Birth Name: Tea Leoni
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni on Feb. 25, 1966 in New York City to parents Anthony Pantaleoni, a lawyer, and Emily Patterson, a nutritionist, Leoni grew up in Manhattan, where she attended the Brearley School as a young girl and went on to attend the Putney School in Putney, VT. Upon graduating high school, Leoni went on to study at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, where she majored in psychology and anthropology. Passing up an opportunity to transfer to Harvard, Leoni took time off from college to travel, spending time in Italy, Japan and St. Croix, where she worked as a crew hand on a sailboat. While visiting Boston, Leoni auditioned, supposedly on a dare, for Aaron Spelling's "A...
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