What Grace Kelly From Grace Under Fire Looks Like Today

During the '90s, it felt like every stand-up comedian out there took a stab at a sitcom — Brett Butler was among them. The writer and comic starred in Grace Under Fire from 1993 to 1998 as Grace Kelly (per IMDb). The character she portrayed was a mother of three who was getting used to a new life after divorcing her abusive husband, while also living as a recovering alcoholic. The show's premise drew from Butler's real life.

Off-camera, Butler also struggled with addiction and had left an abusive relationship. "I almost died like Michael Jackson," she told ET in 2011 (per The Hollywood Reporter). "I was dying of addiction." After five seasons, Grace Under Fire was canceled in 1998 because of Butler's drug use.

Today, with many years of sobriety under the belt, she's explored multiple career paths since the show's end. The acting bug hasn't left her entirely, however. Butler has appeared in a number of television shows since returning to acting in 2012 (per IMDb).

Brett Butler struggled for years after Grace Under Fire's cancellation

Nearly ten years after her role of Grace Kelly from Grace Under Fire ended, comedian Brett Butler invested in a farm in Georgia, hoping to live simply for a while and away from Hollywood. Sadly, the farm went under, leading the TV star to homelessness for a brief time, according to The Columbus Dispatch

Part of what helped Butler get back on her feet was believing that she exhibited psychic abilities. "No one rolls their eyes at this more than I do, but it's real," she told the outlet. "It's what they call claircognizance, where I can be around people and information just sort of appears. I'm not sure what to do with it, but there's going to be something."

According to a fan who got a reading from Butler, her claircognizance powers are legit. "You probably don't think of a psychic reading as being funny but hell it's Brett Butler and she's a gifted comedian. This added the most amazing sense of comfort, almost like old friends gabbing on the phone," Mike from Geek With Muscles explained. "She had me in stitches one moment and crying the next, feeling like I could completely be myself, and I just became absorbed in the reading and everything she had to say. Her knowledge in the area of metaphysics is truly impressive and I've already began reading some titles she recommended for me."