Brett Butler (actress)
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Brett Butler at the 1994 Emmy Awards
January 30, 1958
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Charles Michael Wilson (1978–1981)
Ken Zieger (1987–1999)
Early life 
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, before it was cancelled.
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. As part of her book promotion, she went on Howard Stern and talked about sexual abuse that happened at an early age.
Recent events 
- 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 1999.
- Beginning in June 2012, Butler appeared in a recurring role on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless playing ex-psychiatrist Tim Reed's girlfriend.
- In June 2012, Butler also has a recurring role as the bartender at the restaurant that Dr. Charlie Goodson frequents in the FX show Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen.
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