It was in 1995 that actress Connie Britton got her start in Hollywood. She made her film debut in The Brothers McMullen and played Heather in 3 episodes of the show Ellen. She later garnered attention for starring as Nikki Faber on the sitcom Spin City, which aired on ABC from 1996 to 2000. Afterward, she appeared as Maggie Kimble Hume on The Fugitive, followed by a starring role as Sophie Fitzgerald on The Fighting Fitzgeralds. At the same time, she played Connie Tate on the acclaimed series The West Wing. Her next role was as Rachel Davis on the ABC sitcom Lost at Home. In 2006, she played recurring character Diane Huxley on 24.
It was, however, her role as Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights that made her a television staple. Also in the 2000s, she had performances in the films The Next Big Thing, Friday Night Lights, The Life Coach, and Women in Trouble. Her career further flourished in the 2010s, starring as Vivien Harmon on American Horror Story: Murder House. Following this, she played Rayna Jaymes on the ABC series Nashville from 2012 to 2018. Meanwhile, she portrayed Faye Resnick in 2 episodes of The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. She recently starred as Abby Clark on the new series 9-1-1. She also reprised her role as Vivien Harmon on American Horror Story: Apocalypse.
The actress sure knows how to take care of herself. Not only does she eat cleanly and healthily, but she also meditates and engages in other forms of workouts. As a mother, though, it becomes tougher to find the time to exercise. “I used to work out in the mornings all of the time,” said the actress. “That’s one thing as a single mom that’s really tricky because you know, I can’t just leave the house if my son isn’t awake or at school yet. I actually just got a rowing machine, so now I can wake up early and do that in our house before waking him up. I prefer to do things outside though, so if time allows I’ll schedule my workout for later in the day, whether it’s hot yoga or an outdoor run or hike.”