Birth Date: December 9, 1962
Birth Place: Bedford, New York, USA
Felicity Huffman Biography
An alumni 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 cable 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,
Sofia Grace, 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 2002, she had her second daughter,
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 darkly-comic primetime drama series Desperate Housewives which premiered in the Fall of 2004. That same year, she could be seen in theaters with a supporting role in the holiday comedy Christmas with the Kranks.
Felicity Huffman Filmography
Georgia Rule (2007)
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman (2006) (V) .... Pilot Nima
"Desperate Housewives" .... Lynette Scavo
Transamerica (2005) .... Bree Osbourne
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) .... Merry
Reversible Errors (2004) (TV) .... Gillian Sullivan
... aka Scott Turow's Reversible Errors (USA: complete title)
Raising Helen (2004) .... Lindsay Davis
- The People vs. Achmed Abbas (2004) TV Episode .... Charlotte Ellis
- The People vs. Oliver C. Handley (2004) TV Episode .... Charlotte Ellis
- The People vs. Patricia Henry (2004) TV Episode .... Charlotte Ellis
"Frasier" .... Julia Wilcox
... aka Disney's Kim Possible (USA: complete title)
- The Ron Factor (2003) TV Episode (voice) .... Dr. Betty Director
- Number One (2002) TV Episode (voice) .... Doctor Director
"Out of Order" (2003) (mini) TV Series .... Lorna Colm
House Hunting (2003) .... Sheila
- Pilot (2002) TV Episode .... Marcia Holden
Door to Door (2002) (TV) (uncredited) .... Joey's Mom
Path to War (2002) (TV) .... Lady Bird Johnson
Snap Decision (2001) (TV) .... Carrie Dixon
"The West Wing"
- The Leadership Breakfast (2001) TV Episode .... Ann Stark
The Heart Department (2001) (TV) .... Dr. Liza Peck
"Sports Night" .... Dana Whitaker
Magnolia (1999) .... Cynthia
... aka mag-no'li-a (USA: promotional title)
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV) .... Kit Wannamaker
... aka A Travesty
The Spanish Prisoner (1997) .... Pat McCune
"Law & Order"
... aka Law & Order Prime (USA: informal title)
- Working Mom (1997) TV Episode .... Hillary Colson
- Helpless (1992) TV Episode .... Diane Perkins
- Take My Wife, Please (1997) TV Episode .... Ellie Stockton
The Underworld (1997) (TV)
- Pilot (1996) TV Episode .... Det. Tagliatti
Harrison: Cry of the City (1996) (TV) .... Peggy Macklin
"Bedtime" (1996) TV Series .... Donna
Hackers (1995) .... Prosecuting Attorney
"The X Files"
... aka The X-Files (USA)
- Ice (1993) TV Episode .... Dr. Nancy Da Silva
The Heart of Justice (1993) (TV) .... Annie
The Water Engine (1992) (TV) .... Dance Hall Girl
- ...And Everything Nice (1992) TV Episode .... Sharon Prior
"The Human Factor"
- Between the Sheets (1992) TV Episode
Quicksand: No Escape (1992) (TV) .... Joanna Reinhardt
Golden Years (1991) (TV) .... Terry Spann
... aka Stephen King's Golden Years
Reversal of Fortune (1990) .... Minnie, Dershowitz's Student Staff
Things Change (1988) .... The Wheel of Fortune Girl
Lip Service (1988) (TV) .... Woman P.A.
A Home Run for Love (1978) (TV) (as Flicka Huffman) .... Sara Greene
... aka Thank You, Jackie Robinson (USA: video title)