Tea Leoni

Quick Facts

Birth Date February 25,1966
Full Name Elizabeth Pantaleoni
Birth Name Elizabeth Pantaleoni
Other Name Tea Leoni
Profession Actress, Producer
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Birth City New York City
Birth Country United States of America
Father Name Anthony Pantaleoni
Father Profession Corporate Lawyer
Mother Name Ann Patterson Pantaleoni
Mother Profession Nutritionist
Gender Identity Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Pisces
Marital Status Relation
Spouse Joseph Tardio Jr (m. 1991 – div. 1995), David Duchovny (m. 1997 – div. 2014)
No Of Children 2
Height 173 cm
Weight 57 kg
Networth 50000000
Education Brearly School, The Putney School, Sarah Lawrence College
Religion Christianity
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Elizabeth Pantaleoni, professionally known as Tea Leoni is an American entertainment personality. Leoni is a producer and an actress who has starred in movies and TV shows like Bad Boys, Deep Impact, Jurassic Park III, etc.

Tea Leoni was born in New York City, United States of America, on February 25, 1966. She is the daughter of Emily Ann Patterson Pantaleoni (mother) and Anthony Pantaleoni (father).

Elizabeth attended two private schools Brearly School in New York City and The Putney School located in Putney, Vermont. Later, she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.


Tea Leoni is an American actor and producer. She has starred in several TV sitcoms, and has also played lead roles in movies. Leoni was born into a family of intellectuals. Her parents were professionally qualified, and Leoni was also expected to follow their footsteps. Her paternal grandmother was an actress, and this influenced her choice of career.

Tea Leoni was born Elizabeth Tea Pantaleoni, on February 25, 1966, in New York City. Her mother, Emily Ann Patterson, was a dietician, and nutritionist. Her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer, who worked for the firm, ‘Fulbright & Jaworski.’ She has a brother, Thomas Pantaleoni. Leoni’s paternal grandfather was of Italian, Irish, and English descent. Her paternal grandmother, Antonina Szumowska Adamowska, was an actress, and was also the daughter of famed musicians.

What is the  Relationship status of Tea?

The 56-year-old actress Tea is dating James Timothy Daly, also known as Tim Daly. Tim is an American actor and producer, just like Tea.

Tea Leoni and Tim Daly, stars of The Madam Secretary, have been dating since late 2014.
Source: @timmydaly on Instagram

Tim, 64, has played his part in a number of shows and films, including The Batman/Superman Movie, Grey’s Anatomy, Hawaii Five-0, The Sopranos, Private Practice, and Superman: The Animated Series.

Tim and Tea have been dating since 2014, when they initially crossed paths while filming Madam Secretary. Tea played Elizabeth McCord in the 2014 political drama series, and Tim played Henry McCord, the series’ main character.

At the Washington, D.C., U.S. Institute of Peace’s Madam Secretary premiere screening, Tea Leoni and Tim Daly were in attendance.
via Getty Images

As of right now, Tim and Tea are a good match as a couple. Tea doesn’t use social media much, but she and her partner Tim go to lots of public events.

Previous Affair

Tea was married before sharing a relationship with an actress named Tim. On June 8, 1991, Leoni was married for the first time to TV commercial producer Joseph Tardio Jr. In 1995, after four years of marriage, they divorced.

Picture: Tea Leoni and David Duchovny were formerly wed.
via Getty Images

After that, on May 13, 1997, the Bad Boys actress Tea exchanged vows with writer, actor, and director David Duchovny. David and Tea had two children together as a result of their marriage: Madelaine West Duchovny was born on April 24, 1999, and Kyd Miller Duchovny was born on June 15, 2002.

Everything was going smoothly, but according to the article, Leoni and Duchovny split up in 2008. Later, they make up. But again in June 2011, they partitioned their relationship. In June 2014, they filed for divorce, and by August, the details of the settlement had been reached. On the other side, Tim had a marriage from 1982 to 2010 with the actress Amy Van Nostrand. Sam and Emelyn Daly, the two kids Tim and Van had together, were also theirs.


