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Connie Britton named U.N. goodwill ambassador

Connie Britton named U.N. goodwill ambassador

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- The "Nashville" star will focus on poverty eradication and women’s empowerment issues.
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Britton says Chandler doesn't want to make 'Friday Night Lights' movie

Britton says Chandler doesn't want to make 'Friday Night Lights' movie

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Connie Britton says her former co-star Kyle Chandler isn't as eager as she is to make a "Friday Night Lights" movie to follow their U.S. football drama series.
Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night with a segment showing him attempting to binge-view an entire TV season.
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Fallon, Hamm, Hannigan to be Emmys presenters

Fallon, Hamm, Hannigan to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Alyson Hannigan and LL Cool J are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.
'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards' up for Emmy Awards

'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards' up for Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "House of Cards" and "Mad Men" were nominated for the Best Drama Emmy in Los Angeles Thursday.
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'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.
'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

'Game Change,' 'Homeland' up for multiple Globes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" were nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in Los Angeles Thursday.
Wyclef Jean joins 'Nashville'

Wyclef Jean joins 'Nashville'

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- American hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean announced he will join the cast of ABC's "Nashville," playing the head of a music label.
Knightley: 'End of the World' is an uplifting tale

Knightley: 'End of the World' is an uplifting tale

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- British actress Keira Knightley says her new road-trip comedy "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" is an uplifting tale about human connections.
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Lange confirmed for 2nd season of 'Horror'

Lange confirmed for 2nd season of 'Horror'

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed Jessica Lange will return for Season 2 of FX's edgy haunted-house drama.
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'Horror Story' getting new cast, house

'Horror Story' getting new cast, house

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy told E! News Thursday Season 2 of the ghost drama will feature a mostly new cast and a different setting.

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Connie Britton (born March 6, 1967) is an American actress. She is best known for the roles of Nikki Faber on Spin City and on Friday Night Lights as Tami Taylor. Her most notable films are Friday Night Lights and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Despite the fact that the Friday Night Lights television series is based on the film, she portrays different characters in both of them. Her character in the show is named Tami Taylor while in the film her character is named Sharon Gaines.

Britton was born Constance Womack in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Linda and Allen Womack, who was a physicist. When she was seven years old, she moved with her parents and sister Cynthia to Lynchburg, Virginia where she attended E. C. Glass High School. She majored in Asian Studies at Dartmouth College. After graduating in 1989, she moved to New York City, where she spent two years at the Neighborhood Playhouse studying with Sanford Meisner. Britton uses her married name as her stage name, though she is now divorced from her husband.

While studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Britton (then Womack) made her New York theatrical debut in Caroline Kava's The Early Girl at The Courtyard Playhouse. Britton played seasoned prostitute, Laurel, opposite then unknown television and radio personality Cooper Lawrence, who played Joan. Britton's performance, while well received, nearly got her ousted from the Neighborhood Playhouse program, which prohibited students from taking professional employment during their course of study. After graduating, Britton spent two more years working in off-Broadway theatre productions. She moved to Los Angeles after the success of The Brothers McMullen. In her free time, Britton, who resides in both New York and Los Angeles, enjoys hiking, yoga, and doing volunteer work.

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