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Get to Know Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. - Téa Leoni's Ex-husband

Published Fri May 21 2021 By Aashika
Get to Know Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. - Téa Leoni's Ex-husband

Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. is an amazing American director of TV shows and commercials ads. He got into the limelight after marrying a famous actress, Tea Leoni.

He was born on 22nd July 1964 in Rye, New York, in the United States of America. His father, Neil Tardio Sr. is a director and owner of the film production company while Margaret Tardio is his mother.  He joined Rye Country Day School and completed a Bachelor's Degree in Film/ Cinema/ Video Studies from Boston University.

Let's get some more information about him:

Net worth

Neil Joseph Tardio Jr. has an estimated net worth of $2 million from his directorial career. He began his career in "Saatchi & Saatchi " advertising agency and DDB/Chicago as an agency producer and writer. "Rock The Vote" is his first assignment as a director which features Madonna, who won Peabody Award.

After it, there is no more looking back as he has directed 32 episodes of children's sports programs "PE TV", "Lifeisode", "Joint Man" and so on. His other source of income is comedy and storytelling work for many well-known brands like "Coca- Cola", "ESPN", "McDonald's", "Nike", and many more.

Married Life

"Rock The Vote" director has been married twice the time. Currently, he is married to Julia Sayre Hine, a manager of Random House and the publisher in New York. She is the daughter of the ex-vice president of the advertising company "Quaker Oats" in Chicago. The couple got married on 27 June 1998 and held a private ceremony among friends and family. Since then they have been living a happy married life. 


Tardio Jr. is the father of two adorable kids with his second wife. His first child is a son Max Tardio and later welcomed a daughter Charlie. They happily reside in Los Angeles and are living a private life away from the limelight. 

Ex-wife Tea Leoni

Neil Joseph Tardio Jr.'s first marriage was with the American actress Tea Leoni. The ex-couple had dated in 1986 before getting married. 

They got married on 8 June 1991 but the marriage didn't long last. On 1 October 1995, the pair separated the reason behind their separation was a lack of trust. And they did not have any children it went quite easier for them to get apart.

Neil Joseph Tardio Jr's former wife Tea Leoni. 
Image Source: Getty Image 

Former Wife Multiple Relationships 

However, after their divorce, his ex-wife, Tea Leoni got married to an actor, David Duchovny on 13th May 1997. They share two children, a daughter Madelaine West Duchovny, and a son, Kyd Miller Duchovny. However, their marriage didn't work a got separated in 2014. 

Currently, the actress (Santa Barbara) is dating her co-actor Tom Daly, they are mostly seen in events together as have not shared their plans of marriage. She is living a luxurious lifestyle with children and a lover with a net worth amount of $50 million.  

A picture of Tea Leoni and her ex-husband David Duchovny. 
Image Source: NY Daily News

Awards and achievements

Tardio Jr. has been awarded several times for his honorable achievement in his works. He has won major awards, industry accolades, Cannes Lions, 4  Clios, 12 Addys, two Landon Art Director Awards, and many more.  He was spotted in "Joint Man", for A Partnership with a Drug-Free America which was nominated for an Emmy Award. 


In the past when he was single, the director was once rumored to be gay. But later it turned false when he became the father of two children. 

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