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Patricia Arquette
Arquette in 2010.
Born Patricia T. Arquette
April 8, 1968 (age 44)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–present
Worked in Human Nature
Characters portrayed Lila Jute
Other works True Romance
Ed Wood
Medium (TV)

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, Lost Highway, Stigmata and Holes.


With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most talented actresses of her generation. Though she's been working for years, she's always stayed just under the radar of true stardom, despite a 1995 marriage to Nicolas Cage. Patricia was born in Chicago, though the family soon moved to a commune near Arlington, Virginia. Her parents Lewis Arquette and Brenda Denaut had 4 other children: Rosanna, Richmond, Alexis, and David. At 15, Patricia ran away from home to live with Rosanna and, after initial insecurity, got her start in Pretty Smart. A year later, she gained attention for her starring role in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, considered by many to be the best film of the Nightmare series. In 1989, Patricia's son, Enzo (father is Paul Rossi), was born. Soon after, her career took off, and she has since appeared in such critically acclaimed movies as True Romance, Beyond Rangoon, Ethan Frome, Lost Highway and Flirting with Disaster. She won a CableACE award in 1991 for her portrayal of a deaf epileptic in Wildflower. In 1997, after her mother died of breast cancer, Patricia took the lead in the fight against the disease. She's run in the annual Race for the Cure and in 1999 was the Lee National Denim Day spokesperson.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

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. The divorce petition was withdrawn, but Arquette filed again in November 2000.

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

Arquette and actor Thomas Jane became engaged in 2002. Their daughter Harlow Olivia Calliope was born on February 20, 2003. Arquette and Jane subsequently married on June 25, 2006 at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy. In January 2009, Arquette filed for divorce from Jane on the grounds of irreconcilable differences,[2] but the couple soon reconciled and Arquette requested to abandon the divorce petition on July 9, 2009.[3] 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.


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Daddy Stacy TV movie
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Kristen Parker
Pretty Smart Zero
1988 Far North Jilly
1990 Prayer of the Rollerboys Casey
1991 The Indian Runner Dorothy
Wildflower Alice CableACE Award for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
1992 Trouble Bound Kit Clifton
Inside Monkey Zetterland Grace Zetterland
1993 True Romance Alabama Worley Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (Shared with Christian Slater)
Ethan Frome Mattie Silver
1994 Ed Wood Kathy O'Hara
Holy Matrimony Havana
1995 Beyond Rangoon Laura Bowman
1996 Flirting with Disaster Nancy
Infinity Arline Greenbaum
1997 Lost Highway Renee Madison/Alice Wakefield
Nightwatch Katherine
1998 The Hi-Lo Country Mona Birk Bronze Wrangler for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Mary Burke
Goodbye Lover Sandra Dunmore
Stigmata Frankie Paige Nominated — Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress - Horror
2000 Little Nicky Valerie Veran Nominated — Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress
2001 Human Nature Lila Jute
2002 The Badge Scarlet
Searching for Debra Winger Herself
2003 Deeper Than Deep Linda Lovelace
Tiptoes Lucy
Holes Miss Katherine/Kissin' Kate Barlow
Abby Singer Cameo
2005-2011 Medium Allison DuBois Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Won 2005, Nominated 2007)
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (2006–2008)
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama (2005)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (2006–2007, 2010)
Nominated — TV Land Award for Favorite Character from the "Other Side" (2008)
2006 Fast Food Nation Cindy
2012 Girl in Progress Ms. Armstrong
Mystery White Boy Mary Guibert Filming
2013 Boyhood Mom Pre-production