Personal nickname of actress Téa (“TAY-uh”) Leoni  given to her by her non-showbiz friends. The slender blond actress is also called “T-bone.”


Tea Leoni starred as Alicia, a wild and gorgeous redhead on the sitcom FLYING BLIND/FOX/1992-93; Nora Wilde, a photographer for the sleazy tabloid “The Comet” on the sitcom THE NAKED TRUTH/ABC/NBC/1995-97 and US Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord on the political drama MADAME SECRETARY/CBS/2014+.

Born Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni on February 26, 1966 in New York City, New York, actress Téa Leoni attended Sarah Lawrence College but dropped out after her freshman year to do modeling and travel through Italy and Japan.

Her film credits include Bad Boys (1995), Deep Impact (1998), The Family Man (2000), Jurassic Park III (2001), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), and Tower Heist (2011).

Téa is the grand-niece of  Hank Patterson, who played Hooterville farmer Fred Ziffel of the sitcom GREEN ACRES.



Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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