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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 March 1958Bay Village, Ohio, USA
Birth NamePatricia Helen Heaton
Nickname Patty
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 caught the eyes of casting directors. Consequently, Heaton portrayed the producer/daughter in the television series Room for Two (1992). Her additional television credits include a starring role in the series Someone Like Me (1994), a regular role in Women of the House (1995), and a recurring role on Thirtysomething (1987). She also starred in the highly rated television movie Miracle in the Woods (1997), with Della Reese. Her feature film credits include Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Beethoven (1992), The New Age (1994) and Space Jam (1996).

For her role in Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Heaton won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She was nominated for a 1999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and won the 1998-99 Viewers for Quality Television Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Award.

Heaton was born in Cleveland and lives with her husband, David Hunt, and their four sons in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Catherine Grace

Spouse (2)

David Hunt (13 October 1990 - present) (4 children)
? (1984 - 1987) (divorced)

Trivia (26)

Attended St. Raphael's Catholic Primary School in Bay Village, Ohio.
Daughter of Chuck Heaton, sportswriter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Her brother, Michael Heaton, writes columns for the Cleveland Plain Dealer under the heading of "Minister of Culture".
Has four sons with her husband David Hunt: Samuel David Hunt (born September 1, 1993), John Basil Hunt (born May 15, 1995), Joseph Charles 'Joe' Hunt (born June 2, 1997) and Daniel Patrick 'Dan' Hunt (born January 20, 1999).
Has three sisters: Sharon Heaton, Alice Heaton and Frances Heaton.
While attending Bay High School she sang in the choir, performed in the Stage Band, and was a member of the Rockettes Drill Team with the Bay Rockets' Marching Band.
Told Entertainment Tonight (1981) she was considering adopting a child. She already has four sons (none adopted). All four of her sons appear with her in the latest Jewel commercial when she's at home going over details of a party and her sons are all watching television and checking off items she lists. [November 2001]
Attended and graduated from Bay High School in Bay Village, Ohio (1976).
Honorary Chair of Feminists for Life - a nonsectarian, nonpartisan, grassroots organization established 30 years ago which opposes domestic violence, child abuse, infanticide, and abortion - the cause to which she was most passionately drawn.
Received her Bachelor's degree in Drama from Ohio State University from Columbus, Ohio (1980). Is a sister of the Delta Gamma sorority.
Spokeswoman for supermarkets owned by Alberstons, Inc., including Albertsons (West Coast, Rocky Mountain, Great Plains and Gulf Coast States), Acme Markets (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania), and Jewel-Osco (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin).
Auditioned for the role as Elaine Benes on the situation comedy Seinfeld (1989), which went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
All of her children were born by Caesarian section. The damage to her body was repaired with plastic surgery.
According to Ray Romano, Patricia won the role of Debra on Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) because she was the only actress willing to kiss him at the auditions. It actually came down to a draw between her and Jane Sibbett - CBS liked Sibbett, but Romano preferred Patricia, who was much closer to how he pictured Debra, and the producers backed him up.
On the old television site of Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Heaton listed Gary Oldman as her favorite actor.
In a 2006 TV Guide/Bravo poll, she was named the TV personality who would make the best real-life housewife with 72% of the vote, far surpassing runner-up Teri Hatcher from Desperate Housewives (2004).
Tony Shalhoub was the best man at Patty's wedding to David Hunt. Tony knew David before Patty came into the picture.
Edited news film at ABC station Channel 5 (WEWS) in Cleveland, when she was in college as a summer intern in the late 1970s.
Part owner of an Italian bistro "Vento" in her hometown of Bay Village, located next door to the community theater. [2009]
Once worked at People magazine.
In a story released on May 24, 2011, Ms. Heaton says she has lost work because of her beliefs about abortion, and other Christian values.
Ranked #24 on the TV Guide Network special, Funniest Women on TV (2011).
Spoke at Loyola Marymount University with Serrin Foster as a representative of Feminists for Life and as a guest of the Respect Life Club of Loyola Marymount University. [January 2006]
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6653 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 22, 2012.
She has English, German and Irish ancestry.

Personal Quotes (3)

My favorite body part? My feet. They're not pretty but they get me where I want to go.
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.
A woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy also deserves to experience unplanned joy.

Salary (3)

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) $6,000,000 /year(2001)
The Middle (2009) $225,000 /episode
The Middle (2009) $200,000 /episode (2009-10)

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