Mostly Credited As: Patricia Wettig
Date Of Birth: December 04, 1951 (Age 64)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 5' 4 ½" (1.63 m)
Patricia Wettig is definitely no stranger to the acting community. She’s been around for years, and has truly made a name for herself as an actress on the small screen. Her successes are surely no small matter, and she’s accomplished quite a bit in her lifetime. She made her TV debut on ‘Remington Steele,’ which led to other roles on hit TV shows, including ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘L.A. Law.’ Her first major recurring TV role came in 1986, when she starred as Joanne in ‘St. Elsewhere.’ After finally putting herself on the acting map, Wettig scored her first breakout role as cancer-stricken wife and mother Nancy Krieger Weston in ‘thirtysomething.’ The part did not go unnoticed - she took home a slew of awards. In 1991, she won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, and took home three Primetime Emmys. After ‘thirtysomething,’ Wetting continued her TV streak by starring as Eleanor Riggs on ‘L.A. Doctors,’ Dr. Judy Barnett on ‘Alias,’ among other notable roles. One of Wettig’s favorite roles was as the manipulative Vice President Caroline Reynolds on ‘Prison Break.’ She might be mostly recognized for her role as homewrecker Holly Harper on the ABC drama ‘Brothers & Sisters.’ The family-oriented show, actually, became a real-life family show for Wettig, as her husband, actor/producer/director Ken Olin, joined the series as an onscreen romance. He also produced the show. In addition, their children also dabbled in the drama. Their son, Cliff, wrote for the series, while their daughter, Roxy, starred as Michelle aka the surrogate for Kevin and Scotty. MTV reality fans also might recognize Roxy, as she starred alongside Whitney Port on ‘The City.’ Wettig and Olin are truly a talented duo - they’ve worked side by side throughout their entire career. They actually met on a train to New England. They were headed to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to see ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’ A few months later, in 1982, the two said ‘I do’ and have been inseparable ever since. Her family life and acting aren’t Wettig’s only successes. In 2001, she graduated from Northampton, Massachusetts with an MFA in Playwriting. She put her degree to work, and wrote the play ‘My Andy,’ which focused on the relationship between Andy Warhol and his mother. This earned her a finalist spot for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, in 2005, for her outstanding work as a female playwright.