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  • Trivia

    • Connie was part of a large group of A-List stars attending the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado. Connie was there as part of the Creative Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that advocates for the arts.

    • Movie director Ed Burns was responsible for her film debut playing Molly in his acclaimed film The Brothers McMullen (1995). The film was a hit at Sundance and won two major awards.

    • Connie is a self-proclaimed yoga addict.

    • A fan of the theater since acting in plays in high school, Connie made her New York theatrical debut in Caroline Kava's The Early Girl at The Courtyard Playhouse.

    • Connie, along with Friday Night Lights co-star Taylor Kitsch, is active with the African Children's Choir organization, an organization providing humanitarian relief to children in Africa. She is also involved with the charity organization The Big Bam!. The main aim of the organization is to raise awareness about breast cancer.

    • Connie's favorite TV guilty pleasure is Entourage.

    • In 2007 Connie was nominated for a Television Critics Association (TCA) Award for her lead role in Friday Night Lights.

    • As of 2007, she resides in both Los Angeles and New York.

    • Connie spent two years performing at off-Broadway theatres.

    • Connie Britton studied acting for two years at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York, New York under the acting guru Sanford Meisner himself.

    • Before her film and TV career took off Connie was an Aerobics instructor in New York in the 1980's.

    • Connie Britton's mother is Linda Womack. Her father is Allen Womack, a physicist. She has a sister, Cynthia Womack, whom she refers to as a fraternal twin and a complete opposite of her.

    • Connie was married to John Britton from 1991 to 1995. They met in Dartmouth, and moved together to New York in 1989. They had no children.

  • Quotes

    • Connie: (On attending the 2008 Democratic National Convention)
      Let's face it. I am small potatoes as J.Lo is coming in. But I am so honored to be part of the process.

    • Connie: (On doing a large studio movie like "Friday Night Lights" and independent films)
      I love both. Really, truly, I had a great experience on this and I have great experiences in indies. I've been lucky. I've had great experiences everywhere – so far (laughing).

    • Connie: I've always, always loved comedy and dramatic work equally. In an ideal world I'm in a role where I get to actually do both just because the truth is, in my experience, a rich life has extraordinarily funny moments and also extraordinarily intense moments and those are the kind of lives that I want to portray in characters.

    • Connie: (On working with fresh actors on "Friday Night Lights")
      Once we're all working together it's really important that we're all working together as peers. So I never look at them as inexperienced or even really younger, I look at them as they are characters in the show. Certainly sometimes we'll be in a conversation and I'll realize like, "Oh, are they asking me for advice?" I've actually resisted that dynamic a lot just because I respect all of them and I think they're all great.

    • Connie: (On the 2007–2008 Writers' Strike)
      Having to cut the season short in December, that was kind of devastating, we didn't get to finish the season, we said goodbye and we didn't know if it was for the last time or not.

    • Connie: (On the morale of the cast of Friday Night Lights)
      Maybe it's the advantage of shooting in Austin, because once we're there and filming, we don't pay attention to what's going on. We're just down there in our little Texas heaven and not worried about the future.

    • Connie: (On what she likes about playing her character, Tami, on Friday Night Lights) I love playing her Southern-ness. That's a really important aspect of the character, and to me, she's sort of an amalgam of a lot of different Southern women. Also, what's important about that is [her] sense of humor, and so I love finding places where I can find her sense of humor. I think that's the way she deals with a lot of the things that come up in her life.

    • Connie: Friday Night Lights is really a dream.

    • Connie: (about football) I've never been a huge fan. I've always enjoyed watching football but I've never been an avid fan. My family always loved it.

    • Connie (From 1997): Groundedness is the quality I always want to be there, even if I'm playing a neurotic character, or a woman with a rambunctious sex life, like Nikki in Spin City. What does that mean, anyway? It means Nikki's a solid, savvy woman who's searching for something to fulfill herself. I always try to find the strength in any character I play - that's just my thing. I figure as long as I do that I'm happy, and if they don't like it, screw 'em.

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