Desperate Housewives/Lynette Scavo

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Lynette Scavo
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives-Lynette Scavo.jpg
Actor Felicity Huffman
First Appearance 1x01 - Pilot
Series Billing Billed
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Basic Information

Character History

Parents:  ?? Lindquist (unknown) & Stella Wingfield
Husbands/Partners: Tom
Children: Porter, Preston, Parker, Penny, Paige
Siblings: Lydia Lindquist, Lucy Lindquist
Other Family: Glen Wingfield, Kayla Huntington, Rodney Scavo, Allison Scavo, Frank Kaminsky, Peter Scavo, Theresa Scavo

Lynette Scavo was once best known as a savvy career woman. In the work force she was an over-achiever who could accomplish any task, but those days came to an end when she and her husband, Tom, decided to have children. She gave up the working world and within seven years had a six year old son, five year old twin boys, and a baby girl. Soon, she gained a new reputation as the mother of quite possibly the most unruly children ever born.

In her efforts to tame her children and keep up with her domestic responsibilities, Lynette developed an addiction to her children's ADD medication that she eventually overcame with the help from the women of Wisteria Lane.

While Lynette's intentions are usually genuine, her actions often are not. Her need to actively meddle in the lives of others for the greater good led her to tank her own husband's promotion in order to preserve his time with their family. Unfortunately for Lynette, Tom found out about her subterfuge, but decided that she was right. He needed more time with the children. With that he quit his job and resolved to become a stay-at-home dad sending his wife back out into the professional arena with a seven year gap in her résumé.

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