Brett Butler Bio | Wiki
Brett Butler is an American actress, writer, and stand-up comedian. She is best known for playing the title role in the ABC comedy series Grace Under Fire from 1993 to 1998. Brett received two Golden Globe Awards nominations for the series.
In 1987, she made her television debut on The Tonight Show. Also that year, she performed on Dolly Parton’s ill-fated variety series, Dolly. Parton hired Brett as a writer for the remainder of the show’s season, but the series was subsequently canceled after one season of lackluster ratings.
Brett Butler Age
Brett was born on January 30, 1958, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. She is 64 years old.
Brett Butler Height
She is a woman of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in (Approx. 1.65 m).
Brett Butler Family
She was born Brett Anderson in Montgomery, Alabama, to her parents Carol Butler and Roland Decatur Anderson Jr. Brett is the eldest of five sisters including Toren Anderson, Kristen Anderson, Katy Anderson, and Tana Anderson.
She was four years old when her father, an oil company executive, moved the family to Houston, Texas. Brett’s mother, an abusive alcoholic, and moved with their children to Miami, Florida. Her mother battled depression, and the family was sometimes so poor that they ate Tootsie Rolls for dinner.
Brett Butler Husband
In 1978, at the age of 20, Brett married her first husband, Charles Michael Wilson, three months after their meeting. Charles was abusive and in 1981 she left him. Brett returned to her mother in Miami and began performing in comedy clubs. She moved to New York City in 1984 and was arrested for possession of marijuana. In New York, Brett met her second husband, Ken Zieger, and they were married in 1987. They divorced in 1999.
Brett Butler Education
She briefly attended the University of Georgia. Before experiencing success as a stand-up comic, Brett worked as a cocktail waitress.
Brett Butler Tv Shows
1993 The Child Ain’t Right
1994 Totally Bill Hicks
2000 Militia Bobbi
2005 Mrs. Harris
2005 Vampire Bats
2009 Brett Butler Presents the Southern Belles of Comedy
2016 The Comedian
2018 Friday’s Child
Brett Butler Grace Under Fire
In 1993, she starred in the ABC comedy series Grace Under Fire, created by Chuck Lorre. Brett starred as Grace Kelly, a divorced single mother and recovering alcoholic. The show begins after the main character divorces her abusive alcoholic husband of eight years in an attempt to start life anew and prevent her children from making the same mistakes she did.
For her performance, Brett received two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1995 and 1997, and won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in 1994. She reprised her role as Grace Kelly in The Drew Carey Show and Ellen in 1997.
Brett Butler Walking Dead
From 2018 to 2019, Brett played Tammy Rose Sutton in the AMC horror series, The Walking Dead, an American post-apocalyptic horror television series based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard—together forming the core of The Walking Dead franchise.
The series features a large ensemble cast as survivors of a zombie apocalypse trying to stay alive under near-constant threat of attacks from zombies known as “walkers”.
Brett Butler The Morning Show
In 2019, she took a recurring role as Sandy Jackson, the mother of Reese Witherspoon’s character in the Apple TV+ drama series, The Morning Show. The series stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. It is inspired by Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV. The second season premiered on September 17, 2021. In January 2022, the series was renewed for a third season.
Brett Butler Net Worth
She earns her wealth from her career, therefore, she has amassed a fortune over the years. Brett’s estimated net worth is $7540,546.
What Happened To Brett Butler
She battled recurring drug addiction and spent time in rehab. In February 1998, due to her erratic behavior stemming from substance abuse, Brett was dismissed from the show and ABC canceled the series. After Grace was canceled in 1998, Butler moved from Los Angeles to a farm in Rome, Georgia.