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Felicity Huffman Biography

Birth Name:
Felicity Kendall Huffman
Birth Place:
Bedford, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was Madonna's understudy and eventual successor in the David Mamet-penned 1988 Broadway play Speed-the-Plow
  • After confessing to Oprah that her dream was to be a back-up singer, the wish-granting Winfrey surprised Huffman with the chance to sing back-up for her idol, Tina Turner, in February 2005
  • Often participates in the Malibu Triathlon (competing in the celebrity division where three celebs divide up the tasks---she does the running portion); in 2005, she ran with a 101-degree fever
  • Has talked openly about her struggles with eating disorders and her own negative self-image
  • Is coauthor of the book A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend and a contributor to the book Fired! Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized & Dismissed
  • Lends her support to campaigns that encourage pet adoptions

Awards

  • 2021Canadian Screen Awards-Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2005Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2005Tribeca Film Festival-Best Actress in a Narrative Feature: winner
  • 2005Online Film Critics Association-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2005Phoenix Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2005National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 2005Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2005Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

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