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Born Brett Anderson on 30th January 1958, in Montgomery, Alabama USA, she is a Golden Globe-nominated actress and comedian, probably best known for appearing as Grace Kelly in the TV series “Grace Under Fire” (1993-1998). Her career has been active since 1988.

Have you ever wondered how rich Brett Butler is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Brett`s net worth is as high as $15 million, earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Brett Butler Net Worth $15 Million

Brett grew up in her hometown with four sisters, and was raised by her mother, as her father left when she was only four years old, described later in her autobiography “Knee Deep in Paradise”, published in 1996.

Before she came to prominence as an actress, Brett was a cocktail waitress. Nevertheless, always keeping her talents to herself, she finally exposed herself on the show “Dolly” in 1987, hosted by Dolly Parton. After the show was cancelled, she retreated, but returned big time with her role in the TV series “Grace Under Fire” in the lead role, which lasted until 1997, and celebrated her as an actress, not to mention that it increased her net worth by a large margin, since she reportedly received $100,000 per episode. While the show lasted, she became extremely popular, which led to frequent appearances on several variety shows, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (1993-1996), “However, the show that brought her stardom was cancelled, because of her behavior, becoming eccentric and unstable, caused by substance abuse.

Nevertheless, Brett stabilized and continued her career with the role in Shirley MacLaine`s “Bruno” (2000), starring Gary Sinise and Alex D. Linz. In 2006 she hosted the reality TV film “Moochers”, while from 2012 until 2014 she appeared in 38 episodes of the popular comedy series “Anger Management”, which rekindled her career. Soon new roles came for her, and in 2016 she was chosen for the role of Trishelle in the TV series “How to Get Away with Murder”, while she will also appear in the film “Friday`s Child”, which is scheduled for 2017 release. Furthermore, she was selected to appear in the film “Beach Cougar Gigolo”, also scheduled for 2017 release.

Thanks to her early career days success, Brett has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including two Golden Globe Award nominations, while she won the People`s Choice Award in category Favorite Female Performer in a New TV series, and a Q Award in category Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series, for her work on “Grace Under Fire”.

Regarding her personal life, Brett has married and divorced twice; her first husband was Charles Michael Wilson from 1978 until 1981, and her second was Ken Zieger, whom she married in 1987, but divorced in 1999.

Brett has had numerous addiction problems; during “Grace Under Fire”, she was in a constant battle with drug addiction, and spent several months in a rehab. She is apparently clear these days.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 30, 1958
Birth place: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height:1.75 m
Profession:Actress
Nationality:American
Spouse:Ken Zieger (m. 1987–1999), Charles Michael Wilson (m. 1978–1981)
Siblings:Tana Anderson, Toren Anderson, Kristen Anderson, Katy Anderson
Awards:People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In 2007, Brett moved to a farm she had bought back in her native Georgia where she lost most of the 100 pounds she had gained. Then she lost the farm, was broke, and was also briefly homeless.
2Shortly before the end of Grace Under Fire (1993), she went into rehab for painkiller addiction.
3Her Grace Under Fire (1993) co-star Julie White didn't appear in the show's last season because the situation on the set became difficult due to Brett's addiction problems.
4Was 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.
5Worked as a cocktail waitress before becoming a success in the entertainment industry.
6Has four younger sisters: Tana, Toren, Kristen and Katy.
7Made two appearances on Dolly Parton's 1987 Variety Show, Dolly. The first was her stand-up comedy act, the second, a comedy skit with Dolly. She became a writer on the Dolly show after her first appearance.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Grace Under Fire (1993)$100,000 /episode


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Her baritone speaking-voice


Quotes

#Quote
1[Jan. 2013] I lost my husband, my job, the respect of people I admire greatly, everything. But I still didn't sober up for another six months. The closeness that I came to dying was really remarkable.
2I hate bigots so much it makes me one.
3I'm so Southern I'm related to myself.
4I was married to a subliterate, terra-cotta-toothed imbecile with violent tendencies.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesGrace Under Fire (1993)
1994People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Performer in a New TV Series

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGrace Under Fire (1993)
1997Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesGrace Under Fire (1993)
1996Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesGrace Under Fire (1993)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGrace Under Fire (1993)
1994Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesGrace Under Fire (1993)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beach Cougar Gigolo2017announcedMelinda Maxwell
Friday's Child2017post-productionMs. LaField
Freedom Town2017TV Series announcedStar Jubliant
How to Get Away with Murder2016TV SeriesTrishelle
The Comedian2016Brett Butler
The Leftovers2015TV SeriesSandy
Anger Management2012-2014TV SeriesBrett
The Young and the Restless2012TV SeriesBeth Hortense
Archer2012TV SeriesTrish
Moochers2006TV MovieHost
My Name Is Earl2005TV SeriesConnie Darville
Vampire Bats2005TV MovieShelly Beaudraux
Mrs. Harris2005TV MovieTarnower Ex #1
Militia2000Bobbi
Bruno2000Sister Della Rosa
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999TV Series
Grace Under Fire1993-1998TV SeriesGrace Kelly
Ellen1997TV SeriesGrace Kelly
The Drew Carey Show1997TV SeriesGrace Kelly
The Larry Sanders Show1995TV SeriesBrett Butler
Women of the House1995TV SeriesBrett Butler
The Child Ain't Right1993TV Movie
Short Attention Span Theater1989TV SeriesGuest Host (1990)
Dolly1988TV SeriesRhonda

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brett Butler Presents the Southern Belles of Comedy2009Video executive producer
Grace Under Fire1995-1998TV Series executive producer - 59 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grace Under Fire1994TV Series executive consultant - 15 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV Special
Grace Under FireTV Series story by - 1 episode, 1994 written by - 1 episode, 1994
The Child Ain't Right1993TV Movie
Dolly1988TV Series 5 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolly1988TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Why We Laugh: Funny Women2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Brett Butler Presents the Southern Belles of Comedy2009VideoHerself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2006TV Series
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows2006TV SpecialHerself
Pet Star2005TV Series documentaryJudge
Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian2004VideoHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHerself
Last Comic Standing2004TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Scout
The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Winner
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2003TV SeriesHerself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner2000TV MovieHerself
The Daily Show2000TV SeriesHerself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Jeopardy!1996TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Dennis Miller Live1996TV SeriesHerself
American Dreamers1996TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1996TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Host and Presenter: Favorite Dramatic Television Series
State of the Union: Undressed1995TV MovieHerself
Comic Relief VII1995TV Special documentaryHerself
TV Laughs at Life1995TV MovieHerself - Host
Who Makes You Laugh?1995TV SpecialHerself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Girls' Night Out1994TV MovieHerself (1994)
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite New Television Comedy Series and Winner: Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series
Totally Bill Hicks1994Video documentaryHerself
The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1994TV SpecialHerself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
ABC's 40th Anniversary1994TV SpecialHerself
Comic Relief VI1994TV Special documentaryHerself
Growing Up Funny1994TV MovieHerself - Host
Montreal International Comedy Festival '941994TV MovieHerself - Host
A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre1993TV MovieHerself
The A-List1992TV SeriesHerself
Dolly1988TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself #87
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHerself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHerself
Before They Were Stars1996TV SeriesHerself
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself

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