Patricia Richardson

Highest Rated: 94% Ulee's Gold (1997)
Lowest Rated: 29% C.H.U.D. (Chud) (1984)
Birthday: Feb 23, 1951
Birthplace: Not Available
Patricia Richardson, while best known for her role as Jill Taylor on Home Improvement, has had a long and varied career that encompasses theatre, television and film. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, the Bethesda, Maryland native put her fine arts degree to use in New York where, on her first ever audition, she was hired as understudy in the part of Gypsy Rose Lee in Angela Lansbury's 1974 revival of Gypsy: A Musical Fable. She later moved to Los Angeles to pursue television. Before landing her breakout role, Richardson was a series regular on Double Trouble, FM, and Eisenhower & Lutz (where she played Scott Bakula's love interest). She had numerous guest appearances on many beloved family series including The Equalizer, Love, Sidney, The Cosby Show, Kate and Allie, and Quantum Leap, where she would reunite with Bakula. In 1997 Richardson was nominated for an Independent Spirit award for her first starring role in the film Ulee's Gold with Peter Fonda. After Home Improvement ended, Richardson turned to more dramatic roles; in 2001 she played Marilyn Monro's mother Gladys in the made-for-TV biopic Blonde based on Joyce Carol Oates' novel. She joined the cast of Strong Medicine in 2002 as Dr. Andy Campbell, replacing Janine Turner, and in 2004 she moved to the West Wing for the series' final two seasons, playing Republican candidate Arnold Vinick's campaign manager. Richardson has three sisters and as the child of a naval officer, considers herself to be a "Navy brat". She was divorced from actor Ray Baker, with whom she had three children -- Henry, Roxanne, and Joseph.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cubby Actor 2019
No Score Yet A Christmas in Tennessee Martha 2018
48% The 33 Director $9.2M 2015
No Score Yet Snow Bride Maggie Tannenhill 2013
No Score Yet Chance at romance (Friend Request) May 2013
No Score Yet Smart Cookies Lola 2012
No Score Yet Beautiful Wave Sue 2011
No Score Yet Bringing Ashley Home Michelle McGee 2011
No Score Yet California Dreaming (Out of Omaha) Aunt Bonnie 2007
No Score Yet Blonde Actor 2001
No Score Yet Viva Las Nowhere (Dead Simple) Helen/Wanda 2001
94% Ulee's Gold Connie Hope 1997
No Score Yet Undue Influence Laurel Vega 1996
68% In Country Cindy 1989
No Score Yet Lost Angels Mrs. Anderson 1989
No Score Yet Parent Trap III Cassie McGuire 1989
No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger Helen 1987
29% C.H.U.D. (Chud) Ad Woman 1984
No Score Yet Story of Mothers and Daughters Actor 1973

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Blindspot
2015
Dr. Nora Lee Roga
  • 2019
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
Helen Potts
  • 2016
  • 2015
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Sheila Brooks
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
2000-2006
Dr. Andy Campbell
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Annabel Hayes
  • 1999
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Director Jill Taylor
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Mrs. Schrader
  • 1987

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