Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette starred in "Boyhood," the critically acclaimed 12-year project from Richard Linklater, for which she has won the Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics, and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Patricia was most recently seen as Special Agent Avery Ryan on the CBS spinoff "CSI: Cyber." Patricia appeared in the fifth season of "Boardwalk Empire" opposite Steve Buscemi. She also starred as Allison Dubois in "Medium," on the Network, for which she received numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and subsequent Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations. Among Patricia’s television movie credits is "Wildflower," directed by Diane Keaton, for which Patricia earned a CableAce Award for Best Lead Actress.
Patricia has worked with a stellar list of directors in such critically-acclaimed films as Sean Penn’s "The Indian Runner," John Madden’s "Ethan Frome," Tony Scott’s "True Romance,” Tim Burton’s "Ed Wood," John Boorman’s "Beyond Rangoon," David O. Russell’s "Flirting With Disaster," David Lynch’s "Lost Highway," Roland Jaffe’s "Goodbye Lover," Steven Frears’ "Hi Lo Country," Rupert Wainwright’s "Stigmata," Martin Scorsese’s "Bringing Out the Dead," and Michael Gondry’s "Human Nature." Other feature film credits include "Stigmata," "Little Nicky," "The Badge," and "Holes."
The granddaughter of comedian Cliff Arquette (best known for his television personality “Charlie Weaver”), Patricia comes from a family ensconced in the entertainment industry. Her father was actor Lewis Arquette and her siblings — Rosanna, Richmond, and David Arquette — are all actors, as was Alexis.
After visiting Haiti and seeing first-hand the destruction caused by the devastating earthquake that hit the island, Patricia started the charity, GiveLove, to help provide victims of the Haiti earthquake with sustainable sanitation solutions in the aftermath of the disaster. GiveLove’s work now extends to pilot programs with local organizations in Nicaragua, India, and Uganda. Known for her outspoken position on women’s rights, Patricia has become a sought-after guest speaker on the subject of gender equality.
Born in Chicago, Patricia currently resides in Los Angeles.