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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.

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

(1962-12-09) December 9, 1962 (age 56)
ResidenceCalifornia, U.S.
Alma mater
Years active1978–present
Criminal charge
Criminal status
  • Incarcerated for 14 days, sentenced September 13, 2019[1]
;earliest possible release November 8, 2019
William H. Macy (m. 1997)

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.[2]


  1. Patten, Dominic (September 13, 2019). "Felicity Huffman Accepts Two-Week Jail Sentence In College Bribery Scheme "Without Reservation" – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. Lartey, Jamiles (March 13, 2019). "Felicity Huffman among dozens charged over admissions fraud at top US schools". Retrieved March 13, 2019.