Felicity Huffman Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Theatre, Big Screen Career, Awards and Personal Life

Published Date   21st Oct. 2017, 09:41 am
Felicity Huffman Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Theatre, Big Screen Career, Awards and Personal Life
Quick Info
Birth Name: Felicity Huffman
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $20 million

Best known for role as Lynette Scavo in Desperate Housewives, American actress Felicity Huffman net worth increased with her flawless performances.


Born in 1962, Felicity Huffman began her acting career in 1990s. Felicity Huffman net worth grew as she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for comedy-drama Sports Night. Furthermore, she won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Desperate Housewives. For the same, she won three Screen Actors Guild Awards and 3 consecutive Golden Globe nominations.

Her movies accomplishments include winning Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, National Board of Review and an Academy Award nomination for independent film Transamerica (2005).

Early Life and Education

Felicity Kendall Huffman was born on December 9, 1962 in Bedford, New York to Grace Valle and Moore Peters Huffman. She was born in a wealthy family but she did not get equal chance to live with both of her parents since they divorced. Huffman grew up with her six sisters, Mariah, Betsy, Grace, Isabel, Jessie and Jane and a brother, Moore, Jr.

Felicity Huffman went to The Putney School and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 1981. Further, she enrolled in New York University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.

Early Career and Theater

Felicity Huffman net worth and recognition grew as she made her debut on stage in 1980s. She debuted on Broadway in the play Speed the Plow (1988). In 1995, Huffman appeared in critically successful play The Cryptogram for which she won an Obie Award.

Television and Film Roles

Huffman then transitioned from stage to big screen in 1988 with a small role in Things Change. Her 1990s film credits include Reversal of Fortune, The Water Engine, Hackers, The Underworld and so on. She started off by attracting positive reviews from critics with her role in 1998 comedy Sports Night.

Huffman had a recurring role in popular comedy Frasier which led her to land a lead role in another popular comedy, Desperate Housewives. Her character Lynette garnered wide recognition and acclamation for her as she portrayed the character as genuine modern wife. She won Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Lynette.

In 2005, she also starred in big screen success Transamerica. Her role in the movie led her to winning her first Academy Award nomination. A couple of years later, she starred in Georgia Rule with Lindsay Lohan.

While in 2014, she landed a role in Cake (2014). The same year, she got lead role in legal drama American Crime. This role marked her remarkable comeback and won her Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. Furthermore, she won a lot of critical acclamation.

Personal Life and Husband

Huffman married actor William H. Marcy on September 6, 1997 with whom she has 2 daughters: Sophia Grace and Georgia Grace. Each of them received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Apart from acting career, she has also established herself as women’s rights supporter. Similarly, the actress has campaigned for the same on behalf of NARAL. She confessed that she suffered from anorexia and bulimia in her late teens and 20s.

Salary and Net Worth

The Desperate Housewives lead actress, Felicity Huffman net worth is $20 million which she garnered through her strong performances.

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