I once heard actress Patricia Heaton mention her big family. How big is it?
—Rebecca Glines, Southfield, Mich.
The star of the ABC sitcom “The Middle,” 54, has three sisters and a brother, and she has four sons with her husband, British actor David Hunt. She and Hunt have produced two TV movies, “The Engagement Ring” and the current Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas Heart,” which was written by Heaton’s brother Michael, who pens the “Minister of Culture” column for the “Cleveland Plain Dealer.”