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Emmy-nominated actress Connie Britton receives continuous 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 one of the best reviewed shows on television, NBC's "Friday Night Lights," for which she received an Emmy nomination in 2010. She 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 Michael Bay's recent "A Nightmare on Elm Street" with Jackie Earle Haley and Kellan Lutz. She was also recently seen on the big screen in "Women in Trouble" with Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Josh Brolin.
Britton received two individual nominations from the Television Critics Association and "Friday Night Lights" was the organization's most nominated show in its first season. The show and its producers have received several awards over the course of the series. By far the most prestigious of these is the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence, and they have also received several American Film Institute honors as one of the 10 best TV shows as well as Writers Guild Awards nominations. Britton has also been 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, as well as "Lost At Home" opposite Mitch Rouse and Gregory Hines. Her other television credits include "The Fighting Fitzgeralds" opposite Brian Dennehy, as well as recurring roles in the highly acclaimed drama "The West Wing" and FOX's popular "24."
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 Edward Burns' "No Looking Back," "Looking for Kitty," "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 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.