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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.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beach Cougar Gigolo 2017 announced Melinda Maxwell
Friday's Child 2017 post-production Ms. LaField
Freedom Town 2017 TV Series announced Star Jubliant
How to Get Away with Murder 2016 TV Series Trishelle
The Comedian 2016 Brett Butler
The Leftovers 2015 TV Series Sandy
Anger Management 2012-2014 TV Series Brett
The Young and the Restless 2012 TV Series Beth Hortense
Archer 2012 TV Series Trish
Moochers 2006 TV Movie Host
My Name Is Earl 2005 TV Series Connie Darville
Vampire Bats 2005 TV Movie Shelly Beaudraux
Mrs. Harris 2005 TV Movie Tarnower Ex #1
Militia 2000 Bobbi
Bruno 2000 Sister Della Rosa
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 TV Series
Grace Under Fire 1993-1998 TV Series Grace Kelly
Ellen 1997 TV Series Grace Kelly
The Drew Carey Show 1997 TV Series Grace Kelly
The Larry Sanders Show 1995 TV Series Brett Butler
Women of the House 1995 TV Series Brett Butler
The Child Ain't Right 1993 TV Movie
Short Attention Span Theater 1989 TV Series Guest Host (1990)
Dolly 1988 TV Series Rhonda

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brett Butler Presents the Southern Belles of Comedy 2009 Video executive producer
Grace Under Fire 1995-1998 TV Series executive producer - 59 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grace Under Fire 1994 TV Series executive consultant - 15 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 TV Special
Grace Under Fire TV Series story by - 1 episode, 1994 written by - 1 episode, 1994
The Child Ain't Right 1993 TV Movie
Dolly 1988 TV Series 5 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dolly 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Inside Edition 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Rosie Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Brett Butler Presents the Southern Belles of Comedy 2009 Video Herself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2006 TV Series
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows 2006 TV Special Herself
Pet Star 2005 TV Series documentary Judge
Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian 2004 Video Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Herself
Last Comic Standing 2004 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Scout
The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee 2004 TV Mini-Series Herself - Winner
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2003 TV Series Herself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner 2000 TV Movie Herself
The Daily Show 2000 TV Series Herself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Jeopardy! 1996 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Contestant
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Herself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Dennis Miller Live 1996 TV Series Herself
American Dreamers 1996 TV Movie Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1996 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Host and Presenter: Favorite Dramatic Television Series
State of the Union: Undressed 1995 TV Movie Herself
Comic Relief VII 1995 TV Special documentary Herself
TV Laughs at Life 1995 TV Movie Herself - Host
Who Makes You Laugh? 1995 TV Special Herself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Girls' Night Out 1994 TV Movie Herself (1994)
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Accepting Award for Favorite New Television Comedy Series and Winner: Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series
Totally Bill Hicks 1994 Video documentary Herself
The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 TV Special Herself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter
ABC's 40th Anniversary 1994 TV Special Herself
Comic Relief VI 1994 TV Special documentary Herself
Growing Up Funny 1994 TV Movie Herself - Host
Montreal International Comedy Festival '94 1994 TV Movie Herself - Host
A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre 1993 TV Movie Herself
The A-List 1992 TV Series Herself
Dolly 1988 TV Series Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Herself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Herself #87
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Full Mountie 2000 TV Series Herself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Herself
Before They Were Stars 1996 TV Series Herself
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Grace Under Fire (1993)
1994 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Grace Under Fire (1993)
1997 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Grace Under Fire (1993)
1996 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Grace Under Fire (1993)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Grace Under Fire (1993)
1994 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Grace Under Fire (1993)

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

#Fact
1 In 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.
2 Shortly before the end of Grace Under Fire (1993), she went into rehab for painkiller addiction.
3 Her 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.
4 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.
5 Worked as a cocktail waitress before becoming a success in the entertainment industry.
6 Has four younger sisters: Tana, Toren, Kristen and Katy.
7 Made 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.

#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.
2 I hate bigots so much it makes me one.
3 I'm so Southern I'm related to myself.
4 I was married to a subliterate, terra-cotta-toothed imbecile with violent tendencies.

#Trademark
1 Her baritone speaking-voice
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