The beautiful 52 years old actress Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni is an American actress and producer. She is well-known for her leading role in the CBS political drama series ‘Madam Secretary,’ which ran for six seasons. Moreover, she has actively worked in the entertainment industry since 1988. 

Quick Info
Birth NameTéa Leoni
BornFebruary 25, 1966
Age52 yrs
FatherAnthony Pantaleoni
MotherEmily Patterson
Height5 feet 7 inches
HusbandNeil Joseph Tardio Jr., David Duchovny
ChildrenMadelaine West Duchovny, Kyd Miller Duchovny
Net Worth$50 million
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Téa Leoni was born on February 25, 1966, in New York City, the U.S. Her mother named Emily Ann (née Patterson), worked as a dietitian and nutritionist. Her father’s name is Anthony Pantaleoni, who used to work as a corporate lawyer with the firm Fulbright & Jaworski.

Téa’s paternal grandfather was a mixture of Italian, English, and Irish descent. Her parental grandparents were nephews of Italian economists and politician Maffeo Pantaleoni. Taking about her parental grandmother, she was an American silent film actress and humanitarian. Her name was Helenka Adamowska Pantaleoni, and she was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.


Téa spent her most childhood in Englewood, New Jersey, along with New York City. She had her studies at Brearley School and The Putney School of Vermont. Later, she joined Sarah Lawrence College but dropped her studies very soon. 


Téa Leoni is 52 years with a height of 5 feet and 7 inches. She weighs 55 kg. Moreover, she has a pair of blue-colored eyes and blonde hair color.


Throughout her career, Téa has given her constant dedication and patience. This beautiful actress was cast for the 1970s show Charlie’s Angels in 1988. But sadly, this show never arrived because of the production delay. But in the same year, in 1988 only, Téa appeared in the NBC daytime soap opera Santa Barbara as Lisa DiNapoli. Leoni debuted in comedy theme movies in 1991 with a small role in the movie titled Switch.

In 1992, she became a part of A League of Their Own. It was from 1992 to 1993 when Téa became a part of the short-lived Fox sitcom Flying Blind and Corey Parker. Leoni was also part of the sitcom Frasier which is a spinoff from Cheers. She appeared in the character of the fiancée of Sam Malone (played by Ted Danson) in 1995. In 1995, Téa portrayed the role in the ABC/NBC sitcom The Naked Truth. Here, our sweetheart was playing the role of Nora Wilde, who was a tabloid news journalist.

Major Movies

The review of this movie was of mixed type. Her first lead female role was in the action-comedy film Bad Boys in 1995. This movie earned more than $141 million worldwide and became a worldwide successful movie. Describing her other works, Leoni appeared in a big-budget movie that turned into a Deep Impact disaster (1998). But also, this movie was successful at the box office and earned almost $349 million worldwide. Her other main roles include romantic comedy The Family Man (2000) and Jurassic Park III (2001). In The Family Man, Leoni appeared alongside Nicolas Cage and on Jurassic Park III.

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Her other works include Hollywood Ending, directed by Woody Allen. In the year 2004, we can see her portraying the character of the wife of Adam Sandler. Téa also played a supporting role in the box office bomb crime drama People I Know. This movie was financially not that successful.

This talented and creative actress has appeared in so many movies, including You Kill Me and The Smell of Success. Leoni also had a role along with Hope Davis in the pilot, Spring/Fall. In this movie, the pilot was not picked up. Her return to broadcast television, where she had a leading role in the CBS political drama series, Madam Secretary, was amazing. Apart from these, in 2011, Téa was part of a comedy film heist in the supporting role. The film was titled Tower Heist. She has been part of so many other movies.

Leoni was also an inseparable part of the 2008 supernatural comedy-drama Ghost Town, where she appeared with Ricky Gervais. Because of her work, an Asteroid 8299 Téaleoni, discovered by Eric Elst at La Silla, was named after Leoni. 

Relationship Status

She married Neil Joseph Tardio Jr., a television commercial producer, on 1991, June 8. They married at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hope, New Jersey but divorced in 1995. Again, she married David Duchovny on 1997 but got divorced on 2014. Lately, she started dating Tim Daly on 2015 and got married on 2021 but divorced on 2023.

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Net worth Of Téa Leoni 

Téa Leoni has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Her major income sources are from acting and stage performances. 

Social Media

Despite her strong hard work and dedication, she has not got many followers on Instagram and Twitter. She has an Instagram account of username @tea_leoni, which has 10k followers. 

Rumors and Controversies About Téa Leoni 

As Téa Leoni is very concerned about making her life as lowest as possible, that’s why she hasn’t been into any big controversies or rumors. But once she got into s controversy because of her ex-husband, David Duchovny.