With an adept comedic style and blonde beauty that was repeatedly likened to 1930s screwball comedy queen, Carole Lombard, Téa Leoni brought an intelligence and grace to the big and small scree...
Co-starred with Ben Stiller in David O. Russell's "Flirting With Disaster"
Played Nora Wilde, a tabloid news journalist in "The Naked Truth" (ABC, 1995-96; NBC, 1996-98)
Born and raised in NYC
Co-starred with Jim Carrey in "Fun with Dick and Jane," an update of the 1977 comedy where a married couple turn to robbery to pay the bills
Cast in a recurring role on the NBC daytime soap "Santa Barbara"
First leading role, opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in "Bad Boys"
Featured in Woody Allen’s "Hollywood Ending"
Appeared with Ricky Gervais in "Ghost Town"
Made feature film debut in "Switch"
Appeared with Sam Neill and William H. Macy in the blockbuster "Jurassic Park III"
Featured opposite Ben Kingsley in the mafia comedy thriller "You Kill Me"; also executive produced
Co-starred in the ensemble drama "People I Know"
Featured in "House of D," a film written and directed by her husband David Duchovny
Cast opposite Nicolas Cage in the fantasy "The Family Man"
Landed the starring role in the short-lived Fox sitcom "Flying Blind"
Played a TV newsreporter who uncovers the truth about an impending disaster in "Deep Impact"
Re-teamed with Ben Stiller in the ensemble comedy "Tower Heist"
Executive produced and acted in the independent film "There's No Fish Food in Heaven"
Cast in a "Charlie's Angels" remake titled "Angels '88" (pilot never aired)
Cast as Adam Sandler's stressed-out, neurotic wife in James L. Brooks' "Spanglish"
With an adept comedic style and blonde beauty that was repeatedly likened to 1930s screwball comedy queen, Carole Lombard, Téa Leoni brought an intelligence and grace to the big and small screens in a way few modern actresses have. Candid, brazen and witty on- and off-screen, Leoni's personality resonated throughout her work in both dramatic and comedic roles. Whether playing a divorced tabloid photographer on "The Naked Truth" (NBC, 1996-1998), a wry key-witness with legs to die for in "Bad Boys" (1995), an intrepid reporter who discovers a government cover-up in "Deep Impact" (1998) or a neurotic, overbearing mother in "Spanglish" (2004), it was Leoni's knack for delivering deadpan one-liners that made her one of Hollywood's most unique leading ladies. Adding luster to her seemingly perfect existence was her marriage to "X-Files" star, David Duchovny, as the two made for one of Hollywood's most lovable and happy couples. She went on to star opposite Jim Carrey in the remake of "Fun with Dick and Jane" (2005) and more than held her own opposite Ben Kingsley in the crime comedy "You Kill Me" (2007). But when all was going her way, Leoni was embroiled in a highly public split with Duchovny following his treatment for sex addiction in 2008. They would reconcile shortly after, only to split again in 2011, around the time she was seen opposite Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in "Tower Heist" (2011). Despite her personal setbacks, Leoni remained a potent comedic force in films and on television.
Married May 6, 1997 in the courtyard of NYC's Grace Church School where his mother worked; Announced October 2008 that they had been separated for months; Reconciled months later; Renewed their vows 2009; Separated again June 2011