Felicity Huffman is an American actress best known for her starring role as Lynette Scavo in the comedy-drama television series Desperate Housewives, from 2004-2012.
In 2006 she starred in the critically acclaimed Weinstein Company film, Transamerica, as Bree, a transgendered woman who embarks on a journey across country with her newly discovered son. In addition to an Oscar nomination, Huffman won a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for the role.
In 2004 Huffman appeared in the feature film Christmas with the Cranks, which starred Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. She also appeared in Raising Helen, with Kate Hudson and John Corbett.
On the small screen, she was seen in 2004 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 and Order, Bedtime Stories and appearances as a series regular 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 theatre company where she has been featured in numerous 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 ad the Lincoln center Theatre, Boy's Life, directed by William H. Macy, The Loop and Grotesque Love Songs.
Huffman also appeared in David Mamet's Speed the Plow. She 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.