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Téa Leoni

Published On Sat Aug 31 2019   Modified On Tue Oct 15 2019
Téa Leoni

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Full NameElizabeth Téa Pantaleoni
First NameElizabeth
Middle NameTéa
Last NamePantaleoni
Birth NameElizabeth Téa Pantaleoni
Birth CountryThe U.S.A
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusRelation
SpouseTim Daly
No Of Children2
Height170 cm
Weight52 kg
Networth$15 M
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Date of BirthFebruary 25,1966
Age54 years


    of Téa Leoni

    What is Téa Leoni marital status ?Relation
    How many children does Téa Leoni have ?2
    Who is Téa Leoni married with?Tim Daly
    What is the height of Téa Leoni?170 cm
    What is the weight of Téa Leoni?52 kg

    Who Is Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni AKA Téa Leoni? Know Her Biography

    Famous American actress and producer Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni is widely known by her stage name Téa Leoni. Her groundbreaking role, she starred 1995 action comedy film Bad Boys opposite to Will Smith.

    In the later years, Leoni worked in leading roles in movies which include Deep Impact (1998), The Family Man (2000), Jurassic Park III (2001), Spanglish (2004). In 2014, as a major role in the CBS political drama series, she returned to the television screen with Madame Secretary.

    Leoni's Early Life and Family History

    Born in New York City, Leoni grew up in a politically charged family which possibly has helped her to understand her current role in Madame Secretary.

    Tea Leoni as Madame Secretary
    American Actress Téa Pantaleoni AKA Téa Leoni as Elizabeth Mccord in Madame Secretary

    Her mother, Emily Ann Patterson, was a nutritionist, and her dad, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a Fulbright & Jaworski corporate lawyer. 

    Her paternal grandfather was of Italian, English and Irish descent; and was a nephew of Maffeo Pantaleoni, an Italian economist and politician. 

    Additionally, her paternal grandmother was the famous Polish-American actress Helenka Adamowska Pantaleoni.

    She was able to find out about her mother's heritage on 8th episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," with the help of Professor Louis B. Gates.

    Téa Leoni's Career & Fame

    Growing up in Vermont in Englewood, NJ and she attended Brearley School and later joined the Putney School in New York City. Also, she attended Sarah Lawrence College but dropped out before she finished her studies. 

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    In 1988, Leoni was cast as one of Angels 88's version of the Charlie's Angels show, but the show never aired after production delays. 

    But with her experience in Charlie's Angles, she was able to gain a place as a cast member in the daytime NBC soap opera Santa Barbara as Lisa DiNapoli the following year. 

    In 1991, she was seen doing a small skid in a comedy series Switch, and also played another tiny part in Their Own's A League (1992).

    She would continue working on T.V. before her big movie break in 1995 when she starred as Julie Mott in Bad Boys, alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. 

    Tea Leoni as Julie Mott in Bad Boys
    Tea Leoni in action as Julie Mott
    Clip source: Movie "Bad Boys"

    Following the achievement of Bad Boys, Leoni became a major star, taking on leading roles in films such as Deep Impact (1998). 

    Further, she was cast in another notable film The Family Man with Hollywood's noted actor Nicholas Cage, Jurassic Park III, Spanglish, and Fun With Dick and Jane with comedy king Jim Carrey in front. 

    At this moment Leoni found her footsteps in television, playing State Secretary Dr. Elizabeth McCord in the policy drama of CBS, Madame Secretary.

    Téa Leoni Relationship, Married Life, & Tragic Divorce

    On June 1981, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hope, New Jersey, Leoni married Neil Joseph Tardio Jr., a commercial television producer for the first time in her life but after living together for ten years with Neol, They split in 1995. The reason behind their split was neither addressed by the producer nor by the actress either. 

    After two years, Leoni again found love and this time it was actor David Duchovny who won her over. Following the affair, Leoni married actor, David Duchovny, on 13 May 1997, after an 8-week courtship. 

    On 15 October 2008 Leoni and Duchovny revealed that they are separate for a "several months" and don't plan to get back together. 

    David Duchovny and Tea Leoni
    Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni Aka Téa Leoni & David Duchovny

    The couple share a daughter, Madelaine West Duchovny born 13 April 1999 and a son Kyd Miller Duchovny born 15 June 2002. The reason behind this applet was ascribed as Duchovny's much-published addiction to sex. 

    David Duchovny and Tea Leoni with her Daughter Right and Son Left
    From Left: Madelaine West Duchovny Tea Leone and Kyd Miller Duchovny 

    The pair reconciled openly and were often seen as a family. But this happiness proved to be seasonal and on 29 June 2011, CNN outed that the two are no longer together. Duchovny in 2012 also indicated that his relationship status as still married but living separately. 

    Finally, in 2014, the couple agreed to settlement terms until August 2014 and Duchovny filed for divorce in June 2014. 

    Prior to their divorce, the family of four lived on New York City's Upper East Side until their division.

    After her divorce for the second time, she relocated on the Upper West Side to the Riverside Drive. 

    Despite two failed relationships, Leoni gave love a third shot and now is dating her co-star Tim Daly. 

    Leoni and Neil Joseph Tardio Jr
    Tea Leoni and Tim Daly Attending a Red Carpet Event

    The rumors started spreading in mid-2014, and by the end of 2014, the couple started being caught by paparazzi, which compelled them to accept the fact that they were an item.

    Currently, the couple is still together, and in these five years of togetherness, we haven't heard problems such as cheating allegations and rumors about their separation.

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    In 2001, Leoni was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Her maternal grandma, Helenka Pantaleoni, was the U.S. president of UNICEF fund for more than 25 years. Eric Elst in 1993 named an Asteroid 8299 as "Téaleoni" after her.

    Téa Leoni Net Worth & Salary

    As per J.D. Journals, Tea Leoni earned $130,000 per episode for filming CBS drama series Madam Secretary. She reportedly receives over a million dollar for her movie roles as well. 

    Additionally, the Bad Boys actress Tea Leoni's current net worth is reportedly around $15 million, as of 2019.

    Body measurements

    Tea was born inFebruary 25, 1966 and she is still attractive at the age of 53. Additionally, she has a 34-26-34 inch hourglass body. She is 1.7 meters high, weighing 115 lbs approximately. 

    Téa Leoni Vacationing in Barbados
    Téa Leoni Caught Vacationing in Barbados
    Image Source: Daily Mail

    Her bust size is 32B, size 9 (U.S.) shoe, and size four dress (U.S.) shoe. She also has Dyed Blonde hair and a pair of lovely blue eyes.