CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-current) will introduce fans to its newest franchise on Wednesday 13 August when Patricia Arquette, better known to us as Allison DuBois in Medium (2005-2011), guest stars as Special Agent Avery Ryan. Heading up the Cyber Crime Division, Avery will be the lead character in her own spin-off, called CSI: Cyber that’s set to premiere in the US in January 2015. The actress has been in the showbiz game since she was 17 and she’s had a wild personal life and career so far.
The 46-year-old is the youngest daughter of an acting family that includes brother David Arquette (Deputy Dewey Riley in the Scream movies, 19962001) and sister Rosanna Arquette (Jody in 1994 flick Pulp Fiction). When Patricia was 15, she ran away from home (an artist commune in Arlington, Virginia) after learning that her dad was having an affair. She moved in with big sister Rosanna (last seen as Linda in Ray Donovan in 2013) in LA in 1983. Four years later, 19-year-old Patricia got her first film gig in 1987’s Pretty Smart. Then she was cast as Kristen Parker that same year in the film A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. She dated musician Paul Rossi onand-off and when Patricia was 20, she had their son Enzo Luciano Rossi – Paul ditched her after Enzo was born. Patricia dated Nicolas Cage (from 2000 film Gone In Sixty Seconds) on-and-off for eight years but took the plunge in 1995 – she wore a black vinyl dress and they had a purple wedding cake. They lasted just nine months together but only officially divorced in May 2001. Aged 34, Patricia had her daughter Harlow Olivia Calliope Jane on 23 February 2003. Harlow’s dad is actor Thomas Jane (Frank Castle in 2004 movie The Punisher). They tied the knot in June 2006 in Venice, Italy but Patricia filed for divorce in January 2009, citing “irreconcilable differences”. They reunited just weeks later but split for good in August 2010. Her blonde hair isn’t her real colour – yip, the natural brunette’s had us all fooled for years.
Move over Grissom – there’s a new lead CsI in town: Patricia Arquette.