Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni , better known by her stage name Téa Leoni, is an American actress and producer.In her early career, Pantaleoni starred in the television sitcoms Flying Blind and The Naked Truth . Her breakthrough role was in the 1995 action comedy film Bad Boys. In later years, Leoni had the female lead roles in films including Deep Impact , The Family Man , Jurassic Park III , Spanglish and Fun with Dick and Jane . In 2014, Pantaleoni returned to television with the leading role in the CBS political drama series Madam Secretary.Early life and familyPantaleoni was born in New York City. Her mother, Emily Ann , was a dietitian and nutritionist, and her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer with the firm Fulbright & Jaworski.