Patricia Helen Heaton (born March 4, 1958) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Debra Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond from (1996–2005), and as Frances "Frankie" Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle from (2009–2018).
Heaton is a three-time Emmy Award winner - twice winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2000 and 2001 for Everybody Loves Raymond, and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program as host/executive producer of Patricia Heaton Parties.
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