Produced March 6, 1967, in Boston, Massachusetts, Connie Britton continues to be on camera the majority of her adult life. Now this single mom, who adopted that same year, is singing nation and loving authentic stardom on the success Nashville, which debuted in 2012.
She’s a fraternal twin, Cynthia.
Britton did not pursue the performing arts in school. Instead, the coed earned a degree in Asian studies from Dartmouth College, which contained a session in Beijing, learning how to speak Chinese. After school, she gravitated back to playing.
Britton started honing her abilities in off Broadway productions before auditioning for performer turned director Ed Burns’s 1995 movie, The Brothers McMullen. The ambitious starlet nearly blew off the audition, but did not, and the picture kick started her film career. It seemed like Britton’s career was actually going to soar after she’d a leading audition with Tom Cruise for the 1996 film Jerry McGuire. She was beaten when Renee Zellweger nabbed the part. However, Britton had lots of average television successes, including stints on The West Wing and 24, and lots of seasons on the sitcom Spin City.
There were more pictures between TV shows, including 2004’s Friday Night Lights. She portrayed the wife of a small town high school football coach. When the movie inspired a TV series, Britton was instantly cast; she earned her first Emmy nod in 2010 for the show, that has been critically acclaimed but got low ratings. In 2011, when the show finished after five seasons on NBC, she jumped around to FX to star in Ryan Murphy’s creepy miniseries American Horror Story, playing Dylan McDermott’s partner.
In the year 2012, the performer located another regular TV character, as an aging country star in Nashville, opposite Hayden Panettiere. Britton must sing and dance as this character, despite limited experience doing either.
While Britton frequently plays a doting wife in actual life, she is been divorced since age 29 from investment banker John Britton, after four years of union. Not planning to wait any longer to get the appropriate partner to relish motherhood, in 2011 Britton embraced son Eyob (nicknamed Yoby) from Ethiopia on her very own. Working on a documentary on Ethiopian orphans moved the adoption. “My entire life has been developing to all of the great things that’s occurred to me in the previous couple of years,” Britton told People magazine in a 2013 interview.