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Patricia Heaton

Emmy Award-Winning Actress & Author

Patricia Heaton stars in the new CBS series Carol’s Second Act premiering September 26. The show chronicles the life of Carol (Heaton) who enters her “second act” as she goes back to medical school—in her 50s—to become a doctor. Surrounded by fellow residents in their late 20s they come to realize that they have a lot to learn from Carol and all her life experience.

In real life, Heaton is living her second act, both professionally and personally.

Personally, all of her four children have grown up and are now out of the house. She and her husband, Dave, are getting used to being empty nesters and how they are going to spend their newfound time.

Also on the personal front, Heaton has implemented significant health and fitness changes into her daily routine.

Heaton’s “second act” also includes becoming a Celebrity Ambassador for World Vision, the world’s largest NGO, using her extensive platform to raise awareness and financial support for their work in poverty relief around the globe, especially in the areas of clean water, women’s issues and education.

Professionally, Heaton is executive producing and starring in her own show. Her previous hit series, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, were already developed and sold when she joined them. Carol’s Second Act is the first time in her career that she has created and shaped a starring vehicle for herself from the ground up. From developing the concept to selling the show to taking it to the small screen.

Heaton is living proof that second acts can happen at any age.

Although one would think it pertains to adults in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s it’s not always the case. Second Acts can happen at any point in one’s life. The importance and focal point utilizing life experience, creating a strategy and the courage to make change.

It’s never too late, or too early, to start your Second Act.

BIO

Patricia Heaton is an Emmy-winning actress who has played not one, but two beloved TV moms. She returns to television this fall for the hotly anticipated CBS comedy Carol’s Second Act, starring as the titular character—a mom who, after raising her two children and retiring from teaching, embarks on a unique second act: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.

She most recently starred in ABC’s critically acclaimed comedy The Middle, and is perhaps best known for her role as Debra Barone on the classic series Everybody Loves Raymond, for which she won two Emmy® Awards and was nominated 7 times.

Heaton recently launched her homewares line “Patricia Heaton Home” with Walmart. Born out of her love for spending quality time with family and friends, the line is a natural progression from her Emmy Award-winning Food Network series Patricia Heaton Parties and her first cookbook, Patricia Heaton’s Food for Family and Friends.

In 2001, Heaton co-founded FourBoys Films, a production company which she runs with her husband David Hunt.

A committed philanthropist, Heaton is the founding member of World Vision’s Celebrity Ambassador Network.

Heaton is a mother to four sons and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Patricia Heaton is an Emmy-winning actress who has played not one, but two beloved TV moms. She returns to television this fall for the hotly anticipated CBS comedy Carol’s Second Act, starring as the titular character—a mom who, after raising her two children and retiring from teaching, embarks on a unique second act: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.

She most recently starred in ABC’s critically acclaimed comedy The Middle, and is perhaps best known for her role as Debra Barone on the classic series Everybody Loves Raymond, for which she won two Emmy® Awards and was nominated 7 times.

Heaton recently launched her homewares line “Patricia Heaton Home” with Walmart. Born out of her love for spending quality time with family and friends, the line is a natural progression from her Emmy Award-winning Food Network series Patricia Heaton Parties and her first cookbook, Patricia Heaton’s Food for Family and Friends.

In 2001, Heaton co-founded FourBoys Films, a production company which she runs with her husband David Hunt.

A committed philanthropist, Heaton is the founding member of World Vision’s Celebrity Ambassador Network.

Heaton is a mother to four sons and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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