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Patricia Arquette



Actress Patricia Arquette is the granddaughter of Cliff Arquette, the daughter of character actor Lewis Arquette, and the sister of actors Rosanna Arquette, David Arquette and Alexis Arquette. Inaugurating her own film career in the mid-'80s, the actress came into her own with a gallery of fine portrayals in the '90s. In 1993 alone, she was seen as the hero's cousin/inamorata in Ethan Frome; the strung-out heroine in the stylishly violent road movie True Romance; and the hero's lesbian sister in Inside Monkey Zetterland. Arquette closed out 1994 on a fine note with her sympathetic portrayal of Kathy O'Hara, the second wife of Hollywood's "world's worst director," in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.



The following year included a starring role in John Boorman's Beyond Rangoon and a marriage to actor Nicolas Cage. In 1996, Arquette had lead roles in a number of films, most notably David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster, in which she played Ben Stiller's put-upon wife. She then switched gears with starring roles in David Lynch's Lost Highway and the thriller Nightwatch. She tried her hand at a Western in 1998, playing the object of Woody Harrelson's and Billy Crudup's desires in Stephen Frears' The Hi-Lo Country. Despite an interesting premise and excellent cast, the film flopped, but Arquette continued to work steadily the following year, with lead roles in the black comedy Goodbye Lover; Stigmata, in which she starred opposite Gabriel Byrne as the unwitting target of a supernatural phenomenon; and Martin Scorsese's Bringing out the Dead, a film starring Arquette's then-husband Cage as a burnt-out paramedic.



Following the weightiness of the creepy Stigmata and the disturbing Bringing Out the Dead, Arquette took things in a decidedly lighter direction with her next two projects. In 2000, she played Adam Sandler's love-interest in the comedy Little Nicky, while the following year found her opposite Tim Robbins in the off-the-wall Human Nature. Written by Being John Malkovich scribe Charlie Kaufman, Human Nature was the feature debut from acclaimed music-video director Michel Gondry and featured Arquette as a woman cursed with a coat of fur covering her body.



As the decade progressed, audiences could see Arquette in projects ranging from the star-studded documentary Searching for Debra Winger to the sleeper family film Holes. Then in 2005, Arquette found a truly resonant role, starring the psychic Allison Dubois on the extremely popular supernatural drama Medium. The show would run from 2005 to 2011, and Arquette would follow it up with a role alongside Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman in A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.



In 2014, Arquette enjoyed the biggest critical success of her career playing the mother in Richard Linklater's universally praised Boyhood. Shot over the course of 12 years, the movie scored Arquette numerous year-end accolades, including an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Equal Means Equal
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2016
93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny
  • Actor
2016
38% The Wannabe
  • Rose
2015
14% Electric Slide
  • Tina
2015
98% Boyhood
  • Mom
2014
No Score Yet Vijay And I
  • Julia
2013
15% A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
  • Izzy
2013
30% Girl In Progress
  • Ms. Armstrong
2012
25% Certifiably Jonathan
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Elmo's Animal Adventures
  • Actor
2009
50% Fast Food Nation
  • Cindy
2006
29% Tiptoes
  • Lucy
2004
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London
  • Actor
2004
77% Holes
  • Katherine Barlow
2003
33% The Badge
  • Scarlet
2002
No Score Yet Searching for Debra Winger
  • Actor
2002
49% Human Nature
  • Lila Jute
2002
22% Little Nicky
  • Valerie
2000
71% Bringing Out the Dead
  • Mary
1999
21% Stigmata
  • Frankie Paige
1999
56% The Hi-Lo Country
  • Mona Birk
1998
23% Nightwatch
  • Katherine
1998
29% Goodbye Lover
  • Sandra Dunmore
1998
No Score Yet Pretty As A Picture: The Art Of David Lynch
  • Actor
1997
60% Lost Highway
  • Renee Madison/Alice Wakefield
1997
50% Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent'
  • Winnie
1996
62% Infinity
  • Arline Greenbaum
1996
87% Flirting With Disaster
  • Nancy Coplin
1996
38% Beyond Rangoon
  • Laura Bowman
1995
92% Ed Wood
  • Kathy O'Hara
1994
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony
  • Havana
1994
No Score Yet Betrayed by Love
  • Deanne Jones Wilson
1994
92% True Romance
  • Alabama Whitman
1993
71% Inside Monkey Zetterland
  • Grace
1993
56% Ethan Frome
  • Mattie Silver
1993
No Score Yet Trouble Bound
  • Kit Califano
1992
No Score Yet Wildflower
  • Alice Guthrie
1991
74% The Indian Runner
  • Dorothy
1991
No Score Yet Dillinger
  • Polly
1991
No Score Yet Prayer of the Rollerboys
  • Casey
1991
64% Uncle Buck
  • Actor
1989
17% Far North
  • Jilly
1988
No Score Yet Pretty Smart
  • Zero
1987
No Score Yet Daddy
  • Stacy
1987
74% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors
  • Kristen Parker
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Actor
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
91% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
  • Sally Wheet
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Allison DuBois
  • Director
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Avery Ryan
35% CSI: Cyber
2015-2016
  • Avery Ryan
85% Inside Amy Schumer
2013-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing

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