December 9, 1962
58 years old
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
34-26-33 in | 86-66-84 cm
53 kg | 117 lbs
6 US | 36.5 EU
Felicity Kendall Huffman was born in Bedford, Westchester County, New York, U.S., on December 9, 1962, is an American actress.
Young Felicity Huffman began her professional acting career on stage, in a play "A Taste of Honey" (1982) in role as Jo, at Stage Theatre, New York City.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama film Things Change (1988) in role as Wheel of Fortune Girl.
She got her television acting debut in anthology series ABC Afterschool Special (1978) in episode "A Home Run for Love", in role as Sara Greene.
Her breakthrough performance came as Dana Whitaker in ABC sitcom Sports Night (1998–2000).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Speed the Plow" (1988) in role as Karen, at Royale Theatre.
Tammy's Always Dying (2019) black comedy drama in role as Tammy MacDonald, opposite Anastasia Phillips and Clark Johnson
Otherhood (2019) comedy in role as Helen Halston, with Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and she won a Golden Globe Award, a Independent Spirit Award and a National Board of Review Award for Best Actress for her performance as Sabrina 'Bree' Osbourne in comedy drama film Transamerica (2005).
She was nominated for the Prism Award for Performance in a Feature Film for her role as Lilly in comedy drama movie Georgia Rule (2007).
The Spanish Prisoner (1997) crime mystery opposite Campbell Scott, Steve Martin and Rebecca Pidgeon
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) thriller with William H. Macy and Adam Arkin
Reversible Errors (2004) crime thriller opposite Tom Selleck and William H. Macy
Phoebe in Wonderland (2009) drama with Elle Fanning, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Pullman
Path to War (2002) political drama opposite Michael Gambon, Alec Baldwin and Donald Sutherland
Rudderless (2014) musical drama with Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Selena Gomez
Cake (2014) drama opposite Jennifer Aniston, William H. Macy and Anna Kendrick
Trust Me (2013) comedy drama with Clark Gregg and Allison Janney
Krystal (2017) coming-of-age comedy drama opposite Rosario Dawson, Nick Robinson and Kathy Bates
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her performance as Dana Whitaker in ABC sitcom Sports Night (1998–2000).
She was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Lorna Colm in Showtime dramedy television miniseries Out of Order (2003).
She was nominated for the Prism Award for Performance in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her role as Gillian Sullivan in made-for-television crime thriller film Reversible Errors (2004).
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three consecutive Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress for her role as Lynette Scavo in ABC comedy drama and mystery television series Desperate Housewives (2004-2012).
She was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress and two Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Barbara "Barb" Hanlon, Leslie Graham, Jeanette Hesbyin in ABC anthology crime drama television series American Crime (2015-2017).
Golden Years (1991) CBS science fiction thriller limited series in role as Terry Spann
She had recurring role as Julia Wilcox in NBC sitcom Frasier (2003).
She had recurring role as Charlotte Ellis in legal drama television series The D.A. (2004).
Get Shorty (2018) Epix comedy drama series in role as Special Agent Clara Dillard
When They See Us (2019) crime drama miniseries in role as Linda Fairstein
Attended The Putney School in Putney, Vermont, United States.
Graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy (1981) in Interlochen, Michigan, United States.
Graduated from New York University (1988) with bachelor of arts degree in Fine Arts for Drama.
Studied drama at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in Manhattan, New York, United States.
Studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England.
Has six sisters and one brother.
Has German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, French, Dutch and Irish ancestry.
She was a backup singer for Rebecca Pidgeon's folk-rock album "The New York Girls’ Club" in 1996.
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in 2012.
Good friends with actress Sarah Paulson.
Fan of Tina Turner.
She was sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in the college-admissions cheating scheme in 2019.
Lives in New York City, New York, United States.
She married actor William H. Macy in 1997, they have two daughters: Sofia Grace and Georgia Grace.