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WILLIAM H. MACY (Don Twombly), an Oscar and Golden Globe® nominee and Emmy® and SAG Award™ winner, is one of the most distinguished talents of his generation. Macy received an Oscar nomination, won an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor, and received numerous notable accolades for his memorable performance in the Coen Brothers' Fargo. Along with a Golden Globe nomination for his work in Seabiscuit, Macy's distinguished list of film credits also includes The Deal, Bobby, Bart Got A Room, Edmund, Thank You for Smoking, Wild Hogs, Sahara, Cellular, Shorts, Spartan, In Enemy Hands, Magnolia, Pleasantville, Happy Texas, State and Main, Jurassic Park 3, Focus, Welcome to Collinwood, Psycho, A Civil Action, Boogie Nights, Wag The Dog, Air Force One, Ghosts of Mississippi, Mr. Holland's Opus, The Client, Shadows and Fog, Murder in the First, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Radio Days, Oleanna, House of Games and Panic.

On television, Macy received outstanding critical acclaim for his role as Bill Porter in TNT's Door to Door. The movie, which Macy also co-wrote, received a SAG Award™, Peabody Award, an AFI Award, a Critics' Choice Award, a Golden Satellite Award, a Writers Guild nomination, an American Cinema Editors nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. The movie was nominated for 12 Emmys and won six, including Macy's for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie.

In early 2009, Macy reprised his Emmy-nominated role as Dr. Morgenstern for ER's final season. He has also received Emmy nominations for his television roles in Umney's Last Case, The Wool Cap, Stealing Sinatra, A Slight Case of Murder and Sports Night. Macy's movie of the week credits include Reversible Errors, Above Suspicion, The Con, The Cooler, A Murderous Affair, Heart of Justice, Standoff at Marion, and the miniseries Andersonville, The Murder of Mary Phagan and The Awakening Land. In addition to the BBC telefilm The Writing on the Wall, Macy also appeared in two David Mamet vehicles, The Water Engine and Showtime's Texan.

Born in Miami, Macy studied theater under David Mamet at Goddard College in Vermont. In 1972, Mamet, Macy and his writing partner Steven Schachter moved to Chicago, where they collectively created the St. Nicholas Theater. Macy originated roles for several of Mamet's classic original productions, among them, Bobby in American Buffalo, and Lang in The Water Engine and his Mamet repertoire also includes Oleanna, Homicide, Things Change, House of Games, Wag the Dog, Prairie du Chen, Oh Hell and Speed the Plow.

Moving to New York in 1980, Macy continued to build his reputation in the theater with a lengthy list of stage credits including the Broadway production of Our Town, Tony® Award winner for Best Ensemble.

In addition to his acting and writing careers, Macy has also earned respect as a teacher and director. Having led theater classes in Chicago and at New York University, today he serves as director in residence at the Atlantic Theater company in New York. His extensive directing resume includes Boy's Life at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles production of Oleanna at the Tiffany Theater, as well as Lip Service, an HBO film which won an ACE Award for best Theatrical Production. Most recently, Macy directed the play The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York.

In 1998, Macy was honored by ShoWest when he was named Best Supporting Actor of the Year for his body of work.

Macy is married to Oscar nominee and Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG Award winner, actress Felicity Huffman, who stars on "Desperate Housewives."


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