Connie Britton

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Connie Britton

Connie Britton

Connie Britton

Date of Birth

Birthday: March 6
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Four-time Emmy-nominated Connie Britton continually receives accolades for her work in television and film. After stand-out roles on series such as Spin City, 24 and The West Wing, she starred on one of the best reviewed shows on television, NBC's Friday Night Lights, created by Peter Berg, for which she received Emmy nominations in 2010 and 2011. She also starred in the film of the same name, opposite Billy Bob Thornton.

Four-time Emmy-nominated Connie Britton continually receives accolades for her work in television and film. After stand-out roles on series such as Spin City, 24 and The West Wing, she starred on one of the best reviewed shows on television, NBC's Friday Night Lights, created by Peter Berg, for which she received Emmy nominations in 2010 and 2011. She also starred in the film of the same name, opposite Billy Bob Thornton.

Britton received a Best Actress Emmy nomination for her role as the female lead in American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's Emmy-nominated miniseries. She completed production on the film The Hand-Job, alongside Andy Samberg, and appeared in the film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. Her other film credits include Michael Bay's A Nightmare on Elm Street and Women in Trouble, with Carla Gugino and Josh Brolin.

Britton received two individual nominations from the Television Critics Association, and Friday Night Lights was that organization's most-nominated show in its first season, winning Outstanding New Program of the year in 2007, the award for Program of the Year in 2011, a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, as well as accolades from the American Film Institute, which ranked it among the ten best shows of 2006-07, and Teen Choice Award nominations two years in a row. Britton was nominated for a Women's Image Network Award (WIN), which honors work that features female protagonists.

Britton received praise for her starring role in Edward Burns' The Brothers McMullen, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She had nearly canceled her audition with Burns... As it was, that last meeting of the day turned into the role that would launch her career. Other feature credits include Burns' No Looking Back, Looking for Kitty, The Lather Effect and the critically acclaimed feature The Last Winter, opposite Ron Perlman, which received a Gotham Award nomination for Best Ensemble Cast.

Born in Boston, Britton moved to Lynchburg, VA at the age of seven with her family, including her fraternal twin sister. She attended Dartmouth College, where she majored in Asian studies, spending a term in Beijing, China. Upon graduation she moved to New York, where she spent two years at the Neighborhood Playhouse studying with Sanford Meisner, and then performed in regional theater and off-Broadway productions.

In her free time, Britton enjoys hiking and yoga. She is currently finalizing a documentary which she produced and directed on the orphans of Ethiopia.

 

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Awards & Nominations

4 Nominations
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Connie Britton, as Rayna James
  • Nashville
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Connie Britton, as Vivien Harmon
  • American Horror Story
  • FX Networks
  • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Connie Britton, as Tami Taylor
  • Friday Night Lights
  • DirecTV
  • Imagine Entertainment in association with Universal Media Studios and Film 44
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Connie Britton, as Tami Taylor
  • Friday Night Lights
  • DirecTV
  • Imagine Entertainment in association with Universal Media Studios and Film 44
Eric Bana and Connie Britton
Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton
Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton
Connie Britton, Eric Bana
Connie Britton on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Connie Britton on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Connie Britton at An Evening with the women of American Horror Story.
Connie Britton arrives at An Evening with the women of American Horror Story.
Sarah Paulson, Connie Britton and Lily Rabe onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
Connie Britton, Blair Underwood and Sarah Bromell on stage at the 65th Emmys
Connie Britton and Blair Underwood on stage at the 65th Emmys
Connie Britton on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
Connie Britton, Julie Bowen, Dan Bucatinsky, Anna Gunn
Connie Britton arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Connie Britton and Adrianne Palicki during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Jason Katims and Connie Britton backstage at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Makeup team from Boardwalk Empire accepting their award at the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Connie Britton and Jason Katims presenting at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Prosthetic makeup team from The Walking Dead accepting their award at the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Connie Britton arrives at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
Conrad Bachmann, Connie Britton and Peter Kwong at the Performers Nominee Reception
Connie Britton at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball
Connie Britton, Catherine O'Hara & Elisabeth Moss attend the Performers Nominee Reception
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Eric Bana and Connie Britton
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Eric Bana and Connie Britton present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton
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Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton
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Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Connie Britton, Eric Bana
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Eric Bana and Connie Britton on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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Connie Britton on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Connie Britton on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Connie Britton on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Connie Britton on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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Connie Britton at An Evening with the women of American Horror Story.
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Connie Britton at An Evening with the women of American Horror Story.

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Connie Britton arrives at An Evening with the women of American Horror Story.
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Connie Britton arrives at An Evening with the women of American Horror Story.

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Sarah Paulson, Connie Britton and Lily Rabe onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
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Sarah Paulson, Connie Britton and Lily Rabe onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.

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Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.
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Sarah Paulson and Connie Britton onstage at An Evening with the Women of American Horror Story in Hollywood, California.

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Connie Britton, Blair Underwood and Sarah Bromell on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Connie Britton and Blair Underwood on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Connie Britton on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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Invision/AP
Connie Britton, Julie Bowen, Dan Bucatinsky, Anna Gunn
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Invision/AP
Connie Britton arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Connie Britton and Adrianne Palicki during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Jason Katims and Connie Britton backstage at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Makeup team from Boardwalk Empire accepting their award at the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Connie Britton and Jason Katims presenting at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Prosthetic makeup team from The Walking Dead accepting their award at the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Connie Britton arrives at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Conrad Bachmann, Connie Britton and Peter Kwong at the Performers Nominee Reception
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Mathew Imaging
Connie Britton at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball
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Mathew Imaging
Connie Britton, Catherine O'Hara & Elisabeth Moss attend the Performers Nominee Reception
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