Patricia Arquette
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  • "As a relatively small organization, Give Love gets things done without the interference of an inefficient bureaucracy. Sometimes, the little guys achieve meaningful change a lot faster than giant NGOs! In addition to developing its innovative sewage system, Give Love has already built an orphanage and is working on a second one."
    -Alicia Silverstone

  • "Although acting continues to be center stage in her professional life, it is her devotion to the Haitian people and GiveLove that consumes her heart and dominates her time. It’s not much of a surprise to those who know her, because she has been active in charities for most of her adult life, especially in the fight against breast cancer, a disease that claimed her mother in 1997. Now Haiti poses a unique challenge."
    -LA Confidential Magazine

Patricia Arquette

2015 ACADEMY AWARD & GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER; PUBLIC HEALTH HUMANITARIAN
Audiences recognize Oscar, Golden Globe, & Emmy winner Patricia Arquette for her gripping roles in shows like Medium and films like Boyhood, Stigmata and the classic True Romance, but what most people don't know about is her real-life role as a humanitarian.

GiveLove, Patricia's nonprofit, is deeply engaged with community-led sanitation projects to treat and compost waste, improve public health, and create jobs around recycling. Patricia now travels to Haiti on a regular basis to oversee the foundation's work while also developing new partnerships and scalable strategies. Her hands-on approach to ecological sanitation has inspired some of the most well-known experts in the field to join her in helping to accelerate the progression in Haiti.

Aside from her work with GiveLove, Patricia continues to work as an actress in various television and film roles. She filmed a recurring role for HBO's Boardwalk Empire, opposite Steve Buscemi.

Patricia completed seven seasons as Allison Dubois on the critically-acclaimed series Medium, for which she received numerous accolades, including the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series. Most recently, Patricia won a 2015 Oscar and Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her performance in the movie Boyhood. Patricia used her Oscar acceptance speech as a platform to bring awareness to women's rights in the workplace, a cause she is very much invested in.

Patricia's humanitarian role just might be the most challenging she's ever tackled, and in true form, she is 100 percent committed to the task at hand.


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