Felicity Huffman
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Felicity Huffman
Felicity Kendall Huffman is an American film, stage, and television actress. She is known for her role as executive producer Dana Whitaker on the ABC television show Sports Night (1998—2000), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination, and as hectic supermom Lynette Scavo on the ABC show Desperate Housewives (2004—2012), which has earned her an Emmy Award.
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2017 SAG Award Winners Include Emma Stone, Viola Davis And Mahershala Ali
Huffington Post - 26 days
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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William H. Macy Is The Underrated Comedian Of 2016
Huffington Post - 7 months
While talking to William H. Macy about his recently received third Emmy nomination for the role of Frank Gallagher on the show “Shameless,” I was surprised that I couldn’t stop laughing. Honestly, I often laugh along during interviews to illicit better responses, as many reporters do, but this wasn’t that. It was real. In our conversation, Macy was often self-deprecating ― discussing the ways he’s messed up on the “Shameless” set and how he thinks “it’s important as an actor [to] support Jeffrey Tambor as he collects the Emmy.” (Macy is up against Tambor of “Transparent” for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.) The actor also made fun of his age relative to the cast, speaking of his bewildered surprise when his co-stars invited him to a late-night party. “I’ve been asleep for two hours at 10 o’clock. They’re starting at 10 o’clock?!” Story after story would end with surprising punch lines. At one point, Macy went on at length about filming “Shameless” during the polar vo ...
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'American Crime': Richard Cabral to Return for Season 3
Yahoo News - 8 months
He joins Felicity Huffman and Regina King as remaining with the John Ridley ABC anthology.
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Felicity Huffman returns to 'American Crime'
Yahoo News - 8 months
Season 3 of "American Crime" will see Felicity Huffman return to the screen.
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Felicity Huffman found her 'American Crime' character through research - and Spanx
LATimes - 9 months
Felicity Huffman returned for Season 2 of “American Crime,” the often gritty limited series from John Ridley, as part of what has become the show’s repertory company. And while her new character in the show, Leslie Graham, is substantially different in personality from Season 1’s Barb Hanlon, Huffman...
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Photos: Felicity Huffman Hits the Red Carpet
ABC News - 9 months
Some celebrities never seem to age.
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'American Crime's' Connor Jessup knows that world of teen angst he so often portrays
LATimes - 10 months
Once the shakes stopped, Connor Jessup was thrilled to work on "American Crime," with showrunner John Ridley and costars Felicity Huffman and Lili Taylor.
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Felicity Huffman goes dark for 'American Crime'
LATimes - about 1 year
For almost two decades, Felicity Huffman has been one of the busiest and most popular actresses on ABC's prime-time slate. From her starring turn as a producer in "Sports Night" to her Emmy-winning stint as a harried mother on "Desperate Housewives," Huffman has specialized in playing successful,...
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12 Times That Oscar Got Best Actress Wrong
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Sometimes the Academy Awards get it right. And sometimes the Oscar goes to actors for the wrong reason -- especially in the leading role categories. Let's face it, in its 88 years, there are instances where actors were awarded Oscars not because they were truly the category's strongest, but because they were the most popular, the most sentimental, played the studio politics game with the most savvy, played the most likable character, the actor whose character dies from the most horrible disease, etc. All wrong reasons. I have always loved the Academy Awards' Best Actress category, and this year's crop features the five strongest in years: Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Saoirse Ronan -- all worthy. I sincerely hope that the "best" performance wins, and I urge everyone to see all five before weighing in. If I could rewrite Best Actress history, I would tweak some of its more frustrating choices. So in chronological order, I'm calling out twelve ins ...
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Golden Globes 2016 Winners Include Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, 'The Martian,' And 'Mr. Robot'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Felicity Huffman
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 52
    American Crime debuted on ABC in March, 2015 and Huffman received critical acclaim for her performance as antagonistic character.
    More Details Hide Details Robert Bianco from USA Today said in his review "A triumph for Oscar winner John Ridley, who created, produced and directed American Crime, and a reconfirmation that Felicity Huffman is one of the best actors we have... In no case is that truer than with Huffman's Barb, who is the morally questionable center of the story. Barb is a Lifetime movie heroine: a tough, divorced mother who raised her children alone, and is fighting now to bring her son's murderer to justice. Except this isn't that kind of show, and Barb's battles have not just made her stronger; they've made her hate all the people she's felt she had to fight. Which is why Huffman's gut-wrenching performance is so startling. A bundle of barely concealed fury, Huffman forces us to invest in a woman who thinks her bigotry makes her not just right, but noble."
  • 2014
    Age 51
    On October 2, 2014, it was announced that Huffman will be star and executive producer alongside Carol Mendelsohn in her untitled drama about a special agent (Huffman) who is the fearless leader of a team of young agents on the New York City Joint Terrorism Task Force.
    More Details Hide Details The project was developed for ABC, but was not green-lighted for 2015–16 television season.
    In 2014, Huffman was cast as lead in the ABC anthology legal drama pilot American Crime created by John Ridley.
    More Details Hide Details The pilot was picked up for a series on May 2014.
    In April 2014 she was cast in independent film Cake opposite Jennifer Aniston.
