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Also Known As: Patricia Helen Heaton, Patty Heaton Died:
Born: March 4, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bay Village, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, producer, playwright, copy clerk, proofreader, restaurant hostess

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

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3.
 Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (2004) Paula Mcfadden
4.
 Town Without Christmas, A (2001) M J Jensen
5.
 Miracle in the Woods (1997) Wanda Briggs
6.
 Space Jam (1996) Woman Fan
7.
 New Age, The (1994) Anna
8.
9.
 Beethoven (1992) Brie
10.
 Shattered Dreams (1990) 2nd Dotti
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Milestones close milestones

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Toured with the children's theatre company; joined with other cast members to start Stage Three, a theater group
1987:
Made her Broadway debut in the chorus of "Don't Get God Started"
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Moved to Los Angeles to produce the play, "The Johnstown Vindicator"
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)
1990:
Made TV-movie debut in "Shattered Dreams" (CBS)
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"
1994:
Played Gaby Hoffmann's mother on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Someone Like Me"
1995:
Co-starred on short-lived sitcom, "Women of the House" (CBS)
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
1997:
Acted in the CBS TV-movie, "Miracle in the Woods"
2001:
Starred in the CBS TV-movie, "A Town Without Christmas"
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
2006:
Portrayed former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Barbara Bodine, in the ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11"
2007:
Co-starred off-Broadway in "The Scene," as the producer of a morning TV news show
2007:
Cast as TV anchor Kelly Carr in the short-lived FOX comedy, "Back to You"
2009:
Starred as an eccentric Hoosier mom in the ABC comedy, "The Middle"
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Education

St. Raphael School: Cleveland , Ohio -
Ohio State University: Columbus , Ohio - 1980

Notes

"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, May 1999.

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 Los Angeles Times, September 11, 1999.

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
David Hunt. Actor. British; born c. 1954; married on October 13, 1990.
husband:
David Hunt. Paralegal. Divorced from Watson's father c. 1988.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Chuck Heaton. Sportswriter. Wrote column for Cleveland <i>Plain Dealer</i>.
father:
Chuck Heaton. Actor.
mother:
Pat Heaton. Has another; older.
mother:
Pat Heaton. Died of a brain aneurysm c. 1970.
brother:
Michael Heaton. Insurance salesman. Baptist.
brother:
Michael Heaton. Journalist. Works for Cleveland <i>Plain Dealer</i>.
sister:
Alice Heaton. Has five, all younger.
son:
Sam Hunt. Doctor. Commited suicide c. 1980.
son:
Sam Hunt. Born c. 1993.
son:
John Basil Hunt. Has a third.
son:
John Basil Hunt. Born on May 15, 1995.
son:
Joseph Charles Hunt. Physician.
son:
Joseph Charles Hunt. Born on June 2, 1997.
son:
Daniel Patrick Hunt. Born on January 20, 1999.
son:
Daniel Patrick Hunt. Attorney. Divorced from Watson's mother c. 1988.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Motherhood and Hollywood"

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