Elizabeth Ta Pantaleoni (born February 25, 1966), better known by her stage name Ta Leoni, is an American actress. She has starred in a wide range of films including Jurassic Park III, The Family Man, Deep Impact, Fun with Dick and Jane, Spanglish, Bad Boys, Ghost Town and Tower Heist. Leoni was born in New York City. Her mother, Emily Ann (ne Patterson), was a dietician and nutritionist, and her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer of the firm Fulbright & Jaworski. Leoni's paternal grandfather was of Italian and English descent; he was a nephew of Italian economist and politician Maffeo Pantaleoni. Leoni's paternal grandmother, Polish-American Helenka Adamowska Pantaleoni, a relative of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, was a film and stage actress who was a daughter of musicians Jzef Adamowski and Antonina Szumowska-Adamowska; with Jzef's brother Timothee Adamowski, they were the Adamowski Trio.
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