Soon after arriving in Los Angeles, Patrika Darbo supported herself as a credit manager while investing every spare minute canvassing the town for creditable acting gigs -- that is until her boss forced her to make a decision between the two. She never looked back since choosing to devote herself entirely to an acting career.
Not long after, Darbo won a role in the stage production of Cheatin
, followed by Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?
She re-created the role in the film version and received a Golden Cane Award at the 10th International Comedy Festival in Vevey, Switzerland.
However, her most memorable role -- besides her run as the ruthless Nancy Wesley on Days of our Lives -- may be the one she played in the Burbank Little Theatre production of Anything Goes
, where she met her future husband, Rolf Darbo. Since then, she has amassed feature film credits in In the Line of Fire
, Leaving Normal
, Corinna, Corrina
, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
. She was also the voice of one of the sheep in Babe
. Her TV movie credits include The Ruby Bridges Story
" and Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes
(she she portrayed Roseanne). She also guest-starred in Seinfeld
, Growing Pains
, Grace Under Fire
, and General Hospital.
In 2000, Patrika earned an Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy nomination.
Days of our Lives
Nancy Miller Wesley
1998 to 2003; 2005; March 4, 2013
The Last Chance Detectives: Mystery Lights of Navajo Mesa
Arlene, Smitty's Police Operator
Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes
Secret Sins of the Father
Step by Step
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Speed 2: Cruise Control
In the Line of Fire
Greasy Spoon Waitress
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got the Will?
Troop Beverly Hills
Mar Vista Troop Leader
It Takes Two
The Night Before
Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress 
Named one of television's sexiest stars [Aug 1999]
Soap Opera Digest Awards
Winner, Outstanding Female Newcomer [Feb 99]
PLACE OF BIRTH: Jacksonville, Florida
DATE OF BIRTH: April 6,
HEIGHT: 5' 3"
MARITAL STATUS: Married; Rolf Darbo
Attended the Georgia Southern College and the Theatre Atlanta School of Drama
: Bjorlin announced exit means end for Darbo and Spirtas. [Feb 3, 2003]
: Bjorlin, Darbo wooed back for recurring DAYS gigs. [Nov 1, 2004]
: Darbo headed back to DAYS as Nancy [Nov 16, 2012]
: INTERVIEW: DAYS alum Patrika Darbo discusses role in crazy new series and whether or not fans will see Nancy return to Salem [Aug 25, 2015]
: DAYS' Patrika Darbo confirms “Nancy is back!” [Apr 30, 2016]
: DAYS' Patrika Darbo wins primetime Emmy for Acting Dead [Sep 12, 2016]