Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Connie 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.
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.
Britton starred in ABC’s award-winning comedy “Spin City” opposite Michael J. Fox, as well as “Lost At Home” opposite Mitch Rouse and Gregory Hines. Her other television credits include “The Fighting Fitzgeralds” opposite Brian Dennehy, and a recurring role in the highly-acclaimed drama “The West Wing,” as well as, most recently, FOX’s popular “24.”
Some of her feature credits include Edward Burns’ “No Looking Back,” and “Looking for Kitty.” She also recently finished working on the independent features “The Last Winter” opposite Ron Perlman, and ‘The Lather Effect” written and directed by Sarah Kelly.
Britton also appeared opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Universal’s feature film, “Friday Night Lights” directed by Peter Berg, and most recently, Britton reprises her role as the wife of the small town Texas football coach opposite Kyle Chandler in the new NBC series.
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.
The Last Winter (2006) …. Abby Sellers
The Lather Effect (2006) …. Valinda
Special Ed (2005) …. Abi
The Life Coach (2005) …. Connie
Friday Night Lights (2004) …. Sharon Gaines
Looking for Kitty (2004) …. Ms. Petracelli
The Next Big Thing (2001) …. Kate Crowley
One Eyed King (2001) …. Helen Reilly
Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001) (TV) …. Gertrude Temple
No Looking Back (1998) …. Kelly
The Brothers McMullen (1995) …. Molly McMullen
“Friday Night Lights” (2006) TV Series
“Lost at Home” (2003) TV Series …. Rachel Davis
“The West Wing”
“The Fighting Fitzgeralds” (2001) TV Series …. Sophie
“The Fugitive” (2000) TV Series …. Maggie Kimble-Hume”
Escape Clause (1996) (TV) …. Leslie Bullard