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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 currently stars on the best reviewed show of the season, NBCs "Friday Night Lights" created by Peter Berg. Britton is the only cast member who starred in the film of the same name in which she played opposite Billy Bob Thornton.
Britton starred in ABCs award-winning comedy "Spin City," opposite Michael J. Fox for five seasons, as well as "Lost at Home," opposite Mitch Rouse and Gregory Hines. Her other television credits include the comedy "The Fighting Fitzgeralds" (opposite Brian Dennehy), and a recurring role in the highly acclaimed drama "The West Wing," and the popular "24."
Britton can be seen in the independent feature "The Last Winter," opposite Ron Perlman. Britton received accolades for her starring role in Edward Burns acclaimed independent film "The Brothers McMullen," in which she captivated moviegoers with her portrayal of Molly, the luminous wife of a cheating husband. This popular low-budget film went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. After nearly canceling her audition with director Ed Burns, this last meeting of the day turned into the role that would launch her career.
Some of her other feature credits include Burns "No Looking Back," and "Looking for Kitty" and "The Lather Effect" written and directed by Sarah Kelly.
In her free time, Britton, who resides in both New York and Los Angeles, enjoys hiking and yoga. She is currently finalizing a documentary, which she produced and directed on the orphans of Ethiopia.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Britton moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, at the age of seven with her family, including her fraternal twin sister. She went on to attend Dartmouth College, where she majored in Asian studies and spent a term in Beijing, China studying Chinese. Upon graduation she moved to New York, where she spent two years at the Neighborhood Playhouse studying with Sanford Meisner, and then performed in regional theater and off-Broadway productions.