FELICITY HUFFMAN (Lilly) has proven herself as an exceptional actress in
both dramatic and comedic roles. The last year has been a prolific one, with an Academy
AwardÂ® nomination for her stunning performance in Transamerica, as well as a Golden
Globe Award and Independent Spirit Award for the same role. Huffman has also been
honored with an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Lead Actress in a
Comedy Series for her role on Desperate Housewives.
Huffman can currently be seen starring as Lynette Scavo on the ABC hit
Desperate Housewives on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM EST. The cast won the 2004 SAG
Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and most
recently won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series—Comedy or Musical. Huffman
was also nominated for Best Actress in a Television Comedy for Desperate Housewives.
On the big screen, she was most recently seen starring in the critically acclaimed
Weinstein Company film Transamerica. The film, which was written and directed by
Duncan Tucker, was the first-ever acquisition for the company and starred Huffman as
Bree, a transgendered woman who embarks on a journey across country with her newly
discovered son. In addition to the OscarÂ® nomination, Huffman won a Golden Globe an
Independent Spirit Award for the role. She was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild
Award, was awarded Best Actress by the National Board of Review and received a
nomination for Best Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Multiple film
festivals have screened the film, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the
Berlin International Film Festival. Huffman received Best Actress awards from the
Tribeca Film Festival, the San Diego Film Festival, the Aspen Film Festival and the
Florida International Film Festival and was honored by the Palm Springs International
Film Festival. She was also honored by Movieline's Hollywood Life with its award for
In 2004, Huffman appeared in the feature film Christmas With the Kranks, which
starred Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. She also appeared in Raising Helen, which
starred Kate Hudson and John Corbett.
On the small screen, Huffman was seen in 2004 in the television movie Reversible
Errors, with William H. Macy, Tom Selleck and Monica Potter. Her television movie
credits include Out of Order; the critically acclaimed Door to Door, starring William H.
Macy; Path to War, starring Alec Baldwin and Donald Sutherland; The Heart
Department; Harrison: Cry of the City; Quicksand: No Escape; The Heart of Justice; The
Water Engine; and The Underworld. Other television credits include Chicago Hope; The
X-Files; Law & Order; Bedtime; and appearances as a series regular on The Human
Factor; the ABC series Sports Night; Thunder Alley; Early Edition; Jules; and The
Huffman is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, an off-
Broadway theater company in which she has been featured in numerous plays including
Dangerous Corner, Shaker Heights and The Joy of Definitely Going Somewhere. Among
her other stage credits are Oh Hell, directed by Greg Mosher at the Lincoln Center
Theatre; Boy's Life, directed by William H. Macy; The Loop; and Grotesque Love Songs.
Huffman also appeared in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. She received an OBIE
Award for her portrayal of Donnie in Mamet's Cryptogram.
Huffman resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/director William H.
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