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Brett Butler (born January 30, 1958) is an American actress, writer, and stand-up comedian. She played the title role in the comedy series Grace Under Fire. Butler was born Brett Anderson in Montgomery, Alabama, the eldest of five sisters. Before experiencing success as a stand-up comic, she worked as a cocktail waitress. One of the first notable ... See full bio »

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Grace Under Fire Grace Kelly
(1993-1998)
Beach Cougar Gigolo Melinda Maxwell
(2020)
The Comedian Brett Butler
(2016)
The Drew Carey Show Grace Kelly
(1997)

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 2020 Beach Cougar Gigolo (announced)
Melinda Maxwell
 2019 The Morning Show (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.2 (2019)
- Pilot (2019)
 2018-2019 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Tammy Rose Sutton
- The Calm Before (2019) ... Tammy Rose Sutton
- Chokepoint (2019) ... Tammy Rose Sutton
- Bounty (2019) ... Tammy Rose Sutton
- Adaptation (2019) ... Tammy Rose Sutton
- The Bridge (2018) ... Tammy Rose Sutton
 2018 Friday's Child
Ms. LaField
 2017 Freedom Town (TV Series)
Star Jubliant
- The All Seeing Eye (2017) ... Star Jubliant
- Getting Rich Quick (2017) ... Star Jubliant
 2015-2017 The Leftovers (TV Series)
Sandy
- Don't Be Ridiculous (2017) ... Sandy
- No Room at the Inn (2015) ... Sandy
 2016 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Trishelle
- Who's Dead? (2016) ... Trishelle
- Is Someone Really Dead? (2016) ... Trishelle
- It's About Frank (2016) ... Trishelle
 2016 The Comedian
Brett Butler
 2012 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Beth Hortense
- Episode #1.9989 (2012) ... Beth Hortense
- Episode #1.9980 (2012) ... Beth Hortense
- Episode #1.9979 (2012) ... Beth Hortense
- Episode #1.9978 (2012) ... Beth Hortense
- Episode #1.9977 (2012) ... Beth Hortense
 2012 Archer (TV Series)
Trish
- Space Race: Part II (2012) ... Trish (voice)
 2006 Moochers (TV Movie)
Host
 2005 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Connie Darville
- White Lie Christmas (2005) ... Connie Darville
 2005 Vampire Bats (TV Movie)
Shelly Beaudraux
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie)
Tarnower Ex #1
 2004 Sealab 2021 (TV Series)
Dr. Quentin Q. Quinn
- Joy of Grief (2004) ... Dr. Quentin Q. Quinn
 2000 Militia
Bobbi
 2000 Bruno
Sister Della Rosa
 1993-1998 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
Grace Kelly
- Down in the Boondocks (1998) ... Grace Kelly
- Grace Under Class (1998) ... Grace Kelly
- Fall from Grace (1998) ... Grace Kelly
- Fire in the Hole (1998) ... Grace Kelly
- Digging Up the Dirt (1998) ... Grace Kelly
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
Grace Kelly
- Secrets & Ellen (1997) ... Grace Kelly
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Grace Kelly
- Drew Gets Married (1997) ... Grace Kelly
 1995 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Brett Butler
- I Was a Teenage Lesbian (1995) ... Brett Butler
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series)
Brett Butler
- Women in Film (1995) ... Brett Butler
 1989 Short Attention Span Theater (TV Series)
Guest Host (1990)
 1988 Dolly (TV Series)
Rhonda
- Episode #1.15 (1988) ... Rhonda
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (51 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I hate bigots so much it makes me one. See more »

Trivia:

Was named after Lady Brett Ashley in "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway. Her mother's remarriage to Bob Butler when Brett was six changed her surname from Anderson to Butler. See more »

Trademark:

Her baritone speaking-voice

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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