Tea Leoni Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

*    Téa Leoni was born on 25th Feb 1966 in New York City, U.S.A to Anthony Pantaleoni a corporate lawyer & Emily Ann a nutritionist.

*    She attended Brearley School, The Putney School and Sarah Lawrence College.

*    During her school days days she fell down a gorge during rock climbing in Colorado, her jaw was fractured and dislocated in this accident. After the extensive surgery she was able to speak normally.

*    She started her acting career in 1989 with Tv shows Santa Barbara as “Lisa DiNapoli” on NBC Studios. Her film debut was with Switch in 1991 but it was a very small role, her first major film was A League of Their Own in 1992 alongside Geena Davis, Tom Hanks and Lori Petty.

*    In 1990 decade Tea Leoni worked for commercially successful films like Bad Boys in 1995 alongside Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, Flirting with Disaster in 1996 alongside Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette, Deep Impact in 1998 Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood and Vanessa Redgrave.

*    In 2000 decade Leoni appeared in successful films like The Family Man in 2000 alongside Nicolas Cage and Don Cheadle, Jurassic Park III in 2001 alongside Sam Neill, William H. Macy and Alessandro Nivola, Fun with Dick and Jane in 2005 with Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin and Richard Jenkins, Ghost Town in 2008 opposite Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear.

*    Her 2010 decade film Tower Heist in 2011 with Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck and Eddie Murphy was a huge box office hit.

*    FHM magazine listed her at #79 in its “100 Sexiest Women of 2000” list.

*    She is serving as a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.

*    She married Neil Joseph Tardio, Jr., a TV commercial producer, on 8th June 1991 and the couple got divorce in 1995. She later married actor David Duchovny in 1997 and the couple have a daughter, Madelaine West & a son, Kyd Miller, after much media anticipation the couple finally broke up in 2011.

Interview excerpts

“I have a fear of Botox because I know it will make me look better and then I’ll be addicted. I don’t believe you should get so obsessed. What I am concerned with is taking care of my skin as well as I can. Giving it the best chance it has to age gracefully.”

“I’m not a huge fan of my work. I just mean it’s very difficult for me to watch my work, in some ways, because I am critical of what I didn’t get across or I thought I was making one point.”

“I have always loathed working out. If you can’t make a sport out of it, I don’t want to be there. I’ve been in a gym probably nine days of my life. I can’t stand that whole thing. I don’t even get it. You’re running, and you don’t go anywhere and there’s like a wall and this TV, I can’t do that.”

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 1989 Santa Barbara Bridget Dobson A Martinez,Marcy Walker
2 1991 Switch Blake Edwards Ellen Barkin,Bruce Payne
3 1992 A League of Their Own Penny Marshall Geena Davis,Lori Petty
4 1994 Wyatt Earp Lawrence Kasdan Kevin Costner,Dennis Quaid
5 1994 The Counterfeit Contessa Ron Lagomarsino D.W. Moffett,David Beecroft
6 1995 Bad Boys Michael Bay Martin Lawrence,Will Smith
7 1996 Flirting with Disaster David O. Russell Ben Stiller,Patricia Arquette
8 1998 Deep Impact Mimi Leder Robert Duvall,Elijah Wood
9 2000 The Family Man Brett Ratner Nicolas Cage,Don Cheadle
10 2001 Jurassic Park III Joe Johnston Sam Neill,William H. Macy
11 2002 People I Know Daniel Algrant Al Pacino,Kim Basinger
12 2002 Hollywood Ending Woody Allen Woody Allen,George Hamilton
13 2004 Spanglish James L. Brooks Adam Sandler,Paz Vega
14 2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Dean Parisot Jim Carrey,Alec Baldwin
15 2005 House of D David Duchovny David Duchovny,Anton Yelchin
16 2007 You Kill Me John Dahl Ben Kingsley,Luke Wilson
17 2008 Ghost Town David Koepp Ricky Gervais,Greg Kinnear
18 2009 The Smell of Success Larry Smith Billy Bob Thornton,Ed Helms
19 2011 Tower Heist Brett Ratner Ben Stiller,Eddie Murphy

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