Patricia Heaton Biography
Birth name - Patricia Helen Heaton
Date of birth - March 4, 1958
Bay Village, Ohio, USA
Nickname - Patty
Height - 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Patricia Heaton photo gallery
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/I), a regular role in CBS's "Women of the House" (1995), and a recurring role on "thirtysomething" (1987). She also starred in the highly rated CBS television movie Miracle in the Woods (1997) (TV), 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 an Emmy for Leading Actress in a Comedy Series. She was nominated for a l999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and won the l998-99 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.
David Hunt (10 October 1990 - present) 4 sons
? (1984 - 1987) (divorced)
More Interesting Information for Patricia Heaton
Went to St. Raphael's Catholic grade School, Bay Village, Ohio.
Daughter of Chuck Heaton, sportswriter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Her brother, Michael Heaton, who writes for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, is getting involved in show business as a writer.
She has four sons with her husband David Hunt: Sam Hunt (b. 1994), John Basil Hunt (b. 1996), Joseph Charles 'Joe' Hunt (b. 1997) and Daniel Patrick 'Dan' Hunt (b. January 20th, 1999).
Graduate of Bay High School class of 1976.
While at 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 TV and checking off items she lists. [November 2001]
Graduated from Ohio State University in 1980 with a BA in Theater.
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.
She 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 on "Seinfeld" (1990).
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 "Everybody Loves Raymond" television site, Heaton listed Gary Oldman as her favorite actor.
Personal quotes from Patricia Heaton
"My favorite body part? My feet.They're not pretty but they get me where I want to go." quoted in WOMAN"S WORLD (6-28-05)
"A woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy also deserves to experience unplanned joy."
Patricia Heaton Filmography
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s)
Untitled History Project (2006) (TV)
Plot Outline: A television mini-series on the events leading up to the US
terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Untitled Patricia Heaton Project (2006) (TV)
Plot Outline: A recently widowed woman (Heaton) starts a new life for herself
by joining the PTA.
The Engagement Ring (2005) (TV) .... Sara Rosa Anselmi
"Everybody Loves Raymond" .... Debra Barone
... aka Raymond (USA: promotional abbreviation)
- The Finale (2005) TV Episode .... Debra Barone
- Pat's Secret (2005) TV Episode .... Debra Barone
- The Power of No (2005) TV Episode .... Debra Barone
- Debra's Parents (2004) TV Episode .... Debra Barone
- Boys' Therapy (2004) TV Episode .... Debra Barone
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
- Episode dated 6 April 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Giles
- Mystery Meat (2004) TV Episode (voice) .... Lunch Lady
The Goodbye Girl (2004) (TV) .... Paula McFadden
... aka Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (USA: complete title)
A Town Without Christmas (2001) (TV) .... M.J. Jensen
"The King of Queens"
- Dire Strayts (1999) TV Episode .... Debra Barone
Miracle in the Woods (1997) (TV) .... Wanda Briggs
Space Jam (1996) .... Woman Fan
"Party of Five"
- Comings and Goings (1996) TV Episode .... Robin Merrin
- Poor Substitutes (1996) TV Episode .... Robin Merrin
"Women of the House" (1995) TV Series .... Natalie Hollingsworth
The New Age (1994) .... Anna
"Someone Like Me" (1994/I) TV Series .... Jean Stepjak
... aka Gaby
Beethoven (1992) .... Brie
"Room for Two" (1992) TV Series .... Jill Kurland
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) .... Ellen
... aka Aventures d'un homme invisible, Les (France)
- The Fat Lady Sings Alone (1991) TV Episode .... Paula Werner
- Second Look (1991) TV Episode .... Dr. Silverman
- Prelude to a Bris (1990) TV Episode .... Dr. Silverman
- Post-Op (1990) TV Episode .... Dr. Silverman
- Another Country (1990) TV Episode .... Dr. Silverman
- New Baby (1989) TV Episode .... Dr. Silverman
- The Brothers (1990) TV Episode .... Ellie Stanford
Shattered Dreams (1990) (TV) .... Older Dotti
- The Red Room (1989) TV Episode .... Amanda Russle