This is an article about an actress who was originally cast to play a villain in a Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy film, for the villain's page, see also: Trakeena (Patricia Heaton) .
Patricia Helen Heaton (born March 4, 1958) is an Irish-American actress, comedienne, producer and model.
Heaton has been cast to portray Trakeena in the 2012 rebooted version of Power Rangers LG: The Rise of Trakeena , Anthony Marsh, Jr 's fanfilm based on Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy - replacing the villain's original actress Amy Miller -Rolle. ( Kate Walsh , however, was originally chosen play the villain in the revamped version of the film but later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts).
Heaton is mostly famous for portraying Debra Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005, for which she won two Emmy Awards. In 2007, she made a return to sitcom television opposite Kelsey Grammer in the Fox comedy series Back to You, which was canceled in 2008.
- Heaton made her first Broadway appearance in the chorus of Don't Get God Started (1987), after which she and fellow students created Stage Three, an Off-Broadway acting troupe.
- In January 2007, Heaton returned to the stage to co-star with Tony Shalhoub in the Off-Broadway play The Scene at Second Stage Theater in New York City. For this performance, Heaton was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for the 22nd Lucille Lortel Awards.
Television and FilmEdit
- When Stage Three brought one of their productions to Los Angeles, Heaton caught the eye of a casting director for the ABC drama Thirtysomething. She was cast as an oncologist, leading to six appearances on the series from 1989–1991.
- Other TV guest appearances include: Alien Nation (1989), Matlock (1990), Party of Five (1996), The King of Queens (1999), and Danny Phantom (2004).
- Heaton was featured in three short-lived sitcoms — Room for Two (1992) with Linda Lavin, Someone Like Me (1994), and Women of the House (1995) with Delta Burke and Terri Garr — before landing her signature role of beleaguered wife, mother, and in-law Debra Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005) with Ray Romano, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, and Monica Horan. She was nominated in each of the series' last seven seasons for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy, winning the award twice. She has also collected two Viewers for Quality Television awards and a Screen Actors Guild trophy for her work on the series.
- Starting September 2007, Heaton began to co-star with Kelsey Grammer in Back to You, a new situation comedy on Fox. The show was canceled in May 2008.
- Heaton appeared on the season 7 premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where she helped build a home for a firefighter and his family.
- More recently, she is currently seen in the ABC comedy The Middle. as Frankie Heck.
- She starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie Front of the Class, based on the real story of a mother, Ellen Cohen, dealing with a son, Brad Cohen, who has Tourette Syndrome, in 2008.
- Heaton's television movies include Shattered Dreams (1990), Front of the Class (2008)], Miracle in the Woods (1997), A Town Without Christmas (2001), as well as the remake of Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (2004) with Jeff Daniels, and The Engagement Ring (2005), both for TNT.
- Heaton hasn't appeared in feature films much, but has starred in theatrically released films such as Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Beethoven (1992), The New Age (1994), and Space Jam (1996), which recurred her in small parts of those films.
- Heaton was the producer for the 2005 documentary The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania, which was directed by her husband. She was also one of the producers of the William Wilberforce drama Amazing Grace (2006).
- Heaton was born in Bay Village, Ohio, the daughter of Patricia (nee Hurd) and Chuck Heaton, who was a well-known Plain Dealer sportswriter.
- Her mother died when Heaton was at the age of 12.
- She was raised as a devout Roman Catholic.
- She has three sisters, Sharon, Alice, and Frances, and one brother, Michael, who is the "Minister of Culture" columnist for the Plain Dealer and a writer for the paper's Friday Magazine.
- While attending the Ohio State University, she became a sister of Delta Gamma Sorority.
- She later graduated with a B.A. in drama.
- In 1980, Heaton moved to New York City to study with drama teacher William Esper.
- She is a Republican.
- In 2003, Heaton appeared in a series of television and radio commercials as spokesperson for the various incarnations of the grocery chain Albertsons, such as Acme, Jewel and Shaw's. Heaton also was featured on the cover of the company's 2003 and 2004 annual reports. In 2007, Albertsons created the Crazy About Food slogan/campaign and Heaton's association with the company ended.
- She has also appeared in advertisements for Pantene hair-care products.
- Heaton has been married to British actor David Hunt since 1990; it is her second marriage. Her first marriage (1984–1987) ended in divorce. The couple have four sons: Samuel David (b. September 1993); John Basil (b. May 1995); Joseph Charles (b. 2 June 1997); and Daniel Patrick (b. January 20, 1999). They divide their time between Los Angeles and Buckinghamshire, where they own a house, as well as a house in her hometown of Bay Village. Her memoir, Motherhood and Hollywood: How to Get a Job Like Mine, was published by Villard Books in 2002. Although she and her family attend a Presbyterian Church,Heaton says she is still a Catholic.
- Heaton is a consistent life ethicist and is supportive of pro-life groups and causes, opposing abortion, euthanasia, and the death penalty. Heaton's advocacy became particularly visible during the debate regarding the Terri Schiavo case.In addition, Heaton is Honorary Chair of Feminists for Life, a non-partisan organization which opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research and supports other pro-life causes on the basis of feminism.
- Heaton's name was in an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times (17 August 2006) that condemned Hamas and Hezbollah and supported Israel in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.
- In October 2006, Heaton appeared in a commercial opposing a Missouri state constitutional amendment concerning embryonic stem cell research, which subsequently passed. The advertisement was a response to the election of Democratic Senate hopeful Claire McCaskill and ran at about the same time as Michael J. Fox's advertisement supporting the amendment.Appearing with Heaton were actor Jim Caviezel, pitcher Jeff Suppan, then of the St. Louis Cardinals, Mike Sweeney of the Seattle Mariners and quarterback Kurt Warner, formerly of the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals.Following a public outcry, Heaton later said she regretted doing the ad and sent an apology to Fox, claiming she wasn't aware of Fox's ad before she did hers. Fox accepted her apology and later stated that “If we can have a healthy dialogue about issues that people see differently, that’s marvelous.”
- In 2011, Heaton was ranked #24 on the TV Guide Network special, Funniest Women on TV.
- She will get her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
Emmy AwardsEditHeaton won two Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy Awards for her work in Everybody Loves Raymond:
- for: "Bad Moon Rising" (2000)
- for: "The Canister" (2001)
She has been nominated for five others for the same series:
- for: "Be Nice" (1999)
- for: "A Vote for Debra" (2002)
- "Baggage" (2003)
- "Fun with Debra" (2004)
- for: "Finale" (2005)
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