Melissa Leo recently won both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Alice Ward in “The Fighter,” and is nominated for the Oscar in the same category. Melissa’s superb acting ability is nothing new to critics; she was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 2009 for her performance as Ray Eddy in “Frozen River.” She also graced the screen in her roles in “Last Summer in the Hamptons” and “21 Grams.” Melissa can be found on TV as well. She played Kay Howard for five seasons of “Homicide: Life on the Street” and currently stars in the series “Treme.”
ROBIN BRONK: If you had five minutes in the Oval Office with President Obama, what would you discuss with him? What issue would you like him to know about?
MELISSA LEO: Bring home our bravest children NOW, please.
RB: If you could give President Obama one piece of advice, what would that be?
ML: Listen to the small voice inside.
RB: If you could ask President Obama one question, what would that be?
ML: Can the president of the USA actually change anything really, given the system’s failings?
RB: Would you ever consider a political career?
Bronk is a seasoned Capitol Hill strategist and advocate. She started her career at The Creative Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group for the arts and entertainment industry, in July 1998. During her tenure as CEO, Bronk has taken The Creative Coalition from a New York-based entity to a national organization. www.thecreativecoalition.org