(Susan Walker) Three 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 will return to the small screen this fall starring in ABC’s highly anticipated drama, “Nashville,” in which she plays Rayna James, a legendary country music superstar. Britton most recently starred as the female lead in “American Horror Story,” Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s Golden Globe and Emmy nominated series for FX for which she received her third Emmy Nomination. She recently completed production on the film, “The Hand-Job,” alongside Andy Samberg. She also appeared in this summer’s “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World” with Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley. 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.” 19 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.