Patricia Heaton is perhaps best known for her storied and long-running turn as Ray Romano’s wife on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Since 2009, she has played the main role of Frankie Heck on ABC’s The Middle. Patricia’s remarkable list of accomplishments includes two Emmy Awards (both for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series), a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a deep roster of nominations. She will contribute the foreword to the forthcoming (Spring, 2014) The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character, Damon’s second collaboration with Bill Esper.
Ms. Heaton writes: “If you are lucky enough to get anywhere near William Esper’s class, if you sit there and pay attention, if you carefully observe and attentively listen to everything he says and does, you will (assuming you also have talent) find that you have been given a gift that is priceless. You will be able to walk into any situation — a multi-camera sitcom with four days of rehearsal or a movie with no rehearsal at all — and be able to execute your craft.”