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Name: Patricia T. Arquette                                                         
Born: 8 April 1968 Chicago, Illinois, United States                               
Patricia T. Arquette (born April 8, 1968) is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden     
Globe Award-nominated American actress.                                           
Arquette was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Virginia and California, 
the daughter of Mardi Olivia (nee Nowak), an actress, poet, theater operator,     
activist, acting teacher and therapist, and Lewis Arquette, an actor.             
Arquette's paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Arquette's mother     
was Jewish, the daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Poland, and her father       
was a convert to Islam and a descendant of explorer Meriwether Lewis.             
Arquette's siblings are actors Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond and David Arquette.       
Arquette is also the sister-in-law of Courteney Cox, who is married to her         
brother David.                                                                     
At the age of eighteen she got her start in show business in 1986's Pretty Smart. 
A year later, she gained attention for her starring role in A Nightmare on Elm     
Street 3: Dream Warriors, playing Kristen Parker. In 1993, she starred in Tony     
Scott's ultra-violent True Romance, which put Arquette on the map, so to speak.   
Soon after, her career took off, and she has since appeared in such critically     
acclaimed movies as Beyond Rangoon, Ethan Frome, Lost Highway, Stigmata,           
Bringing Out The Dead, Human Nature, Disney's Holes, and Flirting with Disaster.   
In January, 2005 she began starring in her first television series, NBC's Medium. 
Now in its 4th season, the success of Medium has made Arquette a household name.   
She won a CableACE Award in 1991 for her portrayal of a deaf epileptic in         
Wildflower. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2005 for her     
role as the psychic Allison DuBois on NBC's Medium. In 2006, she was nominated     
for a SAG award and Golden Globe Award for her role on Medium. In 2007, she was   
again nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Medium.                               
On May 7, 2007, NBC renewed Medium for a fourth season.