Brett Butler was born in Montgomery, Alabama. America caught a glimpse of the deep-voiced, sharp-talking Southerner when she made her first appearance on The Tonight Show in 1987.
She soon scored her own one-woman comedy show on Showtime’s, Brett Butler: The Child Ain’t Right. Her career really took off in 1992 when Producers, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, watched her act and wanted to develop the sitcom, Grace Under Fire, which Brett served as both star and Executive Producer. The show quickly became popular with television viewers; they were drawn in by its humor and genuine, believable characters. In 1994, Brett received a People’s Choice Award for her work on the show.
After the show ended Brett headed back to the South, to spend time with her mother, sisters and her beloved animals on their family farm. Even without the bright lights of Hollywood, Brett managed to become a New York Times Bestseller with her autobiography Knee Deep in Paradise. Periodically through the years, she has appeared on hit TV shows such as, My Name is Earl, Last Comic Standing and has been selling out and performing her stand-up across the country.
Recently, Brett made the move back to Los Angeles and can be seen on FX’s new comedy, Anger Management, starring Charlie Sheen. Brett plays Charlie’s unlikely mentor in the form of the neighborhood wise cracking bartender.