Patricia Richardson came into prominence with her role in the long-running ABC sitcom’ Home Improvement‘ in the role of Jill Taylor. Patricia Richardson portrayed Jill Taylor strike a perfect balance towards ‘The Toolman’ boneheaded approach to real-life.
For around eight seasons, Richardson delivered some of the iconic one-liners in her signature style straight face by outwitting the onscreen husband.
The realistic portrayal of American mother figure Jill was highly appreciated. The character went from being the conventional stay-at-home mom who’d return to school for a master’s degree in psychology and flourishes in her professional career.
The success of Home Improvement made Patricia a star.
Before accumulating success in the show, the actress also procured success on Broadway. When she signed with Home Improvement, she was on the verge of giving birth to twins. The series became an instant hit which made Patricia a staple name in the primetime frame.
Additionally, the series introduced Richardson to a broader aspect of the audience. Even before the success of Home Improvement, Patricia had a successful acting career on Broadway as well.
Getting ahead with Home Improvement
All sitcoms Patricia featured in the range between 1 to 13 seasons and then came to an abrupt end, she revealed to Entertainment Tonight. By the looks of it, this was Patricia’s mindset back in 1991 when she was approached to work with the comedian Tim Allen.
Before joining Home Improvement, Patricia was cast in numerous other sitcoms that lost the touch of brilliance right after season one. According to Patricia, the studio searched for a last-minute replacement for Frances Fisher, the popular actress who featured in Watchmen. As per the insights from Patricia, Frances was quite serious as Jill.
Being reluctant at first, Richardson didn’t want to be a part of another sitcom. Today, everybody knows that Home Improvement is nothing without the brilliance of Patricia Richardson. Later Richardson worked on some of the notable films and TV Series of all time, becoming an integral part of Hollywood’s veteran talents.