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Tea Leoni

Tea Leoni

Tea Leoni is an American actress who came to the media spotlight after she appeared in the movie, Bad Boys.

Tea Leoni was born on 25th February 1966 as Elizabeth Tea Pantaleoni in New York City, the United States of America. As of 2019, her age is 53 years old while her horoscope is Pisces. She is the daughter of Anthony Pantaleoni (father) and Emily Patterson (mother). Her father was a corporate lawyer with the firm Fulbright & Jaworski while her mother was a nutritionist. She grew up with her brother, Thomas Pantaleoni.

Further, her paternal grandmother, Antonina Szumowska Adamowska, was an actress and was also the daughter of famed musicians. Tea holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity (Polish- Italian- German- Irish- English- Scottish- Welsh).

Education

Regarding her education, she attended two private schools namely, Brearley School and The Putney School in Vermont. After that, she attended Sarah Lawrence College but dropped out from there, after her freshman year, and traveled to Italy, and Japan.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Tea Leoni?

Tea Leoni earns a massive amount of money in her career. The estimated net worth of Tea is around $20 million.

Tea Leoni with her car
Caption: Tea Leoni with her car (Photo: Zimbio)

She has featured in several movies and TV series through which she gained a good amount of money. Also, she has invested a good sum of money in several projects which is also a big reason for her increasing net worth. As of now, she lives a lavish and luxurious life with her children.

House

She also bought a house in Upper West Side at 190 Riverside Drive for around $5.1 million in the year 2013.

Who is Tea Leoni Husband?

Tea Leoni was previously married woman, she married Neil Joseph Tardio on 8th June 1991 at St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hope, New Jersey. Her ex-husband, Neil is a director who mainly deals with commercials and music videos. After four years of marital relationship, they divorced in the year 1995.

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Caption: Téa Leoni with her boyfriend, Tim Daly

After their divorce, Tea again married an American actor, David Duchovny on 13th May 1997. A few years later, the couple welcomed their first child as a daughter, Madelaine West Duchovny, and son, Kyd Miller Duchovny. However, they separated for several months but reconciled and were seen often together as a family. In June 2014, David filed for divorce and they agreed to settlement terms by that August.

Tea Leoni and Tim Daly’s Relationship

As of now, Tea is dating Tim Daly since December 2014. The couple played a married couple on CBS’s political drama Madam Secretary, and the show brought these two together as well. As of now, their relationship is going well and they often make public appearances together with their Leoni’s kids.

Tea Leoni’s Height and Weight

Tea Leoni stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches with an average weight of around 55kg. She has dyed blonde hair color with blue color eyes.

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Caption: Tea Leoni American actress

Tea has an attractive body with measurements of 34-26-34 inches which includes bust, waist, hip size respectively. Furthermore, her dress size is 4 (US) and her shoe size is 7.5 (US).

She is only active on her official Twitter account which holds around 97.1k followers.

Career

Tea Leoni started her career in the year 1988 in the movie, Angels 88 which is the updated version of 1979’s show, Charlie’s Angels. After that, she debuts in TV series, Santa Barbara in the year 1989 as Lisa DiNapoli. As a result, her diligent performance earned her wide recognition and opportunities to featured in various movies and TV series Further, she has featured in the movie like Switch, Bad Boys, Jurassic Park III, Ghost Town, House of D, People I Know, Tower Heist, The Family Man and other many more.

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Caption: Téa Leoni in a Bad Boys

Moreover, she featured in TV series including Flying Blind, The X-Files, Madam Secretary, Frasier, and so on. Her outstanding performance earned her wide recognition as well as the nomination for several prestigious awards. Tea has also won Saturn Award for the Best Actress in the year 200 for the movie, The Family Man. Then she was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, TV Land Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and so on.

