Téa Leoni (/ ˈ t eɪ. ə l eɪ ˈ oʊ n i /; born Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni; February 25, 1966) is an American actress. In her early career, she starred in the television sitcoms Flying Blind (1992–93) and The Naked Truth (1995–98).
- Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni, February 25, 1966 (age 55), New York City, U.S.
- 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Téa Leoni, Actress: The Family Man. Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni was born on February 25, 1966 in New York City. Her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer, and her mother, Emily Ann (Patterson), worked as a dietitian and nutritionist. She is of Italian (from a paternal great-great-grandfather), Polish, English, Irish, Scottish, and German descent. Téa attended but did not ...
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Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni was born on February 25, 1966 in New York City. Her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer, and her mother, Emily Ann (Patterson), worked as a dietitian and nutritionist. She is of Italian (from a paternal great-great-grandfather), Polish, English, Irish, Scottish, and German descent. Téa attended but did not complete studies at Sarah Lawrence College. She started out in acting as Lisa DiNapoli in Santa Barbara (1984) in 1989 and followed up with small roles in Switch (1991) and A League of Their Own (1992).
In 1992 she starred in the short-lived sitcom Flying Blind (1992). In 1994 she appeared in Wyatt Earp (1994) opposite Kevin Costner and The Counterfeit Contessa (1994) opposite D.W. Moffett. In 1995 she starred opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the popular film Bad Boys (1995). She also had a guest appearance on Frasier (1993) that same year. She appeared in many successful films after that, such as Flirting with Disaster (1996), Deep Impact (1998), The Family Man (2000), Spanglish (2004), You Kill Me (2007) and most recently, she starred in the film Ghost Town (2008) opposite Greg Kinnear.
Tea was married to television commercial producer Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. from 1991 to 1995. In 1997 she married actor David Duchovny, with whom she has two children: Daughter West Duchovny (born April 24, 1999) and Son Kyd Miller Duchovny (born June 15, 2002).
- Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni
- 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Feb 25, 2021 · The 'Deep Impact' and 'The Sopranos' stars had a bumpy romantic road before they found each other. Luckily, an on-screen project brought the love birds Téa Leoni and Tim Daly together! Téa Leoni ...
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After taking on smaller roles in films like Switch (1991) and A League of Their Own (1992), Téa Leoni turned into a major star when she grabbed the lead female role in the blockbuster hit Bad Boys (1995), starring opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. From there, Leoni starred in other major films like Deep Impact (1998), The Family Man (2000), Jurassic Park III (2001), and Fun With Dick and Jane (2005). While no stranger to television roles throughout her career, Leoni made her biggest impact on the small screen in 2014 with her lead role as Dr. Elizabeth McCord on Madam Secretary. Leoni had a longtime marriage to actor David Duchovny. The couple divorced in 2014.
Born Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni on February 25, 1966, the only child to parents Emily, a nutritionist, and Anthony Pataleoni, a lawyer. She grew up in New York City and Englewood, New Jersey. She attended the private Brearley School, located in the tony Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan and The Putney School in Vermont, before continuing her education at Sarah Lawrence College. After dropping out of school, she spent time in the Caribbean and Cape Cod, before attending an audition for 1988 television show on a friend's dare. She got the part, but the series never aired. That experience however, lead to the beginning of her career on the small screen in the late '80s, most notably as Lisa DiNapoli in the soap Santa Barbara. Leoni went on to film, appearing in Switch (1991) and A League of Their Own (1992). She would continue working in television before her big movie break in 1995 when she starred as Julie Mott in the film Bad Boys, opposite Smith and Lawrence.
After the success of Bad Boys, Leoni became a major star, taking on lead roles in films like Deep Impact (1998), The Family Man (2000), co-starring Nicolas Cage, Jurassic Park III (2001), Spanglish (2004) and Fun With Dick and Jane (2005), starring oppositeJim Carrey. After appearing in various films and television shows in the late 2000s, Leoni found her stride in television this time, playing Secretary of State Dr. Elizabeth McCord in the political drama Madam Secretary.
Leoni was married to television producer Neil Joseph Tardio, Jr. in 1991. The couple divorced in 1995. After an eight-week courtship, Leoni and actor David Duchovny married in 1997. In 2008, the couple separated, with the media attributing their marital issues to Duchovny's sexual addiction. The couple reconciled shortly after but in 2011 separated again and officially divorced in 2014. They have two children together, daughter Madelaine and son Kyd. Leoni is currently dating Madam Secretaryco-star Tim Daly.
May 06, 2021 · The X-Files star David Duchovny and Téa Leoni, best known for the political drama Madam Secretary, may not be together anymore, but they were a hot TV couple back in the '90s and '00s. The actors ...
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