Pat Idlette majored in theater as well as speech at Florida State University, followed by graduate work in drama at the University of Michigan.
(in response to when she knew she wanted to be an actor)
Patricia Idlette: I think the bell went off that I had this 'thing' when I was maybe in fourth grade, but I didn't know what it was. We were doing 'Sleeping Beauty' or something in the classroom, and I was the Wicked Witch. And I had a blast! I was just playing like I usually do. Everybody really got off on it. So that was an inkling.