Patricia Heaton

Actor, Playwright, Producer
As Debra Barone, long-suffering wife of Ray Barone (Ray Romano) on the television series "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005), actress Patricia Heaton put a fresh and realistic spin on the role of the sitcom wife ... Read more »
Born: 03/03/1958 in Bay Village, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

The Middle 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Moms' Night Out 2014 (Movie)

Sondra (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

20/20 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual CMA Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Back to You 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Funniest Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Path to 9/11 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

A Dr. Phil Primetime Special: Family First 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2005 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Christmas in Washington 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Danny Phantom 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Party of Five 1995 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Moguls 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 1997 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revealed With Jules Asner 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

A Home For the Holidays With Mariah Carey 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI Awards 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land: The Pitch 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Laugh Out Loud: TV's 15 Greatest Comedians 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Teri Garr: Comic Appeal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 TV Guide Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

Woman Fan (Actor)

Women of the House 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Someone Like Me 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Age 1994 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

Brie (Actor)

Memoirs of An Invisible Man 1992 (Movie)

Ellen (Actor)

Thirtysomething 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Town Without Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Front of the Class (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle in the Woods (TV Show)

Actor

Shattered Dreams (TV Show)

Actor

The Engagement Ring (TV Show)

Actor

The Goodbye Girl (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Christmas at Cartwrights 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Christmas Heart 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Amazing Grace 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

As Debra Barone, long-suffering wife of Ray Barone (Ray Romano) on the television series "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005), actress Patricia Heaton put a fresh and realistic spin on the role of the sitcom wife, which earned her two Emmy Awards and countless fans. Heaton's popularity, which came after years on stage and in several failed TV series, allowed her to star in and produce several television movies, as well as a string of popular ads for the Albertson's supermarket chain. In 2007, she returned to television opposite Kelsey Grammer in "Back to You" (Fox). Almost as well known for her television work as her outspoken conservative views, Heaton was not one to shy away from expressing views that did not always fly in the liberal city in which she had made a career for herself.

Relationships

Chuck Heaton

Father
Wrote a column for the Cleveland paper The Plain Dealer

Pat Heaton

Mother
Died of a brain aneurysm c. 1970

Michael Heaton

Brother
Writes the weekly "Minister of Culture" column for The Plain Dealer

Alice Heaton

Sister

Frances Heaton

Sister

Sharon Heaton

Sister

David Hunt Actor

Husband

Daniel Hunt

Son
Born January 20, 1999 father, David Hunt

John Hunt

Son
Born May 15, 1995 father, David Hunt

Joseph Hunt

Son
Born June 2, 1997 father, David Hunt

Sam Hunt

Son
Born c. 1993 father, David Hunt

EDUCATION

Ohio State University

Columbus , Ohio 1980

St. Raphael School

Cleveland , Ohio

Studied acting with William Esper

Milestones

2009

Starred as an eccentric Hoosier mom in the ABC comedy, "The Middle"

2007

Cast as TV anchor Kelly Carr in the short-lived FOX comedy, "Back to You"

2007

Co-starred off-Broadway in "The Scene," as the producer of a morning TV news show

2006

Portrayed former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Barbara Bodine, in the ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11"

2004

Co-starred with Jeff Daniels in a remake of Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl" for TNT; earned a SAG nomination for Best Actress in TV Movie

2001

Starred in the CBS TV-movie, "A Town Without Christmas"

1997

Acted in the CBS TV-movie, "Miracle in the Woods"

1996

Had a two-episode guest role on the FOX drama, "Party of Five"

1996

Played Debra Barone, the wife of the title character, on CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond"; earned Emmy (2003, 2004, 2005) and SAG (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006) nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series

1995

Co-starred on short-lived sitcom, "Women of the House" (CBS)

1994

Played Gaby Hoffmann's mother on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Someone Like Me"

1992

Played Linda Lavin's daughter in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Room For Two"

1992

Had small roles in the films, "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" and "Beethoven"

1990

Made TV-movie debut in "Shattered Dreams" (CBS)

1989

Had early television role on an episode of the FOX sci-fi series, "Alien Nation"

1989

Played the recurring role of Nancy Weston's doctor on "thirtysomething" (ABC)

1987

Made her Broadway debut in the chorus of "Don't Get God Started"

Moved to Los Angeles to produce the play, "The Johnstown Vindicator"

Toured with the children's theatre company; joined with other cast members to start Stage Three, a theater group

Bonus Trivia

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"Having kids has made me much less self-conscious about how I look. I don't wear makeup at all, unless I'm working. I guess it helps that I play a mom on TV. I'm not expected to be incredibly sexy." - Heaton to Us magazine, May 1999

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Patricia Heaton on Debra, her "Everybody Loves Raymond" character: "For once, they've given a sitcom wife failings and vulnerability and her own mental instability. A lot of sitcom wives are long-suffering and patronizing." - quoted in The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 11, 1999

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