Felicity Huffman

Felicity Kendall Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She is best known for her role as Lynette Scavo on the ABC TV series Desperate Housewives.

Huffman 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 ABC comedy-drama Sports Night from 1998 to 2000, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. She is best known for her role as Lynette Scavo in the ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives (2004–2012), for which she earned the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the debut season of the series, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards and three consecutive Golden Globe nominations.

Huffman drew critical praise for her performance as a transgender woman in the independent film Transamerica (2005). The role earned her a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, National Board of Review, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Huffman has also starred in such films as Reversal of Fortune (1990), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), Magnolia (1999), Path to War (2002), Georgia Rule (2007), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), Rudderless (2014), and Cake (2014). From 2015 to 2017, she starred in a third ABC series, the anthology crime drama American Crime, for which she received critical acclaim including three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild nomination.

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Huffman at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2012.
Felicity Kendall Huffman

December 9, 1962 (age 56)
Alma materThe Putney School
Interlochen Arts Academy
New York University
Years active1978–present
William H. Macy (m. 1997)

Early life

Huffman was born in Bedford, New York, into a wealthy family, the daughter of Grace Valle (née Ewing; 1921–2009)[1] and Moore Peters Huffman (1910–1987), a banker and partner at Morgan Stanley.[2][3] Her parents divorced a year after her birth, and she was raised by both of her parents.[4][5] When she was a young teenager, she discovered that her biological father was Roger Tallman Maher, who was a family friend.[4] She has six sisters, Mariah, Betsy, Grace, Isabel, Jessie, Jane (1949–2013),[6] and a brother, Moore Jr. In the 1970s her mother left New York and bought property in Snowmass, Colorado, where Felicity and her siblings spent their youth.[7][8] Her great-grandfather was Gershom Moore Peters (1843–1919), founder of the Peters Cartridge Company and prominent Baptist minister, author of The Master.[9] Another great-grandfather, Frederick Berthold Ewing, graduated from Yale University and became a prominent St. Louis businessman. Her great-great-grandfather was Joseph Warren King (1814–1885), founder of the King Mills Powder Company.[10] She has German, English, Scots-Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, and Irish[4] ancestry.

Huffman attended The Putney School, a private boarding high school in Putney, Vermont and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan in 1981. She attended New York University, Circle in the Square Theatre School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.[11][12]


Early career in theatre

Huffman made her debut on stage in 1982 and in the 1980s and 1990s worked as a rule on stage productions.[13] In 1988, she debuted on Broadway in the role as Karen in David Mamet's play Speed the Plow.[12][13] In 1995, Huffman won Obie Award for her performance in the play The Cryptogram by David Mamet.[13] 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.[14][15]

Earliest television and film roles

Felicity Huffman in Oscar de la Renta
Huffman and Macy at The Heart Truth in February 2010

Huffman debuted on the big screen in 1988 with a small role in Mamet's film Things Change. 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).

Huffman starred on the television mini-series Golden Years, based on the novel by Stephen King in 1991. 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.[13] During the 1990s, 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.[13][16]

From 1998 to 2000, she portrayed Dana Whitaker in the series Sports Night, for which she received several awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.[12] After the completion of Sports Night, she gave birth to her first child and soon returned to work. In 2001, she starred on the not picked up CBS pilot Heart Department In 2003, she starred in Showtime's miniseries Out of Order.

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.[13] In 2002 she played Lady Bird Johnson in the HBO award-winning movie Path to War and made a cameo appearance in Door to Door, which starred, and was written by, her husband.[13] 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.

