Who is Tea Leoni?
Tea Leoni born Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni is an American actress and producer. Previously Tea starred in the television sitcoms Flying Blind (1992–93) and The Naked Truth (1995–98). Tea’s breakthrough role was in the 1995 action comedy film Bad Boys.
Detailed Tea Leoni Biography
Later Leoni had the female lead roles in films including Deep Impact (1998), The Family Man (2000), Jurassic Park III (2001), Spanglish (2004) and Fun with Dick and Jane (2005). Tea returned to television in 2014, with the leading role in the CBS political drama series Madam Secretary.
Leoni was cast as one of the stars of Angels 88, an updated version of the 1970s show Charlie’s Angels in 1988. After its’ production delayed, the show never aired. The year which followed, Leoni was cast as Lisa DiNapoli in the NBC daytime soap opera Santa Barbara. She made her film debut with a small role in the comedy Switch in 1991 and later played another small part in A League of Their Own (1992).
Leoni starred with Corey Parker in the short-lived Fox sitcom Flying Blind from 1992 to 1993. She appeared in the sitcom Frasier, a spinoff from Cheers, as the fiancée of Sam Malone (played by Ted Danson)in February 1995. Leoni later in that year, she landed the lead role in the ABC/NBC sitcom The Naked Truth, playing Nora Wilde, a tabloid news journalist. The show ran through 1998. In the 1995 action comedy film, Bad Boys Leoni had the female lead role, which was a box office success, grossing over $141 million worldwide.
In 1998 Leoni had the leading role in Deep Impact, a big-budget disaster film about a comet menacing Earth after leaving television. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but it was a success at the box office, grossing $349 million worldwide. She later had main roles in two other big-budget movies: romantic comedy The Family Man (2000), co-starring alongside Nicolas Cage, and science fiction film Jurassic Park III (2001) as William H. Macy’s character’s ex-wife.
In 2002, she starred as a film studio executive in Hollywood Ending, directed by Woody Allen and had a supporting role in the box office bomb crime drama People I Know. In 2004, she appeared as the wife of Adam Sandler’s character in the financially unsuccessful comedy-drama Spanglish. In 2005, Pantaleoni starred alongside Jim Carrey in the comedy film Fun with Dick and Jane. The movie grossed $202 million at the box office worldwide.
Leoni in the late 2000s, she co-starred in a number of small films including You Kill Me and The Smell of Success. In the 2008 supernatural comedy-drama Ghost Town, she co-starred opposite Ricky Gervais. Leoni had a supporting role in the heist comedy film, Tower Heist in 2011. In the same year, she was also cast alongside Hope Davis as leads in the HBO comedy pilot, Spring/Fall; however, the pilot was not picked up. She returned to broadcast television with the leading role in the CBS political drama series, Madam Secretary in 2014.
Tea Leoni Bad Boys
Leoni had the female lead role in the 1995 action comedy film Bad Boys, which was a box office success, grossing over $141 million worldwide.
Tea Leoni Madam Secretary
She returned to broadcast television in 2014, with the leading role in the CBS political drama series, Madam Secretary. A political drama television series created by Barbara Hall and executive produced by Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman. The drama stars Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst and political science professor turned Secretary of State. On September 21, 2014, that when the series premiered. CBS placed a full season order consisting of 22 episodes for the first season on October 27, 2014. CBS renewed the series for a fourth season on March 23, 2017. It sealed a multi-platform syndication deal worth an estimated $2 million per episode in 2017. The series was renewed for a fifth season on April 18, 2018.
Tea Leoni Pregnant
American tabloids recently reported that Leoni was pregnant after she sported what some interpreted to be a ‘baby bump’. According to the report, a source close to the couple confirmed they were expecting a child. These are just rumors which are not confirmed to be the truth.
Tea Leoni A League Of Their Own
Leoni made her film debut with a small role in the comedy Switch in 1991 and later played another small part in A League of Their Own (1992). A sports comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). It is directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and Lori Petty. The screenplay was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel from a story by Kelly Candaele and Kim Wilson
Tea Leoni Jurassic Park
Leon also starred in Jurassic Park. A romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by James L. Brooks. Other starring includes Adam Sandler, Paz Vega, and Cloris Leachman. It was released on December 17, 2004, in the United States by Columbia Pictures. It grossed $55 million worldwide on an $80 million production budget and received mixed reviews from critics.
