Early Career and Mainstream Stardom
Patricia Arquette was born on April 8, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Lewis Arquette and Brenda Olivia “Mardi”. Both her parents were also involved in the arts. Her professional acting career started in 1987 when she starred as Kristen Parker in the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. This was followed by Pretty Smart released that same year.
She gained recognition in 1991 when she appeared in the miniseries Wildflower, for which she won the CableACE Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. She went on to gain further recognition for her role as Alabama Whirley in the 1993 film True Romance, for which she earned a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress.
In the mid to late 1990s, she acted prolifically with various movies, including Flirting with Disaster, The Secret Agent, Lost Highway, The Hi-Lo Country and Bringing Out the Dead. In 2000, her acting chops were challenged when she was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress for her performance in Little Nicky.
She then shifted her focus into television as she landed a lead role playing the part of Allison Dubois on the television series Medium. She played the character from 2005 to 2011. Her performance received critical acclaim, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She has also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress from 2006 to 2008.
After her role on the show had ended, she appeared in the movies Girl in Progress and A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, as well as on the television shows Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Boardwalk Empire, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation where her role as Avery Ryan was introduced as part of launching the new CSI spin-off CSI: Cyber.
In 2014, she even gained further acclaim for her portrayal of Olivia Evans in Richard Linklater’s film Boyhood. For her performance, she has gained a myriad of awards and nominations. For the awards, she has won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. She has also received an Academy Award nomination for the same category.
Did Patricia Arquette have Plastic Surgery?
The award-winning actress has been in the acting industry for decades. Those who watched her career in the early days could really say that Arquette has gone a long way since her early beginnings. Also, the fact that she’s one of the few aging actresses who’s still managed to look great and do well in her acting career says a lot about her strong personality and talent.
However, there are still rumors about her having Botox to hide wrinkles and lines on her face. At age 46, Arquette’s face looks flawless and her forehead significantly shiny and all stretched out, an apparent sign of Botox.
Miami-based plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer said that the actress may have had Botox injections judging on her more prominent forehead, which is giving her a different look. He said: “Patricia Arquette looks a bit different I believe because her forehead is more prominent. With her hair pulled back it reveals a perfectly smooth forehead most likely caused by Botox injections.”