Patricia Arquette’s biographyPatricia Arquette is a renowned actress and a philanthropist, well recognized and highly regarded in the cinema industry. Throughout her career, she was nominated and has won numerous prestigious awards including the Primetime Emmy Award, the Golden Globe Award, the BAFTA Film Award, and others.
Childhood and familyPatricia Arquette was born on April 8, 1968, in Chicago. Her father, Lewis Arquette was an actor, writer and producer, and manager of an improvisational comedy theater troupe The Second City, based in Chicago. In the late ‘60s, Lewis grew tired of the industrial city’s hustle and bustle and relocated to a rural Subud commune and converted to Islam.
Patricia’s grandfather was a well-known and loved comedian and an actor, and it was no surprise that all the Arquette children decided to follow in his footsteps and connect their lives with the cinema industry in one way or another.
The beginning of acting careerSoon after graduating from high school, Patricia landed her first role in a comedy-drama Pretty Smart (1986) where she portrayed Tricia Leigh Fisher’s character best friend. A year later, Arquette was cast as Kristen in the third film of a legendary fantasy slasher franchise Nightmare on Elm Street.
Patricia went on to star in a 1993 neo-noir crime film Trouble Bound where she portrayed an unhinged daughter of a mob member falling in love with an ex-convicted player Michael Madsen.
Arquette’s best worksIn 1996, Arquette appeared in a black comedy film Flirting with Disaster alongside Josh Brolin and Ben Stiller, and a year later worked with Ewan McGregor and Nick Nolte on the set of a horror-thriller Nightwatch.
Oscar for BoyhoodIn 2013, Patricia appeared in a period crime drama television series Boardwalk Empire where she worked alongside Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, and Stephen Graham.
The production of Boyhood lasted for 12 years as the director wanted to show the process of growing up of the main character and the members of his family in real life, so to say. Patricia received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Patricia Arquette’s personal lifePatricia Arquette married Nicolas Cage in 1995. He’s been trying to woo Patricia since the late ‘80s for eight years but she’s been ignoring his advances and even gave birth to a son from another man.
Just two years later, Patricia had a daughter with another actor Thomas Jane, who she consequently married in 2006.
Her older sister Rosanna, as well as her three brothers, is connected to the film industry.