Who is Patricia Wettig?
Patricia Wettig is an American Primetime Emmy Award-winning actressperhaps still best known to the world as Nancy Krieger Weston in the TV series “Thirtysomething” (1987-1991), and also as President Caroline Reynolds in the TV series “Prison Break” (2005-2007), in addition to several other prominent roles she has secured in her career so far.
Where is Patricia Wettig today?
Patricia’s career has been on the wane since the early 2010s as she pursued other interests and only made a few appearances in the decade. Her last appearance was in the sequel to the TV series “Thirtysomething”, titled “Thirtysomething(else)” in 2020, while in 2021 she was a guest on the talk show “Stars in the House” about her plans for the future from the comfort of her home.
Patricia Wettig Bio: Age, Youth and Education
Patricia Anne Wettig was born on December 4, 1951 under the zodiac sign Sagittarius, in Milford, Ohio, USA, the daughter of Clifford Neal Wettig and his wife Florence, one of four sisters, with Pam, Phyllis and Peggy. Although born in Milford, Patricia grew up in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and attended Grove City High School, graduating in 1970. She then enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University where she majored in drama, but transferred to Temple University where she graduated. with her bachelor’s degree.
This was not the end of her studies as she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting from Smith College in 2001.
Before making her acting debut, Patricia worked as a personal dresser for Academy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine.
Her acting career didn’t start until the early 80s, when she was in her thirties. She made her debut as Maureen in the television movie “Parole” (1982), and continued her career with small roles in TV series such as “Remington Steele” (1984), then “Hill Street Blues” (1985) and “Stingray ‘1986 .
Rise to fame
1986 was the turning point of her career, chosen for the role of Joanne in the medical drama series “St. Elsewhere” (1986-1987), and her performance was enough for her to become one of the lead roles in the romantic TV drama series ” Thirtysomething’ Patricia starred in all 85 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series through 1991, and she herself won three Primetime Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category in 1988, 1990 and 1991.
In addition, in 1991 she received the Golden Globe Award in the category for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. While working on “Thirtysomething”, she rarely worked on other projects, but still played Dede Mandell in the television action drama film “Police Story: Cop Killer” in 1988, and was Dorothy Nolan in the award-winning drama film “Guilty by Suspicion.” . ”, starring Robert De Niro, Annette Bening and George Wendt.
After the end of “Thirtysomething”, Patricia continued her career quite successfully. She starred in the comedy-western film “City Slickers” as Oscar-winning Barbara Robbins, while in 1992 she starred in the comedy drama “Me and Veronica” as Veronica, starring Elizabeth McGovern and Michael O’Keef.
Two years later, she reprized the role of Barbara in the sequel “City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold”, and enjoyed success until the end of the decade, starring as Virginia “Giny” Mae Farley in the television movie “Kansas”. and Judge Justine Parkes on the TV series “Courthouse”, both in 1995, while in 1998 she had the supporting role of Mrs. Lusk in the comedy drama film “Dancer, Texas Pop. 81”. In the same year, she starred in the drama film “Nightmare in Big Sky Country” alongside Matt McCoy and Terry Lawrence, and was also chosen for the recurring role of Eleanor Riggs in the TV drama series “LA Doctors”.
She began the 2000s with a number of guest roles, first as Allison Tucker in the TV series “The Practice” (2001), then as Alison Dunne in the TV series “Breaking News” in 2002.
In the same year she started Dr. Judy Barnett in the TV series “Alias” (2002-2004), while in 2005 she was selected to play the role of Vice President of the United States Caroline Reynolds in the TV Primetime Emmy Award-nominated action-crime drama series “Prison Break” – her character was later promoted to President of the United States, and she starred in 18 episodes until 2007. In 2006, she was selected for yet another long-term role, as Holly Harper in the TV drama series “Brothers & Sisters”, which starred Dave Annable, Calista, Calista Flockhart and Rachel Griffiths, appearing in all 110 episodes and a Gold Earn Derby TV Award nomination.
After the end of the series, she turned to other interests and appeared in a few more roles until 2020. In 2014, she was Liana Grant in the television movie “Identity”, while in 2019 she guest-starred as Harper Cantrell in the TV series. series “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings”.
Personal life, dating, marriage, husband, children
When it comes to her personal life, the Primetime Emmy Award winning actress has been married to actor and director Ken Olin since May 8, 1982. Ken is best known worldwide as Michael Steadman in the TV series “Thirtysomething” (1987-1991). ), and as Dr. Roger Cattan in the TV series “LA Doctors” (1998-1999). The couple have two children together, Roxy and Clifford Olin; Roxi is an actress while Clifford is a writer and producer.
As of late 2021, Patricia Wettig’s net worth is estimated at approximately $25 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, in which she appeared in 30 film and TV titles, all of which contributed to her wealth.
Appearance and vital statistics
The prominent actress has blue eyes and blond hair. She stands at a height of 1.64 m, while she weighs about 57 kg; her vital stats are currently unknown except for her bra size of 34B, although she has a fit figure, maintaining her fitness by following a strict diet consisting of lean proteins and healthy fats. She has based her diet on fruits and vegetables, without excessive sugars and complex carbohydrates.