Connie Britton

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  • Birth Name: Constance Womack
  • Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Scandal: Connie Britton Was Almost Olivia Pope, Y'all

ABC had a very different idea of Olivia Pope in mind, y'all. After Scandal was ordered to series in 2011, creator Shonda Rhimes received a call from an ABC executive about who should play the white hat-wearing fixer. "I got a phone call from somebody… Read more

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'Scandal' Creator Shonda Rhimes Says Network Originally Wanted Connie Britton to Play Olivia Pope
01:14 — Of course, the role went to Kerry Washington, and it's hard to picture anyone else as the famous "fixer."
EXCLUSIVE: Rayna Is 'Ruining' Maddie's Life in 'Nashville' Sneak Peek
00:59 — Teaser Connie Britton and Lennon Stella face off in ET's new clip!
Will Connie Britton Join the 'Nashville' Cast's Short Hair Trend?!
01:27 — We go straight to the source to find out whether Queen Rayna Jaymes might be next to chop off her golden locks.
'Scandal' Creator Shonda Rhimes Says Network Originally Wanted Connie Britton to Play Olivia Pope
01:13 — Of course, the role went to Kerry Washington, and it's hard to picture anyone else as the famous "fixer."

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Friday Night LightsWhat to Do While You're Waiting(Season 1, Episode 12) ESPNCLS

During a bye week, the Panthers' seasonal destiny rests on the outcome of a game between two rivals. Elsewhere, Matt's father---far removed from the violence in Iraq---adapts to life at home; the Streets continue to push for a lawsuit against Taylor; and T (more…)

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Friday Night LightsLittle Girl I Wanna Marry You(Season 1, Episode 13) ESPNCLS

Tension builds as the Panthers find the playoffs only one game away. Off-field dramas continue when Smash's mother (Liz Mikel) makes a discovery that could destroy her son's gridiron dreams. Meanwhile, Tyra confronts her mom's insecurities; and Jason rumin (more…)

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Friday Night LightsUpping the Ante(Season 1, Episode 14) ESPNCLS

The Panthers' postseason destiny becomes clearer as they play a crucial game. Elsewhere, Coach Taylor deals with Smash's personal demons, a mismatched Tyra and Julie connect in an unexpected friendship, Riggins reunites with his estranged father and Buddy (more…)

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  • Birth Name: Constance Womack
  • Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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