Felicity Kendall Huffman was born on 9 December 1962, in Bedford, New York, USA, of German, Scottish, Irish, and French-Canadian descent. Felicity is an actress, best known for her varied work in film, television and on stage. She’s been active in the industry since the 1970s. She earned particular acclaim for her performance in “Desperate Housewives” and “Sports Night”, but all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Felicity Huffman? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She’s won various awards such as a Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and Primetime Emmy Awards. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Felicity Huffman Net Worth $20 million
Huffman was raised mostly by her mother as her parents divorced a year after her birth. She attended The Putney School and would matriculate from Interlochen Arts Academy. She then attended New York University, Circle in the Square and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
In 1982, Felicity made her on stage debut and would spend most of her time working on varied productions. She made her Broadway debut six years later in the play “Speed the Plow”. In 1995, she became a part of the play “The Cryptogram”, a critical success which would win her an Obie Award. Four years later, she was cast in the play “Boston Marriage” along with other major productions.
1988 was her screen debut in the film “Things Change” in which she had a small role. Her next project would be “Reversal of Fortune”, which was released two years later. Other projects she was a part of include “The Water Engine”, “Hackers”, and “Golden Years”. She also took various guest roles in shows such as “Chicago Hope”, “The X-Files”, and “Law & Order”. In 1997, she became part of the film “The Spanish Prisoner”, critically acclaimed which led her to be cast in the very successful series “Sports Night” as Dana Whitaker, her role earning her a Golden Globe Award. After the show ended, she took some time off and would then return in the movie “Path to War”.
Huffman was cast in a recurring role in the sitcom “Frasier” and would then get a lead role in the series “Desperate Housewives”, in which for her work she would win an Emmy Award as well as two Screen Actors Guild Awards; the show would run for eight seasons ending in 2012. During her time with “Desperate Housewives”, she also appeared in other projects, including the independent “Transamerica” and “Phoebe in Wonderland”. In 2013, she became part of another independent project – “Rudderless”, and also starred in the film “Big Game” opposite Samuel L. Jackson. The following year, she was cast in “American Crime” as one of the leads. The show made its debut in 2015 and she was critically acclaimed for her performance, boosting her net worth too.
For her personal life, it is known that Felicity was in an on-and-off relationship with actor William H. Macy for 15 years; they married in 1997 and now have two children. They’ve appeared on screen together in numerous projects and also received a star together on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. Huffman has also campaigned for women’s rights. She had also suffered from anorexia and bulimia during her teens.
Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her daughter Georgia in order to begin filming her guest appearance on Girls Club (2002).
Gave birth to her second child at age 39, a daughter named Georgia Grace Macy on March 14, 2002. Child's father is her husband, William H. Macy.
Gave birth to her first child at age 37, a daughter named Sofia Grace Macy on August 1, 2000. Child's father is her husband, William H. Macy.
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Sofia in order to begin filming her guest appearance on The West Wing (1999).
Both she and her husband, William H. Macy, are regular triathlon participants.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 7, 2012.
On March 1, 2012, she launched What The Flicka, a website dedicated to women and mothers where she is a regular contributor.
She has German, English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, French, Dutch and Irish ancestry. Among her prominent ancestors are her great-grandfathers, Gershom Moore Peters, founder of the Peters Cartridge Company and prominent Baptist minister, and Frederick Berthold Ewing, a prominent St. Louis businessman, and her great-great-grandfather, Joseph Warren King, who founded the King Mills Powder Company.
She told Oprah Winfrey that when she was born, her mother named her "Flicka", but had to change it because it was not a Christian name. She still uses "Flicka" as a nickname. The name "Flicka" comes from the book and movie My Friend Flicka (1943), a childhood favorite. It means "girl" in Swedish.
Whenever I start to talk about acting, people's eyes roll back in their heads and they lose the will to live, so I don't think I'm going to go into that.
[after being asked if she had any last words after giving an interview for the March 2007 issue of Redbook magazine] Yes. Please write "Felicity Huffman is smart. And thin.".
I feel ashamed of us. We had an opportunity to lead the world in a different way after 9/11 and we blew it. And I don't know if we'll ever recover. And then we re-elected that bonehead. I want to walk around saying, "I'm so sorry." America's a dichotomy. It's binge and purge. It's really right-wing, and also the left is coming up. It's stuff yourself and then starve yourself.
There are so few perks about getting older. Everything heads south and you become less and less attractive, but one of the perks is that you can usually learn to come home to yourself. You're a little more comfortable in your skin, as saggy as it is. And that's a gift.
In the new millennium, we're fighting against the icon of the perfect mother. I don't know about here, but in America you're not allowed to talk about how it's driving you crazy, or how you don't like it, or how, if you have to give a bath one more time, you're going to pull your hair out. Because then you're considered a bad mom. There's a very established conversation or litany, which is, "Isn't motherhood the best?" To me, that question just isn't applicable. You can complain about your job, you can complain about your husband, you can complain about your friends, but God forbid you complain about your kids.
[on her Oscar nomination] I'm shot into the stratosphere. You can't pasteurize the Academy Award. You can't negotiate it. It is the top. It is the biggest thing ever. I've been hopping around and screaming all morning.
I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are. [acceptance speech at the 66th Golden Globe]
Having it in your pants is really different. Because all your focus goes there. It's like this thing, dangling, which takes all of your attention. It's no wonder that it's all they think about. [on the prosthetic penis she wore for her role as a man undergoing a sex change operation in Transamerica (2005)]
My main experience is that this is a freelance business, and in a freelance business you're always sure your last job really is your last job. With the show comes job security.