Felicity Huffman

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Full Name Felicity Huffman
Age 57 Years Old
Nick Name Felicity Huffman
Gender Female
Famous As Actor
Birth Date December 9th, 1962
Birth Place Bedford, New York

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Felicity Kendall Huffman famed as Felicity Huffman is an American film, stage, and television actress. She is nicknamed as Flicka. She began her acting career in theatre, and in the 1990s also had many supporting roles in film and television. She starred as Dana Whitaker in the comedy-drama Sports Night from 1998 to 2000, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. She is famous for her role as Lynette Scavo in the ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives (2004-2012). She drew critical praise for her performance as a transgender woman in the independent film Transamerica (2005). Some of her notable films are Reversal of Fortune (1990), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), Magnolia (1999), Path to War (2002), Georgia Rule (2007), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), and more. On 12th March 2019, she was arrested for her involvement with a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal, charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and released on $250,000 bail. On April 8, she agreed to plead guilty. The release of her Netflix comedy Otherhood, which was originally planned for 26th April 2019, has been postponed indefinitely. She is a very talented actress. 

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently conspiring to win a college place for her daughter. In a Boston court, the Desperate Housewives star admitted paying $15,000 (£11,500) to have her daughter's exam answers secretly corrected in 2017. Prosecutors recommended a four-month prison term and a $20,000 fine. Huffman, 56, was among 50 charged in the college admissions scandal. The wealthy parents charged in the investigation allegedly paid bribes, had exams altered, and even had their children edited into stock photos to fake sporting talents. Parents and college athletics coaches were charged in the scheme, but none of the children were indicted. She did not speak to reporters outside court as she arrived at Monday's hearing holding hands with her brother. She cried while speaking to the judge, according to reporters in the courtroom. Her plea deal recommendation of four months in prison was at the lower end of sentencing guidelines, which could have carried a custodial term of up to 20 years. The actress made arrangements to cheat a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so, according to prosecutors. She said her daughter was unaware of the cheating, and that she felt "regret and shame" for having "betrayed" her. She will be sentenced on 13 September.

Famous For:

  • Starring in Sports Night comedy-drama from 1998 to 2000 as Dana Whitaker
  • Being part of the main cast, as Lynette Scavo, in the well-known TV series Desperate Housewives from 2004 to 2012
  • Playing a character of Bree in Transamerica (2005)
  • Starring as CIA Director in Big Game (2014)
  • Having roles in TV series American Crime (2015-2017) and Get Shorty (2018)

What is the age of Felicity Huffman?

As of 2018, her age is 56 but her age will be turning to 57 on her upcoming birthday in 9th December as of 2019. 

Where is Felicity Huffman from?

Felicity Huffman was born on 9th December 1962 as Felicity Kendall Huffman with the birth sign of Sagittarius in Bedford, New York, USA to Moore Peters Huffman (Banker) and Grace Ewing Valle (Housewife). Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is White. Her siblings are Mariah Huffman (Older Sister), Betsy Huffman (Older Sister), Grace Huffman (Older Sister), Isabel Huffman (Older Sister), Jessie Huffman (Older Sister), Jane Huffman (1949-2013) (Older Sister), Moore Jr. Huffman (Older Brother). Her religion is Christian. As per her education, She attended The Putney School, a private boarding high school in Putney, Vermont, United States. Felicity then enrolled in Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, United States, and graduated in 1981. After her graduation, she attended New York University and received her bachelor of arts degree in Fine Arts for Drama in 1988. After getting the degree, Felicity studied drama at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in Manhattan, New York, United States. She then went on to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England, United Kingdom.

What makes Felicity Huffman famous?

