William Hall Macy, Jr. is an American actor and writer with a net worth of $22 million. William Macy has earned his net worth by his acting roles such as Jerry Lundegaard in the movie Fargo, in which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Macy was born in Miami, Florida; he is also a teacher and director in theater, film and television. He is well known for his roles in small, independent films. Macy began acting in college after graduating from high school in Maryland where he grew up. After graduation, he moved to Chicago and co-founded the St. Nicholas Theater with award-winning playwright and classmate, David Mamet.
He relocated to Los Angeles and then New York in the early 80s, and began a successful career working in both Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. He also appeared in supporting roles on film and television, including such projects as "Somewhere in Time", "Kate and Allie", "Homicide", and "Benny and Joon". In 1996, he was cast in the role that would make him a star, as Jerry Lundegaard in "Fargo". He has gone on to appear in a number of successful films since then, including "Boogie Nights", "Wag the Dog", "Magnolia", and "The Lincoln Lawyer".