While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton manufactured her Broadway debut in the gospel musical “Don’t Get God Started”. She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that developed plays Off-Broadway. They took one particular production, “The Johnstown Vindicator”, to Los Angeles, where Heaton’s performance caught the eyes of casting directors. For that reason, Heaton portrayed the producer/daughter in the television series “Room for Two” (1992). Her additional television credits contain a starring role in the series “Someone Like Me” (199four/I), a standard role in CBS’s “Women of the House” (1995), and a recurring role on “thirtysomething” (1987). She as well starred in the hugely rated CBS television movie Miracle in the Woods (1997) (TV), with Della Reese. Her feature film credits include Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Beethoven (1992), The New Age (1994) and Space Jam (1996).
For her role in “Everybody Loves Raymond” (1996), Heaton won an Emmy for Leading Actress in a Comedy Series. She was nominated for a l999 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and won the l998-99 Viewers for Quality Television Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Award.
Heaton was born in Cleveland and lives with her husband, David Hunt, and their four sons in Los Angeles.
|Day of Birth
||4 March 1958,
|Place of Birth
||Bay Village, Ohio, USA