Patricia Richardson, a famous television and film actress, was born on February 23, 1951, in Bethesda, Maryland. Patricia Richardson left an indelible impression through the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement as the discerning, quiet, and adoring wife and mother Jill Taylor. Born to a naval force pilot, she had the fire in her belly to act since her childhood. While her family did not encourage her, Richardson went to imbibe drama at Southern Methodist University. 

After graduating in 1972, Patricia Richardson shifted to New York City to fructify her aspiration of becoming a complete actress. She tasted her first success by taking the titular role in the 1974 Broadway endeavor Gypsy. 

 Richardson worked in few other stage shows, including 1979's Loose Ends, and endeavored in a few ads. In 1980, she met performing artist Ray Baker, and the two rapidly became a hit duo. They eventually got hitched in 1982. 

The duo shifted to Los Angeles, and by 1990, Patricia Richardson had two endeavours at series TV - Eisenhower and Lutz and FM - both brief. The third time turned out to be the lucky charm for the passionate actress. Home Improvement appeared in the fall of 1991, and the show turned into a mega achievement. As Jill Taylor, Richardson gave a realistic performance and attracted the audiences. Eventually, she was considered for an Emmy Award four times in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. 
All said, Richardson essayed other roles with equal panache. Ulee’s Gold, the 1997 drama film, gave her good recognition. After Home Improvement went off the air in 1999, Richardson endeavored into different sorts of parts, including playing Marilyn Monroe's mom in the 2001 TV film Blonde. 
In 2002, Patricia Richardson came back to series television, handling a sensational part. She took the role of Janine Turner in Strong Medicine, a cable show. She proved her mettle in the show as Dr. Andy Campbell. 
Patricia Richardson married Ray Baker but eventually separated in 1995.