Felicity Huffman was born in Bedford, New York. Felicity's
parents divorced a year after her birth, and she was raised
mostly by her mother. Huffman graduated from The Putney School
in Vermont. After high school she went on to New York University
where she graduated in 1988 from the Tisch School of the Arts,
with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.
Felicity Huffman's work has included roles in the television dramedy Sports Night as well as guest starring roles on Frasier and The West Wing. Felicity is best known for her work on the television series Desperate Housewives, where she stars as Lynette Scavo. The role won her an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as two 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Actress - Comedy Series and part of Best Ensemble - Comedy Series. Many predictors had considered her a darkhorse for the Emmy since she submitted the pilot episode which showcased a much more comedic Huffman than the balance of drama and comedy that the show contained.
On the big screen, Felicity Huffman has appeared in films like Raising Helen opposite Kate Hudson and John Corbett and Christmas with the Kranks opposite Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis.
In 2005, Felicity Huffman starred as a transs--ual woman in the film Transamerica. Felicity's performance was praised by many critics, garnering her a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and a win for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama award. Huffman was subsequently invited to join the Academy as a voting member along with other entertainers such as Dakota Fanning and Dolly Parton.
Felicity Huffman is married to actor William H. Macy, with whom she has two daughters, Sofia Grace and Georgia Grace. She has also appeared on television and in movies with her husband, such as on the TV show Sports Night and the movie Magnolia.
In 2005, Felicity Huffman revealed that she had suffered from both anorexia and bulimia in her teenage years, but had overcome those conditions.
Felicity Huffman is a huge fan of Tina Turner and her dream was to be a back-up singer for her. When Felicity was on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Winfrey surprised her with a visit from Tina Turner where the two got to sing together.
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