Jeanne Tripplehorn stars as Barbara "Barb" Dutton Henrickson on HBO's Big Love. Barb is Bill's first wife and was born to a traditional Mormon family that does not believe in polygamy.
Since Barb and Bill entered into polygamy, Barb's mother and sister disowned her. Many of the episodes deal with Barb's relationship with them.
With Bill, Bab had three children, Sarah, Ben, and Tancy "Teeny." Barb almost died of uterine cancer after the birth of Teeny.