Patty Farrell




Name Patty Farrell
Age 12-14
Gender Female
Actor Laine MacNeil


Film Appearance? Yes
Online Appearance? Yes
Book Appearance? Yes

Patricia "Patty" Farrell is the former secondary antagonist in the series. She has a supporting role in the books and online version, but played a much larger role in the films.


Role in Diary of a Wimpy Kid 

Greg throws the apple to Patty Farrell during The Wizard of Oz play

Patty gets hit by a apple

Patty appeared firstly in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and she gets on Greg's animosity after she tells the teacher Mr. Ira to cover up a map of the United States of America during a test involving it. Greg flunks the test over her. She later appears at "The Wizard of Oz" play. She plays the role as Dorothy, the main character, and she takes it very seriously. During the play, Greg throws an apple at her and the other trees get in the act. Someone knocks Patty's glasses off, and breaks them. Due to Patty's special need of glasses, the play was cancelled.

Role in Rodrick Rules

Greg mentioned she performed in the Winter Talent Show.

Role in The Last Straw 


Patty teaching

Patty appears again in The Last Straw. She was chosen by Mrs. Craig to mind the class during the time her dictionary was stolen. Due to Patty's serious behavior, she doesn't let anyone go to the bathroom. Alex Aruda minded the class on Monday, because she was sick.

This was also her last appearance in the book series, It is unknown if she will re-appear in any of the upcoming books but it's possible that the character has been retired.


Patty can be characterized as the teacher's pet and a nerd, and due to events happening in the first book, she develops a negative relationship towards Greg Heffley. She is self-absorbed and paranoid, egotistical, and states (in the movie) that she will get her mother, who is the president of the PTA, to sue them if she doesn't get what she wants (implying that she is completely spoiled). In The Last Straw, when the teacher leaves the room, Patty is left in charge. Greg writes that she is very strict when in control, letting no one out of the classroom, even if a fellow student has to use the restroom.


Patty is illustrated as wearing wide open glasses and pig-tails and this has been seen throughout the series. No other illustration of Patty has been shown other than glasses and her style of hair. According to Greg, she can't see two feet in front of her without her glasses and is practically blind without them, although in the movies she doesn't wear them. She also wears braces.



For images see: Patty Farrell/Gallery


  • She hasn't been seen or mentioned in any of the books since The Last Straw and it's unknown if she'll make another appearance.
  • In the book she wears glasses while in the films she doesn’t. It is high likely that her parents have already gave her contact lens. Also, she has pigtails in the books, but she has brads in the movies such as "Rodrick Rules" and "Dog Days."
  • She appears more rude and mean-spirited to Greg in the films. This is likely because in kindergarten, Greg said "Patty, Patty is a fatty! Has a face just like a ratty!"
  • There was a rumor that she would appear in The Getaway but was proven false by Jeff Kinney
  • In the films she serves as the secondary antagonist in the first film and Rodrick Rules and minor antagonist in Dog Days.
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