“Hi, I’m award-winning theatre, film and TV actress Patricia Richardson from “Home Improvement” and “Strong Medicine. – AMA!”
I’m best known for my portrayal of Jill Taylor on the long running series “Home Improvement” in which I co-starred with Tim Allen. I received four Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations as “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.” I will be reuniting with Tim Allen this week on his ABC show “Last Man Standing” playing his neighbor Helen Potts. The show airs this Friday, February 26th at 8pm.
I also starred as Dr. Andy Campbell in Lifetime Television’s “Strong Medicine” for three seasons and had a recurring role on “The West Wing.” I was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her role in “Ulee’s Gold,” directed by Victor Nunez and co-starring Peter Fonda, and garnered rave reviews for my portrayal of Marilyn Monroe’s mother in the CBS miniseries “Blonde.” I am the National Spokesperson for CUREPSP and serve on their Board of Directors. PSP is the rare brain disease that killed my father and I have been working to raise money and awareness for all brain disease, particularly the “tau” related ones such as PSP, Alzheimer’s, and CTE.
Thanks for all your questions, I really enjoyed answering them. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram (both @prichardsonla) for updates on new projects and shows I'm working on and to put up with all my political opinions :)