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Patricia Richardson

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Patricia Richardson stars as Michelle in the "Bringing Ashley Home" movie
Patricia Richardson is best known for her portrayal of Jill Taylor on the long-running series “Home Improvement,” for which she received four Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations as Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series. She also won a Vision Award and a Topaz Award from Women In Film in Texas. In 2009, Richardson and the rest of the “Home Improvement” cast received the Fan Favorite award at the TV Land Awards. Her other leading TV series roles include “Double Trouble,” CBS’s “Eisenhower and Lutz” with Scott Bakula, NBC’s “FM” with Robert Hays, and Lifetime's popular long-running series “Strong Medicine,” for which she received a Prism Award nomination and Commendation. Richardson appeared in a recurring role as Alan Alda’s chief of staff from 2004 to 2006 on “The West Wing,” and in spring 2010, she appeared in NBC’s “The Jensen Project.” She also starred in the miniseries “Blonde,” “Undue Influence” with Brian Dennehy, and Lifetime’s “Sophie & the Moon Hanger.”

Richardson received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her first leading role in a film, starring opposite Peter Fonda in “Ulee’s Gold.” Her other leading film credits include “Dead Simple.” In 2011, she will be seen in the independent films “Beautiful Wave” with Lance Henriksen and Aimee Teegarden, and “Give Me One Reason” with Brad Dourif.