Connie Britton (born March 6, 196[ is an Emmy-nominated American actress.Britton had a regular role in Spin City as Nikki Faber from 1996 to 2000. Her character was written out of the show when Charlie Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox as the main character. She had a recurring role on 24, during its fifth season as Diane Huxley, the landlady and girlfriend of protagonist Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). She co-starred in the indie-thriller The Last Winter in 2006.
Britton currently stars in the television drama Friday Night Lights, which airs Friday night on NBC. She starred in the original Friday Night Lights, the movie, also as the head coach's wife.