Where Are They Now: Patricia Richardson, AKA Jill Taylor On 'Home Improvement'

March 6th, 2013 4:45pm EST

Patricia Richardson Patricia Richardson is best known for playing Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor's (Tim Allen) wife Jill on Home Improvement during the 1990s.

The 62-year-old actress starred in over 200 episodes of the hit ABC show before moving on to "Strong Medicine" when the series ended. "Strong Medicine" focused on a group of women doctors at a South Philadelphia women's clinic who specialized in getting medical help to less fortunate women. Not surprisingly, the show aired on Lifetime.

Patricia starred in 59 episodes during its six-season run.

Check out more facts about Patricia and more photos of her on the next page...

Patricia was born on February 23, 1951 in Bethesda, Maryland, and was raised in nearby Hagerstown.

Before landing the part on "Home Improvement," thanks to the help of pal Stephen Tobolowsky, Patricia started out with single episode parts on such 80s series as "Kate & Allie," "Quantum Leap," and "The Cosby Show."

She's been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award for her role on "Home Improvement," in 1994 and again in 1995. Both nominations were for Best Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy).

Patricia joined the cast of The West Wing for the show's final two seasons. She played a campaign director.

Richardson starred in a few TV movies and has a new film, "Avarice," due out later this month. The film is about a group of people brought together when a mysterious box from outer space lands in the desert. The box has special powers, but releases and evil darkness when misused.

Patricia and the rest of the "Home Improvement" cast (clockwise): Tim Allen, Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Taran Noah Smith (clockwise).

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