Now the actress is playing the role in real life.
People reports that Britton, 44, has adopted a 9-month-old baby boy from Ethiopia. The boy’s name is Yoby, according to the magazine, a nickname for Eyob.
The actress — currently struggling with perhaps the most horrifying pregnancy in TV history on “American Horror Story” — could not sound more gleeful about her new status as mom, a status she waited to attain during a three-year adoption process.
“It was such a wonderful moment of completion,” she told the magazine about holding her child for the first time. “I thought I was going to collapse into a puddle of tears. I was just grinning from ear to ear.”