Monica Horan

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Monica Horan
Born Monica Louise Horan[1]
(1963-01-29) January 29, 1963 (age 52)
Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Residence Burbank, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present
Political party
Spouse(s) Philip Rosenthal (m. 1990)
Children 2

Monica Louise Horan (born January 29, 1963) is an American actress best known for her role as Amy MacDougall-Barone on the television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

Life and career[edit]

Horan was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Selma (née Spencer), a clerk, and Robert J. Horan, a courthouse officer.[2] 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.[3]

Horan is probably 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.

Horan is a convert to Judaism (her maternal grandfather was also Jewish).[4] Horan is also a staunch Democrat.[5]


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