Felicity Huffman

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Felicity Huffman
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Birth name Felicity Kendall Huffman
Born December 9, 1962 in Bedford, New York, USA
Sometimes credited as Flicka Huffman
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Felicity Huffman is an American actress, best known for her role as Lynette Scavo in the hit comedy/drama Desperate Housewives.

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Biography

Born to Moore Peters Huffman, a banker, and his then wife Grace Valle, née Ewing, an actress, who divorced when she was one year old, Felicity and her 7 older siblings (brother Moore Jr, and sisters Mariah, Betsy, Jane, Grace, Jessie and Isabel) were raised by their mother, growing up in Aspen, Colorado.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Golden Years Terry Spann 1991 1
Sports Night Dana Whitaker 1998–2000 1 2
Out of Order Lorna Colm 2003 1
Desperate Housewives Lynette Scavo 2004–2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
American Crime Barb Skokie 2015 1
Leslie Graham 2016–  2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
ABC Afterschool Specials
(credited as Flicka Huffman)
Sara Greene 7x02 - A Home Run for Love October 11, 1978
The Human Factor unknown 1x03 - Between the Sheets April 30, 1992
Raven (1992) Sharon Prior 1x04 - ... And Everything Nice July 22, 1992
Law & Order Diane Perkins 3x06 - Helpless November 4, 1992
The X-Files Dr. Nancy Da Silva 1x07 - Ice November 5, 1993
Early Edition Det. Tagliatti 1x01 - Pilot September 28, 1996
Chicago Hope Ellie Stockton 3x15 - Take My Wife, Please February 3, 1997
Law & Order Hillary Colson 7x14 - Working Mom February 26, 1997
The West Wing Ann Stark 2x11 - The Leadership Breakfast January 10, 2001
Kim Possible Dr. Betty Director (voice) 1x07 - Number One July 12, 2002
Girls club (2002) Marcia Holden 1x01 - Girls Club October 21, 2002
Frasier Julia Wilcox 10x12 - The Harassed January 14, 2003
Frasier Julia Wilcox 10x15 - Trophy Girlfriend February 18, 2003
Frasier Julia Wilcox 10x16 - Fraternal Schwinns February 25, 2003
Frasier Julia Wilcox 10x20 - Farewell, Nervosa April 22, 2003
Frasier Julia Wilcox 10x23 - Analyzed Kiss May 13, 2003
Frasier Julia Wilcox 10x24 - A New Position for Roz May 20, 2003
Kim Possible Dr. Betty Director (voice) 2x04 - The Ron Factor August 8, 2003
Frasier Julia Wilcox 11x01 - No Sex Please, We're Skittish September 23, 2003
Frasier Julia Wilcox 11x02 - A Man, a Plan and a Gal: Julia September 23, 2003
The D.A. (2004) Charlotte Ellis 1x02 - The People vs. Patricia Henry March 26, 2004
The D.A. (2004) Charlotte Ellis 1x03 - The People vs. Oliver C. Handley April 2, 2004
The D.A. (2004) Charlotte Ellis 1x04 - The People vs. Achmed Abbas April 9, 2004
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Herself 1x01 - Pilot September 18, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Lip Service Woman P.A. 1988
Quicksand: No Escape Julianna Reinhardt March 4, 1992
The Water Engine Dance Hall Girl August 24, 1992
The Heart of Justice Annie February 20, 1993
Jules Erin 1996
Harrison: Cry of the City Peggy Macklin February 27, 1996
The Underworld unknown 1997
A Slight Case of Murder Kit Wannamaker September 19, 1999
The Heart Department Dr. Liza Peck 2001
Snap Decision Carrie Dixon June 4, 2001
Path to War Lady Bird Johnson May 18, 2002
Reversible Errors Gillian Sullivan May 23, 2004
Boomerang (2013) Margie Hamilton 2013

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Show 326 May 9, 2005
The Megan Mullally Show Show 5 September 22, 2006
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Show 394 November 23, 2006
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 3371 May 17, 2007
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Show 668 May 7, 2008
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2652 October 6, 2008
Late Show with David Letterman Show 3110 March 3, 2009
Late Show with David Letterman Show 3225 September 28, 2009
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Show 1052 October 2, 2009
Hollywood Game Night That Celebrity Game Show August 15, 2013
The Late Late Show with James Corden Show 57 July 29, 2015

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2005)
Desperate Housewives

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (2006)
Transamerica

Screen Actors Guild Awards

(1 Win in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (2006)
Desperate Housewives

Trivia

  • Graduated high school in 1981 from the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, where she majored in theater.
  • Earned a BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1988).
  • Met husband William H. Macy when she was one of his students at the Atlantic Theater Company. They married 15 years later in 1997 and had 2 daughters Sofia Grace (b. 2000) and Georgia Grace (b. 2002).
  • Jessica Alba was one of her students at the Atlantic Theater Company.
  • Revealed she had suffered from bulimia and anorexia in her twenties, but finally managed to overcome those conditions due to a therapy and meeting William H. Macy.
  • Both she and William are regular triathlon participants.