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Monday, May 08, 2006

Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo

Felicity Huffman has proven herself an exceptional actress in both dramatic and comedic roles. Her role as Lynette has earned her, along with the rest of her cast, the 2005 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and a 2005 Emmy Award nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She recently completed production on the independent film Transamerica, which screened at the Berlin Film Festival and at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005; Huffman won the award for Best Film Actress at Tribeca for her great performance. The film will be released by The Weinstein Company on December 2. In 2004 Huffman appeared in the feature film Christmas with the Cranks, which starred Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, and also in Raising Helen, with Kate Hudson and John Corbett. On the small screen in 2004 she was seen in the television movie Reversible Errors, with William H. Macy, Tom Selleck and Monica Potter. Among her television movie credits are 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, Heart of Justice, The Water Engine and Underworld. Other television credits include Chicago Hope, X-Files, Law & Order and Bedtime Stories,"with series regular roles on The Human Factor, the ABC series Sports Night, Thunder Alley, Early Edition, Jules and The Golden Years. Huffman is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, an off-Broadway theater company where she has performed in a number of 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. She also appeared in David Mamet's Speed the Plow and 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. Macy, and their two daughters.