Who is Patricia Gaul?

Patricia ‘Patti’ Gaul was born on 31 October 1945 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. She’s a 76-year-old actress, director and producer, probably still best recognized for landing the role of Annie in the comedy-drama film “The Big Chill” (1983), playing Mrs Gale in the romantic drama film “Some Kind Of Wonderful” (1987), and featuring as Cookie Edwards in the comedy film “Road Trip” (2000).

How rich is she, as of now? Patricia Gaul Net Worth

As of early 2022, Patricia Gaul’s net worth is estimated at over $5.5 million; acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment.

She garnered over 45 television and film acting credits during the time her career was active from 1973 to 2013.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Patricia Gaul spent her early years in her hometown of Philadelphia, where she was raised by her parents; however, she’s never shared any details regarding their names and professions, and it’s also unknown whether she has siblings or is an only child. She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. There is no public information about her educational background.

Career Beginnings

Patricia Gaul started her acting career in 1973, by making her debut feature film appearance in the role of Carrie in the horror film “Blood”, written and directed by Andy Milligan, and based on Alexander Thynn’s novel “The Carry-Cot” that follows the story of a werewolf married to the daughter of Dracula. Five years later, she portrayed Sister St. Raymond in the drama film “Uncle Joe Shannon”, opposite Burt Young. She made her TV debut in 1980, when she guest-starred as Captain Mathews in an episode of the ABC comedy series “Tenspeed And Brown Shoe”.

She then took minor roles in the critically acclaimed NBC police procedural series “Hill Street Blues” (1981), and the biographical romantic drama film “Frances” (1982), next to Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard.

Rise to Fame

Patricia Gaul came to prominence with the role of Annie in the Academy Award-nominated blockbuster film “The Big Chill”, which was directed by Lawrence Kasdan, and also starred her ex-husband Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger, Glenn Close and William Hurt. It was followed by her portrayals of Lowe in the satirical black comedy film “Teachers” (1984), next to Nick Nolte and JoBeth Williams.

The next year, she worked on two made-for-TV film titles, “Scandal Sheet” in which she played Mrs Bell, and “Deadly Messages” in which she featured as Madge, both released on ABC. Her next major role came later that year in the Academy Award-nominated Western film “Silverado”, in which she played Kate next to Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, and Danny Glover. Also in 1985, she featured as Mrs Brown in the comedy film “The Man With One Red Shoe”, along with Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher. She then featured as Norma Forbes in the ABC drama film “Convicted” and Nancy in the CBS crime mystery miniseries “If Tomorrow Comes”, both in 1986.

Continued Success

Thereafter, Patricia Gal starred in the recurring role of Melissa Tillman in the Emmy Award-winning NBC medical drama series “St. Elsewhere” (1986-1987) and played Mrs Gale in the romantic drama film “Some Kind Of Wonderful” (1987). During the same year, she was also cast as Paulette in the made-for-TV crime drama film “Murder Ordained”, which was released on CBS. It was followed by her portrayals of Iona Ratliff in the 1988 comedy film “Big Business”, directed by Jim Abrahams, and Sean’s mother in the 1989 made-for-TV thriller film “A Deadly Silence”, alongside Mike Farrell and Charles Haid.

In the next year, she took the part of Gertie in the NBC film adaptation of Danielle Steel’s novel “Fine Things” and featured as Mrs Walker in the 1990 comedy film “Three Men And A Little Lady”, sharing the screen with Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg. At the time, she also guest-starred in such TV series as “Baby Boom”, “Roseanne”, and “Thirtysomething”, to name a few.

Further Work

In 1991, Patricia Gaul made a guest appearance as Mrs Moses in an episode of the NBC sitcom “Empty Nest”, and starred in the made-for-TV drama film “Runaway Father”, which was directed by John Nicolella and released on CBS. Two years later, she was cast in the supporting role of Marjorie Pugen in the CBS family drama series “Picket Fences”, then also guest-starred as Mrs Ethridge in the episode “A Shift In The Night” of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning NBC medical drama series “ER” in 1996.

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Throughout the rest of the decade, she continued to land small roles in such TV series as “Renegade”, “Vanishing Son”, and “Carline In The City”, among others.

In 2000, she had the part of Cookie Edwards in Todd Phillips’ road sex comedy film “Road Trip”, next to Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott and Paulo Costanzo, which was a huge commercial success, grossing nearly $200 million worldwide at the box office. The same year, she played U.S. Bill’s mother in the superhero comedy film “The Specials”.

Thereafter, she retired from acting, but returned briefly in the early 2010s to appear in the lead role of Dorothy in the short romantic film “Just A Memory” (2011), and guest-starred as an inmate in an episode of the Australian mystery TV series “The Doctor Blake Mysteries” (2013).

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Patricia Gaul has long naturally light brown hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 34-26-35, bra size is 33B, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 6 (US).

Personal Life

Patricia Gaul was married to famous Academy Award-nominated actor Jeff Goldblum, known for his work on “The Fly” (1986), “Jurassic Park” (1993), “Independence Day” (1996), and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014). The two dated for some time and then exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 4 July 1980. They didn’t have children during their marriage which didn’t last long, since they divorced after five years. Since then, she has kept her personal life far from the spotlight.

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