Tea Leoni whose birth name is Elizabeth Tea Pantaleoni, best known for her role as Julie Mott in the 1995 action-comedy film “Bad Boys,” was born on February 25, 1966, in New York City, the US.

She is an American actress and producer. She was born to Emily Ann, a dietitian and nutritionist, and Anthony Pantaleoni, a corporate lawyer at Fulbright & Jaworski.

Quick Infos
Full NameTea Leoni 
Date of birthFebruary 25, 1966
Birth PlaceNew York City, US
Parent(s)Emily Ann and Anthony Pantaleoni
OccupationActress and Producer
Weight55 kg
Height5ft 9in
Net worth$50 million


Leoni established herself in the entertainment industry through her role as Kate Reynolds in the 2000 American romantic comedy movie “The Family Man” alongside Gary Oldman and David Denman, as Amanda Kirby in the 2001 American Science fiction adventure giant monster film “Jurassic Park III” and as Elizabeth McCord in the 2014-2019 American political drama series “Madam Secretary.”

She enjoys fishing, reading, traveling, her favorite food is a dish, and her favorite destination is New York. She loved to wear red, blue, and pink. 


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How was the childhood of Tea Leoni like?

Leoni belongs to an artistic family. Her paternal grandmother Helenka Adamowska Pantaleoni was an American silent film actress, and she was the daughter of musicians Jozef Adamoswki and Antonina Szumowska-Adamowska.

Her mother was the niece of American actor and musician Elmer Calvin “Hank” Patterson. Although, since her childhood, she was interested in acting. She first attended “Brearley School” and “The Putney School” then she attended “Sarah Lawrence College” but did not graduate as she was determined to establish herself as an actor. Tea Leoni’s nationality is American, and she is creative, empathetic, generous, and artistic like Pisces. 


How did Tea start her Career?

The actress made her television debut from the 1989 television soap opera “Santa Barbara” as Lisa DiNapoli and her film debut from the 1991 American fantasy comedy film “Switch” as Connie, the dream girl. She got fame and recognition from her role as Julie Mott in the 1995 action-comedy film “Bad Boys” and as Nora Wilde in the 1995-1998 American sitcom “The Naked Truth.” 



Tea Leoni appeared as Racine 1st Base in the 1992 American sports comedy film “A league of their own” and Sally in the 1994 American biographical Western film “Wyatt Earp”.

The following year she appeared in one of the successful action-comedy films “Bad Boys” as Julie Mott, which starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Next, she was seen as Tina Kalb in the 1996 American black comedy film “Flirting with Disaster.”

In 2008, she appeared in two movies as Jenny Lerner in 1998 American science-fiction disaster film “Deep Impact” and as Landeene in the 1998 movie “There’s no fish food in heaven” where she was also an executive producer.

After observing her roles, she was seen as Kate Reynolds in the 2000 American romantic-comedy film “The Family Man” and Amanda Kirby in the 2001 American science fiction “Jurassic Park III.”

The following year she appeared as Jilli Hooper in the crime drama “People I Know” and Ellie in the American comedy film “Hollywood Ending.” She was chosen for the role of Mrs. Warshaw in the 2004 coming-of-age comedy-drama “House of D” and as Deborah Clasky in the American Comedy film “Spanglish” in that same year. 

Later, Tea Leoni appeared as Jane Harper in the 2005 American comedy film “Fun with Dick and Jane” and Gwen in the 2008 American fantasy comedy film “Ghost town.” She has also worked as an executive producer in the 2007 crime comedy “you kill me,” where she also acted as Laurel Pearson.

In 2009 she appeared as Rosemary Rose in the American comedy film “The Smell of Success” and in 2011 as Special Agent Claire Denham in the action-adventure crime black comedy-drama thriller heist film “Towe Heist.”


Television Shows

Her most memorable television work is as Nora Wilde in the 1995-1998 American sitcom “The naked truth,” and her other television works are as Alicia in the 1992-1993 American sitcom “Flying Blind” alongside Helen McCrory, which was telecasted by Fox and as Elizabeth McCord in 2014-2019 in the American political drama television series “Madam Secretary,” she also worked as a producer in this show.

Tea Leoni made a guest appearance in the 1995 NBC telecasted show “Frasier” as Nora Wilde in the episode “The show where Sam shows up,” in the 2000 American science fiction drama television series “The X-Files” alongside Luke Wilson and Donal Logue in the episode “Hollywood A.D.” and as Margo in the 2011 show “Spring/Fall” in the episode “TV pilot.” 


Her Major Works :

In 2001 she was the UNICEF goodwill ambassador and worked for the betterment of the children. 


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What kinds of Awards and Nominations has Tea Leoni Achieved?

This brilliant actress has made a remarkable contribution to the cinematic sector of America. She was awarded the Saturn Award in the category Best Actress for her role in the family man. She has been nominated 5 other times for Deep Impact, Herself, You Kill me, and 2 times for Madam Secretary. 


Who is Tea Leoni Dating?

Currently, she is in a relationship with American actor and producer James Timothy Daly from 2004. She also dated Chris Thompson and Jim Fitzpatrick. 


Ex-Husbands and Children

The actress was married to David Duchovny (1997-2014) and Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. (1991-1995). She has 2 children with David Duchovny, Madelaine West Duchovny’s daughter (April 13, 1999), and Kyd Miller Duchovny’s son (June 15, 2002).


Body Measurement

Tea Leoni’s height is 5 ft 9 inches, and her weight is 55 kgs. Her body measurement is 34-26-34 inches, has blonde hair and addictive, attractive blue eyes.


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Net Worth

Tea Leoni has worked for more than 20 years in the entertainment industry and has earned respect, fame, and money. She has a net worth of $50 million. 


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