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Patricia Heaton

A talented actress whose career spans television, theater and film, Patricia Heaton has been honored with two consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and has been nominated for 11 Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Debra Barone on the top-rated series Everybody Loves Raymond.

Heaton starred opposite Tony Shaloub in Second Stage Theatre's off-Broadway production of Theresa Rebeck's The Scene. She received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her riveting performance as Stella.

Heaton was seen in the cable television romantic comedy The Engagement Ring. She also appeared in The Path to 9/11 and revived the role of Paula in a contemporary version of the original Neil Simon classic The Goodbye Girl, opposite Jeff Daniels.

Heaton's first book, Motherhood and Hollywood, arrived in stores and almost immediately hit the bestseller lists. The book is a humorous and poignant collection of essays chronicling Heaton's childhood, years of struggle as an aspiring actress, her success on a wildly popular series, and how she balances her career and family.

While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical Don't Get God Started. She and fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays off-Broadway. They took one production, The Johnstown Vindicator, to Los Angeles, where Heaton's performance caught the eye of casting directors.

Heaton's television credits include roles on the series Room for Two, Someone Like Me, Women of the House and the critically acclaimed thirtysomething. She also starred in the television movie Miracle in the Woods with Della Reese, and the holiday movie A Town Without Christmas. Heaton's feature credits include Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Beethoven, New Age and Space Jam.

Heaton's production company, Four Boys, recently produced the humorous documentary The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania, directed by her husband David Hunt. Four Boys also produced the critically acclaimed feature film Amazing Grace in conjunction with Walden.

Heaton lives in Los Angeles with Hunt and their four sons.

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Patricia Heaton Facts

BirthdayMarch 4, 1958 (58)
BirthplaceBay Village, Ohio, USA
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Patricia Heaton compared to you?
Awards2001 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series (for Everybody Loves Raymond)
2000 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series (for Everybody Loves Raymond)

Selected Filmography

Moms' Night Out
The Middle: Season 2
The Middle: Season 1
Beethoven / Beethoven's 2nd / Beethoven's 3rd Triple Feature
Family Favorite Treasures 3-Movie Collection
The Middle: The Complete Sixth Season
The Middle: Season 5
The Middle: Season 3
The Middle: Season 4
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