the glamor treatment in Hollywood. As Cookie in “Streetwalkin’,” this film depicts the gruesomeness and bleak realism of working in the sex trade industry. At the end credits, you can even listen to its theme song written primarily for this movie called, what else but “Streetwalkin’.”

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