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.