Patricia Castle Richardson is an American television and film actress. She was born on February 23, 1951 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA as Patricia Castle Richardson. She is best known for her portrayal of Jill Taylor on the sitcom Home Improvement, for which she was nominated four times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and two times for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical.
Patricia Richardson made her mark on television history as the rational, calm, and loving wife and mother Jill Taylor on the 1990s hit sitcom Home Improvement. The daughter of a navy pilot, she discovered acting as a teenager. While her family did not support her interest, Richardson went to study drama at Southern Methodist University.
After graduating in 1972, Patricia Richardson eventually moved to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a professional actress. Her first break was as an understudy for the title role in the 1974 Broadway production of Gypsy. Richardson had a few more stage parts, including 1979’s Loose Ends, and landed several commercials. In 1980, she met actor Ray Baker, and the two quickly became an item. They were married in 1982.
Patricia Richardson Height and Weight, Bra Size, Body Measurements
Patricia Richardson Weight: 142 lbs (64 kg)
Patricia Richardson Height: 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
Patricia Richardson Measurements: 37-27-37 in (94-69-94 cm)
Patricia Richardson Bra Size/Breast Size: 34D
Patricia Richardson Bra Cup Size: D
Patricia Richardson Shoe Size/Feet Size: 6 (US)
Patricia Richardson Dress Size: 8 (US)
Patricia Richardson Star Sign: Pisces
Patricia Richardson Net Worth: $25 million
Patricia Richardson Hair Color: Light brown
Patricia Richardson Eye Color: Dark brown
Date Of Birth: 23 February 1951
Birth Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Birth Name: Patricia Castle Richardson
Spouse: Ray Baker (m. 1982-1995)
Parents: Lawrence Baxter Richardson, Mary Elizabeth Howard
Siblings: Lynn Richardson, Cathy Richardson, Ann Richardson
Children: Joseph Baker, Roxanne Baker, Henry Baker
Patricia Richardson Facts:
1969 graduate of the prestigious Hockaday School For Girls-Dallas, Texas.
1973 graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Her three children are Henry (b. 22 February 1985) and twins Roxanne and Joseph (b. 3 January 1991).
Won an Independent Spirit nomination for her first starring film role in Ulee’s Gold (1997) in 1997.
Understudied the part of young “Gypsy Rose Lee” in Angela Lansbury’s production of “Gypsy” on Broadway. Later played a number of different roles in the show.
A former classmate of playwright Beth Henley, she played a role in Henley’s play “The Miss Firecracker Contest” off-Broadway.
Earned a total of four Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations for playing Tim Allen’s wife on Home Improvement (1991).
Father was a lifer with the Navy and she lived all over growing up.
Her parents are father, Lawrence, and mother, Elizabeth.
Is the third of four girls. Her sisters are Ann, Lynn and, Cathy.
She is a registered Democrat and over time has supported Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
Around the time she began her career in television she sidetracked with commercial work appearing in ads for brands like Wendy’s, Lipton, Chef Saluto Pizza, Jell-O, and Kraft Foods.
Shares her birthday with Ulee’s Gold (1997) co-star Peter Fonda.