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Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman at the 2006 Malibu Triathlon
Birth name Felicity Huffman
Born December 9, 1962 (1962-12-09) (age 44)
Flag of United States Bedford, New York
Spouse(s) William H. Macy (1997 - present) 2 children
Notable roles Sabrina 'Bree' Osbourne in Transamerica
Lynette Scavo in Desperate Housewives
Dana Whitaker in Sports Night
Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Actress
2005 Transamerica
Emmy Awards
Won: Outstanding Lead Actress - Comedy Series
2005 Desperate Housewives
Golden Globe Awards
Won: Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
2006 Transamerica

Felicity Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American film and television actress. She is well known for her role as Lynette Scavo, the hectic busy Super-Mom on the ABC hit show Desperate Housewives in 2004. A year later, her role as a transwoman in the independent film Transamerica was praised by many critics and earned her a Golden Globe Award. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... December 9 is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... NY redirects here. ... William Hall Macy Jr. ... Transamerica Corporation is an insurance and investment company in the United States. ... This article or section on a Television-related subject may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Desperate Housewives is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, that began airing on October 3, 2004 on ABC. It is the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of approximately 119 million viewers. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Transamerica Corporation is an insurance and investment company in the United States. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winners: 1974: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1975: Valerie Harper, Rhoda 1976: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1977: Beatrice Arthur, Maude 1978: Jean Stapleton, All In The... Desperate Housewives is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, that began airing on October 3, 2004 on ABC. It is the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of approximately 119 million viewers. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... Transamerica Corporation is an insurance and investment company in the United States. ... December 9 is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... An Emmy Award. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... This article or section on a Television-related subject may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Desperate Housewives is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, that began airing on October 3, 2004 on ABC. It is the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of approximately 119 million viewers. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A transwoman (also spelled trans woman or trans-woman) is a transsexual or transgender person who was naturally born or physically assigned, as male at birth, feels that this is not an accurate or complete description of themselves, and identifies as a woman. ... An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... Transamerica is a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated 2005 comedy-drama produced by IFC Films and The Weinstein Company. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

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Early life

Huffman was born in New York to Grace Huffman. 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 graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. 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. NY redirects here. ... The Interlochen Center for the Arts is situated in Interlochen, Michigan on a 1,200 acre (5 km²) campus, and comprises (in order of founding): Interlochen Arts Academy — a boarding high school Interlochen Arts Camp — a summer camp Interlochen Public Radio — a public radio station Interlochen Pathfinder... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational institution in New York City. ... Tisch School of the Arts (known more commonly as Tisch or TSOA) is one of the 15 schools that make up New York University (NYU). ... The Bachelor of Fine Arts, usually abbreviated BFA, is the standard undergraduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts. ...


Career

Huffman is best known for her leading role as Lynette Scavo in the television series Desperate Housewives and her starring role in the 2005 film Transamerica. Huffman also starred in the television dramedy Sports Night, and has had guest starring roles on Frasier, The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Huffman has also appeared in the films Raising Helen and Christmas with the Kranks. This article or section on a Television-related subject may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Desperate Housewives is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, that began airing on October 3, 2004 on ABC. It is the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of approximately 119 million viewers. ... Transamerica is a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated 2005 comedy-drama produced by IFC Films and The Weinstein Company. ... Dramedy, a portmanteau of drama and comedy, is a genre of movies and television in which the lines between these very different genres were blurred. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Frasier is a popular American situation comedy television series that starred Kelsey Grammer, reprising the character of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane from parent show Cheers, which had ended months before. ... The West Wing is a popular and widely acclaimed American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin and produced and co-written by John Wells. ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an American dramatic television series which aired on NBC in 2006–2007. ... Raising Helen is a 2004 American comedy/drama film directed by Garry Marshall and written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. ... Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 comedy film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures. ...


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 role as transsexual woman in the film Transamerica was praised by many critics and garnered her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress as well as nominations for the Best Actress (Screen Actors Guild) and Best Actress (Academy Awards). Huffman is now a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. An Emmy Award. ... Desperate Housewives is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, that began airing on October 3, 2004 on ABC. It is the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of approximately 119 million viewers. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winners: 1974: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1975: Valerie Harper, Rhoda 1976: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1977: Beatrice Arthur, Maude 1978: Jean Stapleton, All In The... The 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on January 29, 2006. ... Look up Transsexualism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A transwoman (also spelled trans woman or trans-woman) is a transsexual or transgender person who was naturally born or physically assigned, as male at birth, feels that this is not an accurate or complete description of themselves, and identifies as a woman. ... Transamerica is a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated 2005 comedy-drama produced by IFC Films and The Weinstein Company. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... The SAG Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Motion Picture is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in film. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ...


