Brett Butler is an American actress and stand-up comedian.
One of the first notable appearances for Butler was on Dolly Parton’s ill-fated 1987 variety series, Dolly. She appeared once with her stand-up act, and a second time in a skit with Parton. She was hired as a writer for the show after her appearances.
Butler became an in-demand stand up comic in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The sitcom “Grace Under Fire” was created around Butler’s persona; it ran from 1993-1998. For her work on “Grace Under Fire,” she received two Golden Globe nominations.
In 2000, two years after the end of “Grace Under Fire,” Butler was in talks to star in a new sitcom pilot, called “Homecoming Queen,” produced by Tom Shadyac. However, the project was delayed and eventually halted. Her latest role is in the 2006 romantic comedy “The Last Guy on Earth.”