  • In 1982 and in the 1980s and 1990s, Huffman made her debut on stage working as a rule on stage productions. 
  • She debuted on Broadway in the role as Karen in David Mamet's play Speed the Plow in 1988. 
  • She later won Obie Award for her performance in the play The Cryptogram in 1995. 
  • She starred in the premiere of David Mamet's play Boston Marriage in 1999. 
  • Her other credits include 1992 thriller Quicksand: No Escape with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson, The Water Engine opposite William H. Macy, and supporting roles on The Heart of Justice (1992), Hackers (1995), Harrison: Cry of the City (1996) and The Underworld (1997).
  • She then starred on the television mini-series Golden Years in 1991. 
  • She starred in the ABC pilot Thunder Alley in 1994. 
  • She appeared mostly in guest roles on such shows as The X-Files, Early Edition, Chicago Hope and Law & Order. In 1997, she starred in Mamet's film The Spanish Prisoner in 1990s. 
  • She portrayed Dana Whitaker in the series Sports Night from 1998 to 2000. 
  • She starred in Showtime's miniseries Out of Order in 2003. 
  • She played Lady Bird Johnson in the HBO award-winning movie Path to War and made a cameo appearance in Door to Door in 2002. 
  • She then starred in Snap Decision (2001) with Mare Winningham, Raising Helen (2004) as Kate Hudson's character's older sister, and Christmas with the Kranks (2004), as the best friend of Jamie Lee Curtis's character.
  • After that, she landed a leading role in an ABC comedy series Desperate Housewive.
  • She then starred in the independent drama Transamerica, playing Bree, a pre-operative transgender woman who, on the brink of her transforming surgery, discovered that in her youth she had fathered a son - who is now a troubled teen hustler on the run in 2005. 
  • She starred in Garry Marshall's Georgia Rule in 2007 and Phoebe in Wonderland in 2008. 
  • She made a film, Lesster, as a writer, director, and actress in the year 2010.
  • She also appeared in the ensemble cast independent movie, Trust Me, opposite Clark Gregg in 2012. 
  • She signed on for the lead role of the Fox drama pilot Boomerang on 15th February 2013. 
  • She starred in the independent drama Rudderless in 2013. 
  • She was cast as the lead in the ABC anthology legal drama pilot American Crime in 2014. 
  • She was cast in two Netflix projects: comedy-drama film "Otherhood" based on the novel Whatever Makes You Happy and Ava DuVernay' miniseries "When They See Us" in the year 2018. 
  • She also starred in the second season of the Epix comedy-drama Get Shorty.
  • She also was cast as a title character in the drama film Tammy's Always Dying directed by Amy Jo Johnson.

How much is Felicity Huffman's net worth?

The net worth of this Diva is an attractive source of the amount for this she credits her handwork and dedication. As of 2019, the net worth of Huffman is estimated to have $20 million. Moreover, it is reported that she earns $275,000 per episode. Her source of income is from her acting career and she is satisfied with her earnings. has endorsed brands such as; Milk Mustache awareness campaign (2001), QVC Shopping Channel (2005), NARAL Pro-Choice America, anti-abortion organization (2005), Unilever’s Dove skin care products (2006), AstraZeneca biopharmaceutical company (2007). She also appeared in a PSA/TV commercial for FightPC.org, for people suffering pancreatic cancer in 2013.

Who is Felicity Huffman married to?

Regarding her personal life, Helicity Huffman is a married woman. She was married to her boyfriend William H. Macy after a long affair in the year 1997, September 6. As of today, they are living a happy life ahead and got two children’s. She is living happily with her two daughters named Sophia Grace and Georgia Grace born on Dec 1, 2000, and March 14, 2002, respectively, along with her husband, therefore, there is no any issues for their divorce. She also revealed that she was the victim of cancer during the teenage days. 

How tall is Helicity Huffman?

Helicity Huffman is a very beautiful actress with a charming smile on her lips. Her body build is slim. The height of Huffman is 5 feet 5 inch tall with a balanced weight of 53 Kg. Her hair color is Blonde and eye color is Blue. 

Is Helicity Huffman active on social media?

Yes, she can be found across social networking sites. She is the regular visitor of twitter with a large number of fans. She is additionally found across Instagram. She is not visible with her personal account on Facebook.