Patricia Richardson is an American TV and film actress. She is widely known for playing the character as Jill Taylor on a sitcom called "Home Improvement" for which she was nominated for four times for Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series and twice for Golden Globe award for the Best Actress in TV Series- Comedy or Musical. In addition to that, she has also received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for her performance in "Ulee’s Gold" in 1997. She has been active in this field since 1980 and from that time onward, she has been very successful and gained a large number of fans following.
Richardson is the native of Bethesda, Maryland, United States. She came into this world on 23rd February of the year 1951 which has now made her reach at the age of 65. Although she is known by the name Patricia Richardson, as a child, she was named as Patricia Castle Richardson. She was born as the third daughter to her parents Laurence Baxter Richardson and Mary Elizabeth. Her siblings are Marianna Bales, Lynn Richardson, and Catherine Moseley. Richardson’s father was a corporate executive and retired naval officer.
Richardson went to get her education from the Holton-Arms School located in Maryland and then she also got enrolled at the Hockaday School located in Dallas, Texas. She then attended the Southern Methodist University and got graduated from there in 1973. At the beginning of her career, Richardson started as an understudy in the Broadway production of "Angela in Gypsy: A Musical Fable". She had also played the roles in programs such as "The Equalizer", "Double Trouble", "Kate & Allie", and "Quantum Leap". Her other TV and movie credits include "Blonde", "Lost Dream", "Avarice", "Smart Cookies", "Lost Angels", "Beautiful Wave", "Hands of a Stranger", "C.H.U.D.", "The West Wing", "The Cosby Show", "The Equalizer", "Bringing Ashley Home", "FM", "String Medicine", and much more.
A beautiful actress, Richardson has already got married and divorced as well. She was previously married to then husband Ray Baker who is also an actor. The pair tied their knot in 1982 but due to some personal issues, they got divorced in August of 1995. In addition to that, they also have three children together with each other. At first, she gave birth to their first kid named Henry Richardson Baker on 22nd February 1985. Later, she gave birth to the set of twins, their second and third children on 3rd January 1991 and they have named them as Joseph Castle Baker and Roxanne Elizabeth Baker.
Prior to that, she also had a long-term relationship with her then boyfriend Mark Cline who is a retired psychologist. They met with each other when they both were the students at Southern Methodist University. There are no any details found about their affair. She stands tall at a height of five feet and seven inches that are 1.70 m. Her hard work has made her earn an estimated net worth of $25 million. Besides that, more information related to her bio, family background, and other activities can be accessed from various sources.