Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman

Date of Birth

Birthday: December 9
Birthplace: Bedford, New York

Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Obie Award winner Felicity Huffman has had a career spanning television, film, and stage. She made her Broadway debut in 1988 in the David Mamet play Speed the Plow, and that same year appeared in film for the first time with a role in Mamet's movie Things Change. In 1999 she worked with Mamet once again, starring in his play Boston Marriage.

Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Obie Award winner Felicity Huffman has had a career spanning television, film, and stage. She made her Broadway debut in 1988 in the David Mamet play Speed the Plow, and that same year appeared in film for the first time with a role in Mamet's movie Things Change. In 1999 she worked with Mamet once again, starring in his play Boston Marriage.

Huffman guest starred on shows including The X-Files, Chicago Hope, and Law & Order throughout the 1990s before getting cast in her first regular series role in the Aaron Sorkin show Sports Night. In 2003, she landed a recurring role on Frasier, and in 2004 came the part that truly made her a household name: Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series the part in 2005, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress - Comedy Series in 2006. The show ended in 2012 after eight seasons. In 2005, while starring on Desperate Housewives, Huffman appeared in the film Transamerica. She was nominated for her first Oscar for her performance, and won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama.

In 2012, Huffman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That same year, she launched a website dedicated to women and mothers called What the Flicka. She returned to television in 2015 with a regular role on the ABC series American Crime. Robert Bianco from "USA Today" called her performance in the show "a reconfirmation that Felicity Huffman is one of the best actresses we have."

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Awards & Nominations

5 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Felicity Huffman, as Jeanette Hesby
  • American Crime
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Felicity Huffman, as Leslie Graham
  • American Crime
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie - 2015
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Felicity Huffman, as Lynette Scavo
  • Desperate Housewives
  • ABC
  • A Space Floor TV and Kudos Production in association with 20th Century Fox and ABC Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2005
  • Winner
  • Felicity Huffman, as Lynette Scavo
  • Desperate Housewives
  • ABC
  • A Space Floor TV and Kudos Production in association with 20th Century Fox and ABC Studios
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and RuPaul on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Tim Allen and Felicity Huffman at the Television Academy’s 70th Anniversary Gala and Opening Celebration for its new Saban Media Center on June 2, 2016
Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Felicity Huffman & Dana Delany at the 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards
Desperate Housewives co-stars Dana Delany, Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria Parker, Felicity Huffman and Nicollette
Desperate Housewives cast at the 60th Primetime Emmys
Red Carpet & Greenroom - Felicity Huffman & Dana Delany
Felicity Huffman - Charles Bush Photo Gallery 4
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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy
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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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2017 Performers Nominee Reception
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Mo Collins, Geoffrey Rush, Felicity Huffman, and Mindy Sterling are seen at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 Performers Nominee Reception
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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy arrive at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 Performers Nominee Reception
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Kelsey Scott, Felicity Huffman, and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo are seen at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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2017 Performers Nominee Reception
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John Turturro and Felicity Huffman are seen at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys. 

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Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and RuPaul on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and RuPaul on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Tim Allen and Felicity Huffman at the Television Academy’s 70th Anniversary Gala and Opening Celebration for its new Saban Media Center on June 2, 2016
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Tim Allen and Felicity Huffman at the Television Academy’s 70th Anniversary Gala and Opening Celebration for its new Saban Media Center on June 2, 2016

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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Felicity Huffman on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Felicity Huffman & Dana Delany at the 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards
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Desperate Housewives co-stars Dana Delany, Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria Parker, Felicity Huffman and Nicollette
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Mathew Imaging
Desperate Housewives cast at the 60th Primetime Emmys
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Mathew Imaging
Red Carpet & Greenroom - Felicity Huffman & Dana Delany
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Mathew Imaging
Felicity Huffman - Charles Bush Photo Gallery 4
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Charles William Bush Photography
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