In 2016, Patrika won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series playing Margot Mullen on Acting Dead.
Patrika says the one thing she never leaves home without is her credit card.
Patrika says that the one thing that's always in her refridgerator is Diet-Rite soda.
Patrika's dream car is a by blue Mercedes 450SL with two tops and dark blue leather interior.
Patrika's most reasured possession is her grandmother's ring, which her father wore as a pinky ring until he passed away.
Patrika's earliest memory is of having picnics and swimming at the Jacksonville beach with her parents and grandmother/ and grandmom. She lists her best childhood memory from being her eighth-grade graduation, when her mother made her a special dress and she had a lovely dinner at a fancy local restaurant with her parents.
Patrika lists her worst vices as being ice cream and shoes.
In August 1999 Patrika was named one of "TV Guide's Sexiest Stars" for her role in Days of Our Lives.
Patrika is a very good tap dancer.
What Makes Her Angry: Government bureaucracy
What Makes Her Happy: Working.
Patrika likes reading and studying the Civil War period in history.
AIDS projects and the Special Olympics are Patrika's favoured charities.
Patrika loves watching baseball.
On rainy days, Patrika enjoys watching old movies, popping popcorn and crying.
Patrika lists her biggest extravagance as buying shoes.
As a child, Patrika read Jane Eyre in one night. It remains her favourite book.
Sporting team: Houston Astros
Album: Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender
Actors: Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn
TV show as a child: Flash Gordon
Cartoon character: Mickey Mouse
Singers: John Gary & Garth Brooks
Time of year: Fall becasue she loves all the colors
Time of day: Twilight
Movies: Pat and Mike & Gone With The Wind
Item of clothing: "any old cotton nightgown"
Junk food: Ice cream and pizza
Pizza topping: Eggplant
Favorite Ethnic Food: Barrone's pizza
Favorite Fun: Shopping
Favorite Rainy Day Project: Watch old movies, pop popcorn and cry
Favorite Charity: Any AIDS project and the Special Olympics
Favorite Period In History: The Civil War period
Favorite Piece of Jewelry: Her wedding rings
Book: Jane Eyre
Author: Geneen Roth
TV Series: Law & Order
Favorite TV Parents: Roseanne Barr and John Goodman from Roseanne
Sewing, knitting and crocheting are hobbies Patrika enjoys.
Patrika has two dogs: Shooter, a shepherd-chow-Akita, and Rocky, a cairn terrier.
Patrika attended the Georgia Southern College and the Theatre Atlanta School of Drama.
Patrika's height is 5-foot-3. She has red hair and hazel eyes.
In the late 80s, Patrika was in a commercial for Tetley Tea. She has also appeared in an 'Off Skintastic' Commercial, as well as advertisements for BellSouth.
Patrika: (asked what her regrets are) None. I don't like to think coulda, woulda, shoulda. I'm where I'm supposed to be, with no regrets.
Patrika: (on Days of Our Lives co-star Kevin Spirtas) Kevin and I are great friends. He has this one-man show that he travels with and I'm going to see it in St Louis. He has already told his family that I'm sort of the daughter-in-law that's coming to visit!
Patrika: It was a blessing that I was working and doing Days of Our Lives, because I wouldn't be where I am today, with an Emmy nomination or a lot of things, so things always work the way they are supposed to.
Patrika: (what she'd like to change about herself) Sometimes I speak too soon, before the other person is finished talking. Thoughts just pop into my head, and I have to get them out.
Patrick: (her most embarrassing moment) At 14, in Wisconsin, I was walking to school in the winter, wearing red pettipants under a wool skirt. Suddenly the pettipants had worked their way down, and there I was with my pants around my ankles. I was mortified!
Patrika: (breakfast cereal that best describes her personality) Rice Krispies. Snap! Crackle! Pop!
Patrika: (her favourite saying) If you can dream it, you can be it!
Patrika: (asked what her greatest fantasy is) No fantasy, a goal! I want to win the Academy Award, the Emmy and the Tony, like Rita Moreno. Having your peers say you're the best at something.
Patrika: (asked what her regrets in life are) None. I don't like to think coulda, woulda, shoulda. I'm where I'm supposed to be, with no regrets.
Patrika: (on her favorite tv show, Law & Order) It makes you think, because so much of it is based on real cases. It makes me sometimes want to put my foot through the screen in frustration over the legal system.