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Téa Leoni

Leoni in 2007
Born Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni
(1966-02-25) February 25, 1966 (age 50)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. (m. 1991; div. 1995)
David Duchovny (m. 1997; div. 2014)
Children 2

Well, I don't find glamour and clothing relevant.
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.
Tea Leoni
I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!
Tea Leoni
I'm not quite ready for a no makeup movie.
I have always loathed working out.
I'm not a huge fan of my work.
I live by a hill. I began walking it and then I began jogging it and then I began sprinting it.
Tea Leoni
But I've never looked at myself as being particularly funny.
I was one of the most brilliant liars as a child.
I've been in a gym probably nine days of my life.
If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one.
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Acting doesn't feel good. It's not comfortable to feel all this stuff, it's not.
Tea Leoni
I don't mean to be presumptuous that men don't feel this, I don't mean this, but I found that when my child was born, my first child, it felt like my heart broke.
Tea Leoni
And I thought, you know, I have to say that maybe the whacked out mother is my new favorite role, but I don't want to just do it and become Nurse Ratchett.
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I don't think, there's no possible way for me, anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost, initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might.
Tea Leoni
Well, I think again, the worst part of it was just leading up to it, before we got on set, at least for me… dreading this idea that I was just going to suck and I really had strong feelings about that. I just didn't want to be that weak link.
Tea Leoni
Shopping turns me off.
First of all, returning from motherhood, I was looking for something lighter, and I wasn't as much attracted to Kate as I was to the relationship between the two people.
Tea Leoni
Well what I will tell you is for this movie, I got into probably the best shape of my life.
Tea Leoni
Jim Brooks is a very powerful director and it was a lot of intense work.
Sometimes, I feel that Manhattan in particular has gotten really tame and gentrified or something.
Tea Leoni
The one thing I think you must do is, as painful as it is as a parent, is listen.
Tea Leoni
At one point, I had 14 pairs of golf shoes.
I was desperate to go back to New York and when 9/11 happened, I feared moving to the bulls-eye and that was very hard because I have a lot of family there and I really had to question what I didn't like about this community.
Tea Leoni
But I can tell you that the New York that I see now is not the New York that we grew up in. It's not 1973.
Tea Leoni
Yes, I guess I am bi-coastal.
Really it was the first time in my life that I recognised that acting is, I'm just going to say it, I am an artist, I have to do this, I have to do this.
Tea Leoni
It was just this interesting, my first, the first time you hear your child in any way criticise you. It's the worst review of your life and it's really relieving to find out that they don't know what they're saying.
Tea Leoni
People don't know this, but early in your career, you don't just glide on to The Tonight Show.
Tea Leoni
It's kind of fun to be sexy.