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.
“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
|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|