New York City, New York, USA
Claim to Fame
The Naked Truth, Madam Secretary
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Putney School, Putney, VT (1984)
Sarah Lawrence College (dropped out)
Full Name at Birth
Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni
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Favorite TV Shows
The Naked Truth
Red, Blue, Pink
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith), Lipshitz 6, or Two Angry Blondes (T. Cooper), A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (Michael Dorris), The Exception (Christian Jungersen), American Dreamers: The Wallaces and Reader's Digest, an Insider's Story (Peter Canning)
Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni ( ; born February 25, 1966), better known by her stage name Téa Leoni, is an American actress and producer.
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Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni (born February 25, 1966), better known by her stage name Téa Leoni, is an American actress and producer.
In early career, Leoni starred in the television sitcoms Flying Blind (1992–93) and The Naked Truth (1995–98). Her breakthrough role was in the 1995 action comedy film, Bad Boys. In later years, Leoni had the female lead roles in box office hits including Deep Impact (1998), The Family Man (2000), Jurassic Park III (2001), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), and Tower Heist (2011) with Ben Stiller. In 2014, Leoni returned to television with the leading role in the CBS political drama series, Madam Secretary.
Leoni was born in New York City. Her mother, Emily Patterson, was a dietician and nutritionist, and her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer with the firm Fulbright & Jaworski. Leoni's paternal grandfather was of Italian and English descent; he was 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-Adamowska. Leoni's mother is a native of Texas, and was the niece of actor Hank Patterson. Leoni grew up in Englewood, New Jersey and New York City, and attended two private schools, Brearley School and The Putney School in Vermont. She attended but did not complete studies at Sarah Lawrence College.
Leoni married her first husband, Neil Joseph Tardio, Jr., a television commercial producer, on June 8, 1991, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hope, New Jersey. They divorced in 1995.
Leoni married her second husband, actor David Duchovny, on May 13, 1997, after an eight-week courtship.] They have two children. On October 15, 2008, Leoni and Duchovny confirmed that they had been separated "for several months". The media attributed the separation to Duchovny's much publicized sexual addiction. The couple publicly reconciled and were seen frequently together as a family.
On June 29, 2011, CNN reported that Leoni and Duchovny had again split. In 2012, Duchovny stated that he was still married but separated. Their divorce was finalized in summer 2014.
Leoni has been dating her Madam Secretary co-star Tim Daly since December 2014
Leoni stated in the October 27, 2006 issue of Life magazine that she became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF partially because Helenka Pantaleoni, her paternal grandmother, was the president of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for 25 years.
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