Patricia 'Patty' McCormack (born August 21, 1945) is an American actress with a career in theater, films and television. She achieved success as a child actress, and received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Bad Seed (1956). Her acting career has continued with supporting roles in film and television, including a more recent performance as Pat Nixon in Frost/Nixon (2008). McCormack was born Patricia Ellen Russo in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Elizabeth (nee McCormack), a professional roller skater, and Frank Russo, a fireman. She attended New Utrecht H.S. She is an aunt of fellow actor and New York City lawmaker Alfred Cerullo. She was a child model at the age of four and began appearing on television at the age of seven.
Contributions by Cydebot, Ser Amantio di Nicolao, and Pepso2.