Know About Felicity Huffman; Age, Husband, Kids, Net Worth, Controversy

Published Date: 13 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 13 Mar, 2019

Forty plus years in TV and movies is what defines as a career highlight for American film and television actress Felicity Huffman. Her long-haul association with famed entertainment husband aids to swell her media consistency, which recently got powered up with some controversy.

ABC TV series Desperate Housewives pitches the fame of veteran actress Felicity Huffman. She has molded her career in entertainment starting as a theatre actress and slowing gripping into the wider platform of the cinematic universe.

Short Bio: Age, Family, Education

Felicity Huffman, age 56, was born as Felicity Kendall Huffman, into a wealthy family on 9 December 1962 in Bedford, New York. She is one of the eight children of her parents, Grace Valle (died 2009) and Moore Peters Huffman (died 1987), a banker and partner at Morgan Stanley. Her parents divorced soon after she turned 1. She later discovered that her biological father was Roger Tallman Maher, a family friend.

Felicity shares siblings bond with six sisters: Mariah, Betsy, Grace, Isabel, Jessie, and Jane, and one brother:  Moore Jr. As of her education, she attended The Putney School in Putney Vermont. She later graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan in 1981. Subsequently, she enrolled at New York University, Circle in the Square Theatre School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Career, Net Worth

After starting off as a stage performer, Felicity landed a TV break with ABC-aired anthology series ABC Afterschool Special in 1978. Her big screen break came as Wheel of Fortune Girl on 1988-aired comedy/drama Things Change. Apparently, the aspiring star landed appearances in numerous TV shows and movies including Hackers (1995), Door to Door (2002), George Rule (2007), Law & Order (1992, 1997), and Out of Order (2003).


Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives (Picture: IMDB)

Felicity’s portrayal of Lynette Scavo in the ABC comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives from 2004 to 2012 highlights her acting credentials. In fact, she even bagged the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her avatar in the show. Felicity will appear on web series When They See Us and comedy flick Otherhood in 2019.

Her charismatic appearances in both TV and movies gifts Felicity Huffman with the commanding net worth of $20 Million. Besides, she enjoys the earnings of her actor husband who bags $25 Million.

Felicity’s Married Life With Actor Husband; Mother Of Two Kids!

Unsurprisingly, the entertainment star is attracted by another entertainment superstar. Felicity enjoys matrimony with two Emmy Award-winning actor husband, William H. Macy. The actor couple walked down the aisle together on 6 September 1997, after going on-and-off with their relationship for almost 15 years.


Felicity Huffman shares throwback wedding picture with her husband, William H. Macy on Valentines Day 2019 (Picture: Felicity’s Instagram)

Florida-born actor William is known for his Academy Award nomination-worth performance on 1996 black comedy/crime film Fargo. He shares two wonderful kids with Felicity. The pair welcomed daughter Sofia Grace Macy on 1 August 2000 and another daughter Georgia Grace Macy on 14 March 2002.

Recent Controversy

The veteran actress recently surfaced around a controversy as she was among the dozens to have been charged by the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office amidst a large-scale nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal on 12 March 2019. The allegation stated that a payment of $15,000 which was supposed to be made to the Key Worldwide Foundation as a charity was instead paid to a person pretending to be Huffman’s daughter to take the SAT for her.

Some Interesting Facts About Felicity Huffman

  • Her great-great-grandfather, Joseph Warren King was the founder of the King Mills Powder Company.
  • Felicity holds German, Scottish, English, Scots-Irish, Irish, and French-Canadian ancestries.
  • She suffered from eating disorders anorexia and bulimia in her late teens and twenties.
  • Felicity lends her support to women’s rights movement as well as campaigns encouraging pet adoptions.  
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