Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette to Publish Memoir
Patricia Arquette, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress, is writing a memoir about her unconventional family, being a single mother at the age of 20, and her experience as a woman in Hollywood. Susan Kamil, Publisher of Random House, who will edit the book, announced the world rights deal that was made with Richard Abate of 3 Arts Entertainment and Joseph Veltre of The Gersh Agency."Patricia Arquette is a remarkable woman," noted Susan Kamil, "and 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." A fourth generation actor, whose eclectic and celebrated career has spanned the last three decades, Arquette is the great-granddaughter of vaudeville performers and granddaughter of the late comedian Cliff Arquette, who was best known for his character Charley Weaver, a character he created for the Jack Paar Show. Her late father, the journeyman actor Lewis Arquette, was credited by Patricia in her Screen Actors Guild Award acceptance speech for Boyhood as the person who "taught me to approach work with compassion and gratitude." Along with Rosetta Getty, she is the co-founder of GiveLove, founded to assist displaced families after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The organization provides relief, sanitation and construction projects for communities in need. "Over the years, the public has come to know aspects of me through my roles in film and television. 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," said Arquette.