By the Numbers: 'Nashville' star Connie Britton

Posted: 02/27/2013

It's live large week here on the list and Connie Britton is an actress who's doing just that. You know her from "Spin City" and "Friday Night Lights," but she's exploded on "Nashville" as fading country-music star Rayna Jaymes.  

PHOTOS: Connie Britton

So it's Connie Britton by the numbers

-- 45 is her age, coincidentally also the age of her twin sister. However, 40 is the age of her character, Rayna James.  

-- 18 years ago Britton lost out to Renée Zellweger, for the starring role in Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Mcguire."
-- Connie admitted her character is based on 4 stars -- Faith Hill, Reba Mcentire, Patty Loveless, and Bonnie Raitt.
-- Connie sings three tunes on the Nashville soundtrack, which reached #14 on the billboard charts, #3 on the country charts.
-- She got two Emmy nominations for "Friday Night Lights", and has one Golden Globe nomination for "Nashville."    
-- 4 years is how long she starred on Micheal J Fox's hit series "Spin City"
-- She has a 2-year-old son named Eyob who was adopted from Ethiopia in Nov 2011.
-- Zero is the amount of meat she eats. She's a vegan and loves raw food.

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