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Felicity Huffman
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Huffman on March 7, 2012 receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Born
Felicity Kendall Huffman

December 9, 1962 (1962-12-09) (age 57)
Alma mater
Occupation Actress
Criminal charge(s)
  • Mail fraud
  • Honest services mail fraud
Criminal penalty
  • 14 days in federal prison
  • One year supervised release
  • 250 hours community service
  • US$30,000 fine
  • (sentenced September 13, 2019)
Criminal status On supervised release
Spouse(s)
William H. Macy (m. 1997)
Children 3

Felicity Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American movie and television actress and convicted felon. She is well known for her role as Lynette Scavo, a busy mother on the ABC television show Desperate Housewives. A year later, her role as a transwoman in the independent film Transamerica was praised by many critics and earned her a Golden Globe Award.

Personal life

Huffman dated actor William H. Macy on and off for 15 years before they married on September 6, 1997. They have three children, Sophia, Georgia and James. She has appeared on television, in movies, and on stage many times with her husband; the couple each received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7, 2012.

On March 12, 2019, Huffman was arrested in connection with an alleged nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal, charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and released on $250,000 bail. She reported to prison and began her sentence on October 15, 2019. She was released from prison on October 25, 2019.

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