Tea Leoni Profile
Tea Leoni is an American Actress known for being a cast member of the television sitcoms Flying Blind between 1992 and 1993 and The Naked Truth between 1995 and 1998. Her breakthrough role, however, was in the 1995 action comedy film Bad Boys.
Tea Leoni Age
Leoni was born on February 25, 1966, in New York City, United States as Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni. He is therefore 57 years old as of 2023.
Tea Leoni Height
Leoni stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Tea Leoni Family
Leoni was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, United States to her loving and caring parents, Emily Ann (née Patterson), mother, and Anthony Pantaleoni, father. Her mother was serving as a dietitian and nutritionist whereas his father was a corporate lawyer with the firm Fulbright & Jaworski. Her paternal grandfather was of Italian, Irish, and English descent and was a nephew of Italian economist and politician Maffeo Pantaleoni.
On the other hand, her paternal grandmother, who is an American silent film actress, and humanitarian Helenka Adamowska Pantaleoni. She was born in Brookline, Massachusetts to Polish musicians Józef Adamowski and Antonina Szumowska-Adamowska. Her mother is a proud native of Amarillo, Texas, and a niece of actor Hank Patterson.
During a 2017 episode of Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Leoni discovered that her mother Emily was adopted. She is the biological daughter of Mavis Abilene Gindratt from Vick, Louisiana, and Sumpter James Daniel. Their ancestors originated in Ireland and settled in Virginia in the early 18th century. She had a plantation in Fairfax County, seven miles from George Washington. Her mother’s adoptive parents were Florry Elizabeth(née Roberts) and Virgil Pearson Patterson.
Tea Leoni Husband/Tea Leoni and Tim Daly
Leoni was married to Neil Joseph Tardio, Junior, who happens to be a television commercial producer on June 8th, 1991 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hope, New Jersey. The duo later divorced in the year 1995. She married Actor David Duchovny on the 13th of May 1997, after an eight-week courtship. Together the duo are proud parents to their daughter Madelaine West Duchovny and son Kyd Miller Duchovny. Back in the year 2008, Leoni and Duchovny separated and received treatment for sex addiction from the month of August to the month of October.
The duo reconciled in the year 2009 but separated again in the month of June 2011. She filed for divorce in the month of June 2014 and the couple had agreed to settlement terms by that August. Later on, after splitting from Duchovny, she moved to Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side of New York City. She began dating Madam Secretary co-star Tim Daly another alumnus of The Putney School in the month of December 2014.
Tea Leoni’s Net Worth
Leoni has an estimated net worth of around $40 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Actress.
Tea Leoni Education
Leoni was raised in Englewood, New Jersey, and New York City where he attended two private schools, Brearley School and The Putney School in Vermont. Later on, she attended Sarah Lawrence College but did not complete her studies.
Tea Leoni Career
Leoni is best known for being a cast member of the 1995 action comedy film Bad Boys. Later on, he had lead roles in films such as Jurassic Park III in the year 2001, Deep Impact of the year 1998, Spanglish in 2004, Fun with Dick and Jane in 2005, and The Family Man in the year 2000. Between the years 2014 and 2019, she starred as Elizabeth McCord in the CBS political drama series Madam Secretary.
The year 1988 saw Leoni cast as one of the stars of Angels 88, an updated version of the 1970s show Charlie’s Angels. Later on, after the production delays, the show never aired. After the following year, she was cast as Lisa DiNapoli in the NBC daytime soap opera Santa Barbara. Back in the year 1991, she made her film debut with a small role in the comedy Switch and later played another small part in A League of Their Own(1992).
Between the years 1992 and 1993, she starred with Corey Parker in the short-lived Fox sitcom, Flying Blind. Back in the month of February 1995, she appeared in the sitcom Frasier, a spinoff from Cheers, as the fiancée of Sam Malone (played by Ted Danson). In the same year, she landed the lead role in the ABC/NBC sitcom The Naked Truth, playing Nora Wilde, a tabloid news journalist. This show ran through the year 1998.
Asides from this, she was offered to play the role of Rachel Green on the hit sitcom Friends which she turned down to star in The Naked Truth. Tea also has the female lead role in the 1995 action comedy film, Bad Boys, which was a box office success, grossing over $141 million worldwide.
Later on, after leaving television, he got a leading role in Deep Impact(1998). This is a big-budget disaster film about a comet hurtling toward Earth. This film received mixed reviews from critics but was a success at the box office, grossing $349 million worldwide.
Later on, she got main roles in two other big-budget movies: the romantic comedy The Family Man of the year 2000. There, he was co-starring alongside Nicolas Cage, and the science fiction film, Jurassic Park III of the year 2001. Then, she was playing the role of William H. Macy’s character’s ex-wife. Back in the year 2002, she starred as a film studio executive in Hollywood Ending, directed by Woody Allen. She also had a supporting role in the box office bomb crime drama People I Know.
Back in the year 2004, she appeared as the wife of Adam Sandler’s character in the financially unsuccessful comedy-drama Spanglish. Later on, in the year 2005, she starred alongside Jim Carrey in the comedy film Fun with Dick and Jane. This movie grossed $202 million at the box office worldwide.
Asides from this, she co-starred in a number of small films in the late 2000s. This includes You Kill Me and The Smell of Success. Asides from this, she co-starred opposite Ricky Gervais in the year 2008 supernatural comedy-drama Ghost Town. Back in the year 2011, she has a supporting role in the heist comedy film, Tower Heist.
Back in the year 2011, she was acting alongside Hope Davis as leads in the HBO comedy pilot, Spring/Fall; however, the pilot was not picked up. She also starred as Elizabeth McCord in the CBS political drama Madam Secretary. This ran from 21st September 2014 to 8th December 2019.
Tea Leoni Humanitarian work/Asteroid
Leoni was privileged to be named UNICEF goodwill ambassador in the year 2001. Her paternal grandmother, Helenka Pantaleoni was the president of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for more than 25 years. Asteroid 8299 Téaleoni which was discovered by Eric Elst at La Silla in 1993 was named after Leoni.
Tea Leoni Awards and Recognition
Back in the year 1998, she was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards which she was nominated for the movie Deep Impact. Asides from this, she was nominated for an award for the movie The Family Man in the year 2000. Leoni was awarded this award under the Favorite Actress – Sci-Fi. She was also nominated for the Saturn Awards for the same movie under the Best Actress Category which she won.
Back in the year 2006, she was nominated for the film, Herself for the TV Land Awards. Then, she was nominated under the Little Screen/Big Screen Star – Female category. Later on, in the year 2014, she was nominated for the Madam Secretary show under the People’s Choice Awards. Then, she was recognized as the Favorite Actress in a New TV Series. For the same movie, she was nominated for the CBS MVP Awards under the Best Motivational Speech.
Tea Leoni Movies and Tv Shows
- 1991: Switch as Connie the Dream Girl
- 1998: Deep Impact as Jenny Lerner
- There’s No Fish Food in Heaven as Landeene and executive producer
- 2000: The Family Man as Kate Reynolds
- 2007: You Kill Me as Laurel Pearson and executive producer
- 1995: Frasier as Sheila in the episode: “The Show Where Sam Shows Up”
- 1995 to 1998: The Naked Truth as Nora Wilde in about 55 episodes
- 2000: The X-Files as Herself in the episode: “Hollywood A.D.”
- 2011: Spring/Fall as Margo
- 2014 to 2019: Madam Secretary as Elizabeth McCord in about 120 episodes and was also the producer