Being a supermom
Frankie Heck works hard. This supermom has to wrangle three of the quirkiest, but most lovable kids you've ever seen and a blue collar husband who's known for his tell-it-like-it-is personality more than anything else. When she's not running the household, she works at the local car dealership where she's their third best salesperson (out of three). She may not have everything figured out all the time, but her family loves her and she loves them, and together they get by.
Patricia Heaton is perhaps best known for her role as Debra Barone on the award-winning series Everybody Loves Raymond. She won two Emmy® Awards for the role and was nominated seven times. In addition to her Emmy® wins, Heaton is also the recipient of the Best Comedy Actress Award from the Viewers for Quality Television, a SAG Award and three SAG nominations in the Best Actress category for her work on Raymond.
Heaton starred opposite Kelsey Grammer in the critically acclaimed comedy series Back to You. She also starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, Front of the Class. Other television credits include a recurring role on ABC’s popular series thirtysomething and prominent roles in the series Room for Two, Someone Like Me and Women of the House, as well as the television films A Town Without Christmas and Miracle in the Woods. She recently completed production on the feature film, Moms Night Out.
On stage Heaton garnered praise for the role as Stella in the Second Stage production of The Scene, a new play by Theresa Rebeck. She received a Lortel Award nomination for her performance.
Heaton produced and starred in the TNT/FourBoys Films production, The Engagement Ring, She also starred in the TNT/Neil Simon production of The Goodbye Girl and ABC’s The Path to 9/11. Her feature film credits include Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Beethoven, New Age and Space Jam.
In addition to her acting and producing credits, Heaton is a bestselling author whose book, Motherhood and Hollywood—How to Get a Job Like Mine, made the New York Times Bestsellers list.
In 2001 Heaton co-founded FourBoys Films, a production company which she runs with her husband, David Hunt. FourBoys’ recent productions include The Engagement Ring for TNT and the documentary feature film The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania. FourBoys Films also produced the acclaimed film Amazing Grace, directed by Michael Apted, in conjunction with Bristol Bay Productions. Most recently FourBoys partnered with MyDamnChannel.com on the web series Versailles, which featured Heaton as eccentric B movie star Evelyn Anders.
Heaton, who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four sons, was recently honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.