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Felicity Huffman

Birth Place: New York, USA

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Felicity Huffman is an American actress who was born on December 9, 1962, in Bedford, New York. She grew up in a family of eight children and attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Huffman began her career in theater, making her Broadway debut in 1988 in David Mamet's play "Speed-the-Plow." She went on to appear in several other plays, including "The Cryptogram" and "The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite," for which she won an Obie Award.
In 1997, Huffman made her film debut in "Hackers," but it was her role as Dana Whitaker in the television series "Sports Night" that brought her widespread recognition. She went on to star in the critically acclaimed drama "American Crime," which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Huffman's most famous role came in 2004 when she starred as Lynette Scavo in the hit television series "Desperate Housewives." The show ran for eight seasons and earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy.
In addition to her work on television, Huffman has appeared in several films, including "Transamerica," for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She has also lent her voice to several animated films, including "Ratchet & Clank" and "The Nut Job."
Most recently, Huffman starred in the television series "When They See Us" and the film "Tammy's Always Dying."

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Obie Awards - 1995 - Performance

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Grant Gustin's Theatre Roots: From GLEE to THE FLASH to Broadway

Grant Gustin, who is making his Broadway debut this season in Water For Elephants, is best known for his role on the successful series The Flash. But did you know that Grant Gustin got his start in the theatre? Learn more about Grant Gustin's theatre roots here!
Review: HIR, Park Theatre

In its basic premise and form, Hir is a very traditional piece of theatre. It follows a typical two-act structure and the whole play takes place in one room with the same four characters. Within this familiar form, however, Mac wreaks havoc on the notion of the nuclear family, exploring what takes place in a family unit without a patriarch.
Photos: First Look at Felicity Huffman in Taylor Mac's HIR at Park Theatre

Multi award-winning actress Felicity Huffman is making her UK stage debut in the revival of Hir by Taylor Mac at Park Theatre. Performances run through 16 March. Check out all new photos here!
London Theatre Week - See over 50 Award-Winning Musicals and Plays with Tickets from £15, £25 or £35

London Theatre Week is the West End’s biggest promotion, giving you the chance to see over 50 amazing award-winning musicals and stunning plays with tickets from £15, £25 or £35
Portland-Based Performer Jenn Grinels Named Inaugural Writer In Residence for the Emerging Writers Residency at Circle in the Square Theatre

Portland-based songwriter Jenn Grinels has been chosen for the Emerging Writers Residency at Circle in the Square Theatre in NYC. Before leaving, she will present a concert of highlights from her new musical The Rosetta Project at Alberta Rose Theatre on February 25th. Tickets available at AlbertaRoseTheatre.com.
Meet the Cast of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS begins previews tonight, Saturday, February 24, 2024, and opens on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Meet the cast of Water For Elephants here!
Felicity Huffman Will Make Her UK Stage Debut in the Revival of HIR at the Park Theatre

​​​​​​​Multi award-winning actress Felicity Huffman, renowned for her roles in the 2005 film Transamerica and international hit television series Desperate Housewives, makes her UK stage debut in the revival of Hir, an explosive comedy by Taylor Mac opening at Park Theatre in 2024.
A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS Comes to the Laguna Playhouse Next Week

Laguna Playhouse presents A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS, written by Kris Lythgoe, directed by Bonnie Lythgoe, musical direction by Andy Street, and choreography by Becca Sweitzer.
Grant Gustin Will Make Broadway Debut in WATER FOR ELEPHANTS; Additional Cast Revealed

Grant Gustin will make his Broadway debut in the upcoming new musical Water For Elephants, which is set for come to Broadway in February 2024! Plus, find out who else will appear in the production.
Cleveland Play House Reimagines Iconic Horror Story, MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

Mary Shelley's shocking classic novel, Frankenstein, receives new life at Cleveland Play House. A haunting and highly theatrical adaptation of the classic horror story. Directed by Michael Barakiva, the production features Josh Bates, Madeline Calais, Ellen Grace Diehl, Gavin Michaels, and Kayodè Soyemi.
Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy to Star in THE GUYS at Theatre Aspen

Emmy Award winners Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy will star in Theatre Aspen’s production of Anne Nelson’s The Guys. Learn how to purchase tickets!
World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's MORIARTY: A NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE is Coming to Cleveland Play House

Cleveland Play House will bring its 2022-2023 season to a close with the world premiere production of Ken Ludwig's Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure. Running April 29 through May 21 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
THE GOOD LAWYER to Premiere on March 13 on ABC

In the episode, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) seeks legal representation to help him win a case and puts his faith in a promising, young lawyer who has obsessive compulsive disorder. The episode is written by co-showrunners David Shore and Liz Friedman, and directed by Ruben Fleischer.
ABC Orders THE GOOD LAWYER Series With Embedded Pilot in THE GOOD DOCTOR Episode

ABC has ordered an embedded pilot episode of “The Good Doctor” called “The Good Lawyer,” from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Signature. Kennedy McMann (“Nancy Drew”) is set to guest star as Joni DeGroot. Emmy® Award-winning Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”) is set to guest star as Janet Stewart.
BWW Blog: All That Exists is this Moment: My Time at the Atlantic Acting School

The hustle and bustle of New York was the perfect backdrop for the intensity that was the 2018 Summer Intensive at the Atlantic Acting School. It was such beautiful opportunity to take a deep dive into the Practical Aesthetics methodology.
The Cast of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Shares Stories From the Set and More on STARS IN THE HOUSE

The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of the virus.
DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day Comes to the 14th Street Y Theatre

'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day' presented by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; performing Thursdays and Fridays, February 6 - 21 at the 14th Street Y Theatre, 344 E 14th St, New York City.
Toronto International Film Festival Unveils Canadian Features Slate

The Toronto International Film Festival ® unveiled today the 26 Canadian features within various programmes that are part of the Festival's 2019 lineup. The slate offers a wide range of perspectives and themes, from youth struggling with the pressures of adulthood to seniors fighting for their independence in virtually every region in the country. The Canadian selection includes seven first features, 13 works by returning TIFF alumni, and almost 50% films directed by women.
FUTURE IDS AT ALCATRAZ On Display At New Industries Building on Alcatraz Island

Future IDs at Alcatraz, a yearlong project, exhibition, and series of monthly public programs on view in the New Industries Building on Alcatraz Island until October 2019, brings attention to criminal justice reform efforts and second chances. The exhibition encourages the viewer to reevaluate ideas about rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration, which features ID inspired artwork created by individuals who have a conviction history as they conceive and develop a vision for a future self.
51FEST Announces Lineup For Its Inaugural Festival July 18-21 In New York City

51Fest, presented by Women in the World and IFC Center, today unveiled the lineup for the inaugural event. Celebrating the voice, vision and stories of the female majority through compelling screenings and conversations, all by or about women, the first annual 51Fest will be held July 18-21 in New York City. 


How many Broadway shows has Felicity Huffman been in?

Felicity Huffman has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Felicity Huffman been in?

Felicity Huffman has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Felicity Huffman been nominated for?

Felicity Huffman has been nominated for Performance (Obie Awards) for Cryptogram.

What awards has Felicity Huffman won?

Performance (Obie Awards) for Cryptogram.

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