With her expressive blue eyes, soft, Southern-tinged voice and an acting range that can carry her from hysterically funny to terrifying in seconds, Patricia Arquette is one of the most underrated, talented actresses of her generation. Though she's been working for years, she's always stayed just under the radar of true stardom, despite a 1995 marriage to Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage. Patricia was born on April 8, 1968, in Chicago, though the family soon moved to a commune near Arlington, Virginia. Her parents, Lewis Arquette and Mardi, had 4 other children: Rosanna Arquette (nine years older), Richmond (5 years older), Alexis Arquette(one year younger) and David Arquette (three years younger). At 15, Patricia ran away from home to live with Rosanna and, after initial insecurity, got her start in showbiz at 18 in Pretty Smart (1987). A year later she gained attention for her starring role in _Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A (1987)_ , considered by many to be the best film of the Nightmare series. In 1989 Patricia's son Enzo (father is Paul Rossi) was born. Soon after, her career took off, and she has since appeared in such critically acclaimed movies as True Romance (1993), Beyond Rangoon (1995), Ethan Frome (1993), Lost Highway (1997) and Flirting with Disaster (1996). She won a CableACE award in 1991 for her portrayal of a deaf epileptic in Wildflower (1991) (TV). In 1997, after her mother died of breast cancer, Patricia took the lead in the fight against the disease. She's run in the annual Race for the Cure and in 1999 was the Lee National Denim Day spokesperson.
Son Enzo (b. 1989).
Daughter of Lewis Arquette.
Granddaughter of the late Cliff Arquette, TV character "Charlie Weaver".
Sister of Richmond Arquette, Alexis Arquette, David Arquette and Rosanna Arquette.
Sister-in-law of Courteney Cox.
She is a natural brunette but frequently dyes her hair blonde.
August 2002: Became engaged to actor Thomas Jane.
Daughter Harlow Olivia Calliope (with actor Thomas Jane) born February 20, 2003 in Los Angeles.
Attended Mid-City Alternative school on the corner of Adams Blvd. and Arlington Avenue in the mid 1970s. Her two brothers, David Arquette and Richmond Arquette, also attended this school.
Attended Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies in Los Angeles, California.
Was originally cast in the Jennifer Jason Leigh role opposite her brother Alexis in Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) but had to drop out because of her pregnancy.
In an interview with Magnet (June-July 1999), Tom Waits admitted that a line in "Black Market Baby" was inspired by Arquette. His wife observed of Arquette, "She's a bonsai Aphrodite". The track is found on the "Mule Variations".