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Patricia Heaton Biography

Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Worked as a copy clerk for People magazine in the mid-1980s while struggling to get her acting career started
  • Met British-born husband David in 1988 when she sublet his apartment
  • Auditioned for the role of Elaine on Seinfeld
  • Has served as honorary chair for the pro-life organization Feminists for Life since 1998
  • Published her memoir, Motherhood & Hollywood: How to Get a Job Like Mine, in 2002
  • Supports the charities Heifer International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending world hunger, and World Vision, which works to alleviate poverty

Awards

  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Michael Heaton -- Brother
  • Chuck Heaton -- Father
  • Pat Heaton -- Mother
  • Alice Cartwright -- Sister
  • Frances Heaton -- Sister
  • Sharon Heaton -- Sister
  • Daniel Patrick Hunt -- Son
  • John Basil Hunt -- Son
  • Joseph Charles Hunt -- Son
  • Sam Hunt -- Son
  • Cece Heaton -- Stepmother