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WILLIAM H. MACY (Dr. Noseworthy), one of today's most respected actors, has been honored for his work on stage, screen and television.

Earlier this year, he starred on Broadway in David Mamet's "Speed the Plow.” On television, he reprised his Emmy-nominated role as Dr. Morgenstern in one of the final episodes of "ER.” For the big screen, Macy produced and starred in Peter Hewitt's 2009 crime comedy "The Maiden Heist.” In addition, he recently starred in the indie film "The Deal,” which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Macy also co-wrote the screenplay, based on Peter Lefcourt's novel, with his longtime writing partner Steven Schachter, who directed "The Deal.” Also in 2008, Macy starred in Brian Hecker's indie "Bart Got a Room,” and lent his voice to the animated hit "The Tale of Despereaux.”

In 2007, Macy starred in the smash hit buddy comedy "Wild Hogs,” alongside John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and Tim Allen. His recent film work also includes a trio of acclaimed independent features: Jason Reitman's "Thank You for Smoking”; a film adaptation of the David Mamet play "Edmond,” in which he played the title role; and Emilio Estevez's "Bobby,” for which Macy shared in a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast. Macy also served as an executive producer on the widely praised independent film "Transamerica,” starring his wife, Felicity Huffman.

Additionally, Macy recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for the role of the fast-talking Tick Tock McGlaughlin in the fact-based 2003 drama "Seabiscuit,” for which he also received a SAG Award® nomination as a member of the ensemble cast. He earlier received an Academy Award® nomination and won an Independent Spirit Award for his work in the Coen brothers hit "Fargo.” His performance as the hapless Jerry Lundergaard in that film also brought him a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor and several critics groups' award mentions. He has garnered additional SAG Award® nods as a member of the nominated casts of the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed films "Boogie Nights” and "Magnolia,” and two more Independent Spirit Award nominations for his work in "Oleanna” and "Homicide,” both directed by Mamet.

Macy's wide range of film credits also includes "Sahara,” "Cellular,” "Spartan,” "The Cooler,” "Welcome to Collinwood,” "Jurassic Park III,” "State and Main,” "Happy, Texas,” "A Civil Action,” "Pleasantville,” "Wag the Dog,” "Air Force One,” "Ghosts of Mississippi,” "Mr. Holland's Opus,” "Murder in the First,” "The Client,” "Searching for Bobby Fischer,” "Shadows and Fog” and "Radio Days.”

For television, Macy has been recognized for his work on both sides of the camera. He won dual Emmy Awards, for Best Actor and Best Writing, for his work on the inspiring 2002 telefilm "Door to Door.” Macy also won a SAG Award® and earned a Golden Globe nomination for his poignant portrayal of Bill Porter, who became a successful salesman despite having cerebral palsy. The co-writer of the project (with Schachter), he also earned a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award nomination. "Door to Door” also won four more Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Television Movie, a Critics' Choice Award and a Peabody Award, among its numerous honors.

In 2004, Macy co-wrote, produced and starred in "The Wool Cap,” earning Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award® nominations for his performance, as well as another WGA Award nomination. The telefilm also earned Emmy and Critics' Choice Award nominations for Outstanding Television Movie. Macy more recently earned his ninth Emmy nomination for his role in "Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.” He was also Emmy-nominated for his performances in the television movies "Stealing Sinatra” and "A Slight Case of Murder,” the latter of which he also co-wrote with Schachter, as well as his roles on the series "Sports Night” and "ER.”

His many other television credits include such acclaimed longform projects as "The Awakening Land”; "The Murder of Mary Phagan”; "Andersonville”; "The Writing on the Wall”; "Reversible Errors”; and "Out of Order,” to name only a few. He also directed the HBO film "Lip Service,” which won a Cable ACE Award.

Born in Miami and raised in Georgia and Maryland, Macy originally set out to become a veterinarian at Bethany College in West Virginia, but after performing in numerous plays, he transferred to Goddard College in Vermont, where he came under the tutelage of a theater professor named David Mamet, beginning their long association.

In 1972, Mamet, Macy and Schachter moved to Chicago, where Macy originated roles in several of Mamet's classic productions, including "American Buffalo” and "The Water Engine.” Moving to New York in 1980, Macy continued to build his theatre repertoire with roles in a number of off-Broadway productions, including Mamet's "Prarie du Chen,” "Oh Hell” and "Oleanna.” He later appeared on Broadway in the revival of "Our Town.” In 1985, he and Mamet founded the Atlantic Theater Company (ATC). Macy's more than 50 theatre credits also include the Donmar Warehouse revival of "American Buffalo,” which later moved to the ATC for a record-breaking run. In addition, Macy has directed a number of plays, including "Boy's Life,” at Lincoln Center, and ATC's production of "The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite.”


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