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TÉA LEONI (Jane Harper) is an actress of extraordinary versatility and charm, who has portrayed an impressive list of characters on screen. Her most recent role was starring opposite Adam Sandler in the James L. Brooks film Spanglish for Columbia Pictures. She also starred in David Duchovny's writing and directorial debut, House of D and will produce and co-star in the ensemble comedy Miss Captivity, a film about a jail cell beauty pageant. Leoni's other recent roles include People I Know opposite Al Pacino and Kim Basinger, Woody Allen's Hollywood Ending and Jurassic Park III.

In 2000, Leoni starred opposite Nicolas Cage in The Family Man. The film tells the story of an investment banker, portrayed by Cage, who has forsaken love for his career. He wakes up one day to find himself living the life he would have enjoyed had he married his college sweetheart, portrayed by Leoni. In 1998, Leoni starred in one of the year's most successful films, Deep Impact opposite Morgan Freeman and Vanessa Redgrave.

Leoni is well known for her critically acclaimed role in the situation comedy "The Naked Truth.” Leoni portrayed a former socialite and photojournalist who is forced to take a job with a tabloid as a paparazzi photographer. Prior to "The Naked Truth," Leoni starred as a flamboyant and unpredictable beauty in the Fox comedy series "Flying Blind.” She also starred in "The Counterfeit Contessa,” an original film for Fox Television co-starring D.W. Moffett and Holland Taylor. In 1996, Leoni was part of the ensemble in the hit comedy Flirting with Disaster, along with Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Mary Tyler Moore and George Seagal.

Born in New York City, Leoni became interested in acting through the influence of her grandmother, a former Broadway actress. Nicknamed "Sarah Bernhardt” because of her melodramatic tendencies, Leoni didn't pursue her craft immediately. Instead, she studied anthropology and psychology at Sarah Lawrence and then took time off from school to travel, living in Tokyo, Italy and on St. Croix. Upon her return to New York, she went on her first audition. Competing with thousands of actresses from all over the country, Leoni landed one of the coveted roles in "Angels '88,” a "Charlie's Angels” spin-off. Having relocated to Los Angeles for the series, Leoni began to study her craft while waiting out her contract. She went on to appear in the feature films Switch and Indian Love Story, as well as A League of Their Own, Wyatt Earp and Bad Boys. Leoni resides in Los Angeles.

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