Board of Governors
Patrika Darbo is a 2016 Emmy winner for Best Actress Short Format for the online series Acting Dead and is a 2018 nominee for a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the online series The Bay. She is also a three-time 2018 Independent Series Award nominee and the host of this year’s awards show.
She recently had a starring role in the Lifetime film Cradle Swapping, completed a guest voice role on American Dad! and she was a cast member on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful. She has appeared on countless series including The Big Bang Theory, The Middle, Devious Maids, Desperate Housewives, Dexter and she was a series regular on the sitcom Step by Step and the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives, for which she received a Daytime Emmy nomination.
She is a veteran of dozens of films including Leaving Normal, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?, Speed 2, Rango, Babe and she is often remembered for her stand-out role in Clint Eastwood's In the Line of Fire where John Malkovich infamously proclaimed to her character, "You shouldn't have been from Minneapolis.”
Patrika is currently the Co-Governor for the Performers Peer Group at the Television Academy.