Facts of Tea Leoni

Full NameTéa Leoni
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 25, 1966
Age54 years 1 months
HoroscopePisces
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York USA
Height5 feet 8 inches
Weight55 Kg
ProfessionActress
EducationThe Putney School, Brearley School, and Sarah Lawrence College
NationalityAmerican
Partner Tim Daly
ChildrenMadelaine West Duchovny, Kyd Miller Duchovny
ParentsEmily Patterson, Anthony Pantaleoni
SiblingsThomas Pantaleoni
NicknamesTea Leoni , Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni
TwitterTea Leoni Twitter
AwardsSaturn Award as the Best Actress
NominationsPeople Choice Award as the Favourite Actress (2014), Blockbuster Entertainment Awards as the Favourite Actress – Sci-Fi
Movies“People I Know” (2002), “Hollywood Ending” (2002), “House of D” (2004), “Spanglish” (2004), “Tower Heist” (2011)
TV Shows“Flying Blind” (1992–1993), “The Naked Truth” (1995–1998), “Jurassic Park III” (2001), “Madam Secretary” (2014–present)

Quotes of Tea Leoni

#Quote
1Yes, I guess I am bi-coastal.
2I just mean it's very difficult for me to watch my work, in some ways, because I am critical of what I didn't get across or I thought I was making one point.
3Well, I don't find glamour and clothing relevant.
4I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn't like about this community.
5Really it was the first time in my life that I recognized that acting is, I'm just going to say it, I am an artist, I have to do this, I have to do this.
6Well what I will tell you is for this movie, I got into probably the best shape of my life.
7I'm not quite ready for a no makeup movie.
8But I've never looked at myself as being particularly funny.
9I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!
10I've been in a gym probably nine days of my life.
11But I can tell you that the New York that I see now is not the New York that we grew up in. It's not 1973.
12I don't think, there's no possible way for me, anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost, initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might.
13And I thought, you know, I have to say that maybe the whacked out mother is my new favorite role, but I don't want to just do it and become Nurse Ratchett.
14Jim Brooks is a very powerful director and it was a lot of intense work.
15Acting doesn't feel good. It's not comfortable to feel all this stuff, it's not.
16People don't know this, but early in your career, you don't just glide on to The Tonight Show.
17The one thing I think you must do is, as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
18It's kind of fun to be sexy.
19Sometimes, I feel that Manhattan in particular has gotten really tame and gentrified or something.
20Well, I think again, the worst part of it was just leading up to it, before we got on set, at least for me... dreading this idea that I was just going to suck and I really had strong feelings about that. I just didn't want to be that weak link.
21I'm not a huge fan of my work.
22I have always loathed working out.
23At one point, I had 14 pairs of golf shoes.
24I was one of the most brilliant liars as a child.
25First of all, returning from motherhood, I was looking for something lighter, and I wasn't as much attracted to Kate as I was to the relationship between the two people.
26Shopping turns me off.
27I live by a hill. I began walking it and then I began jogging it and then I began sprinting it.
28I don't mean to be presumptuous that men don't feel this, I don't mean this, but I found that when my child was born, my first child, it felt like my heart broke.
29If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one.
30It was just this interesting, my first, the first time you hear your child in any way criticize you. It's the worst review of your life and it's really relieving to find out that they don't know what they're saying.
31I am not addicted to, attracted to, or neurotically pursuing stardom.
32Hollywood means work and getting yourself out there, and for a while I pooh-poohed that idea. My ego still doesn't get stroked by fame. But I've been guided by people who have told me if you aren't out there, then studios and producers are less likely to pull you in to the projects you might want to do.
33I think getting over opening night, his first opening night of his life, was a huge milestone. And he did it with such grace and flying colors. I'm very proud of him. (about husband David Duchovny's off-Broadway debut).
34We have this incredible cast with Billy Bob Thornton, who is maybe my new favorite person in the world.
35"I love tennis. I love very aggressive tennis, and I think I'm quite good. Golf, well, of course you can drink beer when you play that, but I take it pretty seriously, and I'm quite good at that. And I'm a good swimmer, and I used to compete in windsurfing" (on the challenge of playing an athlete in Spanglish (2004)).
36"Not to sound like a whore, but I've been with...I've worked with...some very attractive men. Nicolas Cage...Al Pacino...Ben Stiller...and Woody Allen".
37David. The best thing about marriage is David's sense of humor. (When asked what is the best thing about marriage to David Duchovny).
38I don't do T&A very well because I haven't got much of either.

