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See Britton's roles through the years

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As the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards draw near, we look back at the careers of the lead acting nominees.
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The Brothers McMullen

A theater vet, Britton made her film debut in this Edward Burns dramedy. She played Molly McMullen, the wife of Jack.
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Spin City

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.
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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.
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The West Wing

Britton recurred during the Aaron Sorkin drama's third season as Connie Tate, a Bartlet-Hoynes' re-election campaign staffer.
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And on the fifth day of the Fox series, Britton played Jack Bauer's landlady and girlfriend.
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The Last Winter

Britton starred alongside Ron Perlman in this 2006 indie thriller.
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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.