Actress Tea Leoni is grateful her father inspired her to become an actress, but she still feels she would have made a great anthropologist.
The Madam Secretary star was studying anthropology at Sarah Lawrence College in New York when a little advice from her dad made her rethink her career plans.
"I was really good at anthropology," she told U.S. late night host Stephen Colbert on Thursday (18Feb16). "I was doing it in college, I was very good at it, very curious about people.
"I was going to go for it, but then my dad said to me, 'Before you become an anthropologist, you should go to a cocktail party with a bunch of anthropologists.' And then it hit me, I thought, 'You know academics, no offence...' I wasn't really cut out (for it). I got what he said and I was mad because I thought I (had) found (a career)."
Continue reading: Tea Leoni: 'I Would Have Been A Great Anthropologist'
Madam Secretary' Tea Leoni says she is proud of the lines on her face as they tell the story of her life.
Tea Leoni has ''earned every line'' on her face.
The 49-year-old actress - who stars in political drama 'Madam Secretary' as America's Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord - is proud of her looks and the experiences that have aged her over the years.
She said: ''I earned every line on my face. Every mistake, every sunburn, every stress, every beautiful moment. Every minute of a 30-hour labour - that was the first one - I'm wearing it. And I wonder why that isn't considered, in its own way, gorgeous.''
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David Duchovny says he is too old to get married again following his divorce from Téa Leoni last year.
David Duchovny says he is too old to get married again.
The 54-year-old actor, who divorced Téa Leoni last year following their split in 2011, insists he has no regrets about their time together, but has no desire to walk down the aisle ever again.
The 'X-Files' star said: ''I don't think I want to be married again. I just feel like I'm old!
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Actress Tea Leoni Has Gone Public With Her Budding Romance With Tv Co-star Tim Daly By Walking The Red Carpet As A Couple At The White House Correspondents' Dinner In Washington, D.c. On Saturday (25apr15).
The Madam Secretary co-stars play husband and wife on the U.S. political drama series and their onscreen chemistry spilled over into real life in December (14), when they started dating offscreen.
The actress discovered 20-something Ratner was telling his friends and peers that his leading lady in 2000 movie The Family Man was "doable", despite her age - and the saucy comment made her fixate on staying sexy as she aged.
She tells More magazine, "Ratner, whom I really like, by the way, was going around telling people that despite my age, I was 'still doable'. I think I was 34 then. And he was something like 28.
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The 48-year-old actress recently admitted, although she and her ex-husband are on amicable terms, their current relationship isn't always smooth sailing.
Last August Tea Leoni and David Duchovny officially ended their 17-year marriage for good as they reportedly got divorced three years after splitting up, and six months on the 48-year-old actress is truly happy as a single woman.
Duchovny and Leoni finalized their divorce in August 2014
While speaking with More magazine's March issue, of which she features on the front cover, Leoni opens up about life after divorce and finally coming to terms with getting older, which is something she used to constantly worry over.
The Hollywood couple's on/off marriage came to an end over the summer (14) and their divorce was finalised in August (14), but the stars have remained close and they came back together over the holidays to spend time with their children, Madelaine, 15, and Kyd, 12.
The whole family was spotted boarding a plane together and jetting to the Turks and Caicos Islands for a Christmas break, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
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Leoni and Daly play an onscreen couple in the new series, and they have taken the relationship offscreen, according to E! News.
A source tells the website that the romance is "relatively new".
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Police have been called in after thieves stole a haul of electronics from the set of Tea Leoni's new Tv show Madam Secretary.
Goods worth around $17,800 (£11,125), including two Apple MACBook Pros, were taken from the set of the political drama at Broadway Stages studios in Brooklyn, New York on Friday (03Oct14), according to the New York Post.
Two men were caught on CCTv cameras outside the studios and police are looking to question them in connection with the incident.
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The 48 year-old actress says she and her ex-husband have "always loved each other."
Tea Leoni and David Duchovny, who tied the knot back in 1997, have had a rather up and down relationship in the last several years. They initially separated in 2008 while the 'X-Files' star entered rehab to seek treatment for sex addiction, but the pair reconciled shortly after, and then split for a second time three years later in 2011.
Duchovny and Leoni split for the second time in 2011
Their 17-year marriage became officially over in June of this year when Duchovny secretly filed divorce papers, citing "citing an irretrievable breakdown of the relationship," as the reason of their separation.
Halle Berry, Dion Sanders, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalea, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, James Brown, Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose, Gayle King, Les Moonves, Julis Chen, Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, Joey McIntyre, The McCarthys, Mark Harmon, Pauley Perette, NCIS Cast, Miguel Ferrer, NCIS Los Angeles, Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q, Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Anna Faris, Allison Janney, The Talk, Katherine Mcphee, Scorpion Cast, Tea Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth, Madam Secretary, Morgan Freeman, Josh Duhamel, Dean Winters, NCIS New Orleans and Renee Felice Smith. - CBS presented its 2014-15 prime time schedule at Carnegie Hall, where many of the Network's new and returning series' stars were in attendance - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 14th May 2014
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