Her Coming Attraction
So has the eight-months-pregnant Brazelton, 40. She and husband Michael George, an ex-New York Post sports-writer turned fledgling screenwriter, expect their first child in February. Married four years, they commute between the Spanish-style duplex she rents in L.A. and their Harlem condo. "When we see each other," she says, "it's like a honeymoon." Once baby makes three, George, 40, will go to L.A. but, a die-hard New Yorker, he'll keep the condo.
His wife hails from Waukegan, Ill. Daughter of the late Sam Brazelton, a barber, and Martha, a retired Navy purchasing agent, Conni was 15 when she entered a summer theater program at Southern Illinois University, which awarded her a scholarship. After graduating in 1977 as a fine arts major, she danced on Broadway and spent years in TV and movie bit parts before joining ER last season. "Conni has a lot of spunk, a lot of piss and vinegar," says co-executive producer Lydia Woodward. Which may explain why a five-episode guest stint turned into a permanent role.
Lately castmates coo as she passes, "How's our ER baby?" Just fine, Brazelton reports. "It's a girl. We're naming her Michael Samarie George," she says. "With those guy names, she'll come out fighting."