Connie Britton: Tami Taylor

Date Of Birth: March 6th, 1968  Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Connie Britton portrays Tami Taylor, wife of Dillon High’s head football coach Eric Taylor, in the NBC television drama “Friday Night Lights.” She originated the role of the coach’s wife in the feature film, opposite Billy Bob Thornton, and directed by Peter Berg.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Britton moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, at the age of seven with her family, including her fraternal twin sister. She went on to attend Dartmouth College, where she majored in Asian studies and spent 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 an additional two years performing in regional theater and Off-Broadway productions. She moved to Los Angeles after the success of the feature film “The Brothers McMullen.”

Britton received accolades for her starring roles in Ed Burns’ acclaimed independent films “The Brothers McMullen” and “No Looking Back.” In the former, she captivated moviegoers with her portrayal of Molly, the luminous wife of a cheating husband. This popular low-budget film went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. After nearly canceling her audition with director Ed Burns, she reconsidered and her last meeting of the day turned into the role that would launch her career.

Britton starred in “Lost at Home” opposite Mitch Rouse and Gregory Hines. Her other television credits include “The Fighting Fitzgeralds” opposite Brian Dennehy, a recurring role in the highly-acclaimed NBC drama “The West Wing,” and a starring role in the award-winning comedy “Spin City” opposite Michael J. Fox. She is currently appearing in a recurring role on the popular television drama, “24.”

Britton recently finished working on “The Last Winter,” opposite Ron Perlman and “The Lather Effect,” directed by Sarah Kelly. Her feature credits also include Edward Burns’ independent film “Looking for Kitty.”

In her free time, Britton, who resides in both New York and Los Angeles, enjoys hiking and yoga. Britton is also currently finalizing a documentary, which she produced and directed, on the orphans of Ethiopia.