Patricia Wettig‘s Hollywood career spans decades, starting in the early 1980s. After one-time roles on television shows and bit parts on TV movies, she had her first notable role on the medical drama St. Elsewhere. After this, she had her first starring performance on the small screen, playing Nancy Krieger Weston on the ABC drama thirtysomething.
For her work here, she won an Emmy Award for both the supporting actress and lead actress categories. Following its finale in the 1990s, she landed roles in the movies, such as in Guilty by Suspicion, City Slickers, Me and Veronica, and City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold. By the end of that period, she appeared in the films Bongwater and Dancer, Texas Pop. 81, as well as starred as Eleanor Riggs-Cattan on the CBS show L.A. Doctors.
In the 2000s, Wettig rose to wider fame for her portrayals on television – Dr. Judy Barnett on Alias, Caroline Reynolds on Prison Break, and Holly Harper on Brothers & Sisters. In 2005, she had a cameo role in the film The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie. In the 2010s, the actress took a break from acting. She only starred in the film The 19th Wife, and made guest roles in Major Crimes and Heartstrings.
Patricia Wettig keeps herself fit and healthy because she’s primarily mindful of her eating habits. She rarely craves processed foods, which mostly are loaded with fats, sugar, and/or sodium. The actress naturally prefers clean, whole foods to nourish her body. This means her diet plan typically consists of lean proteins, complex carbs, and healthy fats.
To consume greater amounts of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, she always adds more fruits and veggies into her meals. She snacks on fresh fruits and juices in between meals, which always helps her avoid hunger pangs. From time to time, she gives herself a cheat day when she can eat whatever she wants.