The boisterous actress Felicity Huffman is one of the rare entertainers who have practically swept up tons of accolades in the course of their career in the movie world. As of 2017, the number of nominations and awards she had to her credit was totaled 28 and still counting. Notable among them are one Golden Globe Award, one Primetime Emmy Award as well as three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition, she is the recipient of nominations for both BAFTA and Academy Awards.
She accomplished her first acting role on stage and played supporting characters on the set of many movies and TV series. Felicity Huffman’s leading role in Sports Night – a comic-drama where she breathed life into the character of Dana Whitaker from 1998 to 2000 made her a nominee for a Golden Globe Award. However, the famed actress is best recognized for the part she played in Desperate Housewives – the ABC comic-drama which portrayed her as Lynette Scavo from 2004 to 2012. This particular role earned her four awards and three nominations. She has since appeared in several other productions like Transamerica (2005), Reversal of Fortune (1990), Magnolia (1999), The Spanish Prisoner (1997) and Phoebe in Wonderland (2008).
Who Is Felicity Huffman Married To?
Felicity Huffman is married to William H. Macy, both had an on and off relationship for all of 15 years before deciding to culminate their union in a marriage ceremony on the 6th of September 1997. The duo hit it off after they met when William was with New York’s Atlantic Theatre Company teaching drama and since then, both have made joint appearances on the set of several TV series, stage performances as well as movies. Felicity Huffman and her husband also became the recipients of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the 7th of March 2012.
Their union which has endured for almost 22 years now is still going strong and further cemented by the birth of their two daughters Sofia Grace Macy born on the 1st of August 2000 and their second daughter Georgia Grace Macy who announced her entrance on the 14th of March 2002.
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Her Early Life
Her date of birth is the 9th of December 1962 and she was born in Bedford, New York, USA. At birth, the famed actress was named Felicity Kendall Huffman by her parents Moore Peters Huffman (father) who earned a living as a banker as well as a partner at Morgan Stanley and Grace Valle her mother. Unfortunately, Felicity’s parent’s marriage hit the rocks while she was still in the diapers but both would continue to jointly raise her.
It would appear that there is a lot of secrecy surrounding Felicity Huffman’s birth because during her teenage years, she came to the realization that Moore Peters Huffman was not her real dad, rather she is the biological daughter of Roger Tallman Maher – a man whom she has always seen as a friend of the family. Felicity has seven siblings – a brother and six sisters with whom she spent her childhood in Snowmass, Colorado where their mum bought a property.
On her academics, she joined a private boarding high school named The Putney School located in Putney, Vermont, and after her high school graduation, she proceeded to Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, graduating in 1981. Felicity Huffman was also at New York University, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London and Circle in the Square Theatre School.
The famed actress boasts of a net worth of over $20 million which she earned from her acting career. Her annual salary may not be known but she received a peak earning of $400,000/episode for her role in Desperate Housewives from 2009 till 2011. Her pay had risen to $250,000 per episode by the second season.
The celebrated actress is not very tall; she stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches weighing 56 kg or 123 lbs. She is of slim body build with general body statistics of 34-26-34 inches. She is a natural blonde with brown eyes.
2019 Arrest on Federal Charges
On the 12th of March 2019, Felicity Huffman faced charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in a nationwide college entrance examination malpractice scandal. She was alleged to have ostensibly made a charity donation of $15,000 to the Key Worldwide Foundation which was later discovered to be a payment to the person who took the SAT for Huffman’s daughter for which she got a better score than what she made on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT).
She was arrested at her California residence with charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud as well as honest services fraud. The famed actress appeared in LA Federal Court on the 13th of March where she had her passport taken by federal agents after which she was released on bail with the sum of $250,000. On the 13th of May 2019, Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty for the charges brought against her and recommendations from prosecutors is a 10-month-prison sentence. Her sentence was slated for the 13th of September 2019.