Birth Name: Patricia Rae
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born in Manhattan and raised in the working-class borough of Queens, Patricia Rae was born to Colombian parents and grew up speaking Spanish as her first language. She learned English by watching countless hours of "Sesame Street" (PBS, 1969- ), and was eventually encouraged by one of her grade-school teachers to appear in the school's production of "Oliver Twist." Already a precocious youth, Rae welcomed the new challenge, beginning what would prove to be a lifelong love of performing. Throughout her teens and 20s, Rae moved back and forth between Florida and her hometown of New York City, landing bit parts in plays, commercials and TV shows, before deciding to permanently move her family t...