As the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards draw near, we look back at the careers of the lead acting nominees.
2 of 8 Fox Searchlight
The Brothers McMullen
A theater vet, Britton made her film debut in this Edward Burns dramedy. She played Molly McMullen, the wife of Jack.
3 of 8 ABC/The Kobal Collection
Britton played accountant Nikki Faber for four seasons on the ABC comedy. Her character was dropped for the show's final two seasons when Charlie Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox.
4 of 8 NBC
The Fighting Fitzgeralds
Britton co-starred on the short-lived NBC sitcom about three sons who move back in with their father. Britton played Sophie, the wife of one of the sons.
5 of 8 NBC
The West Wing
Britton recurred during the Aaron Sorkin drama's third season as Connie Tate, a Bartlet-Hoynes' re-election campaign staffer.
6 of 8 Fox
And on the fifth day of the Fox series, Britton played Jack Bauer's landlady and girlfriend.
7 of 8 IFC Films
The Last Winter
Britton starred alongside Ron Perlman in this 2006 indie thriller.
8 of 8 Bill Records/NBC
Friday Night Lights
Britton has received two Television Critics Association Award nominations and one Emmy nomination for her turn as Tami Taylor on the football drama. She also starred in the 2004 Friday Night Lights film, also playing the wife of the head football coach.