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Bay Village, Ohio
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Debra on Everybody Loves Raymond
Patricia Helen Heaton (born March 4, 1958) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Debra Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005, for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards, and as Frances "Frankie" Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle (2009–present).
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While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical `Don`t Get God Started`. She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays Off-Broadway. They took one production, `The Johnstown Vindicator`, to Los Angeles, where Heaton`s performance caught the eyes of casting directors. Consequently, Heaton portrayed the producer/daughter in the television series `Room for Two` (1992). Her additional television credits include a starring role in the series `Someone Like Me` (1994/I), a regular role in CBS`s `Women of the House` (1995), and a recurring role on `thirtysomething` (1987). She also starred in the highly rated CBS television movie Miracle in the Woods (1997) (TV), with Della Reese. Her feature film credits include Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Beethoven (1992), The New Age (1994) and Space Jam (1996).
For her role in `Everybody Loves Raymond` (1996), Heaton won an Emmy for Leading Actress in a Comedy Series. She was nominated for a l999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and won the l998-99 Viewers for Quality Television Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Award.
Heaton lives with her husband, David Hunt, and their four sons in Los Angeles.
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Bay High School, Bay Village, OH (1976)
BA Theater, Ohio State University (1980)
Full Name at Birth
Patricia Helen Heaton
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