Téa Leoni

Actor, Crewhand, Snorkeling instructor
With an adept comedic style and blonde beauty that was repeatedly likened to 1930s screwball comedy queen, Carole Lombard, Ta Leoni brought an intelligence and grace to the big and small screens in a way few modern ... Read more »
Born: 02/25/1966 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

Madam Secretary 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Bamse och tjuvstaden 2014 (Movie)

Nalle-Maja (voice) (Actor)

The Smell of Success 2011 (Movie)

Rosemary Rose (Actor)

Tower Heist 2011 (Movie)

Special Agent Claire Denham (Actor)

Ghost Town 2008 (Movie)

Gwen (Actor)

You Kill Me 2007 (Movie)

Laurel Pearson (Actor)

Fun With Dick and Jane 2005 (Movie)

Jane Harper (Actor)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

Mrs. Warshaw (Actor)

Spanglish 2004 (Movie)

Deborah Clasky (Actor)

People I Know 2003 (Movie)

Jilli Hopper (Actor)

Hollywood Ending 2002 (Movie)

Ellie (Actor)

Jurassic Park III 2001 (Movie)

Amanda Kirby (Actor)

My VH1 Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

Kate Reynolds (Actor)

Deep Impact 1998 (Movie)

Jenny Lerner (Actor)

The Naked Truth 1995 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

There's No Fish Food in Heaven 1997 (Movie)

Landeene (Actor)

Flirting With Disaster 1996 (Movie)

Tina Kalb (Actor)

Bad Boys 1995 (Movie)

Julie Mott (Actor)

Wyatt Earp 1994 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A League of Their Own 1992 (Movie)

Racine 1B (Actor)

Switch 1991 (Movie)

Dream Girl (Actor)

The Counterfeit Contessa (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

You Kill Me 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

There's No Fish Food in Heaven 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

David Duchovny Actor

Husband
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

Madelaine Duchovny

Daughter
Born April 24, 1999 father, David Duchovny

Kyd Duchovny

Son
Born June 15, 2002 father, David Duchovny

Anthony Pantaleoni

Father

Emily Pantaleoni

Mother

Tom Pantaleoni

Brother
Born in 1963

Helenka Pantaleoni

Grandmother
Paternal grandmother

Neil Tardio Jr. Director

Husband

Chris Thompson Writer

Companion
Executive produced "The Naked Truth" (ABC/NBC) together from 1995-1996 Thompson was still married at time of their relationship

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

Yonkers , New York
Attended but did not complete studies

The Putney School

Putney , Vermont 1984
An independent high school

Sarah Lawrence College

Yonkers , New York
Attended but did not complete studies

The Brearley School

New York , New York
Exclusive all-girls school

Milestones

2011

Re-teamed with Ben Stiller in the ensemble comedy "Tower Heist"

2008

Appeared with Ricky Gervais in "Ghost Town"

2007

Featured opposite Ben Kingsley in the mafia comedy thriller "You Kill Me"; also executive produced

2005

Featured in "House of D," a film written and directed by her husband David Duchovny

2005

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

2004

Cast as Adam Sandler's stressed-out, neurotic wife in James L. Brooks' "Spanglish"

2003

Co-starred in the ensemble drama "People I Know"

2002

Featured in Woody Allen’s "Hollywood Ending"

2001

Appeared with Sam Neill and William H. Macy in the blockbuster "Jurassic Park III"

2000

Cast opposite Nicolas Cage in the fantasy "The Family Man"

1998

Played a TV newsreporter who uncovers the truth about an impending disaster in "Deep Impact"

1998

Executive produced and acted in the independent film "There's No Fish Food in Heaven"

1996

Co-starred with Ben Stiller in David O. Russell's "Flirting With Disaster"

1995

Played Nora Wilde, a tabloid news journalist in "The Naked Truth" (ABC, 1995-96; NBC, 1996-98)

1995

First leading role, opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in "Bad Boys"

1992

Landed the starring role in the short-lived Fox sitcom "Flying Blind"

1991

Made feature film debut in "Switch"

1989

Cast in a recurring role on the NBC daytime soap "Santa Barbara"

1988

Cast in a "Charlie's Angels" remake titled "Angels '88" (pilot never aired)

Born and raised in NYC

Bonus Trivia

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Her first name was pronounced "Tay-uh."

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