Born: 9 December 1962
Birthplace: Bedford, New York
Best known as: Lynette on the TV show Desperate Housewives
After more than two decades on stage and screen, Felicity Huffman became a household name in 2004, thanks to her Emmy-winning performance as Lynette on TV's Desperate Housewives. She studied theater in London and New York and began acting professionally in the late 1970s. After many television movies and guest spots, she landed a central role in the critically acclaimed series Sports Night (1998-2000). More TV and film roles followed, and Huffman proved herself capable of doing both comedy and drama. Married to actor William H. Macy, she has also stayed active in live theater, collaborating with her husband and writer David Mamet in productions such as Broadway's Speed-the-Plow (1988). Her films include Reversal of Fortune (1990, starring Jeremy Irons), Magnolia (1999, starring Tom Cruise), Raising Helen (2004, with Abigail Breslin), Transamerica (2005) and Georgia Rule (2007, with Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan).
Extra credit: Her co-stars on Desperate Housewives include Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria... Huffman's nickname is "Flicka."
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