Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette

born on 8/4/1968 in Chicago, IL, United States

Patricia Arquette

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Patricia Arquette

at the 2009 Heart Truth fashion show
Born Patricia T. Arquette
April 8 1968
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987present
Spouse(s) Nicolas Cage
(m. 1995-2001; divorced)
Thomas Jane
(m. 2006-2011; divorced; 1 child)
Children 2

Patricia T. Arquette (born April 8, 1968) is an American actress and director. Following her first major film role in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, she has appeared in films such as True Romance, Ed Wood, Flirting with Disaster, Lost Highway, Stigmata, and Holes.

She played the lead character in the supernatural drama series Medium for which she received three Golden Globe nominations and two Emmy Award nominations, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2005.

Early life and family

Arquette was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Olivia "Mardi" (née Nowak), an actress, poet, theater operator, activist, acting teacher, and therapist.[1] Arquette's mother was Jewish, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor from Poland.[2][3][4] Arquette's father was a convert to Islam from Catholicism, and was related to explorer Meriwether Lewis.[1][5][6] Her paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette, and her siblings are actors Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond, and David Arquette.


In 1987, Arquette's first starring roles were as pregnant teenager Stacy in television film Daddy,[7] boarding school student Zero in Pretty Smart, and the attention-getting Kristen Parker in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. In 1991, she won a CableACE Award for her portrayal of a deaf epileptic in Wildflower. In 1993, she starred in Tony Scott's True Romance. She has since appeared in such critically acclaimed movies as Ed Wood as the "worst ever" film director's eventual wife, Beyond Rangoon, Ethan Frome, Lost Highway, Little Nicky, Stigmata, Bringing Out the Dead, Human Nature, Disney's Holes, and Flirting with Disaster.

In January 2005, she began starring in her first television series, NBC's Medium. Her role as (a fictionalized version of) psychic medium Allison DuBois won her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2005, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe in 2005, 2006 and 2007, a SAG Award in 2006, 2007 and 2010, and an Emmy Award in 2007. In 2009 NBC cancelled Medium, then CBS picked the show up and it lasted another two seasons. By 2011 she was earning $225,000 per episode for the series.[8] Arquette played the role of Allison DuBois until 2011 when the series was brought to an end. The final episode of Medium aired on January 21, 2011.[9]

Personal life

In April 1995, Arquette married Nicolas Cage (with whom she would later co-star in Bringing Out the Dead in 1999). They separated after nine months, but acted as a couple in public until Cage filed for divorce in February 2000.[10] The divorce petition was withdrawn, but Arquette filed again in November 2000.[11]

Arquette has a son, Enzo (born January 3, 1989), with musician Paul Rossi.[12]

Arquette and actor Thomas Jane became engaged in 2002 and have a daughter, Harlow Olivia Calliope (born 2003). Arquette and Jane subsequently married on June 25, 2006, at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy.[13] In January 2009, Arquette filed for divorce from Jane on the grounds of irreconcilable differences,[14] but the couple soon reconciled and Arquette requested to abandon the divorce petition on July 9, 2009.[15] However, on August 13, 2010, Jane's representative announced that Arquette and Jane had decided to proceed with a divorce due to irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on July 1, 2011. The pair were granted joint custody of their child.[16]

Charity work

After the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Arquette and childhood friend Rosetta Millington-Getty formed GiveLove, a non-profit organization supporting ecological sanitation and composting, community development projects and housing construction in Haiti.[17] She has also worked with Eracism Foundation, Libby Ross Foundation, The Art of Elysium, and The Heart Truth.[18] Most recently, she is doing a commercial for ABC on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for homeless dogs and cats.[19]

