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Felicity Kendall Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Lynette Scavo, the hectic Super-Mum on the ABC show Desperate Housewives, which earned her an Emmy Award. A year later, her role as a trans woman in the independent film Transamerica earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination, and was praised by many critics.
Huffman was born in Bedford, New York, the daughter of Grace Valle (née Ewing), an actress, and Moore Peters Huffman, a banker. Her parents divorced a year after her birth, and she was raised mostly by her mother. She has six sisters and a brother, Moore. She attended The Putney School, a boarding high school in Putney, Vermont and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. After high school she went on to New York University where she graduated in 1988 from Circle In The Square, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.
Huffman is known for her roles in Desperate Housewives and Transamerica. On television, she starred as Dana Whitaker in the dramedy Sports Night, and has had guest starring roles on Frasier, The X-Files, The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2001 she appeared in the made for TV movie Snap Decision with Mare Winningham. Huffman has appeared in films such as Raising Helen and Christmas with the Kranks. In 2003 she starred in Showtime`s dramedy Out of Order.
Huffman won an Emmy for her work on Desperate Housewives (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). Huffman`s performance in the film Transamerica was praised by many critics and garnered her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress as well as nominations for Best Actress (Screen Actor Guild) and Best Actress (Academy Award). Huffman is now a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Huffman is also the co-author of the self-help book, A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend.
She is the only actress (other than actor Timothy Davis-Reed) who has appeared in all three television shows created by Aaron Sorkin (Sports Night, The West Wing, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip).
On June 23, 2008, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Huffman and her husband William H. Macy will each receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the upcoming year.
Felicity Huffman is planning to return to New York City and to Broadway again.
Huffman is married to actor William H. Macy, with whom she has two daughters, Sofia Grace (born August 1, 2000) and Georgia Grace (born March 14, 2002). The married on September 6, 1997. She has appeared on television, in movies and on stage many times with her husband, such as on the TV show Sports Night and in the movie Magnolia. The couple have become the subject of a running gag on the satirical news show The Colbert Report, in which the couple (who live a quite life outside the media spotlight) are regulary referenced as representing the greatest of today`s celebrity couples in a culture obsessed with celebs. Colbert refers to the couple as "Filliam H. Muffman", a play on the current trend by media types to combine the names of major celebrity couples, in the mold of "Bennifer", "Brangelina", "Speidi", and "TomKat".
In 2005 Huffman revealed that she had suffered from both anorexia and bulimia in her late teens and twenties. At the height of her bulimia she would purge up to six times a day. Her weight dropped to 98 lbs, her periods stopped, and she was two weak to go jogging. With thereapy and upon meeting Macy she managed to overcome those conditions. She is still known for her self-deprecating humor and her belief that she is "not pretty."
She is a huge fan of Tina Turner and her dream was to be a back-up singer, so when Huffman was on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah surprised her with a visit from Tina Turner where the two got to sing together. Huffman also sang back-up vocals for her friend Rebecca Pidgeon`s cover version of Auld Lang Syne/Bring It On Home To Me in 1995.
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Putney School, (boarding high school), Vermont
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Felicity Kendall Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award, five times for a Golden Globe Award (winning one), and has also won an Emmy Award, Obie and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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