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Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights, 2006-11)
Rayna Jaymes (Nashville, 2012-present)
Playing housewives who sacrificed for their husbands, Britton has displayed a brassiness and commitment to character that has etched her into viewers’ minds. After overcoming anxiety about her singing and turning out weekly performances for Nashville, she’s earned the right to play the star in the relationship. —Lanford Beard
Image Credit: Michael Muller/NBC; Mark Levine/ABC
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