Born on April 8: Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette is 52 years old today. She is a versatile actress who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood which was filmed from 2002 until 2014. Her many movie roles included True Romance, Ed Wood, Lost Highway and Stigmata. On TV she played the titular role in the 130 episodes of Medium, but also was in Boardwalk Empire, Escape at Dannemora and mos recently in The Act.
She is halachically Jewish as her mother is Jewish. She occasionally tweeted about Jewish topics, but didn’t find much more about her connection to Judaism. The most fun result of my search was this quiz, where only one of five answers are true about her Jewishness. “Arquette’s father had converted from Catholicism to Islam. Arquette’s mother was Jewish, and her ancestors emigrated from Poland and Russia.” (wikipedia)