Wettig at the 41st Emmy Awards, 1989
December 4, 1951
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Ken Olin (1982–present)
Patricia Wettig (born December 4, 1951) is an American actress and playwright. She received three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Nancy Krieger Weston in the ABC television drama (1987-91). Thirtysomething [1 ]
Other notable works include the portrayal of President Caroline Reynolds in the Fox serial drama
(2005-07), and playing Prison Break Holly Harper in the ABC television drama (2006-11). She is also known for her roles in the comedy films Brothers & Sisters (1991), City Slickers (1994), and the science fiction miniseries City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1995). The Langoliers
Early life [ edit ]
Wettig was born in
Milford, Ohio to Florence ( née Morlock) and Clifford Neal Wettig, a high school basketball coach. She has three sisters: Pam, Phyllis, and Peggy. She was raised in Grove City, Pennsylvania and graduated from Grove City High School in 1970. She attended [2 ] Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated from Temple University in 1975. She returned to her studies later in life and received an M.F.A. in playwriting from Smith College in 2001. [3 ] F2M, a play she authored, was performed in 2011 as part of the New York Stage and Film and Vassar College's 2011 Powerhouse Theater season. [4 ] [5 ]
Although Wettig has acted in a number of films (including
, City Slickers , and Guilty by Suspicion ), she is best known for her work on television. She received critical acclaim (and a number of awards) for her role as Nancy Weston on The Langoliers ABC's . Her portrayal of Nancy's Thirtysomething cancer struggle attracted considerable acclaim and attention. [6 ] She also portrayed Joanne McFadden on the television program [7 ] . In addition, Wettig appeared in a number of popular television programs during the 1980s and 1990s including St. Elsewhere , L.A. Law , Frasier , and Hill Street Blues . Remington Steele [3 ]
Wettig starred in the ABC comedy-drama series
, which debuted in September 2006, where she portrays the Walker family patriarch's mistress, Brothers & Sisters Holly Harper. Her character was the co-CEO at Ojai Foods with Sarah Walker, the daughter of William Walker. She left the show mid-season during Season 5 after her character followed her daughter to New York along with her fiance David played by real life husband Holly Harper Ken Olin. This season sees the whole Harper family absent from the show. Wettig also had the recurring role of [8 ] CIA psychotherapist Dr. Judy Barnett on (husband Olin was a producer and director on the series). Before joining Alias Brothers & Sisters, she played the fictional Vice President Caroline Reynolds on the 2005 Fox television drama, . She turned down Fox's offer of becoming a series regular on Prison Break Prison Break in order to pursue Brothers & Sisters. In 2007 ABC and FOX agreed that Wettig could briefly reprise her role as Caroline Reynolds, providing off-camera voice-overs and appearing in a scene with Wentworth Miller. [9 ]
Patricia Wettig and Ken Olin on the red carpet at the 41st Annual Emmy Awards
In 2012, Wettig joined the national tour for
Larry Kramer's production, . The Normal Heart [10 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Wettig is married to actor and producer
Ken Olin; they have two children, Clifford (b. 1983) and Roxanne (b. 1985). Their daughter, [1 ] Roxanne (better known as "Roxy"), was a principal cast member of the MTV series The City, and also had a regular role on the ABC drama . Brothers & Sisters
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Remington Steele Barbara Frick
1 episode "Blood Is Thicker Than Steele"
Hill Street Blues Mrs. Florio
1 episode "The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr."
Stingray Annie Murray
1 episode "Below the Line"
St. Elsewhere Joanne
L.A. Law Carolyn Glasband
1 episode "Beef Jerky"
thirtysomething Nancy Krieger Weston
Series regular, 85 episodes
Police Story: Cop Killer Dede Mandell
Silent Motive Laura Bardell
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story Nancy Ziegenmeyer
Parallel Lives Rebecca Ferguson Stone
The Langoliers Laurel Stevenson
Nothing But the Truth Jill Ross
Kansas Virginia 'Giny' Mae Farley
Courthouse Judge Justine Parkes
Lead role, 13 episodes
1 episode "To Kill a Talking Bird"
L.A. Doctors Eleanor Riggs-Cattan
Breaking News Alison Dunne
Boomtown Nora Jean Flannery
1 episode "Reelin' in the Years"
Alias Dr. Judy Barnett
Lackawanna Blues Laura's Mother
Prison Break Vice President/President
Caroline Reynolds 18 episodes
Brothers & Sisters
Holly Harper Series regular, 109 episodes
The 19th Wife BeckyLyn
Identity [11 ] Liana Grant
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Patricia Wettig: Biography". TV Guide . Retrieved 2013-06-18.
^ "GHC417.html". Wettig.org . Retrieved 2013-06-18.
^ a b "Patricia Wettig- Biography". Yahoo! . Retrieved 2013-06-18.
^ Wettig, Patricia. F2M. Dramatist Playservice. 2012. ISBN 9780822226338
^ Hetrick, Adam. “Patricia Wettig's F2M, With Keira Keeley, Ken Olin, Begins Powerhouse Run June 29”. Playbill. 29 June 2011 
^ TELEVISION; Life, Loss, Death And 'Thirtysomething' New York Times. 10 February 1991
^ Nancy Lives Entertainment Weekly. 22 February 1991
^ "Patricia Wettig Leaves Brothers & Sisters". TV Fanatic. 2011-01-11 . Retrieved 2013-06-18.
^ Brothers & Sisters' Patricia Wettig Plots a Prison Break TV Guide. 26 January 2007
^ Patricia Wettig, Michael Berresse Will Join Patrick Breen, Luke MacFarlane, Christopher J. Hanke In Normal Heart Tour Playbill. 4 May 2012
^ Nikara Johns @NikaraJohns (2014-03-20). "Patricia Wettig Joins CW’s ‘Identity’ Pilot". Variety . Retrieved 2014-06-03.
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