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Patricia Arquette

2015 Speaker

PATRICIA ARQUETTE recently starred in “Boyhood,” the critically acclaimed 12-year project from Richard Linklater, for which she has won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

Arquette can currently be seen as Special Agent Avery Ryan on the CBS spinoff “CSI: Cyber.” She recently appeared in the fifth season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” opposite Steve Buscemi. Arquette also starred as Allison Dubois on the seven-season hit series “Medium,” for which she received numerous accolades including the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and subsequent Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations. Among Arquette’s TV movie credits is “Wildflower,” directed by Diane Keaton, for which Arquette earned a CableAce Award as Best Lead Actress.

She has worked with a stellar list of directors in such critically-acclaimed films as Sean Penn’s “The Indian Runner,” John Madden’s “Ethan Frome,” Tony Scott’s “True Romance,” Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood,” John Boorman’s “Beyond Rangoon,” David O. Russell’s “Flirting With Disaster,” David Lynch’s “Lost Highway,” Roland Jaffe’s “Goodbye Lover,” Steven Frears’ “Hi Lo Country,” Rupert Wainwright’s “Stigmata,” Martin Scorsese’s “Bringing Out the Dead” and Michael Gondry’s “Human Nature.” Other feature film credits include “Stigmata,” “Little Nicky,” “The Badge” and “Holes.”

The granddaughter of comedian Cliff Arquette (best known for his television personality “Charlie Weaver”), Arquette comes from a family ensconced in the entertainment industry.  Her father was actor Lewis Arquette and her siblings – Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond and David Arquette – are all actors.

After visiting Haiti and seeing first-hand the destruction caused by the devastating earthquake that hit the island, Arquette started up the charity, GiveLove, to help provide victims of the Haiti earthquake with sustainable housing and assist in rebuilding communities in the aftermath of the disaster.

Born in Chicago, Arquette currently resides in Los Angeles, where she was raised.