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Patricia Richardson

Patricia is best known for her work on ABC TV's Home Improvement as Jill Taylor. For that show she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, and four Emmy Awards. Her first television series was for Norman Lear, Double Trouble, starring Liz and Jean Sagal. She also starred in two other comedies from one of the creators of the Mary Tyler Moore show, Alan Burns: Eisenhower and Lutz with Scott Bakula and FM with Robert Hays. After Home Improvement she took off a few years to be with her kids and then went back to work on Lifetime's Strong Medicine, produced by Whoopie Goldberg. She was nominated for her work in it by the Prism Awards. Patricia co-hosted the Emmy Awards with Ellen Degeneres and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her first starring role in a movie opposite Peter Fonda in Ulee's Gold. Ms. Richardson received a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and spent several years in New York doing theatre. She created roles in two Beth Henley plays, The Wake of Jamie Foster, and The Miss Firecracker Contest, Michael Weller's Loose Ends, Kevin Wade's Cruise Control, and various other plays on and off- Broadway and around the country in regional theaters. She got her Equity card from Arthur Laurents on her first audition in New York for the job understudying the young Gypsy Rose Lee in Angela Lansbury's revival of Gypsy at the Winter Garden. In the last few years as her youngest children finally went off to college she went back to work and started doing theatre again: a World Premiere of Alfred Uhry's Apples and Oranges, directed by Lynne Meadow at the Alliance Theater, and more recently, I Forgive You Ronald Reagan Off-Broadway at the Samuel Beckett Theater. She has also started appearing again in films and television movies.Patricia is the National Spokesperson and on the Board of Directors for CurePSP, a patient advocacy organization for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, the disease that took her father in 2005. She serves on the LA Local and the National Board of SAG AFTRA . And she is the proud mother of three: Henry, Roxie, and Joe.

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Feb 23, 1951 In Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Cosby Show 1984-09-20
Latest Project:
Series Last Man Standing 2011-10-11

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Strong Medicine
Poster of Home Improvement
Last Man Standing Unknown 2011-10-11
Pioneers of Television Unknown 2008-01-02
Strong Medicine Dr. Andy Campbell 59 episodes, 2002-2005 2000-07-23
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Home Improvement Jill Taylor 203 episodes, 1991-1999 1991-09-17
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20