Patricia Heaton

Emmy Award-Winning Actress & Author

Brace yourself: Actress, producer and author Patricia Heaton is a pro-life conservative in Hollywood. Throughout her career as an actor, she has pulled from her own experience to create hard-working, middle-class characters who find the joy and humor in everyday life, despite occasional hardship. Offscreen, Heaton's refreshing wit, honesty, and humor allow her to approach with ease some of the most difficult topics facing Americans today. Relying on her faith, family and moral compass, she gracefully tackles issues of religion, marriage, and working motherhood, while also lending her voice to a number of pro-life causes.

BIO

Patricia Heaton is an Emmy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Heaton currently stars in the ABC comedy, The Middle, as Frankie, a super mom who is trying to find the balance between her family and career in the Midwest. Feature film credits include Moms’ Night Out, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Beethoven, New Age and Space Jam. Perhaps best known for her role as Debra Barone on the classic television series Everybody Loves Raymond, Heaton won two Emmy Awards, as well as best actress honors from both the Viewers for Quality Television and the Screen Actors Guild for her portrayal.

In 2001, Heaton co-founded FourBoys Films, a production company which she runs with her husband David Hunt. FourBoys productions include The Engagement Ring, The Christmas Heart, The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania (documentary) and the critically acclaimed film Amazing Grace. Most recently, FourBoys partnered on the web series, Versailles, in which Heaton appeared. In addition to her acting and producing credits, Heaton is a successful author whose book Motherhood and Hollywood — How to Get a Job Like Mine made the New York Times bestseller list. Her most recent book, Patricia Heaton’s Food for Family and Friends is another take home favorite.

A registered Republican and devout in her faith, Heaton has been vocal in her support for pro-life groups and causes opposing abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and the death penalty. Heaton is honorary chair of Feminists for Life, an organization that supports pro-life causes on the basis of feminism. She is active in many charities, including Autism Speaks, American Red Cross, World Vision, Compassion International, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Everychild Foundation and Sparrows Gate Orphanage. She also served on President George W. Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Patricia Heaton is an Emmy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Heaton currently stars in the ABC comedy, The Middle, as Frankie, a super mom who is trying to find the balance between her family and career in the Midwest. Feature film credits include Moms’ Night Out, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Beethoven, New Age and Space Jam. Perhaps best known for her role as Debra Barone on the classic television series Everybody Loves Raymond, Heaton won two Emmy Awards, as well as best actress honors from both the Viewers for Quality Television and the Screen Actors Guild for her portrayal.

In 2001, Heaton co-founded FourBoys Films, a production company which she runs with her husband David Hunt. FourBoys productions include The Engagement Ring, The Christmas Heart, The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania (documentary) and the critically acclaimed film Amazing Grace. Most recently, FourBoys partnered on the web series, Versailles, in which Heaton appeared. In addition to her acting and producing credits, Heaton is a successful author whose book Motherhood and Hollywood — How to Get a Job Like Mine made the New York Times bestseller list. Her most recent book, Patricia Heaton’s Food for Family and Friends is another take home favorite.

A registered Republican and devout in her faith, Heaton has been vocal in her support for pro-life groups and causes opposing abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and the death penalty. Heaton is honorary chair of Feminists for Life, an organization that supports pro-life causes on the basis of feminism. She is active in many charities, including Autism Speaks, American Red Cross, World Vision, Compassion International, Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Everychild Foundation and Sparrows Gate Orphanage. She also served on President George W. Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

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