Connie Britton as Dean Walker
Connie Britton is a four-time Emmy nominated 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 returned to the small screen fall of 2012 starring in ABC’s Nashville, in which she played Rayna James, a legendary country music superstar, earning Britton her first Golden Globe nomination and forth Emmy nomination. Britton also starred as the female lead in the first season of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated series for FX for which she also received another Emmy nomination.
She teamed up with Murphy again in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson for FX, in which she played Faye Resnick, and most recently for Murphy’s new FOX procedural first-responder drama, 9-1-1, alongside Angela Bassett and Peter Krause.
Britton most recently starred in the first season of Bravo Media’s scripted anthology series Dirty John, based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast of the same name from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. She played Debra Newell, a successful interior designer and single mom from Orange County who falls in love with John Meehan, a charismatic and mysterious man who first divides then terrorizes her family. She also served as an executive producer and has earned Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice nominations for her portrayal of Debra. Britton also guest starred in Frankie Shaw’s Golden-Globe nominated comedy SMILF for Showtime.
In film, Britton most recently completed production on Good Joe Bell, in which she stars alongside Mark Wahlberg, and on Bombshell, in which she stars as Beth Ailes, the wife of media mogul Roger Ailes, played by John Lithgow. Her recent credits include The Mustang, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman, Beatriz at Dinner, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, This Is Where I Leave You, The To-Do List, Seeking a Friend for The End of The World, American Ultra and Land of Steady Habits.
In April 2014, Britton was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. In this role, she will raise awareness of UNDP’s work in poverty eradication and women’s empowerment, advocating to the American and global public.
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