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Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(born December 4, 1951) is an American actress and playwright. She is perhaps best known for her role as Nancy Krieger Weston in the ABC television drama thirtysomething (1987–91) for which she received three Primetime Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
and a Golden Globe Award.[1] Other notable works include the portrayal of Vice President Caroline Reynolds in the Fox serial drama Prison Break
Prison Break
(2005–07), and playing Holly Harper
Holly Harper
in the ABC television drama Brothers & Sisters (2006–11). She is also known for her roles in the comedy films City Slickers (1991), City Slickers
City Slickers
II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994), and the science fiction miniseries The Langoliers
The Langoliers
(1995).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television films 4.3 Television series

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

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 in 1970.[2] She attended Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated from Temple University
Temple University
in 1975. She returned to her studies later in life and received a Master of Fine Arts in playwriting from Smith College
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
Powerhouse Theater
season.[4][5] Career[edit] Although Wettig has acted in a number of films (including City Slickers, Guilty by Suspicion, and The Langoliers), 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 ABC's thirtysomething. Her portrayal of Nancy's cancer struggle attracted considerable acclaim and attention.[6][7] She also portrayed Joanne McFadden on the television program St. Elsewhere. In addition, Wettig appeared in a number of popular television programs during the 1980s and 1990s including L.A. Law, Frasier, Hill Street Blues, and Remington Steele.[3] Wettig starred in the ABC comedy-drama series Brothers & Sisters, which debuted in September 2006, where she portrays the Walker family patriarch's mistress, 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 Holly Harper followed her daughter to New York along with her fiance David played by real life husband Ken Olin.[8] This season sees the whole Harper family absent from the show. Wettig also had the recurring role of CIA psychotherapist Dr. Judy Barnett on Alias (husband Olin was a producer and director on the series). Before joining Brothers & Sisters, she played the fictional Vice President Caroline Reynolds
Caroline Reynolds
on the 2005 Fox television drama, Prison Break. 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
Patricia Wettig
and Ken Olin
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 Olin (b. 1983) and Roxanne "Roxy" Olin (b. 1985).[1] Roxy Olin was a principal cast member of the MTV series The City, and also had a regular role on the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters.[citation needed] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1991 Guilty by Suspicion Dorothy Nolan

1991 City Slickers Barbara Robbins

1993 Me and Veronica Veronica

1994 City Slickers
City Slickers
II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Barbara Robbins

1997 Bongwater Mom

1998 Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 Mrs. Lusk

1999 Nightmare in Big Sky Country Judge

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1982 Parole Maureen

1988 Police Story: Cop Killer Dede Mandell

1991 Silent Motive Laura Bardell

1992 Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story Nancy Ziegenmeyer

1994 Parallel Lives Rebecca Ferguson Stone

1995 Nothing But the Truth Jill Ross

1995 Kansas Virginia 'Giny' Mae Farley

2005 Lackawanna Blues Laura's Mother

2010 The 19th Wife BeckyLyn

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1984 Remington Steele Barbara Frick Episode: "Blood Is Thicker Than Steele"

1985 Hill Street Blues Mrs. Florio Episode: "The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr."

1986 Stingray Annie Murray Episode: "Below the Line"

1986–87 St. Elsewhere Joanne 6 episodes

1987 L.A. Law Carolyn Glasband Episode: "Beef Jerky"

1987–91 thirtysomething Nancy Krieger Weston 64 episodes

1995 The Langoliers Laurel Stevenson 2 episodes

1995 Courthouse Judge Justine Parkes 11 episodes

1997 Frasier Stephanie Episode: "To Kill a Talking Bird"

1998–99 L.A. Doctors Eleanor Riggs-Cattan 8 episodes

2002 Breaking News Alison Dunne 5 episodes

2002 Boomtown Nora Jean Flannery Episode: "Reelin' in the Years"

2002–04 Alias Dr. Judy Barnett 11 episodes

2005–07 Prison Break Caroline Reynolds 13 episodes

2006–11 Brothers & Sisters Holly Harper 85 episodes

2014 Identity[11] Liana Grant Unsold TV pilot

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result

1988 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress
Actress
in a Drama Series thirtysomething Won

1990 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress
Actress
in a Drama Series Won

1990 Q Award Best Supporting Actress
Actress
in a Quality Drama Series Nominated

1991 Golden Globes Awards Best Actress
Actress
– Television Series Drama Won

1991 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress
Actress
in a Drama Series Won

1991 Q Award Best Actress
Actress
in a Quality Drama Series Nominated

References[edit]