Desperate Housewives and Transamerica

Kathryn Joosten and Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman with Kathryn Joosten in 2009

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.[12] 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. A report in November 2010 suggested that Huffman, along with co-star Teri Hatcher, would be quitting Desperate Housewives,[17] but ABC denied the claim.[18] The series ended in May 2012, after eight seasons.[19]

In 2005, Huffman 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.[13] 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 other awards and nominations. Huffman is now a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[20]

In 2007, Huffman starred in Garry Marshall's Georgia Rule with Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan, and 2008 on independent drama Phoebe in Wonderland. She made a film, Lesster, as a writer, director and actress in 2010.[21]

Subsequent career and American Crime

Huffman said that after seeing her as Lynette Scavo on Housewives for eight years it was difficult for audiences to think of her as anything else. She said that's why she was eager for a role that's a distinctive departure.[22] After Desperate Housewives finale, Huffman reunited with playwright David Mamet in the comedy play November. The play debuted on September 26 and ended on November 4, 2012.[23] In 2012, she also appeared in the ensemble cast independent movie, Trust Me, opposite Clark Gregg.[24]

On February 15, 2013, Huffman signed on for the lead role of the Fox drama pilot Boomerang, directed by Craig Brewer. 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."[25] However, Fox did not pick up Boomerang as a new series.[26]

In 2013, Huffman starred in the independent drama Rudderless,[27] and in the adventure film Big Game opposite Samuel L. Jackson.[28][29] She also starred in another independent drama Stealing Cars,[30] and was cast in the comedy film Zendog.[31] In April 2014 she was cast in independent film Cake opposite Jennifer Aniston.[32]

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Huffman at the 2006 Malibu Triathlon

In 2014, Huffman was cast as the lead in the ABC anthology legal drama pilot American Crime created by John Ridley.[33][34][35] The pilot was picked up for a series on May 2014.[36][37][38] On October 2, 2014, it was announced that Huffman would 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. The project was developed for ABC, but was not green-lighted for 2015–16 television season.[39] American Crime debuted on ABC in March, 2015 and Huffman received critical acclaim for her performance as an antagonistic character.[40][41][42] 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."[43]

In 2018, Huffman was cast in two Netflix projects: comedy-drama film Otherhood based on the novel Whatever Makes You Happy by William Sutcliffe,[44] and Ava DuVernay' miniseries Central Park 5 about the famous Central Park jogger case from 1989 in which a jogger was attacked in Central Park in New York City.[44] She also starred in the second season of the Epix comedy-drama Get Shorty.[45] She also was cast as a title character in the drama film Tammy's Always Dying directed by Amy Jo Johnson.[46]

Personal life

Huffman dated actor William H. Macy on-and-off for 15 years[47] before they married on September 6, 1997. They have two daughters, Sophia Grace (born December 1, 2000) and Georgia Grace (born March 14, 2002)[12] 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.[48][49]

Huffman identifies as pro-choice, and has campaigned for women's rights on behalf of NARAL.[50] In 2005, Huffman revealed that she had suffered from both anorexia and bulimia in her late teens and twenties.[51]

Huffman is the co-author of the self-help book A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend.[52] On March 1, 2012, Huffman launched What The Flicka, a website dedicated to women and mothers where she is a regular contributor.