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  • 2013
    Age 50
    In 2013, Huffman starred in the independent drama Rudderless, and in the adventure film Big Game opposite Samuel L. Jackson.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred in another independent drama Stealing Cars, and was cast in the comedy film Zendog.
    On February 15, 2013, Huffman signed on for the lead role of the Fox drama pilot Boomerang, directed by Craig Brewer.
    More Details Hide Details The show centers on Margie Hamilton, a spy and master of disguise, who is the matriarch of the Hamilton clan, a "briskly professional assassin who can kill and dispose of a suspected terrorist in the afternoon – then switch to wife and mother mode without a hitch." However, Fox did not pick up Boomerang as a new series.
  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    In 2012, she also appeared in the ensemble cast independent movie, Trust Me, opposite Clark Gregg.
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    The play debuted on September 26 and ended on November 4, 2012.
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    She finally received her star in March 2012 along with her husband in a joint ceremony.
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  • 2010
    Age 47
    She made a film, Lesster, as a writer, director and actress in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Huffman says that after seeing her as Lynette Scavo on "Housewives" for eight years it's difficult for audiences to think of her as anything else. She says that's why she was eager for a role that's a distinctive departure. After Desperate Housewives finale, Huffman reunited with playwright David Mamet in the comedy play November.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    In 2007, Huffman starred in Garry Marshall's Georgia Rule with Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan, and 2008 on independent drama Phoebe in Wonderland.
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  • 2005
    Age 42
    In 2005, Huffman starred in the independent drama Transamerica, playing Bree, a pre-operative transsexual 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.
    More Details Hide Details Huffman's performance in Transamerica was praised by many critics and garnered her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, as well as nominations for Best Actress (Screen Actors Guild) and Best Actress (Academy Awards), and several another awards and nominations. Huffman is now a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    After a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Frasier, Huffman landed a leading role in an ABC comedy series Desperate Housewives, co-starring with Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, and Eva Longoria. Huffman won an Emmy Award for her work on Desperate Housewives (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) in 2005, as well as two 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards (Best Actress - Comedy Series and part of Best Ensemble - Comedy Series) in 2006 and received several other awards.
    More Details Hide Details A report in November 2010 suggested that Huffman, along with co-star Teri Hatcher, would be quitting Desperate Housewives, but ABC denied the claim. The series ended in May 2012, after eight seasons.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 39
    In 2002 she played Lady Bird Johnson in the HBO award-winning movie Path to War and made a cameo appearance in the Door to Door, which starred, and was written by, her husband.
    More Details Hide Details She also 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.
  • 1999
    Age 36
    In 1999, she appeared in the Paul Thomas Anderson's ensemble drama Magnolia and television adaptation of 1938 movie A Slight Case of Murder along with William H. Macy.
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    In 1999 she starred in the premiere of David Mamet's play Boston Marriage, about the daringly intimate relationship between two turn-of-the-century women, as well as in several other major theatrical productions.
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  • 1998
    Age 35
    From 1998 to 2000, she portrayed Dana Whitaker in the critically acclaimed series Sports Night, for which she received several awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
    More Details Hide Details After the completion of Sports Night, she gave birth to her first child and soon returned to work. In 2001, she starred on not picked up CBS pilot Heart Department In 2003, she starred in Showtime's miniseries Out of Order.
  • 1997
    Age 34
    Huffman married actor William H. Macy on September 6, 1997.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters, Sophia Grace (born December 1, 2000) and Georgia Grace (born March 14, 2002) She has appeared on television, in movies, and on stage many times with her husband; the couple each received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7, 2012. Huffman identifies as pro-choice, and has campaigned for women's rights on behalf of NARAL. In 2005, Huffman revealed that she had suffered from both anorexia and bulimia in her late teens and twenties. Huffman is the co-author of the self-help book A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend. On March 1, 2012, Huffman launched What The Flicka, a website dedicated to women and mothers where she is a regular contributor. In June 2008 it was announced that Felicity Huffman would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    In 1997, she starred in Mamet's critically acclaimed film The Spanish Prisoner.
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  • 1994
    Age 31
    In 1994, she starred in the ABC pilot Thunder Alley as Ed Asner's daughter, but was replaced in subsequent episodes by Diane Venora when the series began.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1990s, she appeared mostly in guest roles on such shows as The X-Files, Early Edition, Chicago Hope and Law & Order.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 28
    Huffman starred on the television mini-series Golden Years, based on the novel by Stephen King in 1991.
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  • 1988
    Age 25
    Huffman debuted on the big screen in 1988 with a small role in the Mamet's film Things Change.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, she appeared as Minnie, a Harvard law school student in the courtroom drama, Reversal of Fortune. 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).
    In 1988, she debuted on Broadway in the role as Karen in David Mamet's play Speed the Plow.
    More Details Hide Details In 1995, Huffman won Obie Award for her performance in the critically successful play The Cryptogram by David Mamet.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 19
    Huffman made her debut on stage in 1982 and in the 1980s and 1990s worked as a rule on stage productions.
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  • 1981
    Age 18
    Huffman attended The Putney School, a private boarding high school in Putney, Vermont and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan in 1981.
    More Details Hide Details She attended New York University, Circle in the Square and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born in 1962.
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