She was born and raised in Bethesda and attended the Holton-Arms School on River Road.
After appearing on Broadway shows, commercials, and multiple television shows in the 80s, Patricia Richardson got her big break when she landed the role of Jill Taylor on Home Improvement as a last minute replacement.
The role led to Richardson receiving four Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations. While working on Home Improvement in 1994, she co-hosted the Emmys with Ellen DeGeneres. TV Guide also named Jill Taylor the 7th best TV Mom of all-time.
Currently, Richardson lives in Los Angeles and will be turning 70 years old this upcoming February.
The featured photograph comes from one of her high school yearbooks and below you’ll see a shot from her Home Improvement days.