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Patricia Heaton        

Emmy Award-Winning Actress Known for "Everybody Loves Raymond" & "The Middle"

Patricia Heaton, an actress, producer, and comedian, is widely recognized for her role as Debra Barone in the CBS sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." She received seven nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in "Everybody Loves Raymond," winning the award in 2000 and 2001. Additionally, she received five nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. Heaton also made notable appearances in comedy films like Memoirs of an Invisible Man and Beethoven in 1992.

Heaton's broad range of experience extends beyond acting. From 2009 to 2018, she starred as Frances "Frankie" Heck in the ABC comedy series "The Middle" while also hosting and producing the Food Network cooking series "Patricia Heaton Parties," which won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program. Heaton has also made strides in the literary world, having written a memoir titled "Motherhood and Hollywood: How to Get a Job Like Mine" and a book called "Your Second Act: Inspiring Stories of Transformation."

Aside from her professional achievements, Heaton is also known for her activism. She is a vocal supporter of pro-life causes and serves as the honorary chair of Feminists for Life, an organization that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research. She has also spoken out against the abortion of children with Down syndrome. Heaton has also been open about her personal life, frequently discussing topics such as her plastic surgery experiences and her decision to quit drinking. In recognition of her contributions to the entertainment industry, Heaton was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Speech Topics

The Right to Life: Protecting Our Unborn Children

Motherhood and Hollywood: How to Get a Job Like Mine


Patricia Heaton Dishes on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Reunion
“Extra’s” AJ Calloway recently caught up with Patricia Heaton at our H&M studios in NYC, where she is currently promoting the seventh season of her show “The Middle.”
Patricia Heaton's Food Network Show Premieres in October | Variety
“The Middle” and “Everybody Loves Raymond's” Patricia Heaton is joining the Food Network's daytime line-up to share her favorite party friendly foods and ...
'the middle,' starring patricia heaton, added to abc family cable lineup
Bay Village native Patricia Heaton and her ABC sitcom family are getting a new cable home. Reruns of her hit ABC series, "The Middle," will begin airing at 5 ...
Patricia Heaton's real-life 'Middle' moment with her son
Patricia Heaton has nailed the "every mom" way of life as Frankie Heck on ABC's "The Middle."

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