Year Film Role Notes
1988 Things Change Wheel of Fortune Girl
1990 Reversal of Fortune Minnie
1992 Quicksand: No Escape Julianna Reinhardt
1995 Hackers Attorney
1997 The Spanish Prisoner Pat McCune
1999 Magnolia Cynthia
2002 Door to Door Joey's Mom Cameo
2003 House Hunting Sheila
2004 Raising Helen Lindsay Davis
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Merry
2005 Transamerica Sabrina 'Bree' Osbourne African-American Film Critics Association for Best Actress
Bangkok International Film Festival for Best Actress
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival for Best Actress
Gold Derby Award for Lead Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Italian Online Movie Award for Best Actress
Mill Valley Film Festival for Best Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Palm Springs International Film Festival for Breakthrough Performance
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Lead Actress
San Diego Film Festival for Best Actress
Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Tribeca Film Festival for Best Actress in a Narrative Feature
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Austin Film Critics Association for Best Actress
Nominated – Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Italian Online Cinema Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Online Film & Television Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – St. Louis Film Critics Association for Best Actress
Nominated – Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
2006 Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Pilot Nima Voice
2007 Darius Goes West Herself
2007 Georgia Rule Lilly Nominated – Prism Award for Performance in a Feature Film
2008 Phoebe in Wonderland Hillary Lichten
2010 Lesster Mrs. Geary Also writer and director
2013 Trust Me Agnes
2014 Rudderless Emily
2014 Big Game CIA Director
2014 Cake Annette
2015 Stealing Cars Kimberly Wyatt
2017 Krystal Poppy
2019 Otherhood Helen Halston Post-production
TBA Tammy's Always Dying Tammy MacDonald Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1978 ABC Afterschool Special Sara Greene Episode: "A Home Run for Love"
1988 Lip Service Woman P.A. Television film
1991 Golden Years Terry Spann TV miniseries
1992 Raven Sharon Prior Episode: "And Everything Nice"
1992 The Water Engine Dance Hall Girl Television film
1992 The Heart of Justice Annie Television film
1992, 1997 Law & Order Hillary Colson / Diane Perkins Episodes: "Helpless" and "Working Mom"
1993 The X-Files Dr. Nancy Da Silva Episode: "Ice"
1996 Early Edition Det. Tagliatti Episode: "Pilot"
1996 Bedtime Donna TV miniseries
1996 Harrison: Cry of the City Peggy Macklin Television film
1997 Chicago Hope Ellie Stockton Episode: "Take My Wife, Please"
1998–2000 Sports Night Dana Whitaker Series regular, 45 episodes
Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a New Comedy Series (1999)
Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (1999)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical (2000)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2000)
Nominated – Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series (1999, 2000)
1999 A Slight Case of Murder Kit Wannamaker Television film
2001 The West Wing Ann Stark Episode: "The Leadership Breakfast"
2001 Snap Decision Carrie Dixon Television film
2002 Path to War Lady Bird Johnson Television film
2002 Girls Club Marcia Holden Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Out of Order Lorna Colm TV miniseries
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television (2004)
2002, 2003 Kim Possible Dr. Betty Director (voice) Episodes: "Number One" and "The Ron Factor"
2003 Frasier Julia Wilcox Recurring role, 8 episodes
2004 The D.A. Charlotte Ellis Recurring role, 3 episodes
2004 Reversible Errors Gillian Sullivan Television film
Nominated – Prism Award for Performance in a Television Movie or Miniseries (2005)
2004–2012 Desperate Housewives Lynette Scavo Series regular, 180 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2005)
Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series — Comedy or Musical (2005)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (2006)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2005, 2006)
Nominated – Gold Derby Award for Comedy Lead Actress (2005, 2007)
Nominated – Gold Derby Award for Ensemble of the Year (2006)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical (2005-2007)
Nominated – Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (2004-2007)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2007)
Nominated – Prism Award for Performance in a Comedy Series (2005)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series — Comedy or Musical (2007, 2011)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (2007)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2006-2009)
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Herself Episode: "Pilot"
2015–2017 American Crime Barb Hanlon
Leslie Graham
Jeanette Hesby
Season 1 (11 episodes)
Season 2 (10 episodes)
Season 3 (8 episodes)
Women's Image Network Award for Outstanding Actress Made for Television Movie/Miniseries (2015)
Nominated – Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries (2016)
Nominated – Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Limited Series (2015, 2016)
Nominated – Gold Derby Award for TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress (2015, 2016)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (2016, 2017)
Nominated – Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Limited Series (2015-2017)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie (2015-2017)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series — Drama (2015, 2016)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series (2017)
2017 BoJack Horseman Herself (voice) Episodes: "Stupid Piece of Sh*t" and "The Judge"
2018 Get Shorty Special Agent Clara Dillard 10 episodes
2019 Central Park 5 Linda Fairstein


Year Title Notes
1982 A Taste of Honey as Joe Stage Theatre, New York City
1986 Been Taken as Jill 18th Street Playhouse, New York City
1988 Speed-the-Plow as Karen Royale Theatre
1988 Boys' Life as Maggie Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City
1989 Bobby Gould in Hell Lincoln Center Theater
1990 Grotesque Love Songs New York City
1994 Shaker Heights New York City
1995 Dangerous Corner Off-Broadway production
1995–1996 The Cryptogram as Donny American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts off-Broadway production
Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actress
1997 The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite as Marie Atlantic Theater Company, New York City
1999 Boston Marriage as Anna American Repertory Theatre, Hasty Pudding Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1999 Oh, Hell! as Glenna Lincoln Center, New York City
2000 The Loop New York City
2000 Jake's Women Old Globe Theatre
2000 Three Sisters Philadelphia Festival Theatre
2012 November Mark Taper Forum
2015 The Anarchist Theater Asylum

