Patricia Heaton is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her roles in Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle.


Patricia Heaton was born on March 4, 1958 (Patricia Heaton: Age 65) in Bay Village, Ohio to Patricia and Chuck Heaton. When Heaton was 12 her mother died of an aneurysm, leaving behind Heaton and her four siblings.

Heaton graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in drama. After graduating, Heaton moved to New York City to study with drama teacher William Esper in 1980.

In 1990 Heaton married actor and director David Hunt and the two had four sons together.


Heaton’s first appearance on the Broadway stage was as part of the chorus in Don’t Get God Started in 1987. Her time on Broadway caught the attention of a casting director for ABC’s Thirtysomething where she guest-starred six times.

Other guest-star roles include Alien Nation (1989), Matlock (1990), Party of Five (1996), The King of Queens (1999), and Danny Phantom (2004). Some of her made-for-tv movie credits include Shattered Dreams (1990), Miracle in the Woods (1997), A Town Without Christmas (2001) and The Engagement Ring (2005).

In 1996 Heaton co-starred in the show Everybody Loves Raymond as the titular Raymond’s wife, Debra Barone. Of the show’s nine seasons, Heaton was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the last seven seasons. In 2000 and 2001 she won, making her the first member of the cast to win an Emmy. For her work on the show, she also won two Viewers for Quality Television Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award.

In an exclusive interview with uInterview, Heaton recalled a prank done on co-star Brad Garrett during a table read for the show.

Heaton’s other well-known role is that of Frankie Heck in ABC’s The Middle. The show, which aired from 2009-2028, focused on Frankie and her wacky and relatable family in Indiana. The show was praised for its realistic and heartfelt portrayal of lower-middle-class families.


Unexpected, directed and produced by Heaton and her husband David Hunt, follows the messy relationship of Amy (Anna Camp) and Bob (Joesph Mazzello) as they navigate infertility and Amy’s growing animal collection. 

In an exclusive interview with uInterview founder Erik Meers, Heaton and Hunt discussed the origin of the story. 

“The genesis of this film is, we actually optioned the book in 2004 called Enslaved By Ducks by Bob Tarte,” director Hunt began. “It’s a humorous and charming retelling of this couple that adopt some animals and when we wrote the screenplay it didn’t really work, so I turned to a writer that we’ve worked with before and said, ‘We need a different engine for this story, I think it needs to be about a couple who can’t have kids who go on a journey of adoption.’ And he goes, ‘oh what a great idea.’”

“He called me a week later with the draft, I said, ‘wow that didn’t take you long,’” Hunt continued. He said, ‘no, it just poured out of me. I never told you this but both my daughters are adopted.’ So the whole project caught fire as a result of that, into what you see.”

Producer Heaton picked up, “Because a lot of the conversations between our hero couple, Bob and Amy, who you know, for your listeners, can’t have kids and Amy wants to adopt and Bob doesn’t and so it’s that journey and a lot of those conversations are verbatim that Rodney, our writer, had with his wife so I think that’s why it’s been striking a chord with the viewers.” 

The two also revealed what it was like working together on set. 

“You only can have one director on a set right, to go and talk to the actors and so I would say, you know, ‘let me just give you my little input before you go and talk to the actors,’” Heaton started. “Because it doesn’t work to have Dave going up and then me coming up saying something else but Dave would get so excited about like, ‘oh I just make this one adjustment’ that he would throw his headphones and start running.” 

Hunt continued, “I think it’s important that I mean joking aside, that you present the unified front to the cast and the crew, so if you have any squabbles or conflicts you do it, you know, behind the camera and privately and then you go out, myself as one voice, I’d kind of present the group opinion. I mean, generally speaking, this is the only chance I had of actually being in charge because in my house I’m clearly not.”

Unexpected is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video and other VOD platforms.


When was Patricia Heaton born?

Patricia Heaton was born on March 4, 1958.

How old is Patricia Heaton?

Patricia Heaton is 65 years old.

What is Patricia Heaton best known for?

Patricia Heaton is best known for her roles in Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle.

Is Patricia Heaton married?

Yes, Patricia Heaton married David Hunt in 1990.

Does Patricia Heaton have children?

Yes, Patricia Heaton has four sons.

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Patricia Heaton’s Instagram handle is: @patriciaheaton

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