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Felicity Huffman

Felicity toiled away for 20 years in ill fated television shows, Broadway plays and independent films in the shadow of her successful husband, actor William H Macy, then she got the part of Lynette Scavo in the television series Desperate Housewives and the film Transamerica resulting in a Golden Globe nomination for both. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives Lynette Scavo
Sports Night
Sports Night Dana Whitaker
Raising Helen
Raising Helen Lindsay Davis


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 2019 Otherhood (filming)
Helen Halston
 2017 Libby and Malcolm (TV Movie)
Libby Wright
 2017 Krystal
Poppy Ogburn
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Felicity Huffman
 2015-2017 American Crime (TV Series)
Barb Hanlon / Leslie Graham / Jeanette Hesby
 2016 Presence (TV Series)
Duchess Avedon
 2015 Stealing Cars
Kimberly Wyatt
 2014/II Cake
 2014 Big Game
CIA Director
 2014 Rudderless
 2013 Boomerang (TV Movie)
Margie Hamilton
 2013 Trust Me
 2004-2012 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Lynette Scavo
 2010 Lesster (Short)
Mrs. Geary
 2008 Phoebe in Wonderland
Hillary Lichten
 2007 Georgia Rule
 2006 Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman (Video)
Pilot Nima (voice)
 2005 Transamerica
 2004 Reversible Errors (TV Movie)
Gillian Sullivan
 2004 Raising Helen
Lindsay Davis
 2004 The D.A. (TV Series)
Charlotte Ellis
 2003 Frasier (TV Series)
Julia Wilcox
 2002-2003 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Dr. Betty Director
 2003 Out of Order (TV Mini-Series)
Lorna Colm
 2003 House Hunting (Short)
 2002 Girls Club (TV Series)
Marcia Holden
 2002 Door to Door (TV Movie)
Joey's Mom (uncredited)
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
Lady Bird Johnson
 2001 The Heart Department (TV Movie)
Dr. Liza Peck
 2001 Snap Decision (TV Movie)
Carrie Dixon
 2001 The West Wing (TV Series)
Ann Stark
 1998-2000 Sports Night (TV Series)
Dana Whitaker
 1999 Magnolia
 1999 A Slight Case of Murder (TV Movie)
Kit Wannamaker
 1997 The Underworld (TV Movie)
 1997 The Spanish Prisoner
 1992-1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Hillary Colson / Diane Perkins
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Ellie Stockton
 1996 Jules (TV Movie)
 1996 Early Edition (TV Series)
Det. Tagliatti
 1996 Bedtime (TV Series)
 1996 Harrison: Cry of the City (TV Movie)
Peggy Macklin
 1995 Hackers
 1993 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dr. Nancy Da Silva
 1992 The Heart of Justice (TV Movie)
 1992 The Water Engine (TV Movie)
Dance Hall Girl
 1992 Raven (TV Series)
Sharon Prior
 1992 The Human Factor (TV Series)
 1992 Quicksand: No Escape (TV Movie)
Julianna Reinhardt
 1991 Golden Years (TV Series)
Terry Spann
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
 1988 Lip Service (TV Movie)
Woman P.A.
 1988 Things Change
Wheel of Fortune Girl
 1978 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Sara Greene
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads (w/William H. Macy): "milk mustache" awareness campaign. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Flicka Huffman


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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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] See more »


Sang backup for Rebecca Pidgeon's album "The New York Girls' Club" (1996). See more »



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