Awards and nominations



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External links

American Crime (TV series)

American Crime is an American anthology crime drama television series that aired on ABC from March 5, 2015 to April 30, 2017. The series was created by John Ridley, and stars Felicity Huffman, Regina King and Timothy Hutton. The first season centers on race, class, and gender politics as it follows the lives of the participants in a trial who are forever changed during the legal process.The series was renewed for a second season on May 7, 2015. The second season, which premiered on-demand on December 17, 2015, and premiered on ABC on January 6, 2016, features a new storyline and characters, with some actors from the first season—including Huffman, Hutton, Regina King, Elvis Nolasco, Richard Cabral, and Lili Taylor—playing different characters. On May 12, 2016, ABC renewed the series for a third season, which stars Huffman, Hutton and King. The third season premiered on March 12, 2017. On May 11, 2017, ABC cancelled the series after three seasons.All three seasons of American Crime have received critical acclaim. In 2015, the series received ten Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Limited Series, Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Ridley), Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Huffman), Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Hutton), Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Cabral), and a win for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (King). In 2016, it received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including another for Outstanding Limited Series, with Huffman and Taylor being both nominated for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and King receiving a second win for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

Bang (Desperate Housewives)

"Bang" is the 54th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It was also the seventh episode of the show's third season. The episode was written by Joe Keenan and directed by Larry Shaw. It was broadcast on November 5, 2006.

Due to time constraints, the opening credits were completely cut from the episode.

Big Game (2014 film)

Big Game is a 2014 Finnish action-comedy adventure film directed by Jalmari Helander, based on the original story by Helander and Petri Jokiranta. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Felicity Huffman, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Jim Broadbent, and Ray Stevenson.

Premiering at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, the film was generally well received, with IGN citing it to be "a throwback to ’80s and ’90s adventure movie with a dash of comic book violence thrown in for good measure."

Boogie Shoes

"Boogie Shoes" is a song by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band, released in 1975 on the album KC and the Sunshine Band. The song became a hit after it appeared on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack in 1977. It peaked at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 29 on the soul chart in 1978.Structurally, it uses the sixteen-bar blues chord progression. As with several of KC's disco songs, some of the lyrics are playfully suggestive: "I want to do it till the sun comes up / I want to do till I can't get enough."

The song is part of the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, and is featured in numerous other films, including No Escape (1994), Mallrats (1995), Boogie Nights (1997), Detroit Rock City (1999), The Wedding Date (2005) as well as television series, Sports Night, Desperate Housewives (both, coincidentally, with star Felicity Huffman dancing to it), and Flash Forward.

The song has been sampled by The Bloodhound Gang in the song "One Way", and more recently by Trick Daddy in his song "Take It to Da House." Alex Chilton famously covered "Boogie Shoes" on his 1979 album Like Flies on Sherbert. In 2012, the song was sung by Alex Newell (playing a transgender teen) in the Glee episode "Saturday Night Glee-ver".

Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries

The Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries is one of the award categories presented annually by the Critics' Choice Television Awards (BTJA) to recognize the work done by television actors. It was introduced in 2012. The winners are selected by a group of television critics that are part of the Broadcast Television Critics Association.

Georgia Rule

Georgia Rule is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall. The film stars Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman, with supporting cast Dermot Mulroney, Garrett Hedlund and Cary Elwes. The original music score was composed by John Debney. The film received generally negative reviews from critics, but the lead cast was praised for their performances.

Krystal (film)

Krystal is a 2017 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by William H. Macy and written by Will Aldis. The film stars Rosario Dawson, Nick Robinson, T.I., Grant Gustin, Felicity Huffman, Macy, Jacob Latimore, Rick Fox, William Fichtner, and Kathy Bates.