Tea Leoni Sitcom
Leoni landed the lead role in the ABC/NBC sitcom The Naked Truth, playing Nora Wilde, a tabloid news journalist. The show ran through 1998. She had the female lead role in the 1995 action comedy film Bad Boys, which was a box office success, grossing over $141 million worldwide
Tea Leoni Spanglish
She appeared as the wife of Adam Sandler’s character in the financially unsuccessful comedy-drama Spanglish in 2004.
What is Tea Leoni Age?
Leon was born as Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni on February 25, 1966, in New York City.
Who’re Tea Leoni Parents?
Leoni was born in New York City. She is the daughter of Emily Ann (Patterson), who was a dietitian and nutritionist, and Anthony Pantaleoni who was a corporate lawyer with the firm Fulbright & Jaworski.
Tea Leoni Family
Her paternal grandfather was of Italian, English and Irish descent and a nephew of Italian economist and politician Maffeo Pantaleoni. Leoni’s paternal grandmother, Polish-American Helenka Adamowska Pantaleoni, a film, and stage actress, was the daughter of musicians Józef Adamowski and Antonina Szumowska-Adamowski.
Her mother is a native of Amarillo, Texas, and was the niece of actor Hank Patterson. She was brought up in Englewood, New Jersey, and New York City, where she attended two private schools, Brearley School and The Putney School in Vermont. Leoni attended but did not complete studies at Sarah Lawrence College.
Who’re Tea Leoni Children?
Leon has been married twice and she has two children.
Tea Leoni Daughter
On May 13, 1997, she married actor David Duchovny after an eight-week courtship. The couple had two children: daughter Madelaine West Duchovny (born April 13, 1999) and son Kyd Miller Duchovny (born June 15, 2002).
The couple confirmed on October 15, 2008, that they had been separated “for several months”. The media hold responsible for the separation of Duchovny’s much-publicized sex addiction. They publicly reconciled and were seen frequently together as a family.
CNN reported on June 29, 2011, that the couple had again split. Duchovny stated in 2012, that he was still married but separated. In June 2014 he filed for divorce and the couple had agreed to settlement terms by that August.
Who’s Tea Leoni Husband?
She married Neil Joseph Tardio, Jr., a television commercial producer, on June 8, 1991, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hope, New Jersey. The two divorced in 1995.
Tea Leoni Boyfriend
Since December 2014 Leoni has been dating her Madam Secretary co-star Tim Daly, another alum of The Putney School.
Are Tea Leoni And Tim Daly Married
Tea and Tim play a married couple on CBS’s political drama Madam Secretary, and the show brought these two together as well. They’ve been dating since 2014.
What is Tea Leoni Net Worth 2020?
She has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
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Tea Leoni Height
Leoni stands at a height of 1.73 m.
Tea Leoni Movies
- 2011 – Tower Heist as Special Agent Claire Denham
- 2009 – The Smell of Success as Rosemary Ros
- 2008 – Ghost Town as Gwen
- 2007 – You Kill Me as Laurel Pearson
- 2005 – Fun with Dick and Jane as Jane Harper
- 2004 – House of D as Mrs. Warshaw
- 2004 – Spanglish as Deborah Clasky
- 2002 – People I Know as Jilli Hopper
- 2002 – Hollywood Ending as Ellie
- 2001 – Jurassic Park III as Amanda Kirby
- 2000 – The Family Man as Kate Reynolds
- 1998 – Deep Impact as Jenny Lerner
- 1998 – There’s No Fish Food in Heaven as Landeene
- 1996 – Flirting with Disaster as Tina Kalb
- 1995 – Bad Boys as Julie Mott
- 1994 – Wyatt Earp as Sally
- 1992 – A League of Their Own as Racine 1st Base
- 1991 – Switch a Connie the Dream Girl
Tea Leoni Tv Shows
- 2014–present – Madam Secretary as Elizabeth McCord
- 2011 – Spring/Fall as Margo
- 2000 – The X-Files as Herself
- 1995–1998 – The Naked Truth as Nora Wilde
- 1995 – Frasier as Sheila
- 1994 – The Counterfeit Contessa as Gina Leonarda Nardino
- 1992–1993 – Flying Blind as Alicia
- 1989 – Santa Barbara as Lisa DiNapoli