Penny (Maria) Patrick was born and educated in Washington, D.C., where she attended Saint Patrick’s Academy, a private high school with a business curriculum, followed by Montgomery College in Maryland.
In 1980, she moved to southern California, where she became interested in the film industry, and worked in various capacities. She began pursuing a career in script supervising in 1988, and did script supervision for television series and many independent films.
After moving to Las Vegas in 2000, she has continued working in the film industry, predominately in the commercial world. She developed a script supervision course for UNLV FILM, where she teaches part-time.