Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman

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Dec. 9th, 1962
Born in
Bedford, New York, USA
5' 5

Felicity Huffman's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Desperate Housewives TV Show
Desperate Housewives
American Crime TV Show
American Crime
Sports Night TV Show
Sports Night
The D.A. TV Show
The D.A.

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Felicity Kendall Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She is known for her role as executive producer Dana Whitaker on the ABC comedy-drama Sports Night (1998–2000), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination, and as hectic supermom Lynette Scavo on the long-running ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives (2004–2012), which has earned her an Emmy Award and three Screen Actors Guild Award.

In 2013, Huffman starred in the independent drama Rudderless, and in the adventure film Big Game opposite 'Samuel L. Jackson'. She also starred in another independent drama Stealing Cars, and was cast in the comedy film Zendog. In April 2014 she was cast in independent film Cake opposite Jennifer Aniston'.

In 2014, Huffman was cast as lead in the ABC anthology legal drama pilot American Crime created by John Ridley.

In 2005, her critically acclaimed role as a transgender woman in the independent film Transamerica earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She has also starred in such films as Reversal of Fortune, The Spanish Prisoner, Magnolia, Path to War, Georgia Rule and Phoebe in Wonderland.

Huffman married actor 'William H. Macy' (September 6, 1997). They have two daughters, Sophia Grace (b. August 1, 2000) and Georgia Grace (b. March 14, 2002). She has appeared on television, in movies, and on stage many times with her husband.

Huffman identifies as pro-choice, and has campaigned for women's rights on behalf of NARAL. In 2005, Huffman revealed that she had suffered from both anorexia and bulimia in her late teens and twenties.

Huffman is the co-author of the self-help book A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend. On March 1, 2012, Huffman launched What The Flicka, a website dedicated to women and mothers where she is a regular contributor.

Huffman and her husband Macy each received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7, 2012.

  • Gave birth to her second child Georgia Grace on 14 March 2002 in Los Angeles.
  • She and husband 'William H. Macy' (qv) both received Emmy nominations in 2005.
  • She told 'Oprah Winfrey' (qv) that when she was born, her mother named her "Flicka", but had to change it because it wasn't a Christian name. She still uses "Flicka" as a nickname. The name "Flicka" comes from the book and movie _My Friend Flicka (1943)_ (qv), a childhood favorite. It means "girl" in Swedish.
  • One of her idols is 'Tina Turner' (qv).
  • Met 'William H. Macy' (qv) when she was one of his students at the Atlantic Theater Company
  • Was forced to turn down a role in 'Jean-Paul Salom' (qv)'s _The Chameleon (2010)_ (qv) because of scheduling conflicts with _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv).
  • BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1988).
  • Her parents divorced when she was one year old.

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