8 Things You Didn’t Know About Connie Britton

Connie Britton is one of those amazing and captivating actresses who is impossible to dislike. From her portrayal as Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights to the belting country queen Rayna James in Nashville, she is continually playing the most endearing character on television.

She keeps a low profile while consistently appearing on our favorite television shows, so here are 8 facts about the 55-year-old actress that you definitely didn’t know.

Connie Britton
Connie Britton

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Connie Britton

1. Doesn’t Use Her Real Name

It’s difficult to conceive Connie Britton as anything other than Connie Britton, but that’s not her real name; she was born Constance Elaine Womack. Seriously, it takes a lot of talent to pull off a name like that. [1]

2. She’s A Twin

Connie Britton is one of many superstars who have siblings whom the general public is unaware of because they are not active in the entertainment industry. She does, however, have a twin sister named Cynthia, who she shares with her beautiful sister. [2]

3. A United Nations Ambassador

The Nashville vocalist was named a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. Britton’s main goal is to combat poverty in other nations and empower the women who live there. [3]

4. Decided To Complete Her Education

After high school, many actors decide to forego college and relocate to New York City or Los Angeles in order to get into the industry. The Nashville actress attended Dartmouth College and graduated with a degree in Asian studies.

5. Fluent In Chinese

When anyone, including a superstar, can speak numerous languages, it’s impressive. That is exactly what Connie Britton is capable of. She studied Chinese at Dartmouth while concentrating in Asian studies.

6. Adopted A Cute Kid

Connie Britton chose to fulfil a lifelong dream and began work on a documentary on Ethiopian children more than a decade ago. While the full product isn’t yet ready, she did gain a great gem from the experience: it’s how she met Yoby, an adorable Ethiopian kid whom she eventually adopted.

Connie with her adopted son
Connie with her adopted son

7. Not Good At Cooking

Connie Britton isn’t about to become one of those celebrities that gets their own cooking program since she’s not that good with a saute pan. Britton claims that she is an expert at only one thing: eggs.

8. Not A Fan Of The Horror Genre

Despite having a prominent role in the iconic terrifying television series American Horror Story and the film Nightmare on Elm Street, she is terrified of horror films. She admitted that she couldn’t watch one episode of AHS by herself.

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