Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette to Pen Memoir
The 'Boyhood' star will write about her family and career.
Patricia Arquette, fresh off of her best supporting actress Oscar win for Boyhood, has signed on to write a memoir, publisher Random House announced Wednesday. A title and publication date were not revealed.
The book will center on her unconventional family (siblings Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond and David Arquette are all performers), becoming a single mother at age 20 and her acting career.
“Patricia Arquette is a remarkable woman,” said publisher Susan Kamil in a statement. “The instant empathy audiences feel when they see her work on screen is completely evident on the page. The material I read is revelatory and deeply moving. Not a surprise from an actress of such nuance and intelligence.”
Added Arquette, “Writing a memoir will be a new and intimate artistic journey for me, and I hope to bring to it the same honesty I have always sought to bring to my work as an actor.”
In addition to her Oscar, Arquette won a best lead actress in a drama Emmy in 2005 for her work on Medium (she was also nominated for a Golden Globe for the show). Other notable roles include Flirting With Disaster, True Romance and the lead in the new series CSI: Cyber.
Arquette, 46, was born in Chicago. Her father, Lewis Arquette, was a well-known character actor and her grandfather, Clifford Arquette was a comedian. She’s been married twice — to Nicolas Cage from 1995 to 2001 and to Thomas Jane from 2006 to 2011 — and she has two children.
Kamil acquired the book for Random House. Arquette was represented by Richard Abate of 3 Arts Entertainment and Joseph Veltre of The Gersh Agency.