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Patricia is best known for her work on ABC TV's Home Improvement as Jill Taylor. For that show she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, and four Emmy Awards. Her first television series was for Norman Lear, Double Trouble, starring Liz and Jean Sagal. She also starred in two other comedies from one of the creators of the Mary Tyler Moore ... See full bio »

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 2015-2016 Last Man Standing (TV Series)
Helen Potts
- Tanks for the Memories (2016) ... Helen Potts
- Helen Potts (2015) ... Helen Potts
 2013 Snow Bride (TV Movie)
Maggie Tannenhill
 2013 Chance at Romance (TV Movie)
 2012 Smart Cookies (TV Movie)
 2011 Bringing Ashley Home (TV Movie)
Michelle McGee
 2010 The Jensen Project (TV Movie)
 2001 Blonde (TV Mini-Series)
Gladys Baker
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Gladys Baker
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Gladys Baker
 1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Annabel Hayes
- Wanderlust (1999) ... Annabel Hayes
 1996 Undue Influence (TV Movie)
Laurel Vega
 1996 Sophie & the Moonhanger (TV Movie)
Bonnie Edgerton
 1994 Storytime (TV Series)
 1990 Room for Romance (TV Series)
- Pilot (1990)
 1989-1990 FM (TV Series)
Lee-Ann Plunkett
- Off the Record (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
- Sex, Lies and 35mm Slides (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
- The Last Virgin (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
- Let's Spend the Night Together (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
- No Fool Like an April Fool (1990) ... Lee-Ann Plunkett
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Rachel Porter
- Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959 (1989) ... Rachel Porter
 1989 Parent Trap III (TV Movie)
Cassie McGuire
 1988 Eisenhower & Lutz (TV Series)
Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- The Devil Wears a Toupee (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- Play It Again, Bud (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- Pride and Prejudice (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- Bud's Buddy (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
- Petrified Forrest (1988) ... Kay 'K.K.' Dunne
 1986-1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Sandy / Saleswoman
- In the Money (1987) ... Sandy
- Torn (1986) ... Saleswoman
 1987 Hands of a Stranger (TV Movie)
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Schrader
- Calling Doctor Huxtable (1987) ... Mrs. Schrader
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Sarah Cabot
- Shadowsight (1986) ... Sarah Cabot (as Pat Richardson)
 1986 Yuri Nosenko, KGB (TV Movie)
Joan Black (as Pat Richardson)
 1985 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
- The Reunion (1985) ... Pamela
 1985 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Pamela Sawyer
 1984 Double Trouble (TV Series)
Beth McConnell
- The Bombshell (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
- Heartache (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
- Separate Birthdays (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
- Dueling Feet (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
- Bad Chemistry (1984) ... Beth McConnell (as Pat Richardson)
 1981 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
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TV commercial for Until There's a Cure (1998) See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband, and they assume I'm going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself. See more »


Earned a total of four Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations for playing Tim Allen's wife on Home Improvement (1991). See more »


Having a hairstyle that features sharp, sassy bangs



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