Huffman is also the co-author of the self-help book, A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend. She is the only actor or actress to have appeared in all three television shows created by Aaron Sorkin (Sports Night, The West Wing, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born on June 9, 1961 in New York City) is an American screenwriter, producer and playwright. ... This article is about the American television series. ... The West Wing is a popular and widely acclaimed American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin and produced and co-written by John Wells. ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an American dramatic television series which aired on NBC in 2006–2007. ...


Personal life

Huffman is married to actor William H. Macy, with whom she has two daughters, Sofia Grace and Georgia Grace. They married on September 6, 1997. She has also 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 quiet life outside the glaring media spotlight) are regularly 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" and "TomKat." The segment is a fan favorite, especially because Colbert often breaks character by bursting into laughter. William Hall Macy Jr. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Magnolia is a 1999 drama film, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... The Colbert Report (pronounced kɔl. ... Bennifer was the snide nickname given to the celebrity couple, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. ... This is a list of nicknames of notable entertainers. ... Tomcat may refer to: A male cat, known as a tom or tomcat F-14 Tomcat, a military jet fighter Apache Tomcat, a web container that functions as a web server supporting servlets and JSPs Tomcats (movie), a 2001 comedy film TomKat, a celebrity couple portmanteau for Tom Cruise and...


In 2005, Huffman revealed that she had suffered from both anorexia and bulimia in her late teens and twenties.[1] 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 too weak to go jogging. However, with therapy 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." 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the symphonic black metal band, see Anorexia Nervosa (band) For other uses, see Anorexia Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes an eating disorder characterized by low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. ... Bulimia nervosa, commonly known as bulimia, is an eating disorder. ... William Hall Macy Jr. ...


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, Winfrey surprised her with a visit from Tina Turner where the two got to sing together. Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning African-American rock (one grammy win with ex-husband Ike, six as a solo artist, and one win by Whats Love Got to Do With It songwriters Graham Lyle and Terry Britten... The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ...


Filmography

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Awards & nominations

Academy Awards Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...

Golden Globe Awards The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

  • 2000: nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical -- Sports Night
  • 2005: nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical -- Desperate Housewives
  • 2006: nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical -- Desperate Housewives
  • 2006: won for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama -- Transamerica
  • 2007: nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical -- Desperate Housewives

Emmy Awards This article is about the American television series. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... An Emmy Award. ...

  • 2005: won for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Comedy Series -- Desperate Housewives

Independent Spirit Awards This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winners: 1974: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1975: Valerie Harper, Rhoda 1976: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1977: Beatrice Arthur, Maude 1978: Jean Stapleton, All In The... Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ...

  • 2006: won for Best Female Lead -- Transamerica

National Board of Review The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George McClennans revocation of moving-picture exhibition licenses on Christmas Eve 1908. ...

  • 2005: won for Best Actress -- Transamerica

OBIE Award The Obie Awards, short for Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are annual awards bestowed by the newspaper The Village Voice on theater artists performing in New York City. ...

  • 1994-95: won for her performance as Donny in David Mamet's "Cryptogram"

Screen Actors Guild Awards The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ...

  • 2000: nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series -- Sports Night
  • 2005: won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series -- Desperate Housewives
  • 2006: nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role -- Transamerica
  • 2006: won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series -- Desperate Housewives
  • 2006: won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series -- Desperate Housewives
  • 2007: nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series -- Desperate Housewives
  • 2007: nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series -- Desperate Housewives
Awards
Preceded by
Sarah Jessica Parker
for Sex and the City
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Comedy Series
for Desperate Housewives

2005
Succeeded by
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
for The New Adventures of Old Christine
Preceded by
Teri Hatcher
for Desperate Housewives
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress - Comedy Series
for Desperate Housewives

2005
Succeeded by
America Ferrera
for Ugly Betty
Preceded by
Hilary Swank
for Million Dollar Baby
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
for Transamerica

2006
Succeeded by
Helen Mirren
for The Queen

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References

  1. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-11-21-huffman_x.htm

External links

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NAME Huffman, Felicity
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Huffman, Felicity Kendall
SHORT DESCRIPTION actress
DATE OF BIRTH December 9, 1962
PLACE OF BIRTH Bedford, New York
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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