Patricia Richardson

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  • Birth Name: Patricia Castle Richardson
  • Birth Place: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Born in Bethesda Naval Hospital, where her father was a test pilot; she grew up a "Navy brat" and moved numerous times throughout her childhood. 
  • Classmates at SMU included Kathy Bates, Powers Booth, and playwrights Jack Heffner and Beth Henley; she later appeared in several productions of Heffner's Vanities and in Henley's 1982 Broadway play The Wake of Jamie Foster.
  • Made her Broadway debut in the 1974 revival of Gypsy, starring Angela Lansbury, in the roles of a waitress and a Hollywood blonde, and as understudy for the part of Louise.
  • Is a spokesperson for the battle against PSP (a brain disease, progressive supranuclear palsy), which claimed the life of her father.

Awards

  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress for a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Roxanne Baker — Daughter
  • Ray Baker — Ex-husband
  • Henry Baker — Son
  • Joseph Baker — Son
  • Catherine Moseley — Sister
  • Elizabeth Richardson — Mother
  • Marianna Bates — Sister
  • Lynn Richardson — Sister
  • Laurence Baxter Richardson — Father

College

  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States (BFA, 1972)

Details

  • Birth Name: Patricia Castle Richardson
  • Birth Place: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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