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Overview (4)

Born in Bedford, New York, USA
Birth NameFelicity Kendall Huffman
Nickname Flicka
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tonyman5

Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (29)

Jessica Alba was one of her students at the Atlantic Theater Company.
Graduated from the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, where she majored in theater (1981).
Received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts for Drama from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1988).
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 was not 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 replaced by Diane Venora on the situation comedy 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. [February 2005]
Grew up in Aspen, Colorado.
Her parents divorced when she was one year old.
Was among the guests at Marcia Cross' wedding to Tom Mahoney
Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (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 and his then wife Grace Valle (née Ewing), she and her siblings were raised by their mother.
Best friends with Patricia Wolff.
Likes herbal tea.
Sang backup for Rebecca Pidgeon's album "The New York Girls' Club" (1996).
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, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, French, Dutch and Irish ancestry. Among her prominent ancestors are her great-grandfathers, Gershom Moore Peters, founder of the Peters Cartridge Company and prominent Baptist minister, and Frederick Berthold Ewing, a prominent St. Louis businessman, and her great-great-grandfather, Joseph Warren King, who founded the King Mills Powder Company.
On March 1, 2012, she launched What The Flicka, a website dedicated to women and mothers where she is a regular contributor.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 7, 2012.
(September 6, 1997) Married her boyfriend of 15 years William H. Macy. They met when he taught drama at NewYork's Atlantic Theatre Company.
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).
Has 2 daughters with her husband William H. Macy - Sofia Grace Macy (b.August 1, 2000) and Georgia Grace Macy (b.March 14, 2002).
Gave birth to her second 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).
Friends with Sarah Paulson. They starred together on "Path to War" (2002), The D.A. (2004) and Desperate Housewives (2004) where they played sisters. Both also were on Law & Order (1990) but played in different episodes. They shared nomination for Golden Globe 2017 and Paulson won it.
Childhood celebrity crush was Henry Winkler (as "The Fonz").
As of 2018, has never appeared in a Best Picture Oscar nominated film.

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]
[on her Oscar nomination] 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.
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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