In 1988, Leoni made her entry into the entertainment industry, when she participated in the casting call for a new TV series to be named as ‘Angels 88.’ Leoni entered the audition, after accepting a challenge from a friend. She was selected for the lead role. But the series was not aired, due to production delays.
In 1989, Tea Leoni was offered the role of ‘Lisa DiNapoli,’ in the TV series, ‘Santa Barbara,’ which was telecast on the ‘NBC’ network. She appeared in six episodes of the series. In 1991, Leoni made her debut in movies, by performing a small part in the movie, ‘Switch.’ In 1992, Leoni was part of a sports comedy movie, ‘A League of Their Own.’
In 1992, Leoni appeared as ‘Alicia,’ in the TV series, ‘Flying Blind,’ which was aired on the ‘Fox’ network. And In the series, Leoni co-starred with Corey parker. The series was short-lived, and went off air in 1993. In 1995, Leoni appeared in an episode of the series, ‘Frasier,’ aired on the ‘NBC.’ She performed as ‘Sheila,’ the fiancée of the lead character, ‘Sam Malone.’
In 1995, Leoni was offered her first lead role in a TV series. She starred as the protagonist, ‘Nora Wilde,’ in the sitcom, ‘The Naked Truth.’ ‘Nora’ was a photographer and journalist, who worked for a tabloid newspaper. The series was aired on the ‘ABC,’ from 1995 to 1996. From 1996 to 1998, it was telecast on the ‘NBC’ network.
In 1995, Leoni performed as the female lead, ‘Julie Mott,’ in the action-comedy movie, ‘Bad Boys.’ It was her first lead role in movies. In the movie, Leoni co-starred with Will Smith, and Martin Lawrence. The film was a huge success at the box office. Leoni’s performance was noteworthy, and after the success of the movie, she started receiving better offers.
In 1998, Tea Leoni performed as the female lead, ‘Jenny Lerner,’ in the science-fiction movie, ‘Deep Impact.’ The movie plot revolved around a comet, which was about to hit the earth. A group of scientists built a spaceship that would destroy the comet before the mass extinction occurred. Leoni’s character was a journalist whose investigation lead to the unearthing of information about the comet, which had been kept secret by the government. The movie had a mixed reaction from critics, but was a success at the box office. In the ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Awards,’ Leoni was nominated for the ‘Favorite Actress- Sci-fi,’ for her performance in this movie.
In 2000, Leoni starred in the romantic comedy movie, ‘The Family Man,’ along with Nicolas Cage. Leoni played ‘Kate Reynolds,’ the girlfriend of the male lead. The movie picturized the story of a man who gives up family life, in pursuit of greater heights in career. He is shown a glimpse of how his life would have changed, if he had taken another decision. The story stresses on the importance of family, and the simple pleasures of life. It was a huge success. Leoni won the ‘Saturn Award for the Best Actress,’ for her performance.

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In 2001, Leoni bagged a major role in the science-fiction movie, ‘Jurassic Park III.’ She played ‘Amanda Kirby,’ the mother of the boy who was trapped in the island with dinosaurs. In 2002, Leoni starred in two movies, ‘People I Know,’ and ‘Hollywood Ending.’

And In 2005, Leoni starred in the comedy movie, ‘Fun with Dick and Jane.’ The movie was the comic presentation of a couple who resort to robbery, when they become bankrupt. In the movie, she starred with Jim Carrey, which helped in bringing out her comic best. The movie was a huge success. In 2007, Leoni performed in the movie, ‘You Kill Me,’ in which she worked as the executive producer also.

What is the Net Worth of Tea?

Tea, who is at 5-feet-8 inches (173 cm) tall, has a $50 million net worth that she has accumulated via her successful careers as an actor and producer.

Some of Tea’s notable films are listed below along with their box-office collection;

Movie Name IMDb Ratings Production Budget Box-office Collection
A League of Their Own (1992) 7.3/10 $40 million $132.4 million
Bad Boys (1995) 6.9/10 $19 million $141.4 million
Deep Impact (1998) 6.2/10 $80 million $349.5 million
The Family Man (2000) 6.8/10 $60 million $124.7 million
Jurassic Park III (2003) 5.9/10 $93 million $368.8 million
Tower Heist (2011) 6.2/10 $85 million $152.9 million

The same can be said for the TV series Santa Barbara, Flying Blind, The X-Flies, The Naked Truth, etc., in which actress Leoni played her part. For the information, an actress Annabeth Gish has also starred in the series The X-Flies.

In addition, Leoni served as a producer for the comedies There’s No Fish Food in Heaven and You Kill Me from 2007 and 1998, respectively. Additionally, Tea won the 2000 Saturn Award for best actress for her work in the romantic comedy The Family Man. She has also received nominations for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award, the People’s Choice Award, and the TV Land Awards.