Connie Britton first came to viewers' attention as coach's wife Tami Taylor on the series 'Friday Night Lights' and now she's starring as country singer Rayna James on the series 'Nashville,' which airs its season finale tonight. Here are a few reasons why Connie Britton has won over viewers on- and off-screen.
Lately, it seems like everyone is loving actress Connie Britton.
In a February article in New York Times magazine, the headline called Britton a “late bloomer.” “‘Friday Night Lights’ turned Britton into something of an icon, a 40-something sex symbol and role model at the center of a critically acclaimed show (albeit one that was never a ratings smash)," Susan Dominus wrote. "These days, the Internet is crowded with blog posts celebrating her exemplary television marriage, her maternal wisdom, the sheer amazingness of her hair. Britton [now] seemed to have emerged in her prime, in the process redefining what an actress’s prime exactly is.”
While the 46-year-old may not necessarily be a household name, she’s entered the hearts of many with her role as Tami Taylor, Coach’s wife and fierce school principal, in “Friday Night Lights,” and now as Rayna Jaymes, country star, in ABC’s “Nashville.”