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Patricia Heaton

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 her 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011-2012 Easy to Assemble (TV Series)
Mrs. Hullestaad / Patricia
- Bossy Lady (2012) ... Patricia
 2009 Versailles (Short)
 2008 Front of the Class (TV Movie)
Ellen Cohen
 2006 Untitled Patricia Heaton Project (TV Movie)
Janet Daily
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
Ambassador Bodine
 2005 The Engagement Ring (TV Movie)
Sara Rosa Anselmi
 2005 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
- Episode #13.63 (2005) ... Giles
 2004 Danny Phantom (TV Series)
Lunch Lady
- Mystery Meat (2004) ... Lunch Lady (voice)
 2004 The Goodbye Girl (TV Movie)
Paula McFadden
 1999 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Debra Barone
- Dire Strayts (1999) ... Debra Barone
 1997 Miracle in the Woods (TV Movie)
Wanda Briggs
 1996 Space Jam
Woman Fan
 1996 Party of Five (TV Series)
Robin Merrin
- Comings and Goings (1996) ... Robin Merrin
- Poor Substitutes (1996) ... Robin Merrin
 1994 The New Age
 1994 Someone Like Me (TV Series)
Jean Stepjak
- What I Did for Art (1994) ... Jean Stepjak
- El Presidente (1994) ... Jean Stepjak
- The Guy (1994) ... Jean Stepjak
- When Moms Collide (1994) ... Jean Stepjak
- The Lying Game (1994) ... Jean Stepjak
 1992-1993 Room for Two (TV Series)
Jill Kurland
- 'M' Is for the Many Things (1993) ... Jill Kurland
- Big Noise from Mendota (1993) ... Jill Kurland
- Moving On (1993) ... Jill Kurland
- To Book or Not to Book (1993) ... Jill Kurland
- Sex, Rugs, and Rock 'n' Roll (1993) ... Jill Kurland
 1992 Beethoven
 1991 DEA (TV Series)
Paula Werner
- The Fat Lady Sings Alone (1991) ... Paula Werner
 1989-1991 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Dr. Silverman / Silverman
- Second Look (1991) ... Dr. Silverman
- Life Class (1990) ... Silverman
- Prelude to a Bris (1990) ... Dr. Silverman
- Post-Op (1990) ... Dr. Silverman
- Another Country (1990) ... Dr. Silverman
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Ellie Stanford
- The Brothers (1990) ... Ellie Stanford
 1990 Shattered Dreams (TV Movie)
Older Dotti
 1989 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Amanda Russell
- The Red Room (1989) ... Amanda Russell
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TV commercial for Sunbelt Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (2003) See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Every 36 seconds in America a women lays her body down, forced to choose abortion out of a lack of practical resources and emotional support. Abortion is a reflection that society has failed women. See more »


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