Patricia Arquette (info)

Patricia Arquette (info)
With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated and talented actresses of her generation. Though she has been working for years, she's always stayed just under the radar of true stardom, despite a 1995 marriage to Nicolas Cage.

Patricia was born in Chicago, though the family soon moved to a commune near Arlington, Virginia. Her parents, Lewis Arquette, an actor, and Brenda Denaut (née Nowak), an acting teacher and therapist, had 4 other children: Rosanna Arquette,Richmond ArquetteAlexis Arquette, and David Arquette, all actors. Her paternal grandfather, Cliff Arquette, was also an entertainer. Patricia's mother was from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Poland and Russia), while Patricia's father had French-Canadian, Swiss-German, and English ancestry.

At 15, Patricia ran away from home to live with her sister Rosanna and, after initial insecurity, got her start in Pretty Smart (1987). A year later, she gained attention for her starring role in Pesadilla en Elm Street 3: Los guerreros del sueño (1987), considered by many to be the best film of the Nightmare series. In 1989, Patricia's son, Enzo (father isPaul Rossi), was born. Soon after, her career took off, and she has since appeared in such critically acclaimed movies as Amor a quemarropa (1993), Más allá de Rangún (1995),Ethan Frome (1993), Carretera perdida (1997) and Flirteando con el desastre (1996). She won a CableACE award in 1991 for her portrayal of a deaf epileptic in Una flor salvaje(1991). In 1997, after her mother died of breast cancer, Patricia took the lead in the fight against the disease. She has run in the annual Race for the Cure and in 1999 was the Lee National Denim Day spokesperson. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Emily <>

Thomas Jane (24 June 2006 - 1 July 2011) (divorced) (1 child)
Nicolas Cage (8 April 1995 - 18 May 2001) (divorced)

Daughter of Lewis Arquette and Brenda Denaut.

Granddaughter of the late Cliff Arquette, TV character "Charlie Weaver" and Julie Harrison.
Sister of Richmond ArquetteAlexis ArquetteDavid Arquette and Rosanna Arquette.

Former sister-in-law of Courteney Cox.

August 2002: Became engaged to actor Thomas Jane.

Attended Mid-City Alternative school on the corner of Adams Blvd. and Arlington Avenue in the mid 1970s. Her two brothers, David Arquette and Richmond Arquette, also attended this school.

Attended Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies in Los Angeles, California.

Was originally cast in the Jennifer Jason Leigh role opposite her brother, Alexis Arquette, in Última salida Brooklyn (1989) but had to drop out because of her pregnancy.

In an interview with Magnet (June-July 1999), Tom Waits admitted that a line in "Black Market Baby" was inspired by Arquette. His wife observed of Arquette, "She's a bonsai Aphrodite". The track is found on the "Mule Variations".

Former sister-in-law of Tony GrecoJames Newton Howard and John Sidel. They were each married to her sister, Rosanna Arquette.
Married Thomas Jane at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice

Former stepmother of Nicolas Cage's son, Weston Cage.

Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002.

Actress Valeria Golino was her witness at her marriage to Thomas Jane.
Her NBC-TV show Médium (2005) briefly aired in the same time slot as her sister,Rosanna Arquette's ABC-TV show ¿Qué hacemos con Brian? (2006).

She was born at 11:55 a.m. (EST).

Aunt of Zoe Sidel and Coco Arquette.

The family surname was spelled "Arcouet" many generations back. Her father had French-Canadian, English, Swiss-German, German, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Patricia's maternal grandfather, Joseph Nowack, was a Polish Jewish immigrant, while Patricia's maternal grandmother, Claire Hibel, was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Filed for divorced from Thomas Jane in January 2009, citing "irreconcilable differences", but they reunited just weeks later. They split for good in August 2010.

Gave birth to her second child at age 34, a daughter Harlow Olivia Calliope Jane on February 23, 2003. Child's father is her boyfriend [now ex-second husband], Thomas Jane.

Gave birth to her first child at age 20, a son Enzo Luciano Rossi (aka Enzo Rossi) on January 3, 1989. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend Paul Rossi.

Was set to reprise her role of Kristen Parker in Pesadilla en Elm Street 4: El amo del sueño (1988) but was forced to decline because she became pregnant of her son Enzo Rossi.
Sister-in-law of Todd Morgan, Rosanna's 4th husband.

Considered for the role of Dorothy Boyd in 'Jerry Maguire'.

Is the first member of the Arquette family to receive (and ultimately win) an Oscar nomination.

In her Oscar acceptance speech for Boyhood (Momentos de una vida) (2014) she made remarks about gender inequality, which instantly went viral as the millions of people watching the telecast at home weighed in. Women's groups say that the only times they have seen more buzz around the topic of income disparity was when Lilly Ledbetter, the activist who sued Goodyear for paying her less than male counterparts, addressed the Democratic National Convention in 2008 and 2012, and when Barack Obama took up the mantle of equal pay in State of the Union address in 2015.

Is one of 13 actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for En la cuerda floja (2005), Helen Mirren for La reina (2006), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Kate Winslet for El lector (2008),Mo'Nique for Precious (2009), Natalie Portman for Cisne negro (2010), Octavia Spencerfor Criadas y señoras (2011), Anne Hathaway for Los miserables (2012), Cate Blanchettfor Blue Jasmine (2013) and Julianne Moore for Siempre Alice (2014).

Was the 143rd actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Boyhood (Momentos de una vida) (2014) at The 87th Annual Academy Awards on February 22, 2015.
Personal Quotes 
[commenting on her role as Allison DuBois in her TV series Médium (2005)] I wanted to play a woman who looks normal. It's important for me to be real.

I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship.

Hippy people had a hopeful idea of what they wanted the world to be like, then most of them changed into corporate Yuppies. But I still have that hippy thing underneath somewhere.

You want your partner to objectify you.

We all have our own little thing, I think.

Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with.

I grew up in a hippie commune so I have a real hippie part of me.

I find that men are far more vain than women.

I don't read my reviews, but I have a bunch of them and I will when I'm 80.

I don't have a goal but I just want to work on movies that I really like.
[on her character in Boyhood shutting out her husband's abuse] Now, I wouldn't be like that. I would climb across the table and stab him in the head with a fork.

[on her vulnerable and melancholy rawness] Every man I've loved has tried to find it, fix it, soothe it.

The business has changed in every way. Back in the day, when Vivien Leigh was cast as Scarlett O'Hara, you know, she was relatively unknown, and every big star in the world wanted to do that part. Now they would just cast the biggest star. Financiers don't support their directors to cast properly. They don't have the vision of an artist, they're casting to spreadsheets and it's making movies very mediocre. The movie business used to just be called the movies. Now it should be the business movies.

Medium (2005) $225.000 /episode (2009-10)