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Patricia Richardson

Highest Rated:   94% Ulee's Gold (1997)
Lowest Rated:   23% C.H.U.D. (Chud) (1984)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
45% 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
70% 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
23% C.H.U.D. (Chud)
  • Ad Woman
1984
No Score Yet Story of Mothers and Daughters
  • Actor
1973

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
  • Helen Potts
  • 2016
  • 2015
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

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