Patricia Heaton

Emmy Award-Winning Actress & Author

Fresh off executive producing and starring in her own CBS series Carol’s Second Act, in real life Patricia Heaton is living her second act, both professionally and personally.

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Fresh off executive producing and starring in her own CBS series Carol’s Second Act, in real life Patricia Heaton is living her second act, both professionally and personally.

Personally, all of her four children have grown up and are now out of the house. She and her husband, Dave, are getting used to being empty nesters and how they are going to spend their newfound time.

Also on the personal front, Heaton has implemented significant health and fitness changes into her daily routine.

Heaton’s “second act” also includes becoming a Celebrity Ambassador for World Vision, the world’s largest NGO, using her extensive platform to raise awareness and financial support for their work in poverty relief around the globe, especially in the areas of clean water, women’s issues and education.

Heaton is living proof that second acts can happen at any age.

Although one would think it pertains to adults in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s it’s not always the case. Second Acts can happen at any point in one’s life. The importance and focal point utilizing life experience, creating a strategy and the courage to make change.

It’s never too late, or too early, to start your Second Act.

Patricia Heaton has created memorable, lovable and relatable characters on TV steadily for the past 25 years. She is perhaps best known for her role on the beloved and critically acclaimed series Everybody Loves Raymond for 9 seasons. She followed that up with another 9 season run, starring on the ABC cornerstone, single camera comedy The Middle.

Her role on Everybody Loves Raymond garnered Heaton 7 consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations, winning for Best Actress in a Comedy twice. She also was nominated for 5 consecutive SAG awards and won the SAG Award for Ensemble in a Comedy; additionally she won Best Comedy Actress Award from Viewers for Quality Television, and a Daytime Emmy Award for Patricia Heaton Parties.

Her most recent turn in the title role of “Carol”, on the CBS comedy, Carol’s Second Act, helped inspire the best-selling book she authored for Simon & Schuster, Your Second Act. When Heaton’s children left the nest, she discovered she had the time to pursue passions that were previously placed on hold, both personally and professionally. Through her own experience, Heaton became curious about other people’s stories of second-act transitions.

In the book, she shares wisdom from her own personal journey – she now finds her greatest fulfillment in using her influence as a Celebrity Ambassador for World Vision, the world’s largest non-governmental organization – as well as insight from stories of numerous people across the country who have discovered their own second acts. The book is filled with lighthearted anecdotes and pragmatic steps to help readers discover their own path.

In 2001, Heaton co-founded FourBoys Films, a production company which she runs with her husband David Hunt. They recently completed production on the feature, Bob and Amy after Covid necessitated a long pause in production. The company produced the Sony feature comedy Moms’ Night Out and TNT’s production of The Engagement Ring, both of which starred Heaton. FourBoys additional projects include The Christmas Heart for The Hallmark Channel, and the documentary feature film The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania for Netflix. FourBoys Films also produced the critically acclaimed film Amazing Grace, directed by Michael Apted, in conjunction with Bristol Bay Productions. FourBoys partnered on the web series, Versailles for Heaton appeared in the series which was co-created, produced and directed by Hunt.

Heaton’s love for spending quality time with friends and family was the force behind her recently launched homewares line, Patricia Heaton Home with Walmart as well as the Emmy Award winning Food Network series, Patricia Heaton Parties, in which she drew inspiration from her family and travels and invited the audience in while she served up incredible, party friendly foods. She brought that same sensibility to print with her first cookbook, Patricia Heaton’s Food for Family & Friends. The book is full of recipes and tips for easy, fun meals, many of which can be made ahead of time so they are ready to share and enjoy.

Following her long run on Everybody Loves Raymond, Heaton returned to her theater roots, garnering praise for the role of “Stella” in the Second Stage production of The Scene, by Theresa Rebeck. She received a Lortel Award nomination for her performance.

Heaton’s additional credits include Hallmark Hall of Fame’s, Front of the Class, the TNT/Neil Simon production of The Goodbye Girl, Sony’s animated The Star 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 debut book, the autobiographical Motherhood and Hollywood — How to Get A Job Like Mine appeared on The New York Times best-sellers list.

A committed philanthropist, Heaton is the founding member of World Vision’s Celebrity Ambassador Network. She has travelled to Rwanda, 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.

Heaton is a mother to four sons and lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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