Patricia Heaton Biography
Patricia Heaton formed Stage Three, an acting group, with three fellow actors. When the group brought their production The Johnstown Vindicator, to Los Angeles, she caught the attention of casting directors. She was then cast in the drama thirtysomething as an oncologist. This lead to more television appearances for Patricia Heaton, including Alien Nation, Matlock, Party of Five, Room for Two, Someone Like Me, The King of Queens, and Danny Phantom.
Patricia Heaton struck gold when she was cast as Debra Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. The show lasted from 1996 to 2005, and was cast alongside Ray Romano, Peter Boyle, Doris Roberts, and Brad Garrett. In 2000, she won an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, and two Q Awards for Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series, for her told in Everybody Loves Raymond. Patricia Heaton also received numerous nominations for the show.
Patricia Heaton has also starred in a number of films and television movies, including Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Beethoven, The New Age, Space Jam, Shattered Dreams, Miracle in the Woods, A Town Without Christmas, The Goodbye Girl, and The Engagement Ring. She has also appeared in commercials for Nestle Treasures Candy, Sunbelt Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, Pantene Pro-V, and Albertsons Grocery Stores. In 2002, Patricia Heaton wrote a book entitled Motherhood & Hollywood: How to Get a Job Like Mine.
Patricia Heaton is also socially and politically active. She is a staunch supporter of pro-life groups and issues, and is also a supporter of gay rights. She is also an Honorary Chair of Feminists for Life. Other organizations that she is part of include the Presidents Council on Service and Civic Participation, and Heifer International. Patricia Heaton married David Hunt, a British actor. They have been married since 1990, and have four children.