Brett Butler

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Brett Butler
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Birth name Brett Anderson
Born January 30, 1958 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Notable Roles Grace Kelly in Grace Under Fire
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Grace Under Fire Grace Kelly 1993–1998 1 2 3 4 5

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Anger Management Brett 2012–2014

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Larry Sanders Show Brett Butler I Was a Teenage Lesbian October 11, 1995
The Drew Carey Show Grace Kelly Drew Gets Married February 26, 1997
Ellen Grace Kelly Secrets & Ellen February 26, 1997
Chicken Soup for the Soul Angels, Once in a While November 23, 1999
My Name Is Earl Connie Darville White Lie Christmas December 6, 2005


Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
22nd Annual People's Choice Awards Host March 10, 1996 People's Choice Awards

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The New Hollywood Squares November 30-December 4, 1987


Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Grace Under Fire 1995 –1998 Executive Producer


Series Episode Airdate Credit
Grace Under Fire 1x20 - Things Left Undone May 11, 1994

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical (1995, 1997)
Grace Under Fire


  • Has four younger sisters: Tana, Toren, Kristen and Katy.
  • Worked as a cocktail waitress before becoming successful in the entertainment industry
  • Went into rehab for painkiller addiction shortly before "Grace Under Fire" ended
  • Her "Grace Under Fire" co-star Julie White didn't appear in the show's final season because the situation on the set became difficult due to Brett's addiction problems
  • Published her memoirs "Knee Deep in Paradise" in 1996
  • Bought a farm in 2007 in Georgia where she lived with 15 pets
  • Was briefly homeless for a period of time
  • Has been sober since 1998