^ a b " Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-18.  ^ "GHC417.html". Wettig.org. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. 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 [1] ^ TELEVISION; Life, Loss, Death And 'Thirtysomething' New York Times. 10 February 1991 ^ Nancy Lives Entertainment Weekly. 22 February 1991 ^ " Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
Leaves Brothers & Sisters". TV Fanatic. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2013-06-18.  ^ Brothers & Sisters' Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
Plots a Prison Break
Prison Break
TV Guide. 26 January 2007 ^ Patricia Wettig, Michael Berresse Will Join Patrick Breen, Luke MacFarlane, Christopher J. Hanke In Normal Heart Tour Archived 2012-09-03 at the Wayback Machine. Playbill. 4 May 2012 ^ Nikara Johns @NikaraJohns (2014-03-20). " Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
Joins CW's 'Identity' Pilot". Variety. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 

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Awards for Patricia Wettig

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Actress
in a Drama Series

Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale
(1959) Pamela Brown (1962) Glenda Farrell
Glenda Farrell
(1963) Ruth White (1964) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1966) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1967) Barbara Anderson (1968) Susan Saint James
Susan Saint James
(1969) Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Jenny Agutter (1972) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1973) Joanna Miles
Joanna Miles
(1974) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1975) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1976) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1977) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1978) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1979) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1980) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1981) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1982) Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
(1983) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1984) Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
(1985) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1986) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1987) Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1988) Melanie Mayron (1989) Marg Helgenberger
Marg Helgenberger
(1990) Madge Sinclair
Madge Sinclair
(1991) Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaffey
(1992) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1993) Leigh Taylor-Young
Leigh Taylor-Young
(1994) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(1995) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1996) Kim Delaney
Kim Delaney
(1997) Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manheim
(1998) Holland Taylor
Holland Taylor
(1999) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2000) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(2003) Drea de Matteo
Drea de Matteo
(2004) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2005) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2006) Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl
(2007) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(2008) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2009) Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi
(2010) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2011) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2012) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2013) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2014) Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
(2015) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2016) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd
(2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress
Actress
in a Drama Series

Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1952) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1954) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1956) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1959) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1961) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1966) Barbara Bain
Barbara Bain
(1967) Barbara Bain
Barbara Bain
(1968) Barbara Bain
Barbara Bain
(1969) Susan Hampshire
Susan Hampshire
(1970) Susan Hampshire
Susan Hampshire
(1971) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1972) Michael Learned
Michael Learned
(1973) Michael Learned
Michael Learned
(1974) Jean Marsh (1975) Michael Learned
Michael Learned
(1976) Lindsay Wagner
Lindsay Wagner
(1977) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1978) Mariette Hartley
Mariette Hartley
(1979) Barbara Bel Geddes
Barbara Bel Geddes
(1980) Barbara Babcock
Barbara Babcock
(1981) Michael Learned
Michael Learned
(1982) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1983) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1984) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1985) Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
(1986) Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
(1987) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1988) Dana Delany
Dana Delany
(1989) Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1990) Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1991) Dana Delany
Dana Delany
(1992) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1993) Sela Ward
Sela Ward
(1994) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1995) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1996) Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
(1997) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1998) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(1999) Sela Ward
Sela Ward
(2000) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2001) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2002) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2003) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2004) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2005) Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay
(2006) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2007) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2008) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2009) Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
(2010) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2013) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2014) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2015) Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany
(2016) Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss
(2017)

v t e

Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress
Actress
– Television Series Drama

Linda Cristal
Linda Cristal
(1969) Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton
(1970) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1971) Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher
(1972) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1973) Angie Dickinson
Angie Dickinson
(1974) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1975) Susan Blakely
Susan Blakely
(1976) Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Warren
(1977) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1978) Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
(1979) Yoko Shimada (1980) Linda Evans/ Barbara Bel Geddes
Barbara Bel Geddes
(1981) Joan Collins
Joan Collins
(1982) Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
(1983) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1984) Sharon Gless
Sharon Gless
(1985) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1986) Susan Dey
Susan Dey
(1987) Jill Eikenberry
Jill Eikenberry
(1988) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1989) Sharon Gless/ Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1990) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1991) Regina Taylor
Regina Taylor
(1992) Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
(1993) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(1994) Jane Seymour (1995) Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson
(1996) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1997) Keri Russell
Keri Russell
(1998) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(1999) Sela Ward
Sela Ward
(2000) Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
(2001) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2002) Frances Conroy
Frances Conroy
(2003) Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay
(2004) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
(2005) Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
(2006) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2007) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
(2008) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2009) Katey Sagal
Katey Sagal
(2010) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Robin Wright
Robin Wright
(2013) Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
(2014) Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson
(2015) Claire Foy (2016) Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss
(2017)

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