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Patricia Wettig

Mostly Credited As: Patricia Wettig
Date Of Birth: December 04, 1951 (Age 62)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 5' 4 ½" (1.63 m)

Patricia Wettig


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.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Identity (2014)As: Liana Grant
Brothers & Sisters (2006)As: Holly Harper
Breaking News (2002)As: Alison Dunne
Courthouse (1995)As: Judge Justine Parker
thirtysomething (1987)As: Nancy Krieger Weston
Episode Cast Credits 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Ken Olin; Patricia Wettig; Doug Wilson; Darius Rucker 01x175: (May/29/2009) As Herself 

Prison Break (2005) 
  Sweet Caroline 02x19: (Mar/05/2007) As President Caroline Reynolds 
  Wash 02x18: (Feb/26/2007) As President Caroline Reynolds 
  Chicago 02x16: (Feb/05/2007) Voiced  Caroline Reynolds, [Uncredited]
  The Message 02x15: (Jan/29/2007) Voiced  Caroline Reynolds, [Uncredited]

Alias (2001) 
  Hourglass 03x19: (Apr/18/2004) As Dr. Judy Barnett 
  Taken 03x16: (Mar/21/2004) As Dr. Judy Barnett 
  Blowback 03x14: (Mar/07/2004) As Dr. Judy Barnett 
  After Six 03x13: (Feb/15/2004) As Dr. Judy Barnett 

Boomtown (2002) 
  Reelin' in the Years 01x04: (Oct/20/2002) As Sharon Loftin 

Breaking News (2002) 
  Karma 01x13: (Oct/09/2002) As Allison Dunne 
  Bad Water 01x11: (Sep/25/2002) As Allison Dunne 
  My Suspect Vinny 01x09: (Sep/11/2002) As Allison Dunne 
  Victims 01x07: (Aug/21/2002) As Allison Dunne 

The Practice (1997) 
  Vanished (2) 06x06: (Oct/21/2001) As Allison Tucker 
  Vanished (1) 06x05: (Oct/14/2001) As Allison Tucker, [Uncredited]

thirtysomething (1987) 
  Inside thirtysomething Seminar (Jul/16/2001) As Herself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 43rd Annual Emmy Awards 43x01: (Aug/25/1991) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for 'thirtysomething') 
  The 42nd Annual Emmy Awards 42x01: (Sep/16/1990) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for 'thirtysomething') 
  The 40th Annual Emmy Awards 40x01: (Aug/28/1988) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (for 'thirtysomething') 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 48x01: (Jan/19/1991) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama (for 'thirtysomething') 

St. Elsewhere (1982) 
  The Idiot and the Odyssey 06x02: (Sep/23/1987) As Joanne Morrison 
  You Again? 05x18: (Feb/18/1987) As Joanne Morrison 
  Nothing Up My Sleeve 05x08: (Nov/19/1986) As Joanne 
  When You Wish Upon a Scar 05x02: (Oct/01/1986) As Joanne 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  Beef Jerky 01x16: (Feb/05/1987) As Carolyn Glasband 

Stingray (1985) (1986) 
  Below the Line 01x05: (Apr/01/1986) As Annie Murray 

Hill Street Blues (1981) 
  The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr. 05x19: (Mar/21/1985) As Mrs. Florio 

Remington Steele (1982) 
  Blood is Thicker Than Steele 02x13: (Jan/31/1984) As Barbara Frick 
Trivia

Children with Ken Olin: Cliff Olin and Roxy Olin.

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