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Connie Britton Biography

Updated On 21 Dec, 2016 Published On 21 Dec, 2016
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Date of Birth :
Age : 53 years old
Family Name : Britton
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Pisces

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What is Connie Britton marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Connie Britton have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Connie Britton having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Connie Britton Lesbian ? No

Extremely gorgeous and popular, Connie Britton is an American actress, singer and a producer. She has acted on number of films and TV projects over the years. She graduated from Dartmouth University and began taking classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse Theater. In 1995, she made her movie debut with The Brothers McMullen. In 2011, she starred as Vivien Harmon in FX horror-drama series American Horror Story, for which she was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Early Life

Connie Britton was born Constance Elaine Womack on March 6, 1967, in Boston, Massachusetts. She is born daughter to Linda Jane (née Cochran) and Edgar Allen Womack, Jr., a physicist and an energy company executive. She spent her childhood days in Rockville, Maryland.

Later, she moved to Lynchburg, Virginia where she joined E.C. Glass High School and used to perform the plays.She has two fraternal twin sister, Cynthia.

Britton attended Dartmouth College and majored in Asian studies with a concentration in Chinese. Later she graduated from Beijing Normal studies in 1989 and moved to New York City where she spent two years at Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre studying with Sanford Meisner.

Career

Soon after her graduation, Connie Britton made her theatrical debut in Caroline Kava's The Early Girl at The Countryard Playhouse. In 1995, she made her feature film debut in  Edward Burns' critically acclaimed comedy-drama The Brothers McMullen. After that, she cast in the ABC sitcom, Ellen. She also appeared in the two Edwards Burn directed movies, romantic comedy-drama No Looking Back (1998) and the mystery comedy-drama Looking for Kitty (2004).

Britton has appeared in numerous TV series such as  The Fugitive, Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story,  The Fighting Fitzgeralds,  The West Wing,  Lost at Home,  24,  Friday Night Lights,  American Horror Story,  Nashville.

In 200, she cast opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the film version of the series, Friday Night Lights. Her character earned her  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, she awarded Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.

Some of her big screen credit includes Women in Trouble, A Nightmare on Elm Street,  Conception,  The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,  The To Do List,  This Is Where I Leave You,  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and others.

Britton reunited with  American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy for his miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson in 2015, she portrayed the character of  Faye Resnick. In January 2018, she again collaborates with Murphy for Fox procedural drama 9-1-1.

Personal Life

Connie Britton is possibly single at the present but previously, she was married to investment banker John Britton. The duo exchanged a vow on October 5, 1991, at an intimate ceremony. She uses her married name, Britton as her stage name. 

The duo first met at Alpha Delta House at Dartmouth College. Later, the pair failed to handle their married life and had divorced in 1995 in mutual understanding. 

Britton joined the New York Junior League in 1993 and was a member of the provisional class of volunteers where she listed her occupation as "Actress". In November 2011, she adopted a son,  Eyob "Yoby" Britton, from Ethiopia.

Britton became the 10th Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Programme, the anti-poverty agency of the UN on April 2, 2014. Other celebrities also joined her such as Antonio Banderas, Maria Sharapova, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo in this role. She focuses her advocacy efforts on eradicating empowering women and extreme poverty, fighting exclusion.

In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting where Britton and others told the stories of the people killed there. 

Currently, Britton resides in Los Angeles, California along with her son.

Net Worth

Connie Britton is one of the promising actresses. She has an estimated net worth of $8 million. She charged  $100,000 per episode for Nashville.

She has brought a 1920s Mediterranean Villa in Los Angeles which cost whopping $3.1 million. The house located at the 4100 square foot with four bedrooms and three and a half baths.

 

Connie Britton Married

Marriage with John Britton

She married John Britton in 1991, but the couple divorced in 1995. She adopted a son named Eyob in 2011.

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