Felicity Huffman is married to actor
William H. Macy, with whom she has
two daughters, Sofia Grace and Georgia Grace.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe
for Best Actress in a Television Series -
Comedy for her work, and she won a
Screen Actor's Guild Award for
Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series. She won her first
Emmy in 2005 for her work on Desperate Housewives
edging out fellow cast
Hatcher and Marcia Cross.
In 2005, she revealed that she has suffered from
both anorexia and bulimia in her teenage years,
but was able to overcome those conditions.
Huffman's work has included roles
in the motion picture Magnolia and the television dramedy
Sports Night. She is now best known for
her work on the television series Desperate Housewives,
where she stars as Lynette Scavo.
During the first season of Housewives,
Lynette was a stay-at-home mom who
was a former advertising executive. Her quirky and comedic
sense of humor garnered her the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in
a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe nomination
in the same category. In the second season she and her husband
Tom switch roles after she indirectly
causes his firing; she returns to work in advertising
whereas he stays at home with their four children:
twins Preston and Porter, Parker,
and Penny. Huffman
is once again nominated for the
Golden Globes Best Actress in a Comedy Series award.
In 2005, she starred as a transgendered woman
in the film Transamerica. Her performance was praised
and she has been nominated for a
Best Actress - Drama Golden Globe award for her role.