Birth Name: Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
Date of Birth: February 25, 1966
Ethnicity: 1/16th Italian, 1/4 Polish, with the rest being English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, and Irish
Téa Leoni is an American actress and producer. She starred on the television series The Naked Truth. She was married to actor David Duchovny.
Téa’s father was of one half Polish, one eighth Italian, one eighth German, one eighth Irish, and one eighth other British Isles, ancestry. Téa’s mother was from a Southern family, with English and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) roots.
Téa’s paternal grandfather was Guido Pantaleoni (the son of Guido Pantaleoni and Ellen Morton Colladay). Téa’s great-grandfather Guido was an Italian immigrant, born in Macerata, Marche, Italy. His father, Téa’s great-great-grandfather Diomede Pantaleoni, who was in the Italian Senate, was the son of Pantaleone Pantaleoni, a lawyer, and of Marianna Petrucci. His mother, Téa’s great-great-grandmother Lady Jane Isabella Massy Dawson, a British woman, was of Irish descent, from Tipperary. Tea’s great-grandfather Guido’s brother, Maffeo Panteloni, was a prominent economist. Tea’s great-grandmother Ellen was American, the daughter of Samuel Rittenhouse/Rakestraw Colladay, who was of German descent, and of Sarah “Sallie” Burton Harrison, who had British Isles ancestry.
Téa’s paternal grandmother was Helen “Helenka” Tradusa Adamowska (the daughter of Józef Adamowski and Antonina Szumanowska/Szumowska). Helen co-founded the US Fund for UNICEF in 1947. Józef and Antonina were Polish-born musicians. Józef was the son of Wincenty Adamowski.
Téa’s maternal grandfather was Virgil Pearson Patterson (the son of Greene Davis Patterson and Mary Isabel Newton). Greene was the son of Calvin James Patterson and Margaret E. Pearson. Mary Isabel was the daughter of Robert F. Newton and Rebecca Belzora “Beth” Scoggins.
Téa’s maternal grandmother was Florry Elizabeth Roberts (the daughter of Edwin McKay Roberts and Emily West Simpson). Edwin was the son of Young Allen Roberts and Sarah Elizabeth Hatley Bledsoe.
Téa’s paternal great-grandfather, Guido Pantaleoni – http://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Téa’s paternal great-grandmother, Ellen Morton Colladay – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Téa’s paternal great-grandparents, Jozef Adamowski and Antonina Szumanowska, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Téa’s maternal grandfather, Virgil Pearson Patterson (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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