Téa Leoni

Inside Biography

Tea Leoni is an American film and television actress widely known for playing the lead role of Elizabeth McCord in the CBS hit political drama series, Madam Secretary. Her film appearances include Deep Impact, The Family Man, Jura s sic Park III, Spanglish and Fun with Dick and Jane.

Leoni, who was previously married to Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. and David Duchovny, is currently dating a new boyfriend Tim Daly.

Born in New York City, Raised With Brother Thomas Pantaleoni

Tea Leoni was born on February 25, 1966, in New York, New York, the United States of America, to parents Anthony Pantaleoni and Emily Patterson.

Her father was a corporate lawyer while her mother was a dietitian and nutritionist. Her mom is an Amarillo, Texas native and Hank Patterson's niece. Her father had skin cancer.

Her paternal grandfather was of Italian, Irish and English descent. Leoni is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

She was raised in Englewood, New Jersey, and New York City along with her brother Thomas Pantaleoni. Her height is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and her weight is 55 KG.

Leoni studied at two private schools in Vermont; Brearley School and The Putney School. She then attended Sarah Lawrence College but did not complete her studies.

Acting Career: Played Elizabeth McCord in 'Madam Secretary'

Tea Leoni was cast in Angels 88 in 1988 but the show never aired on television. In the following year, she played the role of Lisa DiNapoli in the popular NBC daytime soap opera, Santa Barbara, alongside Robin Wright, Marcy Walker, A Martinez and Lane Davies.

She made her film debut in 1991 with a small role in the comedy movie, Switch, starring Jennifer AnistonJason BatemanPatrick Wilson and Juliette Lewis.

In the following year, she had another small role in the 1992 comedy sports drama film A League of Their Own alongside Geena DavisTom Hanks and Rosie O'Donnell.

Leoni appeared in the short-lived Fox television sitcom, Flying Blind, along with Corey Parker from 1993 to 1994. Later in February 1995, she starred in the NBC television sitcom, Frasier, alongside Kelsey GrammerDavid Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney.

In 2014, Leoni played the leading role of Elizabeth McCord in the CBS hit political drama series, Madam Secretary, alongside Tim DalyErich Bergen and Patina Miller.

Whopping Net Worth of $15 Million

Being a successful Hollywood star, Tea Leoni is earning a substantial amount of money from her film and television career. According to the Puzz Ups website, she has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

Leoni is living a lavish lifestyle. She has a luxurious black colored BMW car.

CAPTION: Tea Leoni owns a black BMW car SOURCE: Zimbio

In 1995, she played a female lead role in the action-comedy film, Bad Boys, which had a box office collection of $141 million worldwide.

Currently Dating Tim Daly

Moving towards the relationship status of Tea Leoni, the 53-year-old actress is currently dating fellow Madam Secretary star Tim Daly.

CAPTION: Tea Leoni Kissing her boyfriend Tim Daly SOURCE: Zimbio

The couple started dating in December 2014 and ever since they are in a romantic affair. They two have not given any details about their wedding plans.

Previously Married to Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. and David Duchovny

Tea Leoni was previously married to a television commercial producer, Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. The former couple tied the knot at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hope, New Jersey, on June 8, 1991, but they got a divorce four years later in 1995.

Later on May 13, 1997, Leoni exchanged wedding vows with The X-Files actor David Duchovny. They got a divorce in 2014.

CAPTION: Tea Leoni and her ex-husband David Duchovny SOURCE: Closer Weekly

The former couple shares two children: son Kyd Miller Duchovny (born on June 15, 2002) and daughter Madelaine West Duchovny (born on April 13, 1999).

by Arsad, 14 Oct, 2019

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