A New Jersey native, Patricia Foulkrod began her film and television career as an assistant in news and public affairs at WNET-TV, New York City's PBS flagship station. After working her way up to producing some of the station's programs, she further honed her producing skills on industrial films for such companies as Boeing, Mercedes Benz, Air France, and Disney.
After moving to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, she line-produced the acclaimed 70mm documentary The Living Seas and produced and directed They're Doing My Time, an hour long PBS documentary about children whose mothers are in prison. She executive-produced a CBS telefilm adaptation of the latter, entitled Locked Up: A Mother's Rage, which starred Cheryl Ladd and Angela Bassett, and co-produced the six-hour documentary series The Native Americans.
Foulkrod has since worked as a producer of independent feature films, among them Eva Gardos' award-winning An American Rhapsody, on which she was also second unit director, starring Scarlett Johansson, Nastassja Kinski, and Tony Goldwyn; Richard Squires' Crazy Like a Fox, starring Roger Rees and Mary McDonnell; and Richard Shepard's The Linguini Incident, starring Rosanna Arquette and David Bowie. Foulkrod also produced and directed The Ground Truth that was at Sundance in 2006 and bought by Focus Features.
During the state of California's recall race in 2005, Foulkrod served as the southern California grassroots director for Arianna Huffington's campaign for governor. She also created Peace on the Beach, an event for which thousands of people came together to form a Picasso aerial image for peace. She has organized additional aerial images with John Quigley for Greenpeace and for homeless war veterans, as part of the Discovery Channel's NOW outreach effort.