Leo stars as Ray Eddy, a single mother who is enticed into the fast-money world of border smuggling between Canada and the United States. The drama explores the challenges faced by single mothers who canâ€™t find work beyond minimum wage jobsâ€¦ and what happens when the law catches up with them.
Since 1984, she has appeared on the long-running soap opera â€œAll My Children,â€ and has been featured in numerous films such as 21 Grams. She was on â€œHomicide: Life on the Streetâ€ from 1993-1997, and also appeared in shows such as â€œCSI: Crime Scene Investigation,â€ â€œThe L Word,â€ and â€œLaw & Order.â€
A New Yorker, Melissa is currently working on Dear Lemon Lima, due in 2009.
Frozen River is showing in limited release around the country, and there is already talk of it receiving Academy Award nominations.