Felicity Huffman Biography
Birth Name - Felicity Kendall Huffman
Date of Birth - 9 December 1962
Bedford, New York, USA
Nickname - Flicka
Height - 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Felicity Kendall Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. She is known for her role as Lynette Scavo, the hectic busy Super-Mom on the ABC hit show Desperate Housewives, which earned her an Emmy Award. A year later, her role as a transwoman in the independent film Transamerica earned her a Golden Globe Award, and was praised by many critics. Huffman won eight significant awards, and was nominated ten times.
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Has one older brother, Moore.
Spouse - William H. Macy (6 September 1997 - present) 2 children
Jessica Alba was one of her students at the Atlantic Theater Company.
Gave birth to her first child Sofia Grace on 1 August 2000..
Gave birth to her second child Georgia Grace on 14 March 2002 in Los Angeles.
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 and husband William H. Macy both received Emmy nominations in 2005.
Met William H. Macy when she was one of his students at the Atlantic Theater Company
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).
Has been with William H. Macy, her husband, for 15 years before their marriage in 1997.
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.
Both she and her husband, William H. Macy, are regular triathlon participants.
Revealed that she had suffered from bulimia and anorexia in her twenties, but finally managed to overcome those conditions due to a therapy and meeting William H. Macy (2005).
Sang backup for Rebecca Pidgeon's album New York Girls' Club.
Personal quotes from Felicity Huffman
"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.'"
Felicity Huffman Filmography
The Politician's Wife (2010)
Come Back to Sorrento (2009)
"Desperate Housewives" .... Lynette Scavo (110 episodes, 2004-2008)
- A Vision's Just a Vision (2008) TV episode .... Lynette Scavo
- Me and My Town (2008) TV episode .... Lynette Scavo
- City on Fire (2008) TV episode .... Lynette Scavo
- What More Do I Need? (2008) TV episode .... Lynette Scavo
- There's Always a Woman (2008) TV episode .... Lynette Scavo
Phoebe in Wonderland (2008) .... Hillary Lichten
Georgia Rule (2007) .... Lilly
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman (2006) (V) (voice) .... Pilot Nima
Transamerica (2005) .... Bree
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) .... Merry
Reversible Errors (2004) (TV) .... Gillian Sullivan
... aka Scott Turow's Reversible Errors (USA: complete title)
Raising Helen (2004) .... Lindsay Davis
"The D.A." .... Charlotte Ellis (3 episodes, 2004)
- The People vs. Achmed Abbas (2004) TV episode .... Charlotte Ellis
- The People vs. Oliver C. Handley (2004) TV episode .... Charlotte Ellis
- The People vs. Patricia Henry (2004) TV episode .... Charlotte Ellis
"Frasier" .... Julia Wilcox (8 episodes, 2003)
- A Man, a Plan and a Gal: Julia (2003) TV episode .... Julia Wilcox
- No Sex Please, We're Skittish (2003) TV episode .... Julia Wilcox
- A New Position for Roz (2003) TV episode .... Julia Wilcox
- Analyzed Kiss (2003) TV episode .... Julia Wilcox
- Farewell, Nervosa (2003) TV episode .... Julia Wilcox
"Kim Possible" .... Doctor Director / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
... aka Disney's Kim Possible (USA: complete title)
- The Ron Factor (2003) TV episode (voice) .... Dr. Betty Director
- Number One (2002) TV episode (voice) .... Doctor Director
"Out of Order" (2003) TV mini-series .... Lorna Colm
House Hunting (2003) .... Sheila
"Girls Club" .... Marcia Holden (1 episode, 2002)
- Pilot (2002) TV episode .... Marcia Holden
Door to Door (2002) (TV) (uncredited) .... Joey's Mom
Path to War (2002) (TV) .... Lady Bird Johnson
Snap Decision (2001) (TV) .... Carrie Dixon
"The West Wing" .... Ann Stark (1 episode, 2001)
- The Leadership Breakfast (2001) TV episode .... Ann Stark
The Heart Department (2001) (TV) .... Dr. Liza Peck
"Sports Night" .... Dana Whitaker (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
- Quo Vadimus (2000) TV episode .... Dana Whitaker
- La Forza Del Destino (2000) TV episode .... Dana Whitaker
- Bells and a Siren (2000) TV episode .... Dana Whitaker
- April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) TV episode .... Dana Whitaker
- Draft Day: Part 2 - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian (2000) TV episode .... Dana Whitaker
Magnolia (1999) .... Cynthia
... aka mag-no'li-a (USA: promotional title)
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV) .... Kit Wannamaker
... aka A Travesty
The Spanish Prisoner (1997) .... Pat McCune
"Law & Order" .... Diane Perkins / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1997)
... aka Law & Order Prime (USA: informal title)
- Working Mom (1997) TV episode .... Hillary Colson
- Helpless (1992) TV episode .... Diane Perkins
"Chicago Hope" .... Ellie Stockton (1 episode, 1997)
- Take My Wife, Please (1997) TV episode .... Ellie Stockton
The Underworld (1997) (TV)
"Early Edition" .... Det. Tagliatti (1 episode, 1996)
- Pilot (1996) TV episode .... Det. Tagliatti
Harrison: Cry of the City (1996) (TV) .... Peggy Macklin
"Bedtime" (1996) TV series .... Donna
Hackers (1995) .... Prosecuting Attorney
"The X Files" .... Dr. Nancy Da Silva (1 episode, 1993)
... aka The X-Files (USA)
- Ice (1993) TV episode .... Dr. Nancy Da Silva
The Heart of Justice (1992) (TV) .... Annie
The Water Engine (1992) (TV) .... Dance Hall Girl
"Raven" .... Sharon Prior (1 episode, 1992)
- ...And Everything Nice (1992) TV episode .... Sharon Prior
"The Human Factor" (1 episode, 1992)
- Between the Sheets (1992) TV episode
Quicksand: No Escape (1992) (TV) .... Julianna Reinhardt
"Golden Years" (1991) TV series .... Terry Spann
... aka Stephen King's Golden Years
Reversal of Fortune (1990) .... Minnie, Dershowitz's Student Staff
Things Change (1988) .... The Wheel of Fortune Girl
Lip Service (1988) (TV) .... Woman P.A.
"ABC Afterschool Specials" .... Sara Greene (1 episode, 1978)
- A Home Run for Love (1978) TV episode (as Flicka Huffman) .... Sara Greene