Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette (born April 8, 1968) is an American actress. She made her feature film debut as Kristen Parker in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Her other notable films include True Romance (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Lost Highway (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1998), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Stigmata (1999), Holes (2003), Fast Food Nation (2006), The Wannabe (2015), and Toy Story 4 (2019). For playing a divorced mother in the coming-of-age drama film Boyhood (2014), which was filmed from 2002 until 2014, Arquette received widespread critical praise and won several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. On television, she played the character Allison DuBois—based on the author and medium Allison DuBois, who claims to have psychic abilities—in the supernatural drama series Medium (2005–2011). She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2005, from two nominations she received for the role, in addition to three Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Arquette also appeared in the CSI franchise as Avery Ryan, the Deputy Director of the FBI, starring in CSI: Cyber (2015–16). She went on to star as Joyce Mitchell in the Showtime miniseries Escape at Dannemora (2018), winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, and as Dee Dee ...

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Uncle Buck (1989)

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Buck Russell, a lovable but slovenly bachelor, suddenly becomes the temporary caretaker of his nephew and nieces after a family emergency. His freewheeling attitude soon causes tension with his older niece Tia, loyal girlfriend Chanice and just about everyone else ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  John Candy  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Amy Madigan  •  Jean Louisa Kelly

Buck Russell, a lovable but slovenly bachelor, suddenly becomes the temporary caretaker of his nephew and nieces after a family emergency. His freewheeling attitude soon causes tension with his older niece Tia, loyal girlfriend Chanice and just about everyone else ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  John Candy  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Amy Madigan  •  Jean Louisa Kelly

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  John Saxon

It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  John Saxon

Searching for Debra Winger (2002)

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

Beyond Rangoon (1995)

Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San Francisco with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Frances McDormand  •  U Aung Ko  •  Spalding Gray

Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San Francisco with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Frances McDormand  •  U Aung Ko  •  Spalding Gray

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying taking calls where he might have to face one more victim he couldn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Patricia Arquette  •  John Goodman  •  Ving Rhames

Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying taking calls where he might have to face one more victim he couldn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Patricia Arquette  •  John Goodman  •  Ving Rhames

Ed Wood (1994)

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The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Martin Landau  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Patricia Arquette

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Martin Landau  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Patricia Arquette

Holes (2003)

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Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jon Voight  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Patricia Arquette

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jon Voight  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Patricia Arquette

Little Nicky (2000)

After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his throne to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan to wither away. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Rhys Ifans

After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his throne to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan to wither away. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Rhys Ifans

Lost Highway (1997)

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Bill Pullman  •  Patricia Arquette  •  John Roselius  •  Louis Eppolito

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Bill Pullman  •  Patricia Arquette  •  John Roselius  •  Louis Eppolito

Prayer of the Rollerboys (1991)

Griffin, a rollerblader in the not so distant future of an economically wrecked Los Angeles, races against time to save both his younger brother and the city from the fate dealt out by the fascist rollerblading street gang, the Rollerboys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick King
CAST:  Corey Haim  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Christopher Collet  •  Julius Harris

Griffin, a rollerblader in the not so distant future of an economically wrecked Los Angeles, races against time to save both his younger brother and the city from the fate dealt out by the fascist rollerblading street gang, the Rollerboys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick King
CAST:  Corey Haim  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Christopher Collet  •  Julius Harris

Stigmata (1999)

A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking cardinal requests that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Nia Long

A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking cardinal requests that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Nia Long

True Romance (1993)

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Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Bronson Pinchot

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Bronson Pinchot

Flirting with Disaster (1996)

Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy, and an inept yet gorgeous adoption agent, Tina, he departs on an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Téa Leoni  •  Mary Tyler Moore

Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy, and an inept yet gorgeous adoption agent, Tina, he departs on an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Téa Leoni  •  Mary Tyler Moore

Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992)

An off beat comedy about an out of work screen writing/artist that complains about being too cool, too talented and way too gay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jefery Levy
CAST:  Steve Antin  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  Sofia Coppola

An off beat comedy about an out of work screen writing/artist that complains about being too cool, too talented and way too gay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jefery Levy
CAST:  Steve Antin  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  Sofia Coppola

Human Nature (2001)

A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Tim Robbins  •  Miranda Otto  •  Hilary Duff

A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Tim Robbins  •  Miranda Otto  •  Hilary Duff

Nightwatch (1997)

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ole Bornedal
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Nick Nolte  •  Josh Brolin

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ole Bornedal
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Nick Nolte  •  Josh Brolin

Infinity (1996)

Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Broderick
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Peter Riegert  •  Jeffrey Force

Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Broderick
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Peter Riegert  •  Jeffrey Force

Dillinger (1991)

Crime drama based on the real-life story of US gangster John Dillinger, who was hunted by the FBI after a string of armed bank robberies during the Great Depression. When Dillinger's attacks on banks threaten to make him a dangerous folk hero, the pressure mounts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Mark Harmon  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Will Patton  •  Patricia Arquette

Crime drama based on the real-life story of US gangster John Dillinger, who was hunted by the FBI after a string of armed bank robberies during the Great Depression. When Dillinger's attacks on banks threaten to make him a dangerous folk hero, the pressure mounts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Mark Harmon  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Will Patton  •  Patricia Arquette

The Badge (2002)

A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help from the people he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robby Henson
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Sela Ward  •  William Devane

A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help from the people he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robby Henson
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Sela Ward  •  William Devane

Daddy (1987)

Two high schoolers are unprepared for the reality of parenthood when the girl becomes pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Danny Aiello  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  John Karlen

Two high schoolers are unprepared for the reality of parenthood when the girl becomes pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Danny Aiello  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  John Karlen
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