After getting her big break in Edward Burns' 1995 dramedy The Brothers McMullen,
Dartmouth grad Britton came to prominence as an office accountant on the sitcom Spin City
. In addition to other collaborations with Burns (including the films Looking for Kitty
and No Looking Back
) Britton has worked steadily in TV, including memorable recurring roles on The West Wing
and a starring role on the short-lived Burns-produced series The Fighting Fitzgeralds.
In 2006 she landed her most high-profile role to date, as the wife of series star Kyle Chandler's character on Friday Night Lights
.Connie Britton Fast Facts:
- Grew up in Lynchburg, VA.
- Spent a semester studying in Beijing while in college and speaks Chinese.
- Studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.
- Was trained by acting guru Sanford Meisner.
- Connie Britton Relationships:
- Cynthia Womack - Sister
- Allen Womack - Father
- John Britton - Ex-husband
- Linda Womack - Mother
- Yoby - Son
- Connie Britton Awards:
- 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
- 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
- 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
- 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
- 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
- Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (BA in Asian Studies, 1989)