Brett Butler

TV Actress

Brett Butler was born in Montgomery, Alabama, United States on January 30th, 1958 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 66, Brett Butler biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, TV shows, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 30, 1958
United States
Place of Birth
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
66 years old
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$15 Million
Film Actor, Screenwriter, Television Actor, Writer
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Brett Butler Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Charles Michael Wilson, ​ ​(m. 1978; div. 1981)​, Ken Zieger, ​ ​(m. 1987; div. 1999)​
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Brett Butler Life

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.


Brett Butler Career

Life and career

Butler was born Brett Anderson in Montgomery, Alabama, the eldest of five siblings. She was four years old when her father, Roland Decatur Anderson Jr., an oil company executive, moved the family to Houston, Texas. Carol and her children left Roland, an abusive alcoholic, and moved to Miami, Florida, with their children. Her mother battled depression, and the family was often so poor that they ate Tootsie Rolls for dinner. Butler attended the University of Georgia for a short time. She spent time as a bartender before beginning to excel as a stand-up comedian.

Butler married Charles Michael Wilson, her first husband, three months after their meeting in 1978 at the age of 20. Wilson was violent, and she left him in 1981. Since then, he has both admitted and adamantly denied battering Butler, while simultaneously claiming that she herself was violent. Butler returned to Miami with her mother and began performing in comedy clubs. In 1984, she moved to New York City and was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana. She met Ken Zieger, her second husband, in New York, in 1987, and the two were married.

Butler made her television debut on The Tonight Show in 1987. She appeared on Dolly Parton's ill-fated variety show, Dolly. Butler was hired as a writer for the remainder of the show's season, but the program was later cancelled after one season of lackluster ratings.

Butler appeared in the ABC comedy series Grace Under Fire, which was created by Chuck Lorre in 1993. Grace Kelly, a divorced single mother and recovering addict, appeared as a recovering alcoholic. In an effort to start life anew and keep her children from repeating the same mistakes she made, the main character embarks on her abusive alcoholic husband of eight years. Butler received two Golden Globe Award in 1995 and 1997 for her appearances in Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, as well as a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer. Grace Kelly appeared in The Drew Carey Show and Ellen in 1997.

In 1996, Butler's memoir, Knee Deep in Paradise, was published. The book was published before achieving her fame, and it openly addresses much of this period, bringing an end to the autobiography before Grace Under Fire's debut.

Butler battled a recurring drug use and spent time in rehab. She was banned from the show in February 1998 due to her erratic behavior resulting from substance use, and ABC cancelled the series. Butler went from Los Angeles to a farm in Rome, Georgia, after Grace was canceled in 1998. She made selected screen appearances in films Bruno (2000) and Mrs. Harris (2005), and appeared on an episode of the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl in 2005. Butler spoke openly with a reporter about her depression, heroin use, television work, and her current life on the farm in 2008. She also expressed interest in writing another book.

Butler appeared on The Rosie Show in October 2011 and announced that he had been sober since 1998. Butler, who was unable to afford the costs of her farm, had lived in a homeless shelter, according to an Entertainment Tonight interview, although Butler denied ever homeless and said she was paid to fabricate this assertion for the show. Butler was still trying to make a living off-road and was concentrating on a reality television show about her self-professed psychic abilities and appearing at the Downtown Comedy Club in Los Angeles by this time.

Butler appeared on The Young and the Restless in June 2012 as the ex-psychiatrist Tim Reid's girlfriend. In March 2015, she appeared in two episodes. She began playing in a recurring role as the bartender at the restaurant that Charlie Goodson (Charlie Sheen) frequents in the FX comedy series Anger Management later this year. Butler appeared in a total of 38 episodes from 2012 to 2014. In 2016, she appeared in Robert De Niro's comedy-drama film The Comedian.

Butler began to appear in dramatic roles later in life. In two episodes of HBO drama series The Leftovers, she appeared in two episodes and played Michaela King (Aja Naomi King) adoptive mother Trishelle, as the ABC legal thriller How to Get Away with Murder in 2016. Tammy Rose Sutton appeared in The Walking Dead's AMC horror film from 2018 to 2019. Sandy Jackson, the mother of Reese Witherspoon's character in the Apple TV+ drama series The Morning Show, appeared on a regular basis in 2019.