The film had its world premiere at the Virginia Film Festival on November 10, 2017. It was released on April 13, 2018, by Great Point Media and Paladin.

Lip Service (1988 film)

Lip Service is a 1988 American comedy TV film directed by William H. Macy and written by Howard Korder. The film stars Griffin Dunne, Paul Dooley, Jonathan Katz, Fran Brill, John C. Jones and Felicity Huffman. The film premiered on HBO on October 17, 1988.

List of awards and nominations received by Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama and mystery series which first aired on ABC from October 3, 2004 until May 13, 2012, and was created by Marc Cherry. The series follows the lives of a group of women living on fictional street named Wisteria Lane as seen through the eyes of their late friend Mary Alice Young (portrayed by Brenda Strong), who narrates the series. The four main characters featured in the series are Susan Mayer (portrayed by Teri Hatcher), Lynette Scavo (portrayed by Felicity Huffman), Bree Van de Kamp (portrayed by Marcia Cross) and Gabrielle Solis (portrayed by Eva Longoria). The series received generally favorable reviews from critics and won numerous awards, including seven Primetime Emmy, two People's Choice, three Golden Globe, four Screen Actors Guild and many other awards. Its first five seasons were ranked within the top ten most-watched television shows in the United States. Huffman and Kathryn Joosten were the only actresses to win Primetime Emmy Awards for their roles of Lynette Scavo and Karen McCluskey, respectively, while Hatcher won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her role of Susan Mayer; Cross was nominated for both Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her role of Bree Van de Kamp, while Longoria was nominated for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role of Gabrielle Solis. Strong, who narrated the series as late Mary Alice Young, was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance.

Now You Know (Desperate Housewives)

"Now You Know" is the fourth season premiere episode of the American comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives, and the 71st episode overall. The episode premiered on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) on September 30, 2007. It was written by series creator Marc Cherry and directed by Larry Shaw.

In the episode, Susan (Teri Hatcher) learns that she is expecting a child while Bree (Marcia Cross) continues to fake her own pregnancy. Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) begins an affair with her ex-husband, Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman) tries to conceal her cancer from her friends and children. The episode also introduces Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany), Susan's old friend who returns to the neighborhood after being away for 12 years.

"Now You Know" drew over 19 million viewers, becoming the fourth most watched program of the week across all networks. Nevertheless, it was the least watched Desperate Housewives season premiere at the time. The episode received positive reviews from critics, who agreed that the episode showed significant improvement over the show's third season. Critics also praised the addition of Delany to the cast. ABC and the show's producers received viewer backlash due to an alleged slur against Filipino doctors included in the episode.

One Wonderful Day (Desperate Housewives)

"One Wonderful Day" is the 23rd episode and first season finale of the American comedy-drama television series Desperate Housewives. It was originally broadcast in the United States on ABC (American Broadcasting Company) on May 22, 2005. The episode was directed by Larry Shaw and written by John Pardee, Joey Murphy, series creator Marc Cherry, Tom Spezialy, and Kevin Murphy.

In the episode, the mystery surrounding the suicide of series narrator Mary Alice Young (Brenda Strong) is resolved. Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) finally discovers the truth about Gabrielle's (Eva Longoria) affair while Bree (Marcia Cross) learns that her husband has died. Meanwhile, Zach (Cody Kasch) holds Susan (Teri Hatcher) hostage and Tom (Doug Savant) forces Lynette (Felicity Huffman) to go back to work.

According to Nielsen ratings, the episode drew over 30 million viewers upon its initial broadcasting in the United States, becoming the most-watched program of the night across all networks, as well as the highest-rated episode of Desperate Housewives. The episode received mostly positive reviews from critics, most of whom complimented the writers for wrapping up the season's major story arcs. However, Ann Hodgman of Entertainment Weekly criticized the episode for being predictable and spending too much time on the Mary Alice storyline. In 2009, TV Guide listed "One Wonderful Day" as the 55th best television episode of all-time.


