Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette is celebrating her 47th birthday today (April 8th, 2015). The actress who got worldwide recognition for her performance in Boyhood earned her the first Oscar nomination and win this year.
Patricia Arquette who won the Best Supporting Actress for
Boyhood ruled 2015's award season with Academy Award, BAFTA Award,
Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit
Award, and SAG Award win.
Apart from playing in movies, Patricia also acted in TV shows.
She played real life psychic Allison DuBois in the supernatural
drama series Medium for seven seasons (2005-11) for which she
received three Golden Globe nominations and two Emmy Award
nominations, winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in
a Drama in 2005.
Recently, Random House publisher announced that she is going to
pen a memoir about her "unconventional family," single parenthood
and life in Hollywood.
On the 47th birthday of Patricia Arquette, here are some of the
unknown facts about the Oscar winner.
Acting Is In Her Blood
Patricia is the fourth generation actor in her family. Her
great-grandparents were vaudeville performers, her
grandfather, Cliff Arquette, played Charley Weaver on the Jack Paar
Show, and her late father, Lewis Arquette, played J.D. Pickett
on The Waltons. Her siblings, Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond, and
David, are actors as well.
After playing a teen mom and a boarding school student on TV,
Patricia made her film debut in Chuck Russell's A Nightmare on Elm
Street 3: Dream Warriors in 1987. She was supposed to star in the
sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master but Patricia
got pregnant with her first child, Enzo Rossi.
Believes In Character Acting
As a child, her parents offered to get her braces to bring her
teeth in shape. However, Patricia refused telling them she wanted
to have flaws because it would help her with character
A Single Mother
Patricia is a single mother in real life too! She has two kids,
Enzo and Harlow. The actress became a mother when she was just
Her Love Life
Patricia has a love child with musician Paul Rossi. Thy have a
son named Enzo Rossi who was born in 1989. In April 1995, Arquette
married Nicolas Cage but the couple separated after nine months and
then filed for divorce. Patricia then started dating Thomas Jane
and the couple got engaged in 2002. They have a daughter, Harlow
Olivia Calliope Jane born in 2003. The couple got married in 2006
but trouble came in paradise in 2009, and the couple filed for
divorce in 2010 citing 'irreconcilable differences.'
First Oscar Nod & Win
Patricia has been working in the industry since 1987, but got
her first Oscar nod in 2015 for her performance in Boyhood. She
even won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the
More TV Shows
Although she won an Oscar, nothing can stop Patricia to come on
TV. She is playing the leading role of Special Agent Avery Ryan in
the CSI spinoff series CSI: Cyber.
Patricia is set to release her memoir for Random House. "Over
the years, the public has come to know aspects of me through my
roles in film and television," Arquette said in a release. "Writing
a memoir will be a new and intimate artistic journey for me, and I
hope to bring to it the same honesty I have always sought to bring
to my work as an actor."