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Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette is featured in:

Season 3, Episode 6: War Stories

Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette starred in Boyhood, the critically acclaimed 12-year project from Richard Linklater, for which she has won the Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

Arquette appeared in the fifth season of Boardwalk Empire opposite Steve Buscemi. She also starred as Allison Dubois in Medium, on the Network, for which she received numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and subsequent Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations. Among Arquette’s television movie credits is Wildflower, directed by Diane Keaton, for which Arquette earned a CableAce Award for Best Lead Actress.

Arquette has worked with a stellar list of directors in such critically-acclaimed films as Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner, John Madden’s Ethan Frome, Tony Scott’s True Romance, Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, John Boorman’s Beyond Rangoon, David O. Russell’s Flirting With Disaster, David Lynch’s Lost Highway, Roland Jaffe’sGoodbye Lover, Steven Frears’ Hi Lo Country, Rupert Wainwright’s Stigmata, Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out the Dead and Michel Gondry’s Human Nature. Other feature film credits include Stigmata,Little Nicky, The Badge and Holes.

The granddaughter of comedian Cliff Arquette (best known for his television personality “Charlie Weaver”), Arquette comes from a family ensconced in the entertainment industry. Her father was actor Lewis Arquette and her siblings – Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond and David Arquette – are all actors.

After visiting Haiti and seeing first-hand the destruction caused by the devastating earthquake that hit the island, Arquette started up the charity, GiveLove, to help provide victims of the Haiti earthquake with sustainable housing and assist in rebuilding communities in the aftermath of the disaster. For further information on GiveLove, please visit

Born in Chicago, Arquette currently resides in Los Angeles. Her birth date is April 8. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @PattyArquette.

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