She's nominated for a Golden Globe for her new series Nashville, in which she sings her heart out playing a country western star. Here are five things you probably don't know about Connie Britton.
1. Born March 6 1967, in Boston, MA - her father was a physicist and her mother a music teacher.
2. Studied Chinese for a summer during a study abroad program in Beijing.
3. Became famous on TV playing opposite Michael J. Fox on the '90s sitcom Spin City.
4. Taught aerobics in college and in-between acting jobs.
5. Owns an adopted pit bull/Lab mix named Lucy.