Patricia Helen Heaton (born March 4, 1958) is an American actress, model, and comedian.

She is best known for her work on the sitcom Everybody Loves Debra Barron on Raymond (1996–2005)

as well as Francis "Frankie" Hack on the Middle (2009–2018).

Heaton is a three-time Emmy Award winner – a two-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress

in a Comedy Series for Everybody Loves Raymond, and

a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cooking Program as Patricia Heaton Hosting Parties (2015–2016). ,

Patricia Heaton was born in Bay Village, Ohio, the daughter of Patricia (Ne Hurd) and Chuck Heaton,

the sports writer for The Plain Dealer. When she was 12 years old, her mother died of an aneurysm.

The fourth of five children, Heaton was a devout Catholic.

Heaton has three sisters, Sharon (now a Dominican nun, and currently assistant registrar at Aquinas College in Nashville),

Alice and Francis, and a brother, Michael, who is an ordinary businessman and "Minister of Culture" columnist for the author. , For Papers Friday Magazine.

While at Ohio State University, she became the sister of the Delta Gamma Sorority.

He later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama.

In 1980, Heaton moved to New York City to study with drama teacher William Asper.

Heat made his Broadway debut with the chorus Get Started (1987), after fellow students formed Stage Three, an off-Broadway choir.

Heaton at her Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 22, 2012

When Stage Three brought one of its productions to Los Angeles, Heaton caught the eye of the casting director for the ABC drama ThirtySomething.

He was cast as an oncologist, appearing six times in a series between 1989 and 1991.

Other TV guest appearances include: Alien Nation (1989), Matlock (1990), Party of Five (1996), The King of Queens (1999), and Danny Phantom (2004).

Heaton's feature films include Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Beethoven (1992), The New Age (1994), and Space Jam (1996).

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