Connie Britton plays country music legend Rayna Jaymes. But prior to working on Nashville, she was a legend in her own right on the small screen.
Born in Boston, Britton moved to Lynchburg, VA at the age of seven with her family, including her fraternal twin sister. She attended Dartmouth College, where she majored in Asian studies, spending a term in Beijing, China.
Upon graduation she moved to New York, where she spent two years at the Neighborhood Playhouse studying with Sanford Meisner, and then performed in regional theater and off-Broadway productions.
Britton got her big break in the 90s sitcom Spin City where she starred alongside Michael J. Fox. She then went on to star in other big primetime hits 24, The West Wing, and Friday Night Lights for which she received Emmy nominations.
Prior to landing her role on Nashville, Britton starred in the first season of American Horror Story where she was again nominated for an Emmy for her work.
In her free time, Britton, enjoys hiking and yoga.
She is currently finalizing a documentary which she produced and directed on the orphans of Ethiopia.