Home   >   Movie Stars   >   H   >   Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman photo
Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman has proven herself as an exceptional actress in both dramatic and comedic roles. The last year has been a prolific one, with an Academy Award nomination for her stunning performance in Transamerica, as well as a Golden Globe Award and Independent Spirit Award for the same role. Huffman has also been honored with an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Desperate Housewives.

Huffman can currently be seen starring as Lynette Scavo on the ABC hit Desperate Housewives on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM EST. The cast won the 2004 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and most recently won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series-Comedy or Musical. Huffman was also nominated for Best Actress in a Television Comedy for Desperate Housewives.

On the big screen, she was most recently seen starring in the critically acclaimed Weinstein Company film Transamerica. The film, which was written and directed by Duncan Tucker, was the first-ever acquisition for the company and starred Huffman as Bree, a transgendered woman who embarks on a journey across country with her newly discovered son. In addition to the Oscar nomination, Huffman won a Golden Globe an Independent Spirit Award for the role. She was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, was awarded Best Actress by the National Board of Review and received a nomination for Best Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Multiple film festivals have screened the film, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. Huffman received Best Actress awards from the Tribeca Film Festival, the San Diego Film Festival, the Aspen Film Festival and the Florida International Film Festival and was honored by the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She was also honored by Movieline's Hollywood Life with its award for breakthrough performance

In 2004, Huffman appeared in the feature film Christmas With the Kranks, which starred Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. She also appeared in Raising Helen, which starred Kate Hudson and John Corbett.

On the small screen, Huffman was seen in 2004 in the television movie Reversible Errors, with William H. Macy, Tom Selleck and Monica Potter. Her television movie credits include Out of Order; the critically acclaimed Door to Door, starring William H.

Macy; Path to War, starring Alec Baldwin and Donald Sutherland; The Heart Department; Harrison: Cry of the City; Quicksand: No Escape; The Heart of Justice; The Water Engine; and The Underworld. Other television credits include Chicago Hope; The X-Files; Law & Order; Bedtime; and appearances as a series regular on The Human Factor; the ABC series Sports Night; Thunder Alley; Early Edition; Jules; and The Golden Years.

Huffman is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, an off-Broadway theater company in which she has been featured in numerous plays including Dangerous Corner, Shaker Heights and The Joy of Definitely Going Somewhere. Among her other stage credits are Oh Hell, directed by Greg Mosher at the Lincoln Center Theatre; Boy's Life, directed by William H. Macy; The Loop; and Grotesque Love Songs. Huffman also appeared in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. She received an OBIE Award for her portrayal of Donnie in Mamet's Cryptogram.

Huffman resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/director William H. Macy.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
Read earlier biographies on this page.

Felicity Huffman Facts

BirthdayDecember 9, 1962 (60)
BirthplaceBedford, New York, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Felicity Huffman compared to you?
Awards2006 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Transamerica)
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series (for Desperate Housewives)
2005 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (for Desperate Housewives)
Social Media FelicityHuffman

Selected Filmography

Not available.