Once upon a time, Felicity Huffman was one of the most admired and loved actresses in Hollywood. She had taken part in several highly-acclaimed movies and TV shows and had received numerous awards. These days, the actress is facing criminal charges and is awaiting potential jail time. So, what happened? How did the Hollywood A-lister fall from grace to grass? All these and more will be exposed in full details, keep reading.
Felicity Huffman’s Age, Who Is She?
Felicity Kendall Huffman was born on the 9th of December 1962 in Bedford, New York. Her father’s name is Moore Peters Huffman while her mother’s name is Grace Valle. The actress additionally has a total of seven siblings including six sisters (Grace, Betsy, Jesse, Isabel, Mariah, and Jane) and one brother named Moore Huffman Jr.
Huffman grew up in Colorado and decided to go into acting at an early age. She, therefore, obtained classical training in acting at several institutions including The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London). Felicity Huffman commenced her career on the stage in the 80s, appearing in several Broadway and off-Broadway productions. S
he later transitioned to the screen and made her debut in the 1988 movie, Things Change. The New York native got her big break in 1998 when she landed a role on the ABC series, Sports Night. Sports Night revolved around the frantic workplace of a fictional cable sports network program and Huffman played the role of Dana Whitaker, the executive producer of the show. Her excellent interpretation of the role propelled her to stardom and also earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a musical or comedy series in 1999.
What’s Her Net Worth?
The New York native has a net worth of $20 million and this largely stems from her acting career. Since her breakthrough on Sports Night, Felicity Huffman has gone on to appear on many TV series and movies. On the big screen, she has featured in movies such as Stealing Cars, Cake, Rudderless, Georgia Rule, Magnolia, Christmas with the Kranks, and Transamerica.
Transamerica revolved around a pre-operative transsexual woman, Bree, who has to shelve her plans after it emerged that she fathered a son in her youth and that the said son is in trouble. Huffman played the lead role of Bree and her performance earned her the Golden Globe and the SAG award for best actress in a leading role.
On the small screen, Felicity Huffman has appeared on TV shows such as When They See Us, Frasier, The D.A., American Crime, Get Shorty, and Desperate Housewives.
Desperate Housewives was a hit ABC show about a bunch of seemingly-perfect suburban housewives who harbor naughty secrets. In the show, Huffman played the role of Lynette Scavo – a high-strung mom who struggles to keep up with her demanding children. Her performance fetched her several accolades including the 2005 Primetime Emmy award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series and the 2005 SAG award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series.
Facts About Felicity Huffman’s Daughters
Felicity Huffman is married to a fellow Hollywood star and his name is William H Macy. Macy is an award-winning actor as well as a budding director. Some of his most popular projects include the highly-acclaimed movie, Fargo, and the hit TV show, Shameless.
Huffman first met her future husband in the early 80s at the New York Atlantic Theatre Company. They bonded over their shared passion for acting and eventually started dating. The couple dated for 15 years during which Macy routinely asked Huffman to marry him. She, however, rejected his proposals as she feared losing her identity in marriage. The couple broke up for about five years and later got together again. Macy once more asked Huffman to be his wife and she realized that she was going to lose him for good if she turned him down again. The actress, therefore, said yes and the couple tied the knot in September 1997.
Huffman and her husband have two daughters together. They are Sophia Grace and Georgia Grace. In March 2019, Huffman became embroiled in a scandal as a result of her efforts to assist her eldest daughter. It was alleged that the Desperate Housewives star paid thousands of dollars in order to improve Sophia’s SAT scores so that she could gain admission into a top-ranked university.
The actress was charged with one count of honest services mail fraud and mail fraud. She later reached a plea deal in which she did not contest the charges in return for a short prison term as well as a fine. Huffman subsequently apologized for her crimes and maintained that her daughter had no knowledge of her actions. She also disclosed that she had thought of doing the same thing for her younger daughter but later shelved the plan.