Otherhood is an upcoming American comedy film, directed by Cindy Chupack, from a screenplay by Chupack and Mark Andrus. It is based upon the novel Whatever Makes You Happy by William Sutcliffe, and follows three suburban moms who show up to the New York City homes of their sons unannounced. It stars Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Jake Hoffman, Sinqua Walls, and Jake Lacy.

It is scheduled to be released on April 26, 2019, by Netflix.

Small Town (Sports Night)

"Small Town" is the thirteenth episode of the first season of the television series Sports Night, written by Aaron Sorkin and Paul Redford, and directed by Thomas Schlamme, premiered on ABC in the United States on January 12, 1999.

In the episode, Dana and Casey are supposed to take the night off but are reluctant to do so. They choose to have a double date, Dana with Gordon and Casey with blind date Lisa. Natalie is left to produce the show for the first time, and has to handle a late trade, and Isaac and Jeremy question her authority amongst the rush of the deadline. Bobbi Bernstein, Casey's replacement for the night, claims that Dan slept with her in Spain and failed to call her afterwards, which Dan disputes, calling her "psychotic". In a subsequent episode, "Eli's Coming", Dan learns Bobbi is not wrong, but her appearance was different at the time, and Dan knew her as "Roberta".

Six characters receive top billing in the episode: Casey McCall (Peter Krause); Dan Rydell (Josh Charles); Dana Whitaker (Felicity Huffman); Isaac Jaffe (Robert Guillaume); Natalie Hurley (Sabrina Lloyd) and Jeremy Goodwin (Joshua Malina. Several recurring characters also appear in the episode including Kim (Kayla Blake); Elliot (Greg Baker), Chris (Timothy Davis-Reed), Will (Ron Ostrow) and Gordon (Ted McGinley). Lisa Edelstein, who would later have a starring role in House, guest-stars as Bobbi Bernstein, while other guest stars include Alice Coppola and Amy Powell, who appear as Leesa and Kelly respectively.

The episode received mostly positive reviews. The episode won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Picture Editing in a multi-camera series at the 51st Primetime Emmy Awards in 1999, and was nominated for the award Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Comedy Series at the Directors Guild of America Awards 1999. Janet Ashikaga was also recognised by the American Cinema Editors for Best Editing in a Half-Hour Television Series.

Stealing Cars

Stealing Cars is a 2015 American crime drama film directed by Bradley J. Kaplan, written by Will Aldis and Steve Mackall, and starring Emory Cohen, Mike Epps, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and John Leguizamo. It was premiered at Los Angeles Film Festival on June 13, 2015.

The Central Park Five (miniseries)

The Central Park Five is an upcoming American drama web television miniseries created by Ava DuVernay that is set to premiere in 2019 on Netflix. DuVernay also serves as a writer for the series and is expected to direct every episode. The series documents the famous Central Park jogger case from 1989 in which a jogger was attacked in Central Park in New York City. In that case, five juvenile males were subsequently convicted of the crime before being exonerated in 2002. The series is set to feature an ensemble cast including Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, and Storm Reid.

Transamerica (film)

Transamerica is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Duncan Tucker, and starring Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers. Released by IFC Films and The Weinstein Company, the film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 14, 2005 and to theaters in the United States on December 2, 2005.

The screenplay, inspired in part by conversations between Tucker and his then roommate Katherine Connella, tells the story of Bree, a transgender woman (Huffman), who goes on a road trip with her long-lost son Toby (Zegers).

One of the major themes is the personal journey toward self-discovery, according to interviews with the director and actors. The film is marked by an Academy Award–nominated and Golden Globe–winning performance by Huffman, who is also known for her performance in Desperate Housewives.

Transamerica (soundtrack)

Transamerica is the original soundtrack, on the Nettwerk America label, of the 2005 film Transamerica starring Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers. The album consists of songs from various artists in the country and bluegrass genres.

William H. Macy

William Hall Macy Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor. His film career has been built on appearances in small, independent films, though he has also appeared in summer action films. Macy has described himself as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman".Macy has won two Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Fargo. Since 2011, he has played Frank Gallagher, a main character in the Showtime adaptation of the British television series Shameless. Macy and actress Felicity Huffman have been married since 1997.

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