Felicity Huffman, the recipient of a Golden Globe & a Primetime Emmy Award, got her career breakthrough from the ABC TV series Desperate Housewives (2004- 2012).
Moreover, her role as a transgender woman in the 2005 film Transamerica gained her critical acclaim & even more, earned her nomination for Oscar for Best Actress category.
Starting with theaters in the 80s, the American actress made successful ventures in TV & films placed her among Forbes Highest-Paid Actresses in 2012.
Despite the tales of career success, Huffman couldn’t keep her barred from controversies too; her involvement in the “2019 College Admissions Bribery Scandal” saw the actress days in prison as well as $30,000 fine.
How Much Is Felicity Huffman’s Net Worth In 2020?
With a career spanning of over 4 decades, Huffman grabbed herself a tag of a millionaire & according to Celebrity Net Worth, the 57-year-old actress has a net worth of $20 million as of March 2020.
Reportedly, with her husband William H. Macy, an actor who currently plays in Shameless (2011- Present), Felicity has a combined fortune of $45 million (William is worth $25 million in 2020).
In 2012, Forbes ranked her #8 among the highest-paid actresses with an estimated annual earning of $9 million- thanks to her career in Desperate Housewives, which earned her $400,000-an-episode.
As reported, she took home $8 million in the final season (Season 8, 2011- 2012) of Desperate Housewives.
Aside from TV career, the 5 ft. 5 inches tall actress collects a hefty sum through endorsements. In 2012, her income from promotional deals with Got Milk & Renew Life along with the job as Dole spokesperson earned her $1 million.
Success Hiked From ‘Desperate Housewives’: Salary From The Series?
Felicity Huffman made TV debut from the guest role in ABC Afterschool Special (1978) & garnered acting base from stage productions, before the film debut through a small role in Things Change (1988).
After some years of struggle, things turned in her favor after Felicity earned the role Lynette Scavo in the mystery comedy-drama Desperate Housewives in 2004 starring
She appeared in the series until it concluded in 2012; she made appearances in 180 episodes, alongside Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Eva Longoria.
During Season 2 of Desperate Housewives, she earned $250,000 per episode which later rose to $275,000 per episode.
As per IMDB, in 2009- 2010 & 2010-2011, the actress made $400,000 per episode.
Net Worth Of Other ‘Desperate Housewives’ Casts:
- Teri Hatcher- $50 million
- Eva Longoria- $35 million
- Marcia Cross- $30 million
- Vanessa Williams- $28 million
- Nicollette Sheridan- $25 million
- Dana Delany- $10 million
Acting Venture In TV Series & Movies
After recurring roles in Frasier (2003, 8 episodes) starring Kelsey Grammer and Jane Leeves; and in The D.A. (2004, 3 episodes), the American actress got a regular role in the TV series Desperate Housewives (2004- 2012).
Thereafter, she played in American Crime (2015- 2017) for 3 seasons: Season 1 (10 episodes), Season 2 (10 episodes) & Season 3 (8 episodes) alongside Timothy Hutton, W. Earl Brown and Richard Cabral.
Her major success in the film came through the 2005 film Transamerica, where she played transgender woman Sabrina ‘Bree’ Osbourne opposite, Kevin Zegers.
The movie made on the budget of $1 million collected $15 million in the box office.
Some of her critically acclaimed films include Things Change (1988), Reversal of Fortune (1990), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), Magnolia (1999) and Tammy’s Always Dying (2019).
Check out box-office collection of Felicity’s movies:
- Magnolia (1999) starring Jeremy Blackman & Tom Cruise– $48.5 million (its budget was $37 million)
- Christmas with the Kranks (2004) featuring Tim Allen & Jamie Lee Curtis– $96.6 million (upon the budget of $60 million)
Arrest & Fines For ‘2019 College Admissions Bribery Scandal’
In 2019, the investigation on the college bribery scandal was launched under the name Operation Varsity Blues.
It caught Felicity Huffman along with other celebrities like Mossimo Giannulli & Lori Loughlin in the scene.
On March 12, 2019, Huffman was charged by FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office for involvement in the scandal & was bailed on $250,000.
Allegedly, she donated $15,000 to Key Worldwide Foundation, which under the table was a payment to a person, who took Huffman’s daughter SAT exams in her place & covered good marks.
After she agreed to plead guilty to a single count of mail fraud and honest services fraud on April 9, the charge turned formal on May 13, 2019.
The court, on September 13 that year, ruled her with 14 days in prison & was later fined $30,000 & issued the order of 250 hours of community service.
Real Estate Ownership: Where Does She Live & Her Cars?
Currently, Felicity lives in her house in Los Angeles with her husband & 2 children. In January 2020, the Emmy-winning actress & her spouse William put their 4,566 square feet mini-estate for lease asking $16,500 per month.
The duo bought the 5-bedroom & 6-bathroom property in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles in late-2012 for $3.8 million.
Together, they also own a single-family home in Basalt, Colorado, where the family of 4 live part-time. Bought in 1997, the 5,000 sq. ft. family home cost them $270,000.
The millionaire actress is also an avid fan of luxury cars; she often drives her Toyota Mirai & owns a classic Porsche.
Mother Of 2 Daughters With Husband William H. Macy
The Transamerica actress is in a marital relationship with the husband of 22 years, William H. Macy, an American actor. The duo dated on-off for 15 years & later exchanged vows on September 6, 1997.
Reportedly, the couple met at NewYork’s Atlantic Theatre Company where William taught drama.
Together, the couple shares 2 children; both daughters: Sofia Macy (born on August 1, 2000) & Georgia Macy (b. March 14, 2002).
As for a fact, at Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 7, 2012, each of the couples (Felicity & William) received a star.
Knew Biological Father At Teenage: Who Are Her Parents?
Felicity Kendall Huffman was born on December 9, 1962, in Bedford, New York, the USA. Soon after her birth, Huffman’s parents: Moore Peters Huffman (1910- 1987), a partner at Morgan Stanley and Grace Valle (1921- 2009) divorced.
Later, she moved with her mother to Snowmass, Colorado, where she grew up alongside her siblings (6 sisters & a brother).
Reportedly, Felicity, while as a teenager, discovered that her biological father was Roger Tallman Maher, a family friend.
The Putney School attendant later went to Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan & graduated in 1981.
Thereafter, she enrolled at New York University, Circle in the Square Theatre School & also in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.