Quick Facts of Tea Leoni

#Fact
1Is a huge fan of fly fishing, an activity she pursues as often as she can.
2In a relationship with Madam Secretary (2014) co-star Tim Daly since summer 2014.
3Gave birth to her second child at age 36, son Kyd Miller Duchovny (7 lb. 10 oz.), on June 15, 2002, in Los Angeles. He'goes by his middle name Miller because of family tradition. Father was her second husband, David Duchovny.
4Took a two-year break from Hollywood to give birth and nurture her daughter West.
5Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter Madelaine West Duchovny on April 24, 1999. She goes by her middle name West because of her family's custom.
6She and husband David Duchovny appeared together on TV only once, when she played herself on the 2000 The X-Files (1993) episode, The X-Files: Hollywood A.D. (2000).
7Was accepted to Sarah Lawrence College but dropped out after her freshman year to travel through Italy and Japan. It was following her travels that she ended up in Boston and, on a friend's dare, entered a local casting call for a new TV series to be called "Angels '88," a campy take on "Charley's Angels". With no experience, she won the lead role but the series never materialized.
8Raised on Manhattan's Upper East Side and sent to exclusive all-girls Brearley School and The Putney School, a progressive boarding school in Vermont. She graduated from Putney in 1984 with the intent on studying anthropology and psychology.
9On October 15, 2008, Leoni and Duchovny confirmed that they had been separated for several months after Duchovny's much publicized sexual addiction. The couple publicly reconciled after Duchovny's rehab period and were seen frequently together, but on June 29, 2011, it was reported the couple had again separated.
10Considered for the role of Melissa Robinson in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).
11Appears in A League of Their Own (1992), with Geena Davis. Her husband, David Duchovny, played Davis' ex-husband, Jeff Goldblum, on Saturday Night Live (1975).
12Her husband David Duchovny called her for his "Phone a Friend" lifeline when he appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999). When she couldn't offer him any help in regards to the question, she simply told him; "You're screwed, honey".
13Was considered for the role of "Rachel" on Friends (1994) (1994-2004).
14She has inherited the stage wardrobe of Sonny Bono. They are a perfect fit requiring no alterations. She wore a glittered suite once owned by Sony Bono on the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) broadcast on December 22, 2007. She demonstrated that the suits have Velcro fasteners to make it easier to quickly change outfits.
15Ex-sister-in-law of Laurie Birnbaum and Daniel Ducovny.
16Grand-niece of Hank Patterson (Fred Ziffel of Green Acres (1965)).
17Téa's paternal great-grandfather, Guido Pantaleoni, was an Italian immigrant, who was himself of Italian and Irish descent. In the U.S., Guido married Téa's American-born great-grandmother, Ellen Morton Colladay, who had German and English ancestry. Téa's paternal grandmother was the daughter of Polish parents, and Téa's Southern-born mother had English and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry. Tea's great-grandfather Guido was the brother of Maffeo Panteloni, a prominent economist in Italy.
18Went to Oahu to help search for her cousin, Tim Pantaleoni, in summer 1995. He mysteriously vanished while hiking and to this day has never been found.
19Calls her children West and Miller. It is tradition in their family to use the middle names as a first name.
20Her grandmother, Helenka Adamowska Pantaleoni, co-founded what would become the US Fund for UNICEF in 1947 and served as its President for 25 years. Téa, herself, has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 2001.
21Was going to be one of the new Charlie's Angels in the proposed "Angels '88", along with Claire Yarlett, but the series never got off the ground.
22Has one brother, Thomas "Tom" Pantaleoni.
23Daughter of Emily and Anthony Pantaleoni
24Attended Sarah Lawrence College
25Planned on majoring in anthropology and/or psychology, but dropped out of college at age 20 to do background modeling.
26Her father suffered from skin cancer.
27Her paternal grandmother was actress Helenka Adamowska, who was the daughter of Polish musicians Jozef Adamowski and Antonina Szumanowska. Her grandmother was the niece, by marriage, of composer and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Helena was among those who helped found UNICEF.
28Her character in Deep Impact (1998) breaks the story on a comet which is going to hit the Earth and her character on The Naked Truth (1995) works for "The Comet".
29Her first name is pronounced "TAY-uh."

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