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|Born||Monica Louise Horan
January 29, 1963
Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Philip Rosenthal (m. 1990)|
Life and career
Horan was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Selma (née Spencer), a clerk, and Robert J. Horan, a courthouse officer. She graduated from Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School for Girls in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in 1980. She attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, graduating with a degree in Theater Performance in 1984. She then moved to New York City where she performed in off-off Broadway theatre while working as a telephone sales agent for Telecharge. She met her future husband, Philip Rosenthal, who served as executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, while attending Hofstra, and she converted to Judaism before their marriage in 1990.
Horan is best known for her appearance in the part of Amy McDougall (later Barone), Robert Barone's off-on again girlfriend, then wife, on the CBS-TV sitcom series Everybody Loves Raymond. Horan appeared in a total of 66 episodes of the series, making her first appearance in the episode titled "Who's Handsome?" (Season 1, episode #14). She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children. Horan has recently guest starred on the Hot in Cleveland series (Season 2) playing an Amish woman.
- Lipton, Michael A. The Laughs Hit Close to Home for Everybody Loves Raymond's Monica Horan, People, December 16, 2002. Accessed June 10, 2008.
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