- Category : 1962-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (12,36)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Separation 2
American film, stage, and television actress, best known for her role as Lynette Scavo in the long-running ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives (2004–2012), for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the debut season of the series and three Screen Actors Guild Awards overall.
Huffman began her acting career in theatre and in the 1990s also had many supporting roles in film and television. She starred as executive producer Dana Whitaker in the critically acclaimed ABC comedy-drama Sports Night from 1998 to 2000, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. Huffman drew critical praise for her performance as a transgender woman in the independent film Transamerica (2005). The role earned her a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, National Board of Review, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Since 2015, she has started in the anthology crime drama American Crime, for which she has received critical acclaim including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie nomination.
Huffman married actor William H. Macy on 6 September 1997. They have two daughters, Sophia Grace (born 1 December 2000) and Georgia Grace (born 14 March 2002). She has appeared on television, in movies, and on stage many times with her husband; the couple each received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 7 March 2012.