Lady Bird Johnson

Played by Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo’s performance in The Fighter earned her an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, in addition to numerous regional film critics’ awards. Her starring role in Frozen River led to Oscar and SAG Award nominations and a Best Female Lead win from the Independent Spirit Awards. Leo’s other film credits include 21 Grams, Oblivion, Welcome to the Rileys and The Cake Eaters.

On TV, Leo’s guest-starring performance on Louie won her an Emmy; she also received an Emmy nomination for HBO’s Mildred Pierce. Her other TV credits include Wayward Pines, HBO’s Treme and BoJack Horseman.