In 1997, after her mother died of breast cancer, Arquette worked to raise awareness about the disease. She has run in the annual Race for the Cure, and in 1999 was the spokesperson for Lee National Denim Day, which raises millions of dollars for breast cancer research and education. In April 2010, she teamed-up with welding students of the Robert Morgan Educational Center, in Miami, Florida, to build shelters in earthquake-ravaged Haiti from 20 used shipping containers.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, AA Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Kristen Parker
1987 Pretty Smart Zero
1988 Time Out Lucy
1988 Far North Jilly
1990 Prayer of the Rollerboys Casey
1991 Indian Runner, TheThe Indian Runner Dorothy
1992 Inside Monkey Zetterland Grace
1993 Trouble Bound Kit Califano
1993 Ethan Frome Mattie Silver
1993 True Romance Alabama Whitman
1994 Holy Matrimony Havana
1994 Ed Wood Kathy O'Hara
1995 Beyond Rangoon Laura Bowman
1996 Flirting with Disaster Nancy Coplin
1996 Infinity Arline Greenbaum
1996 Secret Agent, TheThe Secret Agent Winnie
1997 Lost Highway Renee Madison / Alice Wakefield
1997 Nightwatch Katherine
1998 Goodbye Lover Sandra Dunmore
1998 Hi-Lo Country, TheThe Hi-Lo Country Mona Birk
1999 Stigmata Frankie Paige
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Mary Burke
2000 Little Nicky Valerie Veran
2001 Human Nature Lila Jute
2002 Badge, TheThe Badge Scarlett
2003 Deeper Than Deep Linda Lovelace
2003 Holes Miss Katherine 'Kissin' Kate' Barlow
2003 Tiptoes Lucy
2006 Fast Food Nation Cindy
2008 Single Woman, AA Single Woman Storyteller
2012 Girl in Progress Ms. Armstrong
2012 Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, AA Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Izzy
2013 Vijay and I Julia Post-production
2013 Electric Slide Filming
2014 Boardwalk Empire Sally Wheet Filming
2015 Boyhood Mom Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Daddy Stacy TV film
1989 Edge, TheThe Edge Raped Woman TV film
1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special Dana MacCallister Episode: "The Girl with the Crazy Brother"
1990 Thirtysomething Stephanie Episode: "Good Sex, Some Sex, What Sex, No Sex"
1990 Outsiders, TheThe Outsiders Rhonda Sue Episode: "The Stork Club"
1990 Tales from the Crypt Mary Jo Episode: "Four-Sided Triangle"
1991 Dillinger Polly Hamilton TV film
1991 Wildflower Alice Guthrie TV film
1994 Betrayed by Love Deanna TV film
2005–2011 Medium Allison Dubois Lead role (130 episodes)
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jeannie Kerns Episode: "Dreams Deferred"


Year Award Category Production Result
1993 CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Wildflower Won
1994 Saturn Awards Best Actress True Romance Nominated
1994 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss True Romance Nominated
1999 Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture The Hi-Lo Country Won
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress - Horror Stigmata Nominated
2001 Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Little Nicky Nominated
2005 Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Medium Won
2005 Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Series, Drama Medium Nominated
2006 Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Medium Nominated
2006 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Medium Nominated
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Medium Nominated
2007 Saturn Awards Best Actress in a Television Program Medium Nominated
2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Medium Nominated
2007 Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Medium Nominated
2007 Eyegore Awards Won
2007 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Medium Nominated
2008 TV Land Awards Favorite Character from the "Other Side" Medium Nominated
2008 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Medium Nominated
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Medium Nominated


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  11. Patricia Arquette splits from Hung star husband Thomas Jane after reconciliation fails,, 14 August 2010. URL accessed on 2013-01-04.
  12. Actress Patricia Arquette weds in Italy,, 2006-06-27. URL accessed on 2013-01-04.
  13. Greenblatt, Leah, Celebrity news for the week of July 14, 2006,, 2006-07-07. URL accessed on 2012-01-04.
  14. Arquette's Romance No Longer True. (2009-01-05). Retrieved on 2011-11-10.
  15. Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane Are Canceling Their Divorce. Stars Journal. Retrieved on 2011-11-10.
  16. Patricia Arquette, Thomas Jane - Divorce Final. (2011-01-07). Retrieved on 2011-11-10.
  17. Patricia Arquette Gives Charity Love To The Homeless In Haiti. Retrieved on 2011-11-10.
  18. Patricia Arquette's Charity Work, Events and Causes. Retrieved on 2011-11-10.
  19. Medium' Star Patricia Arquette Poses for PETA's Newest ABC Ad. Retrieved on 2011-11-10.
  20. Patricia Arquette.

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