Lillian Patterson, played by the wonderful Polly Holliday, is Jill’s mother – also called “Nana”. Before she appears on the show, Tim typically makes fun of her weight on his show, Tool Time. Prior to being on Home Improvement, this actress has had several roles in TV shows, like comedy series Bob and A League of Their Own, and visitor appearances on Friends, Roseanne, and even medical drama E.R. Tammy Lauren as PattyIn one of many episodes, Jill confides in her when a man she meets on the gym asks her out, and she ends up having a romantic dream about him.
Karn realized that he knew a number of individuals engaged on the show, so he determined he may as well give it a shot and audition. But Karn shortly turned a daily cast member, appearing in all eight seasons of Home Improvement. Originally, Tim’s co-host was going to … Read More