Four time Emmy nominated, Connie Britton, is an actress who continually receives accolades for her work in television and film. After stand-out roles on series such as “Spin City,” “24,” and “The West Wing,” she starred in one of the best reviewed shows on television, NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” created by Peter Berg, for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2010 and then again in 2011.
Britton returned to the small screen fall of 2012 starring in ABC’s “Nashville,” in which she played Rayna James for 5 seasons earning Britton her first Golden Globe nomination and fourth Emmy nomination. Britton also starred as the female lead in the first season of “American Horror Story,” Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s Golden Globe and Emmy nominated series for FX for which she also received an Emmy Nomination. She most recently teamed up with Murphy again this year in “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” for FX, in which she played Faye Resnick.
Britton recently completed production on “Land of Steady Habits,” based on the debut novel from Ted Thompson, written and directed by Nicole Holofcener and “Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman,” a biopic which details the true story of, a Harvard psychologist and inventor who created Wonder Woman. She can currently be seen in “Beatriz at Dinner,” which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Britton’s other recent film credits include: “Me & Earl & the Dying Girl,” directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival where it earned the prestigious Grand Jury Prize. “This Is Where I Leave You,” based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper with Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Adam Driver; “The To-Do List,” alongside Aubrey Plaza and Andy Samberg, “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World” with Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley, and “American Ultra” alongside Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Topher Grace.
Britton received two individual nominations from the Television Critics Association and “Friday Night Lights” was the organizations most nominated show in its first season and won Outstanding New Program of the year in 2007 and won the award for Program of the Year in 2011. It won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence The American Film Institute also named the show one of the ten best TV shows of the 2006-2007 season and it received Teen Choice Award nominations two years in a row. Connie was also nominated for a Women’s Image Network Award (WIN), which honors work that features female protagonists.
Britton starred in ABC’s award-winning comedy “Spin City” opposite Michael J. Fox for five seasons. Her other television credits include a recurring role in the highly-acclaimed drama “The West Wing,” as well as, FOX’s popular “24.”
Britton received accolades for her starring role in Edward Burns’ acclaimed independent film, “The Brothers McMullen.” This popular low-budget film went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Some of her other feature credits include Michael Bay’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” Edward Burns’ “No Looking Back,” “Looking for Kitty” and ‘The Lather Effect”, and the critically acclaimed, independent feature “The Last Winter” opposite Ron Perlman which received a Gotham Award nomination for Best Ensemble Cast.
In April 2014 Britton was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. In this role, she will raise awareness of UNDP’s work in poverty eradication and women’s empowerment, advocating to the American and global public.