Arquette had a child on her own at age 20, when she was just embarking on her acting career.
Her starring roles include Alabama Whitman in Quentin Tarantino's "True Romance" (1993), Renee/Alice in David Lynch's "Lost Highway" (1997), Allison Dubois on the television series "Medium" (2005-2011) and Agent Avery Ryan in "
In a release, Arquette said, "Over the years, the public has come to know aspects of me through my roles in film and television. Writing a memoir will be a new and intimate artistic journey for me, and I hope to bring to it the same honesty I have always sought to bring to my work as an actor."
Arquette comes from an acting family that includes sister Rosanna, brother David, and their father Lewis and grandfather Cliff, who both appeared on TV as well.
Arquette caused a stir at the Oscars when she called for wage equality for women after accepting her award, and backstage added, "It's time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we've all fought for to fight for us now." The statement caused a backlash of headlines such as "Patricia Arquette's Feminism: Only for White Women."
"I guess I would have chosen my words a little more carefully," she told The Wrap. "I think the way people perceived it is not the way at all I intended." In a book, she can make herself clear.