Felicity Huffman Biography (1962-)

Born December 9, 1962; daughter of Moore Peters (a banker) and Grace Valle (an actress; maiden name, Ewing) Huffman; married William H. Macy (an actor, director, and writer), September 6, 1997; children: Sofia Grace. Education: Received B.F.A. from New York University. Addresses: Agent-- International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Career: Actress. Atlantic Theatre Company, founding member. Awards, Honors: Obie Award, 1997, for The Cryptogram; Golden GlobeAward nomination, best performance by an actress in a TV series--musical/comedy, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, Q Award nomination, Viewers for QualityTelevision, best actress in a comedy series, 2000, all for Sports Night. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 WilshireBlvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Wheel of fortune girl, Things Change, Columbia, 1988
  • Woman P.A., Lip Service,1988
  • Minnie, Reversal of Fortune, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Attorney, Hackers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • Pat McCune, The Spanish Prisoner, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997
  • Cynthia, Magnolia, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dana Whitaker, Sports Night, ABC, 1998-20
  • Movies
  • Joanna Reinhardt, Quicksand: No Escape, USA, 1992
  • Dance hall girl, The Water Engine, TNT, 1992
  • Annie, The Heart of Justice, TNT, 1992
  • Harrison: Cry of the City, UPN, 1995
  • Kit Wannamaker, A Slight Case of Murder(also known as A Travesty), HBO, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Sharon Prior, " ... And Everything Nice," Raven, CBS, 1992
  • Diane Perkins, "Helpless," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Dr. Nancy DaSilva, "Ice," The X-Files, Fox, 1993
  • Donna, Bedtime, PBS, 1996
  • Ellie Stockton, "Take My Wife, Please," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997
  • Hilary Colson, "Working Moon," Law & Order, NBC, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Terry Spann, Golden Years(also known as Stephen King's Golden Years), 1991
  • Bobbi Turner, Thunder Alley, ABC, 1994
  • Detective Dawna Tagliatti, Early Edition, CBS, 1996
  • Erin, Jules, Fox, 1996
  • Maria Mostello, The Underworld, NBC, 1997
  • Specials
  • (Television debut) Pam, "A Home Run for Love," After School Special,1978 . "Lip Service," HBO Showcase, HBO, 1988
  • Host and narrator, NFL Stories from the Heart,2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Joe, A Taste of Honey, Stage Theatre, New York City,1982
  • Jill, Been Taken, 18th Street Playhouse, New York City, 1986
  • (Broadway debut) Karen, Speed-the-Plow, Royale Theatre, 1988
  • Maggie, Boys' Life, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City,1988
  • Donny, The Cryptogram, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA,1995 then off-Broadway production, c. 1996
  • Marie, The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite, Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, 1997
  • Anna, Boston Marriage, American Repertory Theatre, Hasty Pudding Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1999
  • Also appeared as Glenna, Oh, Hell!, Lincoln Center, New York City;in Grotesque Love Songs, New York City; The Loop, New York City; Shaker Heights, New York City; Jake's Women, Old Globe Theatre; Three Sisters, Philadelphia Festival Theatre; Dangerous Corner, off-Broadway production.

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, December 25, 1998 , p. 46.
    • TV Guide, October 24, 1998 , p. 3.

    User Contributions:

    Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: