Brett Butler is an American actress who is set to portray Tammy Rose [1] for Season 9 in AMC's The Walking Dead.

Biography

Brett Butler was born as 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 appearances for Butler was on Dolly Parton's ill-fated 1987 variety series, Dolly. Parton subsequently hired Butler as a writer for the remainder of the show's season, but the series was subsequently cancelled after one season of lackluster ratings.

She was the star of the ABC television show Grace Under Fire from 1993 to 1998. During the show, she battled a recurring drug addiction and spent time in rehab.

Butler published her memoirs, entitled Knee Deep in Paradise, in 1996. The book was started before attaining her celebrity status, and candidly addresses much of this time frame, ending the autobiography before Grace Under Fire's television debut.

In February 1998, due to her erratic behavior stemming from substance abuse, she was dismissed from the show and ABC canceled the series.

After Grace was cancelled in 1998, Butler moved out of Los Angeles and onto a farm in Georgia where she lived with 15 pets. In 2008, Butler headlined at an arts fundraiser and spoke freely with a reporter about her depression, past drug addiction, television work, and current life on a farm. She also expressed interest in writing another book.

In October 2011, Butler appeared on The Rosie Show and reported being sober since 1998. A 2011 Hollywood Reporter article said that when the money ran out, she turned to a homeless shelter for cover. By this time Butler was attempting to make a career comeback, and was working on developing a reality TV show about her self-professed psychic abilities and performing at the Downtown Comedy Club in Los Angeles.

Other Works

  • Grace Under Fire
  • The Young an the Restless
  • Anger Management
  • The Comedian
  • How To Get Away With Murder

Trivia

  • Her trademark is her baritone speaking-voice
  • She has four younger sisters named Tana, Toren, Kristen and Katy.
  • She 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.
  • In 2007, she 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.

External Links

References

  1. http:ap.com/the-walking-dead-casts-nadia-hilker-as-magna-exclusive/
Cast (TV Series)
Main Cast Alanna Masterson (7-9) • Andrew Lincoln (1-9) • Chad Coleman (5) • Chandler Riggs (1-8) • Christian Serratos (7-9) • Danai Gurira (3-9) • David Morrissey (3-4) • Emily Kinney (5) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (7-9) • Jeffrey DeMunn (1-2) • Jon Bernthal (1-2) • Josh McDermitt (7-9) • Lauren Cohan (3-9) • Laurie Holden (1-3) • Lennie James (6-8) • Melissa McBride (4-9) • Michael Cudlitz (5-7) • Michael Rooker (3) • Norman Reedus (2-9) • Ross Marquand (8-9) • Sarah Wayne Callies (1-3) • Scott Wilson (4) • Seth Gilliam (8-9) • Sonequa Martin-Green (6-7) • Steven Yeun (1-7)
Also Starring Alanna Masterson (4-7) • Aldis Hodge (4) • Alexa Nikolas (3) • Alexandra Breckenridge (5-6) • Alicia Witt (6) • Andrew J. West (4-5) • Andrew Rothenberg (1) • Ann Mahoney (6-7) • Audrey Marie Anderson (4) • Austin Abrams (5-6) • Austin Amelio (6-9) • Austin Nichols (5-7) • Avi Nash (8-9) • Benedict Samuel (5-6) • Brandon Fobbs (4) • Brett Butler (9) • Brighton Sharbino (4) • Callan McAuliffe (8-9) • Cassady McClincy (9) • Chad Coleman (3-4) • Charles Halford (8) • Chris Coy (5) • Christian Serratos (4-7) • Christine Evangelista (6-7) • Christine Woods (5) • Christopher Berry (6) • Cooper Andrews (8-9) • Corey Hawkins (6-7) • Cullen Moss (5) • Dallas Roberts (3) • Dan Fogler (9) • Daniel Bonjour (5) • Daniel Newman (8) • Deborah May (7-8) • Denise Crosby (4-5) • Donzaleigh Abernathy (3) • Eleanor Matsuura (9) • Elizabeth Ludlow (8-9) • Emily Kinney (2-4) • Emma Bell (1) • Enver Gjokaj (4) • Erik Jensen (5) • Ethan Embry (6) • Gustavo Gomez (9) • IronE Singleton (2-3) • Jason Douglas (5-8) • Jayson Warner Smith (8) • Jeananne Goossen (6) • Jeff Kober (4) • Jill Jane Clements (6) • John Carroll Lynch (6) • John Finn (9) • Jon Eyez (8-9) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (8) • Jose Pablo Cantillo (3-4) • Josh McDermitt (4-7) • Juan Gabriel Pareja (1, 8) • Julio Cesar Cedillo (3) • Justin Miles (6) • Karl Makinen (7) • Katelyn Nacon (6-9) • Keisha Castle-Hughes (5) • Kenric Green (6-9) • Kerry Condon (4) • Khary Payton (7-9) • Kirk Acevedo (4) • Kyla Kenedy (4) • Kyle Gallner (4) • Lauren Cohan (2) • Lauren Ridloff (9) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (4-5) • Lennie James (1, 5) • Lew Temple (3) • Logan Miller (7) • Madison Lintz (2) • Major Dodson (6) • Maximiliano Hernandez (5) • Melissa McBride (2-3) • Melissa Ponzio (3-4) • Merritt Wever (6) • Meyrick Murphy (4) • Michael Cudlitz (4) • Michael Raymond James (2) • Michael Rooker (1-2) • Michael Zegen (2) • Nadia Hilker (9) • Noah Emmerich (1) • Noel Gugliemi (1) • Norman Reedus (1) • Pollyanna McIntosh (7-9) • Pruitt Taylor Vince (2) • Rhys Coiro (9) • Rich Ceraulo (6) • Robin Lord Taylor (4-5) • Ross Marquand (5-7) • Rus Blackwell (6) • Sabrina Gennarino (8) • Samantha Morton (9) • Scott Wilson (2-3) • Seth Gilliam (5-7) • Sonequa Martin-Green (3-5) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Ogg (6-8) • Stuart Greer (6) • Sunkrish Bala (4) • Sydney Park (7-9) • Tate Ellington (4-5) • Thomas Francis Murphy (7-8) • Tom Payne (6-9) • Tovah Feldshuh (5-6) • Tyler James Williams (5) • Vincent Martella (4) • Whitmer Thomas (8) • Xander Berkeley (6-9) • Zach McGowan (9)
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