Patricia Arquette was born on 8th April 1968 in Chicago, Illinois in the USA. She is an American actress with a number of well-known film appearances, her debut being in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”.
Her most awarded film was “Boyhood” for which she won an Oscar, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit, Satellite and Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Best Supporting Actress.
Arquette began acting in 1987 and since then has starred and supported in various successful independent and box office films. Some of her key successes are: “True Romance”, “Ed Wood”, “Stigmata” and “Little Nicky”.
In addition to her recognition for her performance in Boyhood, Patricia received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her role in the TV series “Medium” – she eventually won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2005.
Patricia comes from a family of actors, with all her siblings also going into the industry: Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond and David Arquette. Her father, Lewis Arquette, played J.D. Pickett in TV series “The Waltons”.
Patricia Arquette Religion
Patricia had a very mixed upbringing; her mother was Jewish, and her father converted from Catholicism to Islam.
Patricia was raised Catholic and when she was younger she wanted to be a nun, while she was attending Catholic school.
This mix of religions in her upbringing made her believe in the possibility of religious harmony.
Patricia Arquette Political Views
Patricia has often used her celebrity status to speak out on political issues; when accepting her Oscar for “Boyhood” she used the opportunity to talk about wage equality and ecological sanitation. She set up her own charity to support this cause, called GiveLove.
She supports a few charities actively, such as PETA; charities to help raise awareness of and find a cure for breast cancer, and she worked to help provide housing for people affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
She is also an avid supporter of the arts and would want the White House to invest more in this area.
Patricia Arquette Hobbies
Patricia leads a relatively private life, remaining under the Hollywood radar, so not much is known about her hobbies. She works hard at her charity work and also being a parent to her two children.
When she was younger, if she didn’t become an actress her dream was to be a midwife.
Her parents wanted her to get braces for her teeth as a child, but she refused, saying that her flaws would help with her character acting.
When she was 14 years old, Patricia ran away from home as she learned her father was having an affair – she had a tough childhood with an abusive mother and alcoholic father.
Patricia Arquette Horoscope
Patricia is an Aries.
Who is Patricia Arquette dating?
At the age of 20, Patricia was dating musician Paul Rossi and they had a son, Enzo.
In 1995 she married Nicholas Cage, the separated nine months later but remained together for show until Cage filed for divorce in February of 2000. He later withdrew the petition to try to reconcile, but Patricia then filed in November 2000.
In 2002 she was engaged to actor Thomas Jane, they were married in 2006 and have a daughter, Harlow Olivia Calliope Jane. By 2011 they had finalized their divorce and agreed to joint custody of Harlow.