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Everybody Loves Raymond

Every Night
9/8c

Monica Horan

Amy MacDougall Barone

Though Monica Horan portrayed Robert Barone's erstwhile girlfriend and eventual wife Amy MacDougall, she has a lot in common with Debra Barone. The wife of series co-creator Philip Rosenthal, many of their real-life situations ended up in the show - even lines of dialogue mirrored words from her own mouth.

Graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in theater, she once worked as a telephone sales operator for Telecharge. She performed in Tony 'n Tina's Wedding off-Broadway and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom in L.A. A founding member of Actors Initiative, she was a sketch-comedy performer with the group Artificial Intelligence. Her non-Everybody Loves Raymond TV credits include Coach, Down the Shore, In The House, L.A. Law and In Living Color, as well as a recurring role on General Hospital. Her work in Everybody Loves Raymond was awarded with a Gracie Allen Award and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, along with the rest of the cast, for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Raised Catholic in Pennsylvania (her Raymond alter ego is from Pennsylvania but Protestant), she converted to Judaism and married Rosenthal in 1990. They have two children.

Character Bio

When Debra sets up her friend Amy with Robert, little do any of them know the twist in the road ahead. Robert's on-again, off-again relationship with Amy ends up in a happy marriage, but not before Robert spills drinks on Amy, Ray causes one of their breakups, and Amy goes out with Ray's buddy Gianni. Amy is the daughter of conservative parents Hank and Pat, and has an odd, shiftless older brother named Peter. They live in Pennsylvania, though Peter lives with Amy and Robert for a bit. Because Amy is a "good girl," Marie seems to favor her over Debra. But when Amy and Robert get married, Amy stands up to Marie over writing thank-you notes. Debra is excited to have an ally in the war with Marie, but Amy eventually gives in.

Everybody Loves Raymond TV Schedule

Wednesday
April 1
2:01am
Debra's Sick
With Debra and the kids sick, Ray tries to juggle the responsibilities of home and work and ends up with chaos and an aborted meeting with ex-Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
TV-PG
2:36am
Who's Handsome?
Robert is reluctant to go on a date because hes insecure about his appearance, so when Debra tells him hes attractive, Ray starts feeling insecure about his own looks.
TV-PG
9:00pm
The Car
Debra, already annoyed at getting stuck driving the old car Ray bought from his parents, really gets upset when she discovers that is was his old make out mobile.
TV-G
9:30pm
Diamonds
When Ray discovers that the diamond in Debras wedding ring is a fake, he finds a way to steal the ring so he can replace the stone, unaware that she replaced the diamond with a real one after their wedding.
TV-PG
Thursday
April 2
9:00pm
The Game
When Ray and his family play a game of Scruples after their cable goes out and they have nothing but time on their hands, they find themselves arguing about honesty.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Recovering Pessimist
When Debra tries to change Rays pessimistic attitude about winning the Sports Writer of the Year Award, he agrees to change his ways and become more upbeat -- and suffers the downside of being the only optimist in his family.
TV-PG
Friday
April 3
2:30am
The Dog
Ray brings home a stray bulldog that reminds him of the dog he had to give up as a boy due to his allergies, but his brother Robert bonds with the animal and the siblings then have to decide who gets to keep him.
TV-PG
3:00am
Neighbors
When Franks late-night buzz sawing and Maries persistent meddling bother the neighborhood, they meet with Ray to discuss how hell inform his parents of their complaints.
TV-PG
3:30am
Fascinatin' Debra
When Debra is being interviewed by a psychotherapist for a book on the American family, the doctor discovers that Ray and his family are more fascinating, in a quirky way, than she is.
TV-PG
9:00pm
Why Are We Here?
When Debra gets fed up with Rays family intruding in her life, they both reminisce about how quiet life used to be in their old apartment miles away from his family.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Father Knows Least
Ray gets to use the active technique he and Debra learned in parenting class on his parents when their stubbornness goes too far.
TV-PG