Felicity Huffman

Highest Rated: 94% Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Birthday: Dec 9, 1962
Birthplace: Bedford, New York, USA
An alumna of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, actress Felicity Huffman is one of many classically trained stage performers who have found a home on television. She appeared on Broadway in David Mamet's Feed the Plow and co-founded the New York Atlantic Theater Company, along with Mamet and her husband, film actor William H. Macy. Making her feature-film debut in 1988 in Mamet's comedy drama Things Change, Huffman continued her acting career in the world of made-for-TV movies. A few exceptions include small roles in Reversal of Fortune, Hackers, The Spanish Prisoner, and Magnolia. In 1997 she won an Obie award for her work in the off-Broadway production of David Mamet's Cryptogram. Moving to the small-screen, Huffman was bumped up to starring status for the role of Dana Whitaker on the sitcom Sports Night, which ran from 1998 to 2000 on ABC before moving over to Comedy Central in syndication. She earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her work on that show. After Sports Night's cancellation in 2000, Huffman had her first child and could be seen in a string of TV movies, notably as Lady Bird Johnson in John Frankenheimer's Path to War. She then lent her voice to Disney's animated series Kim Possible and made appearances on Frasier, The West Wing, and {Girls Club. In 2003 Huffman was back to lead status as Lorna Colm on the Showtime original series Out of Order, also starring Eric Stoltz and husband Macy. Though the show was soon cancelled, it wouldn't be long before Huffman was back at it with another new show. This time around, she starred in ABC's dark primetime dramatic comedy series Desperate Housewives, which premiered in the Fall of 2004. The wildly successful series proved to be a break unlike anything the actress had ever experienced, earning her an Emmy, a Screen Actor's Guild Award, multiple Golden Globe nominations, and a stardom that finally made her a household name. In 2006, she won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for her role in Transamerica, in which she plays a pre-op male-to-female transsexual who learns she has a teenage son from a clumsy sexual encounter during her life as a man. Huffman's critical acclaim cemented that she had arrived as an actress and would not need to rely on the notoriety of Desperate Housewives in order to maintain a vibrant career. She would spend the next several years apperaing in films like Georgia Rule, Phoebe in Wonderland, and Rudderless.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Otherhood Actor 2019
10% Krystal Actor 2018
78% Big Game CIA Director $17.9K 2015
No Score Yet Stealing Cars Kimberly Wyatt 2015
48% Cake Annette $1.4M 2015
63% Rudderless Emily $56.5K 2014
52% Trust Me Agnes 2014
60% Phoebe in Wonderland Hillary Lichten 2009
No Score Yet Come Back to Sorrento Actor 2009
18% Georgia Rule Lilly $18.9M 2007
No Score Yet Darius Goes West: The Roll of His Life Actor 2007
77% Transamerica Bree Osbourne $8.8M 2006
No Score Yet Celebrity News Reels - America's Favorite Housewives Actor 2006
No Score Yet Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Actor 2006
5% Christmas With the Kranks Merry $73.8M 2004
25% Raising Helen Lindsay Davis $37.4M 2004
No Score Yet Reversible Errors Actor 2004
No Score Yet House Hunting Actor 2003
No Score Yet Out of Order Actor 2003
No Score Yet Path to War Lady Bird Johnson 2002
No Score Yet Snap Decision Carrie Dixon 2001
83% Magnolia Cynthia 1999
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder Kit 1999
No Score Yet Celebrity Mix Actor 1999
88% The Spanish Prisoner Pat McCune 1997
33% Hackers Attorney 1995
No Score Yet The Heart of Justice Annie 1993
No Score Yet Quicksand: No Escape Joanna Reinhardt 1992
No Score Yet The Water Engine Dance Hall Girl 1992
94% Reversal of Fortune Minnie 1990
83% Things Change Actor 1988

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2019
70% RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
2012
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
97% American Crime
2015-2017
Leslie Graham Barb Hanlon Barb Hanlon/Leslie Graham Jeanette Hesby Barb Skokie Barb Hanlon/Leslie Graham/Jeanette Hesby
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2013
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Lynette Scavo
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2008
83% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
2006-2007
Herself
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2005
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Julia Julia Wilcox
  • 2003
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice
  • 2003
  • 2002
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Ann Stark
  • 2001
92% Sports Night
1998-2000
Dana Dana Whitaker
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Hillary Colson Diane Perkins
  • 1997
  • 1992
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Dr. Da Silva
  • 1993

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