Felicity Huffman

Biography: The energetic Huffman began her career off-Broadway with the prestigious Atlantic Theater Company, cofounded by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy. Both men ended up playing important roles in Huffman's life. Mamet cast her in her first film (1988's Things Change), and Macy became her husband and frequent collaborator. In the '90s the versatile actress worked consistently (if somewhat anonymously) in dramas and comedies on stage and screen, notably the cult TV series Sports Night. But in 2004 she became a household name playing high-strung mom Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives, and she soon won an Emmy for her efforts. A year after beginning that series, Huffman proved that she was also a formidable film talent with her turn as a pre-op transsexual in the indie hit Transamerica, which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination. One of her most memorable acceptance speeches was for her 2005 Emmy speech, in which she expressed her gratitude forThe energetic Huffman began her career off-Broadway with the prestigious Atlantic Theater Company, cofounded by playwright David Mamet and actor William H. Macy. Both men ended up playing important roles in Huffman's life. Mamet cast her in her first film (1988's Things Change), and Macy became her husband and frequent collaborator. In the '90s the versatile actress worked consistently (if somewhat anonymously) in dramas and comedies on stage and screen, notably the cult TV series Sports Night. But in 2004 she became a household name playing high-strung mom Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives, and she soon won an Emmy for her efforts. A year after beginning that series, Huffman proved that she was also a formidable film talent with her turn as a pre-op transsexual in the indie hit Transamerica, which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination. One of her most memorable acceptance speeches was for her 2005 Emmy speech, in which she expressed her gratitude for husband by saying, "I would like to thank the incomparable William H. Macy for taking a chunky 22-year-old with a bad perm and glasses out into a cow pasture and kissing me and making me his wife." Together, she and Macy have two daughters, and she and her husband also participate in the Malibu Triathlon, which raises funds for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Another cause Huffman is passionate about is pet adoption, and she often lends her support to campaigns supporting this movement. Expand

Felicity Huffman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 93 Reversal of Fortune
Lowest Metascore: 22 Christmas with the Kranks
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
55 Tammy's Always Dying May 1, 2020 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Tammy MacDonald / Tammy MacDonald tbd
38 Otherhood Aug 2, 2019 Executive Producer / Helen Halston 4.6
39 Krystal Apr 13, 2018 Poppy / Poppy Ogburn 5.5
tbd Stealing Cars Apr 1, 2016 Kimberly Wyatt tbd
53 Big Game Jun 26, 2015 CIA Director / CIA Director 7.2
49 Cake Jan 23, 2015 Annette / Annette / Annette / Annette tbd
52 Rudderless Oct 17, 2014 Emily / Emily 8.5
51 Trust Me Jun 6, 2014 Agnes / Agnes / Agnes / Agnes 8.9
56 Phoebe in Wonderland Mar 6, 2009 Hillary Lichten / Hillary Lichten 4.3
25 Georgia Rule May 11, 2007 Lilly 5.6
66 Transamerica Dec 2, 2005 Bree / Bree 6.9
22 Christmas with the Kranks Nov 24, 2004 Merry 7.6
38 Raising Helen May 26, 2004 Lindsay Davis 6.3
70 The Spanish Prisoner Apr 3, 1998 Pat McCune / Pat McCune tbd
93 Reversal of Fortune Oct 17, 1990 Minnie, Dershowitz's Student Staff 8.1