Tea Leoni Biography

Tea Leoni is an actress who started her career off on Television and managed to cross over to the Hollywood movie industry. She has made some great blockbusters in her day and has also started in both comedies and drama movies. She has been mainly featured in comedies and romantic comedy movies and appeared alongside some great actors like Jim Carey, Nicolas Cage, Adam Sandler etc. Recently Tea has gotten back to the silver screen as her popularity has not been the way it was in her most popular days. But her success with the CBS’s political drama series “Madam Secretary” shows that she still has the acting chops to prove her worth.

Tea Leoni stared in her first role as Lisa DiNapoli in the show called “Santa Barbara” as it was her first job that she did. She would later star in various movies which were not big commercial successes and they include “Switch” (1991) and “A Legend of Their Own” (1992). But Tea finally caught her big break with a role on the series “Flying Blind” where she got the main role of Alicia and another hit show “The Naked Truth” where she played Nora Wilde. But her biggest achievement was being cast in Michael Bay’s “Bad Boys” (1995) which marked the beginning of her Hollywood career. She did not stop there as the next big thing for her was “Deep Impact” (1998) as disaster movies where starting to gear up on popularity alongside the action ones.


Jurassic Park III (2001) movie

Tea’s other film roles include such movies as “Jurassic Park III” (2001), “Fun With Dick and Jane” (2005), “Tower Heist” (2011). But her movie roles have been getting more frequent so she does not get the blockbuster movie assignments as she used to. But she is doing a great job as she is now back to TV with the “Madam Secretary” featured on CBS.

Net Worth and Salary

Tea Leoni has been an actor for a very long period and has been cast in some very important movie roles. It makes her one of the more lucrative incomers in the business. Although her career is not on the same level as it once used to be, there is still time for her to earn and doing shows on TV also pays the bills as well. Tea is currently estimated to be worth 15 million dollars.

Partner and Family


Tea Leoni and David Duchovny (1997)

Tea Leoni has been married two times during her life. The first marriage came in 1991, when she married a television commercial producer Neil Joseph Tardio, Jr. But this marriage does not last and they did not have any children from it. They got separated and divorced only four years after. But Tea did not stop there, she would latter bag a much more lucrative offer and a much more famous name. On May 13, 1997, she married the “X-Files” and “Californication” star David Duchovny. Their marriage started only after eight weeks of being together. During the time that they spent married, they had two children. The older is their daughter named Madelaine West Duchovny, born on April 13, 1999, and the younger is their son Kyd Miller Duchovny, born on June 25 2002. But in 2008 rumors started emerging about their breakup and it was David who confirmed that they had been separated for quite some time. Tea later credited their separation due to David’s sex-addiction. They would try and make it work again but ultimately split again in 2011. David finally filed for divorce in 2014 and they got legally separated then. Currently Tea Leoni has been spotted with her co-star Tim Daly, and it was later confirmed that they are together. It appears that their relationship has started in 2014, but there are no talks about Tea Leoni marrying for the third time for now.


Tea Leoni and Tim Daly


Tea Leoni was born in New York City, New York and grew up in Englewood, New Jersey. Her real name is Elizabeth Tea Pantaleoni, but would change it due to her acting credits. Her birthday is on February 25, 1966, which makes her current age 51. Her mother’s name is Emily Patterson and her father is named Anthony Pantaleoni. Her mother was a dietician and nutritionist while her father worked as a corporate lawyer for the local firm. Tea also attended two different private schools, the Putney School in Vermont and Brearley School. She would later also attend Sarah Lawrence College but would not complete her studies.

Height and Weight


Tea Leoni in bikini

In her youth, Tea Leoni has been considered one of the more attractive actresses in Hollywood. Just by looking at her now you would understand why this was the case. She still looks beautiful in her 50s and still manages to maintain a good looking figure. Her acting career is certainly not over as she pursues more acting jobs recently and looks fine to get them. She weighs 53 kg and she is 173 cm tall. Her body measurements amount to 33A breast size, 22 inches waist size and 33 inches hip size.

Is Tea Leoni a Lesbian?

Tea Leoni has never been considered to be a lesbian. She is a straight woman and you can confirm that based on her marriage and dating record. She is still actively dating and as a movie star she has the right to do so. Although she is finally in a stable relationship as things go after a tumults marriage with David, she cannot be consider a lesbian by anyone.


David Duchovny, Tea Leoni and their son Kyd

Nationality and Ethnicity

Tea Leoni is born in America and by right she is entitled to an American nationality. But on her father’s side she does inherit quite an interesting origin. Her father is half English and half Italian, which is easy to guess based on her name. But his grandmother was Polish as well. On Tea’s mother side, she is a full bread American as her mother’s family descend from Amarillo, Texas.

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Born:,February 25. 1966.
Net Worth:,$ 15 million
Hair Color:,Dyed Blonde
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,173 cm
Weight:,53 kg
Married to:,David Duchovny (1997–2014) / Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. (1991–1995)
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Pisces
Education:,Sarah Lawrence College / Brearley School

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