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Frankie Heck

Played by Patricia Heaton
Character Biography

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.

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Actor Biography

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 also starred on the Emmy Award-winning Food Network series Patricia Heaton Parties. Drawing inspiration from her family and travels, Patty invites the audience in and serves up incredible party-friendly foods for her co-stars, friends and family.

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. Her 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.

On stage Heaton garnered praise for the role of Stella in the Second Stage production of The Scene, a play by Theresa Rebeck. She received a Lortel Award nomination for her performance.

Heaton will next be in Sony's animated feature The Star, a retelling of the Christmas story through the eyes of the animals, opening November 10th. Heaton plays Edith, The Cow, alongside voice talent including Oprah Winfrey, Kristen Chenowith, Christopher Plummer and Tyler Perry. She produced and starred in the feature film Mom's Night Out, which was released in 2014 by Sony's Affirm, as well as 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. Additional 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 Bestseller list.

A committed philanthropist, Heaton is the founding member of World Vision's Celebrity Ambassador Network. She has travelled to both Zambia and Syria with the humanitarian organization which focuses on conducting relief, development and advocacy activities in its work with children, families and their communities in nearly 100 countries.

In 2001 Heaton co-founded FourBoys Films, a production company which she runs with her husband, David Hunt. Most recently, FourBoys produced the feature comedy Mom's Night Out, which starred both Heaton and Hunt and was released by Sony's Affirm. Additional FourBoys' productions include The Engagement Ring for TNT, the documentary feature The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania and the acclaimed film Amazing Grace, directed by Michael Apted, in conjunction with Bristol Bay Productions. FourBoys also partnered with MyDamnChannel.com on the web series "Versailles," which featured Heaton as eccentric B-movie star Evelyn Ander

Heaton, who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four sons, was recently honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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