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Felicity Huffman

Highest Rated:   94% Reversal of Fortune (1990)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
78% Big Game
  • CIA Director
$17.9k 2015
No Score Yet Stealing Cars
  • Kimberly Wyatt
2015
49% Cake
  • Annette
$1.4M 2015
62% 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
17% 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
23% 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
84% 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
32% Hackers
  • Attorney
1995
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
82% Things Change
  • Actor
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
97% American Crime
2015
  • 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 Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
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
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Julia Julia Wilcox
  • 2003
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Ann Stark
  • 2001
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Dana Dana Whitaker
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Hillary Colson Diane Perkins
  • 1997
  • 1992
0% The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Dr. Da Silva
  • 1993

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