March 6, 1967
54 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm tall
37-25-35 in | 94-63.5-89 cm
58 kg | 128 lbs
10 US | 40.5 EU
Constance Elaine Britton was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on March 6, 1967, is an American actress.
Young Connie Britton first started performing in E. C. Glass High School Theater.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama film The Brothers McMullen (1995) in role as Molly McMullen.
She got her television debut in ABC sitcom Ellen (1995-1996) in role as Heather Clarke.
Her breakthrough performance came as Sharon Gaines in NBC/DirecTV sports drama television series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011).
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Beth Ailes in drama movie Bombshell (2019).
Friday Night Lights (2004) sports drama opposite Billy Bob Thornton, Garrett Hedlund and Lucas Black
The Brothers McMullen (1995) comedy drama with Shari Albert, Maxine Bahns and Catharine Bolz
No Looking Back (1998) drama opposite Jon Bon Jovi, Edward Burns and Lauren Holly
The Last Winter (2006) horror thriller with Ron Perlman, James Le Gros and Zach Gilford
Women in Trouble (2009) comedy drama opposite Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki and Dan Mailley
The Next Big Thing (2001) romantic comedy with Chris Eigeman and Jamie Harris
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) comedy drama opposite Kerry Bishé, Edward Burns and Heather Burns
American Ultra (2015) action comedy with Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Topher Grace
Beatriz at Dinner (2017) comedy drama opposite Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny and John Lithgow
The Mustang (2019) drama with Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell and Bruce Dern
Promising Young Woman (2020) black comedy thriller opposite Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham and Alison Brie
Joe Bell (2020) biographical drama with Mark Wahlberg and Reid Miller
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Rayna Jaymes in ABC musical soap opera Nashville (2012-2018).
She was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress for her role as Sharon Gaines in NBC/DirecTV sports drama television series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011).
She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as Debra Newell in Bravo true crime anthology television series Dirty John (2018).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role as Vivien Harmon in FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story: Murder House (2011).
Spin City (1996-2000) ABC sitcom in role as Nikki Faber
The Fugitive (2000-2001) CBS action drama series in role as Maggie Kimble Hume
The Fighting Fitzgeralds (2001) NBC sitcom in role as Sophie Fitzgerald
The West Wing (2001) NBC political drama series in role as Connie Tate
Lost at Home (2003) ABC sitcom in role as Rachel Davis
24 (2006) Fox action drama series in role as Diane Huxley
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016) FX true crime anthology series in role as Faye Resnick
SMILF (2017-2019) Showtime comedy series in role as Ally
9-1-1 (2018, 2020) Fox procedural series in role as Abby Clark
American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018) FX true crime anthology series in role as Vivien Harmon
The White Lotus (2021) HBO comedy drama anthology series in role as Nicole Mossbacher
Attended E.C. Glass High School in Virginia, United States.
She majored in Asian studies with a concentration in Chinese at Dartmouth College.
Studied at the Beijing Normal University.
Studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, in New York City.
Has fraternal twin sister, Cynthia.
Has Irish, German and English ancestry.
She was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2011.
She became the 10th Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Programme in 2014.
Good friends with singer and actress Sheryl Crow.
She adopted a son, Eyob "Yoby" Britton from Ethiopia in 2011.
Lives in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
She was married to investment banker John Britton (1991-1995).