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Tea Leoni

Tea LeoniAKA Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni

Born: 25-Feb-1966
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Nora Wilde on The Naked Truth

Before becoming an actress, Tea Leoni taught English in Japan, and got her first acting work in a Japanese soap opera. After returning to America, she was "discovered" in a nationwide talent search for a Fox version of Charlie's Angels in 1988. When the network changed its mind, the pilot was never filmed. She is best known for playing Nora Wilde on the sitcom The Naked Truth, a show created and produced by her then-boyfriend, Chris Thompson. She played a hooker in Wyatt Earp, and helped Will Smith and Martin Lawrence find the killers in Bad Boys. In Spanglish, she played Adam Sandler's dissatisfied wife.

Leoni's grandmother, Helenka Adamowska, was a Broadway actress, and appeared in silent films of the 1920s.

Father: Anthony Pantaleoni (attorney)
Mother: Emily Pantaleoni (dietician)
Brother: Thomas Pantaleoni ("Tom", owns an antique store)
Boyfriend: Colin Irving (son of novelist John Irving, dated in high school)
Boyfriend: Chris Thompson (producer, The Naked Truth, b. 1952, dated 1995-96)
Husband: Neil Joseph Tardio (director of TV commercials, m. 1992, div. Oct-1995)
Husband: David Duchovny (actor, m. 6-May-1997, div. 2014, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Madelaine West Duchovny (b. 24-Apr-1999)
Son: Kyd Miller Duchovny (b. 15-Jun-2002)

    High School: Putney School, Putney, VT (1984)
    University: Sarah Lawrence College (dropped out)

    Asteroid Namesake 8299 Téaleoni
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian, Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Flying Blind Alicia (1992-93)
    The Naked Truth Nora Wilde (1995-98)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Tower Heist (2-Nov-2011) · Special Agent Claire Denham
    The Smell of Success (20-Jan-2009)
    Ghost Town (5-Sep-2008)
    You Kill Me (9-Feb-2007) · Laurel
    Fun with Dick and Jane (21-Dec-2005)
    Spanglish (17-Dec-2004) · Deborah Clasky
    House of D (7-May-2004) · Mrs. Warshaw
    People I Know (11-Oct-2002) · Jilli Hopper
    Hollywood Ending (3-May-2002)
    Jurassic Park III (16-Jul-2001) · Amanda Kirby
    The Family Man (12-Dec-2000)
    Deep Impact (7-May-1998) · Jenny Lerner
    Flirting with Disaster (22-Mar-1996) · Tina
    Bad Boys (7-Apr-1995) · Julie Mott
    Wyatt Earp (24-Jun-1994)
    The Counterfeit Contessa (4-Apr-1994)
    A League of Their Own (1-Jul-1992)
    Switch (10-May-1991) · Dream Girl


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