Patricia's favorite pizza toppings are anchovies and mushrooms, her favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla and her favorite vegetable is tomato.
Patricia's favorite movie is The Hours and her favorite actress is Meryl Streep.
In 1971, Patricia was part of Tarragon Theatre's inaugural season.
Patricia married Leslie "Les" Carlson and they later divorced. They have a son together, named Ben Carlson. Ben is also an actor.
Patricia graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, from Carnegie-Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also attended Central School of Speech and Drama, in London, England.