After attending high school, Huffman studied theater studies , where she graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts . In the same year she made her first film appearance in Things Change - More Luck than Mind . In the following years she was seen in several films. On television, Huffman has appeared on various television series , including the X-Files, The FBI's Scary Cases , Law & Order, and Frasier . For her role in Sports Night , Huffman was nominated for a Golden Globe Award . From 2004 to 2012 she appeared in the hit television series Desperate Housewives , in which she mimed the stressed housewife Lynette Scavo . In addition to her appearances in films and series, she is also active as an actress on Broadway .
In 2005, Huffman played the conservative transsexual Bree in Duncan Tucker's road movie Transamerica , who is about to undergo sex reassignment surgery. For this achievement she was honored with the Actor Award of the National Board of Review , the Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination in 2006.
On March 7, 2012, Huffman was honored with a television category star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard ); her husband William Macy received a star at the same time in the same place.
In March 2019, as part of the US university scandal , the Boston prosecutor accused her of paying a $ 15,000 bribe to improve her eldest daughter's SAT score for admission to an elite university. She was then arrested and released on bail of $ 250,000. In April 2019, Huffman admitted paying the sum to an "admissions advisor" who bribed the private school where the entrance exam was held to have a Harvard graduate correct her daughter's answers . Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison, 250 hours of community service, and a fine of $ 30,000 in mid-September 2019. She started her sentence on October 15, 2019 and was released after ten days.
Years before the bribery scandal, Huffmann also bribed a school employee in her role as Lynette Scavo in the series Desperate Housewives to enable her child to be accepted. Even then, the total was $ 15,000.
- 1990: The affair of Sunny von B. ( Reversal of Fortune )
- 1995: Hackers - On the FBI's network ( Hackers )
- 1997: The Spanish Prisoner ( The Spanish Prisoner )
- 1999: Magnolia
- 2004: Love in a Detour ( Raising Helen )
- 2004: Christmas with the Kranks ( Christmas with the Kranks )
- 2005: Transamerica
- 2007: Georgia Rule ( Georgia Rule )
- 2008: Phoebe in Wonderland (Phoebe in Wonderland)
- 2013: Trust Me
- 2014: Big Game - The Hunt Begins (Big Game)
- 2014: Cake
- 2015: Stealing Cars
- 2019: Otherhood
- 2019: Tammy's Always Dying
- TV Shows
- 1978: Junge Schicksale ( ABC Afterschool Specials , episode 7x02)
- 1992: Raven (episode 1x04)
- 1992, 1997: Law & Order (2 episodes)
- 1993: The X-Files - The Scary Cases of the FBI ( The X-Files , episode 1x08)
- 1996: Alone Against the Future ( Early Edition , Episode 1x01)
- 1997: Chicago Hope - End of the Line Hope ( Chicago Hope , episode 3x15)
- 1998–2000: Sports Night (45 episodes)
- 2001: The West Wing - In the center of power ( The West Wing , episode 2x11)
- 2002–2003: Kim Possible (2 episodes)
- 2003: Frasier (8 episodes)
- 2004–2012: Desperate Housewives (180 episodes)
- 2015-2017: American Crime (29 episodes)
- 2019: When They See Us
- Felicity Huffman, Patricia Wolff: The Ideal Lover: What Women Want - A Basic Course for Men . Mosaic from Goldmann, ISBN 978-3-442-16946-7
- 2000: Nomination in the category Best Series Lead Actress - Comedy or Musical in Sports Night
- 2006 : Golden Globe for Best Actress - Drama as Bree in Transamerica
- 2006: Nomination for Best Actress in a Series - Comedy or Musical as Lynette Scavo in Desperate Housewives
- 2005: Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series as Lynette Scavo in Desperate Housewives ( Marcia Cross and Teri Hatcher were also nominated )
- 2007: Nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series as Lynette Scavo in Desperate Housewives
- 2015: Nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie in American Crime
- 2016: Nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie in American Crime
- 2017: Nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie in American Crime
- 2005 : Screen Actors Guild Award together with Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross in the category Best Acting Ensemble in a TV Series - Comedy in Desperate Housewives
- 2005 : Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress (Drama) as Bree in Transamerica
- 2005: Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a TV Series (Comedy / Musical) as Lynette Scavo in Desperate Housewives
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- Current News - Domestic Abroad Economy Culture Sport - ARD Tagesschau. In: tagesschau.de. April 19, 2019, accessed August 3, 2020 .
- Kate Taylor: Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days Behind Bars in College Admissions Scandal. New York Times September 13, 2019.
- Felicity Huffman released from prison on 11th day of 14-day sentence. Retrieved January 9, 2020 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Huffman, Felicity Kendall|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||US-american actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 9, 1962|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bedford (New York)|