Actor, Charlie Sheen has reached out to actress and comedian Brett Butler. Butler starred in the ABC comedy, "Grace Under Fire."
The TV sitcom was created and written by Chuck Lorre, Sheen's former boss, on the TV show, "Two and a half Men." "Grace Under Fire," aired for five seasons, from 1993-1998. The show was nominated for three Golden Globe awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series Comedy/Musical in 1995 and 1997 and Best TV Series Comedy/Musical in 1995.
Jan. 29, New Magazine reports, "She (Butler) hired a manager, Mark Burg, who happened to count Charlie Sheen among his clients - and Sheen decided to take a chance on Butler by offering her a small role as a bartender on his new TV sitcom Anger Management."
Butler struggled with alcohol and a drug addiction to prescription painkillers during her stint on the show. Butler's erratic behavior, missed show taping, negative press and low viewer ratings lead to the show being cancelled and Butler's firing. Butler's life took a turn for the worse after she lost her job. The ex-star battled with periods of homelessness.
Butler left Hollywood, moved to Atlanta, and managed to gain some stability. Butler purchased a property, maintained it for several years, but subsequently lost the property in 2012. When her life fell-apart in Atlanta, Butler decided to return to Hollywood.
Butler told the New York Times, "I'm just trying to show up and be a good worker. It does feel a little bit like being on probation, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I'm grateful just for the shot."
Sheen says, "She's awesome. (Butler) Seriously, I think she's forgotten what a comedic genius she is." Sheen also said, "That kind of talent never goes away, you know? I always tell her: 'Don't forget who you are. Don't forget how good you are."