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Also Known As: Patricia T Arquette Died:
Born: April 8, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actress

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The youngest daughter of a performing family including brother David Arquette and sister Rosanna Arquette, vivacious and vulnerable Patricia Arquette rose through the 1990s independent film world to become a leading player for directors like Tim Burton, David Lynch and Sean Penn. Her breakthrough role in Tony Scott's crime spree "True Romance" (1993) led to more risky but stylish fare, including "Lost Highway" (1997) and "Stigmata" (1999), but the actress also proved her widespread appeal with mainstream dramas like Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead" (1999) and comedies like "Little Nicky" (2000). The actress also endured a tabloid fascination with her love life after dating Christian Slater and marrying and divorcing Nicholas Cage. In 2005, Arquette made an unlikely leap to series television with resounding success, due to her portrayal of a hectic working mom who also happens to be a gifted psychic on the long-running procedural, "Medium" (NBC/CBS, 2005-2011), which earned the actress an Emmy Award, as well as mainstream success. Though she appeared in only one film during her seven seasons on "Medium," Arquette was poised for a big screen comeback once "Medium" finally ended. ...

The youngest daughter of a performing family including brother David Arquette and sister Rosanna Arquette, vivacious and vulnerable Patricia Arquette rose through the 1990s independent film world to become a leading player for directors like Tim Burton, David Lynch and Sean Penn. Her breakthrough role in Tony Scott's crime spree "True Romance" (1993) led to more risky but stylish fare, including "Lost Highway" (1997) and "Stigmata" (1999), but the actress also proved her widespread appeal with mainstream dramas like Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead" (1999) and comedies like "Little Nicky" (2000). The actress also endured a tabloid fascination with her love life after dating Christian Slater and marrying and divorcing Nicholas Cage. In 2005, Arquette made an unlikely leap to series television with resounding success, due to her portrayal of a hectic working mom who also happens to be a gifted psychic on the long-running procedural, "Medium" (NBC/CBS, 2005-2011), which earned the actress an Emmy Award, as well as mainstream success. Though she appeared in only one film during her seven seasons on "Medium," Arquette was poised for a big screen comeback once "Medium" finally ended.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wannabe, The (2014)
2.
3.
 Boyhood (2014)
5.
6.
 Fast Food Nation (2006)
7.
 Holes (2003) Kissin' Kate Barlow
8.
 Searching for Debra Winger (2003) Herself
9.
 Human Nature (2001) Lila Jute
10.
 Little Nicky (2000) Valerie
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Milestones close milestones

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Spent five years living with family at an artists' commune in Virginia
1986:
First acting role, "Pretty Smart"
1987:
Gained attention for co-starring role in "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"
1987:
Made TV movie debut as a pregnant high school student in "Daddy" (ABC)
1990:
Directed by Diane Keaton in "The Girl With the Crazy Brother," a CBS Schoolbreak Special
1991:
Re-teamed with director Diane Keaton to play lead role of a girl with epilepsy in the Lifetime movie "Wildflower"
1991:
Cast in featured role as Viggo Mortensen's girlfriend in "The Indian Runner," written and directed by Sean Penn
1993:
Delivered breakout performance opposite Christian Slater in "True Romance," directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino
1994:
Portrayed Kathy O'Hara, girlfriend and eventual wife of "Ed Wood"; film directed by Tim Burton and starred Johnny Depp in title role
1995:
Cast in leading role of an American physician who becomes stranded in Burma in "Beyond Rangoon"
1996:
Appeared as the wife of Ben Stiller's Mel Coplin in "Flirting With Disaster"
1996:
Starred opposite Matthew Broderick in his feature directorial debut "Infinity"
1997:
Played dual role of the murdered wife of a jazz musician and a vamp in "Lost Highway"
1998:
Played femme fatale Mona in "The Hi-Lo Country"
1999:
Collaborated with then-husband Nicolas Cage in Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead"
2000:
Played the love interest to Adam Sandler in "Little Nicky"
2002:
Co-starred with Tim Robbins in "Human Nature," written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry
2002:
Appeared in documentary "Searching for Debra Winger," about the pressures women face working in the entertainment industry; written and directed by her sister Rosanna Arquette
2005:
Cast as Alison Dubois, a woman who communicates with the dead on NBC drama "Medium"; earned Golden Globe (2005, 2006, 2007), SAG (2005, 2006, 2009) and Emmy (2007) nominations for Best Actress in a Drama Series
2006:
Cast as part of an ensemble in "Fast Food Nation," Richard Linklater's adaptation of Eric Schlosser's non-fiction book
2008:
Played the storyteller in "A Single Woman," the biographical story of suffragist Jeannette Rankin
2012:
Co-starred with Eva Mendes in comedy-drama "Girl in Progress"
2012:
Cast opposite Charlie Sheen in "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," directed by Roman Coppola
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Notes

On her role in "Beyond Rangoon", Arquette told PEOPLE (September 18, 1995): "It's dangerous for a young woman in Hollywood to desexualize herself, but sex didn't belong in this movie. It's interesting to show the relationship between this woman and a much older man. I'd have hated it if we were running through the jungle and started kissing each other."

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Paul Rossi. Musician. Father of Enzo.
companion:
Christian Slater. Actor. No longer together.
companion:
Matthew McConaughey. Actor. Dated briefly c. 1994.
husband:
Nicolas Cage. Actor. First met in 1989; went on a date; later remet c. 1994; married in April 1995; Cage filed for divorce in February 2000; couple reconciled and Cage withdrew suit; Arquette filed for divorce in November 2000; divorced finalized on August 29, 2001.
companion:
Thomas Jane. Actor. Engaged August 2002.
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Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Cliff Arquette. Humorist.
mother:
Mardi Arquette. Poet, political activist. Born in August 1939; divorced from Arquette's father c. 1990; died of breast cancer in August 1997.
father:
Lewis Arquette. Actor. Original member of improvisational group The Committee; also member of Paul Sills' Story Theater; divorced from Arquette's mother c. 1990; died on February 10, 2001 at age 65.
sister:
Rosanna Arquete. Actor. Born on August 10, 1959.
brother:
Richmond Arquette. Writer, actor. Born c. 1963.
brother:
Alexis Arquette. Actor, drag artist. Born in 1969.
brother:
David Arquette. Actor. Born on September 8, 1971; married to actress Courteney Cox.
son:
Enzo Luciano Rossi. Born on January 3, 1989; father, Paul Rossi.
step-son:
Weston Coppola Cage. Born on December 26, 1990.
daughter:
Harlow. Born February 20, 2003; father Thomas Jane.
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