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By: Matt Hickman on Nov. 15, 2013, 10 a.m.
Connie Britton, Kirsten Gillibrand, college roommates

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Connie Britton and Kirsten Gillibrand

In addition to her roles on “Nashville” and “Friday Night Lights,” actress Connie Britton has also portrayed a woman who’s forced to confront her husband’s past infidelities and the fact that the former inhabitants of her new, supernaturally active Los Angeles home really don’t want her there. Fortunately for Britton, the exceedingly bad luck with shared living spaces that she experiences on “American Horror Story: Murder House” doesn’t carry over to the actress’ real life.

During her pre-acting stint as an Asian studies major at Dartmouth College, Britton lived for a summer in Beijing, sharing a dorm room — “a kind of concrete room and two straw mats” — with the future junior United States senator from New York state, Kirsten Gillibrand. Although she doesn’t dish too much on their hijinks, Britton does reveal to “Morning Joe” that she and Gillabrand were fierce lip-syncers: "The American embassy had a big Fourth of July party — and part of that was doing a lip sync contest, and Kirsten and two other girlfriends of ours did a Madonna song. Can’t remember exactly which one but let me just say, we won the contest!"