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Born April 8, 1968, in Chicago, to a family of actors that includes father Lewis Arquette, sisters Rosanna Arquette and Alexis Arquette, and brother David Arquette, Patricia Arquette ran away from home at age 15 to live with her sister Rosanna and pursue her destiny.

That destiny came quickly: By age 18, Arquette had made her movie debut, and in 1987 she landed her first starring role, in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. During the '90s, Arquette captured the public's attention with a string of successful films, including Ethan Frome, True Romance, Ed Wood, Flirting with Disaster (as Ben Stiller's put-upon wife) and Stigmata. Also during that decade, she married fellow actor Nicolas Cage (a union that's since ended).

In 2005, Arquette was cast in the lead role of the TV drama "Medium," for which she received an Emmy.

Patricia Arquette in Boyhood

Boyhood

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After divorcing, a mother and father continue to share the task of guiding their young son through youth and adolescence, and finally to adulthood. As the years roll by, the relationships among the three characters continue to evolve as well.

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