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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 December 1962Bedford, New York, USA
Birth NameFelicity Kendall Huffman
Nickname Flicka
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Felicity Huffman was born on December 9, 1962 in Bedford, New York, USA as Felicity Kendall Huffman. She is an actress, known for Desperate Housewives (2004), Transamerica (2005) and Sports Night (1998). She has been married to William H. Macy since September 6, 1997. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

William H. Macy (6 September 1997 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (31)

Has one older brother, Moore.
Jessica Alba was one of her students at the Atlantic Theater Company.
BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1988).
Graduated high school in 1981 from the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, where she majored in theater.
One of her idols is Tina Turner.
She told Oprah Winfrey 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), a childhood favorite. It means "girl" in Swedish.
She was fired from the TV show Thunder Alley (1994).
On an episode of Oprah Winfrey's "Wildest Dreams" segments, Huffman's dream came true when she got to sing backup to her idol Tina Turner who was performing live for Oprah (Feb. 2005)
Grew up in Aspen, Colorado.
She auditioned for Awakenings (1990).
Her parents divorced when she was one year old.
Auditioned for a role on Star Trek (1966).
Was among the guests at Marcia Cross' wedding to Tom Mahoney
Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
Shares a birthday with Desperate Housewives (2004) co-star Jesse Metcalfe.
Has six older sisters named Mariah, Betsy, Jane, Grace, Jessie and Isabel and an older brother named Moore Jr..
Born to Moore Peters Huffman, a banker, and his then wife Grace Valle, née Ewing, an actress, she and her siblings were raised by their mother.
Best friend of Patricia Wolff.
Likes herbal tea.
Sang backup for Rebecca Pidgeon's album New York Girls' Club.
Was forced to turn down a role in Jean-Paul Salomé's The Chameleon (2010) because of scheduling conflicts with Desperate Housewives (2004).
She has German, English, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Scottish, French, Dutch, and Irish ancestry.
Currently shooting the film Phoebe in Wonderland (2008) in Long Island, New York. [May 2007]
Starting filming for 4th season of Desperate Housewives (2004). [July 2007]
Release of the book, "A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend" by Felicity and her best friend, Patricia Wolff. [January 2007]
Started filming the movie Phoebe in Wonderland (2008) with 'Elle Fanning' and Patricia Clarkson. [May 2007]
Both she and her husband, William H. Macy, are regular triathlon participants.
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Sofia in order to begin filming her guest appearance on The West Wing (1999).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a daughter named Sofia Grace Macy on August 1, 2000. Child's father is her husband, William H. Macy.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 39, a daughter named Georgia Grace Macy on March 14, 2002. Child's father is her husband, William H. Macy.
Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her daughter Georgia in order to begin filming her guest appearance on Girls Club (2002).

Personal Quotes (9)

My main experience is that this is a freelance business, and in a freelance business you're always sure your last job really is your last job. With the show comes job security.
Having it in your pants is really different. Because all your focus goes there. It's like this thing, dangling, which takes all of your attention. It's no wonder that it's all they think about. [on the prosthetic penis she wore for her role as a man undergoing a sex change operation in Transamerica (2005)]
I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are. [acceptance speech at the 66th Golden Globe]
I'm shot into the stratosphere". You can't pasteurize the Academy Award. You can't negotiate it. It is the top. It is the biggest thing ever. I've been hopping around and screaming all morning. [about her Oscar nomination]
In the new millennium, we're fighting against the icon of the perfect mother. I don't know about here, but in America you're not allowed to talk about how it's driving you crazy, or how you don't like it, or how, if you have to give a bath one more time, you're going to pull your hair out. Because then you're considered a bad mom. There's a very established conversation or litany, which is, 'Isn't motherhood the best?' To me, that question just isn't applicable. You can complain about your job, you can complain about your husband, you can complain about your friends, but God forbid you complain about your kids.
There are so few perks about getting older. Everything heads south and you become less and less attractive, but one of the perks is that you can usually learn to come home to yourself. You're a little more comfortable in your skin, as saggy as it is. And that's a gift.
I feel ashamed of us. We had an opportunity to lead the world in a different way after 9/11 and we blew it. And I don't know if we'll ever recover. And then we re- elected that bonehead. I want to walk around saying, 'I'm so sorry.' America's a dichotomy. It's binge and purge. It's really right-wing, and also the left is coming up. It's stuff yourself and then starve yourself.
[after being asked if she had any last words after giving an interview for the March 2007 issue of Redbook Magazine] "Yes. Please Write 'Felicity Huffman is smart. And thin.'"
Whenever I start to talk about acting, people's eyes roll back in their heads and they lose the will to live, so I don't think I'm going to go into that.

Salary (3)

Desperate Housewives (2004) $400,000 /episode (2009-10)
Desperate Housewives (2004) $400,000 /episode (2010-11)
Desperate Housewives (2004) Season 2 - $250,000 per episode

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