Birth Name: Patricia Heaton
Birth Place: Bay Village, Ohio, USA
Born Patrician Helen Heaton in Bay Village, OH, on March 4, 1958, Heaton's father was Chuck Heaton, a sportswriter for The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and her brother Michael - one of her four siblings - followed in his footsteps by contributing to the paper as an adult. To make her mark among her large family, Heaton was a self-described "actress from the start," who craved attention from her siblings and others. The loss of her mother from a brain aneurysm when she was only 12 took away some of Heaton's steam. Not surprisingly, she struggled with depression for much of her teenage years. Her father encouraged her to pursue journalism while attending Ohio State University, but she soon found he...
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