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

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]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1990 L.A. Law Reporter #1 1 episode
1991 In Living Color 1 episode
1993-1994 Coach Maureen/Nurse 2 episodes
1996 In The House April 1 episode
1997-2005 Everybody Loves Raymond Amy MacDougall Barone Recurring Cast (Seasons 1-8)/ Main Cast (Season 9)
2011 The Whole Truth 1 episode
Hot in Cleveland Sarah 1 episode
2013 Enlightened Sharon 2 episodes
2016 Pee-wee's Big Holiday Dawn the Meter Maid TV movie (filming)


  1. ^ Monica Horan says her middle name. YouTube. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Candid Comedy". Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Lipton, Michael A. The Laughs Hit Close to Home for Everybody Loves Raymond's Monica Horan, People, December 16, 2002. Accessed June 10, 2008.
  4. ^ "Monica Horan, activist artist - Arts". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Tina Daunt. "Michelle Obama, Barbra Streisand Help Raise $700K for Democrats in L.A.". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 

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