Connie Britton: American Actress
Connie Britton has distinguished herself in both film and television acting roles. Her first notable appearance came on Friday Night Lights as Tami Taylor; later she took up residence on Nashville Seasons 1-5 as well.
Due to her roles, she has had the chance to showcase her vocal talent, helping her rise on country music charts.
Connie Britton’s Biography
Constance Elaine Britton is an American actress and singer. She first made her feature film debut with The Brothers McMullen (1995), before going on to appear on television shows such as the NBC sitcom Ellen and ABC series The Fighting Fitzgeralds before landing her breakout role as Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights (NBC/DirecTV series) in 2006.
Britton earned multiple nominations, including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. Connie Britton made her mark as an actress when she starred as Vivien Harmon on American Horror Story from its initial season until its eighth and final season Apocalypse. Later that same year she played country singer Rayna Jaymes on ABC/CMT musical-drama Nashville from 2012-2018. Additionally, she can be found recurring as Debra Newell on Bravo’s Dirty John series.
Britton was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Linda Jane Cochran and Edgar Allen Womack, an energy company executive. She hails from Irish, German, and English descent and attended E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg Virginia before majoring in Asian studies at Dartmouth. Additionally, she studied abroad at Beijing Normal University during a summer abroad program before honing her acting abilities through off-Broadway plays.
After her work on Friday Night Lights, she appeared on both the NBC television show 24 and the CBS crime drama The Fugitive in a regular role. Additionally, she played Sharon Gaines in the 2006 sports movie Friday Night Lights as well as Abby Sellers from the HBO TV series Lost at Home.
After briefly marrying investment banker John Britton in 1991, they divorced three years later in 1995 and she adopted Eyob as her son in 2011. Britton enjoys hiking and yoga in her free time; prefers exercises that target the entire body over gym workouts; she has an ideal eating habit without processed foods and prefers vegan and raw options for her vegan-vegan meals; she teaches aerobics for extra money and loves jazz as well as contemporary music genres; she supports animal rights and participates in several charity events annually.
Connie Britton’s Filmography
Connie Britton has appeared in multiple films and television series throughout her career. Her acting skills have garnered her critical acclaim as well as multiple awards and nominations, particularly her roles as Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights and Vivien Harmon in American Horror Story respectively. Additionally, her filmography boasts critically-acclaimed independent movies like The Brothers McCullen and No Looking Back which have won critical acclaim from critics and audiences.
Britton has won two Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for an Emmy Award as an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role as Gloria Gracie on the HBO drama Gone Baby Gone, as well as being nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for American Ultra.
Her career launched off strong when she landed her breakout role as Nikki Faber on the hit NBC sitcom Spin City, marking her first regular cast role since being born. Connie Britton featured in over 100 episodes before it was canceled, also guest-starring on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Fighting Fitzgeralds and Fox espionage thriller 24.
In 2011, Britton made her mark as Rayna Jaymes in the popular TV show Nashville. This series ran for five seasons and garnered much praise from viewers; Britton was widely applauded for her portrayal of Rayna, earning several award nominations as well.
After Nashville, she returned to television screens with the comedy-drama series The White Lotus. This series featured an ensemble cast as workers and guests at an imaginary resort; their characters all lived dysfunctional lives that resulted in comedic yet dramatic situations in each episode.
Britton made her first major role on 24 as Diane Huxley during its fifth season, where she received much acclaim as Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland)’s landlady.
Britton featured prominently in the 2018 film The Land of Steady Habits, following Anders Hill a middle-aged man addicted to drugs and sexual encounters, alongside Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, and Raven Goodwin.
Connie Britton’s Television Series
Connie Britton has quickly established herself in film, television and the stage over her distinguished career, earning critical acclaim and nominations from industry critics for her impressive and varied body of work spanning from Spin City’s Nikki Faber through American Horror Story’s Vivien Harmon – making her one of the go-to talent on small screens! Former West Wing star Connie has proven herself an invaluable force on screen.
After appearing in Edward Burns’ 1995 independent drama The Brothers McMullen, Dartmouth graduate Kristine McNally quickly started landing recurring roles on TV. She had brief stints on The West Wing as a political adviser and later made appearances in Lost at Home and Fox espionage thriller 24’s fifth season before breaking out as Tami Taylor on the ratings-challenged but immensely popular TV series Friday Night Lights in 2006.
Britton rose to stardom with her performance in this series and quickly earned herself an army of followers. Over its five seasons run, she provided an empathetic yet powerful performance that earned numerous award nominations and garnered rave reviews from critics and viewers alike. Additionally, her dynamic relationship with fellow cast member Hayden Panettiere and ability to seamlessly transition between comedy and drama cemented her place among Hollywood’s most versatile actresses.
Britton continued her strong work in television with her critically-acclaimed portrayal of Nicole Mossbacher on the HBO anthology series The White Lotus, featuring staff and guests of a fictional resort with each episode featuring different storylines. Britton’s portrayal was met with widespread critical acclaim; even garnering her an Emmy nod.
Britton made her return to American Horror Story, portraying the mysterious Vivien Harmon. This anthology series follows a woman whose husband cheats on her and then moves their family into an otherwise haunted house after she moves them there – leading to tragedy in subsequent seasons. Britton’s portrayal as an emotionally troubled mother and wife proved so captivating that she continued appearing in subsequent seasons.
Connie Britton’s Personal Life
Connie Britton first rose to fame when she played Tami Taylor, wife of a high school football coach in NBC’s Friday Night Lights for one season. This role allowed Britton to show both strength and vulnerability at once – something critics and audiences alike responded well to. Since then she has gone on to showcase her versatility with roles on film/TV shows such as Spin City and 24 but ventured deeper into dramatic territory by appearing as Vivien Harmon on the FX horror series American Horror Story.
Britton has also won several prestigious awards, such as the Satellite Award in 2010 for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama, garnering her multiple Emmy nominations as well. Additionally, she has appeared in acclaimed independent films like Edward Burns’s The Brothers McMullen (1995) and No Looking Back (1998) – the latter garnering her the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.
Britton was originally known by her birth name Constance Elaine Womack but changed it upon marrying John Britton, an investment banker. Their marriage lasted four years before they divorced in 1995. Since then she has been linked with This Is Us writer/producer David E. Windsor although neither have publicly confirmed their status as lovers.
Britton keeps her private life under wraps and prefers not to discuss it publicly. In the past, she was linked with Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia before dating Sharknado co-star Brian Hickerson for a brief period. Additionally, the Ice Princess actress has maintained friendships with Jem and the Holograms star Ryan Guzman as well.
Britton enjoys playing golf and hiking as hobbies; volunteering work is also something she finds enjoyable. To lead a healthier lifestyle, she practices yoga and follows a vegan diet; rather than going to gym classes, she prefers walking and practicing yoga for exercise – which she claims is more effective for her body than going. In addition, Britton avoids processed foods and consumes lots of water despite her busy schedule – she finds time for relaxation with family time as well as cooking!