Connie Britton as Psychologist
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 in the fall of 2012 starring in ABC’s “Nashville,” playing country music superstar Rayna James, a role that earned Britton her first Golden Globe nomination and forth Emmy® nomination. Britton also starred as the 32 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 currently stars in Murphy’s new FOX procedural first-responder drama, “9-1-1,” alongside Angela Bassett and Peter Krause. This past fall Britton also appeared in Frankie Shaw’s Golden-Globe nominated comedy “SMILF” for Showtime.
In film Britton’s recent credits include Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, 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 and American Ultra. She also starred in Land of Steady Habits, based on the debut novel from Ted Thompson, written and directed by Nicole Holofcener.
Britton received two individual nominations from the Television Critics Association, and “Friday Night Lights” was the organization’s 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. Britton 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.”
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 the Michael Bay-produced 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.
In April 2014, Britton was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program. 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.