Patricia Arquette (born April 8, 1968) is an American actress. She made her film debut in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors as Kristen Parker. She also is known for in films such as True Romance, Flirting with Disaster, Stigmata.
She also appeared in Boyhood, which was filmed from 2002 to 2014 and won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Arquette was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Lewis Arquette (1935–2001), an actor, and Brenda Olivia "Mardi" (née Nowak; 1939–1997). Her paternal grandfather was comedian Cliff Arquette. Patricia's siblings also became actors: Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond, and David Arquette.
She made her acting debut in 1987 in Wes Craven's film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. She was cast to appear in the sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, but she had to drop out due to pregnancy.