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American actress Patricia Arquette has had a long career in film and television, continually showing her great range as a performer across genres.
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After several fast-paced action films, Arquette gave a more subdued performance in Ed Wood (1994), a biopic starring Johnny Depp as the famed B-movie director. She showed that she could handle comedic material as well, playing Ben Stiller’s wife in Flirting with Disaster (1996). Around this time, Arquette married actor Nicholas Cage.
Arquette continued to show her great range as a performer. She starred in David Lynch’s Lost Highway (1997), playing two different characters or two different versions of the same character -- this has been left up to the viewer to decide. One of the characters is a passive, possibly adulterous housewife of a sax player (Bill Pullman), and the other is a femme fatale mixed up with a gangster (Robert Loggia).
Arquette later co-starred with her then-husband Nicolas Cage in the 1999 drama Bringing Out the Dead directed by Martin Scorsese. That same year, Arquette starred in the comedic thriller Goodbye Lover (1999). She had greater commercial success with the religious-themed horror film Stigmata (1999), playing a young hairdresser who suddenly starts having visions and bleeding from wounds that mirror the ones Jesus Christ experienced during his crucifixion.
The following year, Arquette appeared in more lighthearted fare, co-starring with Adam Sandler in the comedy Little Nicky (2000). After several rounds of separations and reconciliations, her marriage to NicolasCage also ended around this time. She later started dating actor Thomas Jane. The couple welcomed their daughter Harlow in 2003. That same year, Arquette had a supporting role in the popular comedy Holes, based on the popular children’s book of the same title.
In January 2005, Arquette took to the small screen in the crime drama Medium, as real-life psychic medium Allison Dubois. In this role, she plays the wife and mother of three who tries to balance her family life, her law school studies, and work with the police to solve cases. For her work on the show, Arquette won a 2005 Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
After the end of the show’s first season, Arquette married Thomas Jane in Venice, Italy, on June 25, 2006. Medium ran for a total of seven seasons.
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