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In any case, she wasn't a struggling actress for long. and After Hours, now best known for playing Kevin's dad in Home Alone and Home Alone 2 (not to mention a role in Sharknado).
In 1985 she landed a role on All My Children, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy, and since then has been working steadily. They dated for three years, but during her pregnancy with her only child, Jack, now 26, Leo says she knew that the relationship was doomed; they ended up breaking up when Jack was 9 months old.
I did not mean to offend, and (it was) a very inappropriate place to use that particular word," Leo told journalists.
Leo was nominated for an Oscar two years ago for her lead role in "Frozen River," an arthouse drama that grossed just .5 million at the North American box office.
"We did a homestay and stayed with an English family, and I still know how to make an English crepe by, you know, flipping it over in the pan."When the family returned to London, her mother wanted her to enroll in school, but, says Leo, the thought of going to school in Britain "frightened me to death.
I'd never done well in American school, and it was clear that English schools had a much higher standard." She ended up enrolling at London's Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and after a year — at age 16 — moved into her own flat in Hampstead, which she soon began sharing with a boyfriend.
"Not a flood of people, but a very different cross section of people than [those who] normally say hey." Leo spent her early years in Manhattan's East Village.
It was the '60s, and her father, Arnold, worked at Grove Press and edited Warhol.
Actors, sure — think of the career arcs of Paul Giamatti, Steve Buscemi, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, just to name a few.
The photos in the ads, one of Leo wearing an evening gown and a fur stole leaning provocatively into the camera and another of her in a floor-length fur coat, were admittedly a bit ham-fisted; the subtext of what seemed so galling to so many people, though, was that Leo had so brazenly deviated from the script of how older actresses in Hollywood who have delivered a performance good enough for an Oscar are supposed to behave.