Patricia Wettig

Actor, Playwright, Dresser
An Emmy Award-winning actress for her portrayal of Nancy Weston on the hit drama "Thirtysomething," Patricia Wettig solidified a nuanced acting career on both stage and screen. Known for the warmth and sensitivity she ... Read more »
Born: 12/04/1951 in Grove City, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Brothers & Sisters 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Prison Break 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Naked Brothers Band 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Naked Brothers Band 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Alias 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Breaking News 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Doctors 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Boomtown 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 2001 (Tv Show)

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Bongwater 1998 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 1998 (Movie)

Mrs Lusk (Actor)

Frasier 1997 (Tv Show)

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Courthouse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Kansas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Nothing But the Truth 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Stephen King's "The Langoliers" 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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City Slickers II: the Legend of Curly's Gold 1994 (Movie)

Barbara Robbins (Actor)

Me & Veronica 1993 (Movie)

Veronica (Actor)

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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City Slickers 1991 (Movie)

Barbara Robbins (Actor)

Guilty By Suspicion 1991 (Movie)

Dorothy Nolan (Actor)

Thirtysomething 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Cop Killer 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Lackawanna Blues (TV Show)

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Parallel Lives (TV Show)

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Parole (TV Show)

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Silent Motive (TV Show)

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The 19th Wife (TV Show)

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Biography

An Emmy Award-winning actress for her portrayal of Nancy Weston on the hit drama "Thirtysomething," Patricia Wettig solidified a nuanced acting career on both stage and screen. Known for the warmth and sensitivity she brought to her roles, this blue-eyed actress most recently appeared on the Fox drama "Prison Break" and also garnered attention for her work as a playwright.

Relationships

Ken Olin

Husband
born on July 30, 1955 met in 1982 when they acted together on stage in "A Streetcar Named Desire" married three months later in 1982 one of her co-stars on "thirtysomething" (though the characters they played were each married to other people) also acted together on "L.A. Doctors"

Roxanne Olin

Daughter
born on November 5, 1985 father, Ken Olin

Clifford Olin

Son
born c. 1983 father, Ken Olin

EDUCATION

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York
studied with Bill Esper

Temple University

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
graduate study

Smith College

Northampton , Massachusetts 2001

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware , Ohio

University of Aberdeen

Milestones

2006

Cast on the ABC drama, "Brothers & Sisters"

2005

Cast in the HBO original movie "Lackawanna Blues"

2005

Portrayed Vice President Caroline Reynolds on the Fox television drama "Prison Break"

2002

Recurring role of CIA psycho-therapist Dr. Judy Barnett on "Alias," which was produced and directed by her husband Ken Olin

2001

Made debut as playwright at a summer theater festival in NYC

1998

Had featured role in "Dancer, Texas"

1998

Recurring role on "L.A. Doctors," (CBS) as love interest to Dr. Roger Cattan, played by her husband and former thirtysomething co-star Ken Olin

1995

Garnered praise for appearance in the unsold pilot "Kansas" (ABC)

1995

Portrayed a judge in the short-lived CBS series "Courthouse"

1994

Reprised her role in the sequel "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold"

1992

Had lead as a rape victim in the CBS TV-movie "Taking Back My Life"

1991

Co-starred in "City Slickers"

1991

Made feature film debut in "Guilty By Suspicion"

1987

Appeared as Nancy Weston on ABC's serial drama, "thirtysomething"

1982

Played featured role in CBS crime drama pilot, "Parole"

Moved to New York City to begin stage career; as a member of Circle Repertory Company appeared in such productions as "The Wool Gatherer", "A Tale Told", and, opposite William Hurt, "The Diviner"

Bonus Trivia

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Has also made television appearances on such series as "St. Elsewhere", "Police Story" (in story, "Cop Killer" opposite husband Ken Olin) and "L.A. Law"

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She is a recipient with Ken Olin of the first Humanitarian Award from the Friends of the Wellness Community-Westside.

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