Last Updated: December 1, 2023
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Net Worth:
$45 Million
Dec 9, 1962 (61 years old)
5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United States of America
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What is Felicity Huffman's net worth and salary?

Felicity Huffman is an actress and director who has a net worth of $45 million. That is a combined net worth with her husband, fellow actor William. H. Macy. Felicity Huffman is probably most famous for acting in films such as Georgia Rules, Phoebe in Wonderland, Christmas With the Kranks, Transamerica and Magnolia. She has also had acting roles in several television series such as Raven, X-Files, Sports Night and, most notably, Desperate Housewives.

At her peak of Desperate Housewives Felicity Huffman was earning $275,000 per episode. She appeared in 180 episodes of Desperate Housewives.

As of this writing she has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2005 for Transamerica.

In recent years Felicity earned some notoriety for her involvement in the infamous college bribery and cheating scandal. She was arrested in March 2019 and ultimately served two weeks in federal jail.

Felicity Huffman Net Worth

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Early Life


Felicity Huffman was born in Bedford, New York in 1962. She is the daughter of Grace Valle, an actress, and Moore Peter Huffman, a banker. She comes from a large family of six sisters, Mariah, Isabel, Jessie, Grace, Betsy and Jane, and one brother, Moore Jr. Her parents divorced when she was just an infant and she was raised by her mother in Putney, New York.

Felicity attended a boarding middle school in Putney and the Interlochen Art Academy in Michigan. From there she continued her education at New York University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama.


She began her acting career in 1988, on Broadway, in the production of Speed The Plow and went on in the same year to star in the films, Lip Service and Things Change. In 1992 she played the part of Annie in The Heart of Justice, and in 1996 she landed the role of Peggy Maclin in Harrison: Cry of the City.

On the ABC show, Sports Night, Huffman was cast in the role of Dana Whitaker, an executive producer. She is widely known for starring in Desperate Housewives on ABC, in the role of Lynette Scavo. Huffman has been very busy with her roles in plays, on the big screen and television, as well as being the co-author of "A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend," a self-help book. She has also starred in films with actor/husband William H. Macy, such as in the drama, Keep Coming Back.

Felicity Huffman Salary

How much did Felicity Huffman make per episode of Desperate Housewives at her peak? $275,000


Huffman won the 1994-95 OBIE Award for her role as Donny, in the theatre production of "Cryptogram." She was also awarded an Emmy for her role in Desperate Housewives, as well as two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actress in a comedy series and Part of Best Ensemble for a Comedy Series. For her role in Transamerica, she was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. In 2009, Huffman and actor/husband William H. Macy received their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which many people felt was way overdue.

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Personal Life

Felicity and William H. Macy dated for 15 years before marrying in September 1997. They have two daughters, Sophia and Grace.

College Bribery Scandal

On March 12, 2019 Felicity Huffman was arrested by FBI agents in connection to a widespread college bribery scandal. Felicity allegedly paid a $15,000 bribe, disguised as a charitable donation, to have her daughter Sophia's SAT test conducted by a tutor who altered the scores. The goal was to help Sophia get accepted into Georgetown University. Felicity was arrested in an early-morning raid at her Hollywood Hills mansion. She was released after posting a $250,000 bond.

When she was arrested, the FBI agreed to release her on bond after Felicity was able to show that she owns $20 million worth of real estate and has $4 million worth of liquid assets.

In May 2013 Felicity pleaded guilty to honest services fraud. In September 2019 she was sentenced to 14 days in jail and ordered to serve one year of supervised release, perform 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine. She reported to a Federal Correctional Institute in Dublin, California on October 15, 2019. She was released on October 25, 2019, two days early. No charges were ever filed against William H. Macy.

Just as the trial was unfolding, Felicity appeared in the Netflix series "When They See Us" as prosecutor Linda Fairstein. The series was filmed before the scandal. She did not appear in any films, television shows or theater productions in 2020 or 2021.

$20 Million Real Estate Portfolio

In the fallout of their bribery scandal, it was revealed that Felicity and William owned $20 million worth of real estate at that point (March 2019).

The smallest property in their portfolio is a cabin in upstate Vermont near Macy's alma mater, Goddard College. He purchased the property in the 1980s, long before he ever met Felicity Huffman. Macy described the property in a 2006 article in The New York Times:

"My little cabin actually started as three cabins. They were part of a motel called Toy Town, and they sat out on Route 2 until Daphne, the woman I bought the place from, moved them. I hooked them together, so although the cabin is only about 400 square feet, it has about 12 roof lines. On one side of the largest cabin there was a little door that opened to a fuse box. I didn't have electricity, but I left the door there. One summer, for no good reason, I opened the door and a writhing mass of garter snakes fell out all over my feet. I jumped so high I left one of my shoes."

Director Paul Thomas Anderson wrote the script for Magnolia while he was staying at Macy's cabin. In fact, the film was inspired by those snakes as once Anderson saw one, he was too scared to go outside.

The Macy-Huffman real estate portfolio also includes a 27-acre property in Little Woody Creek, just north of Aspen, Colorado. It is the site of Huffman's childhood home and where she and Macy were married. The original house that Huffman grew up in had to be demolished because it was not up to code. The couple had it rebuilt with modern upgrades and the renovated home was the subject of a 2018 feature in Architectural Digest. The "old-new house", as the couple calls it, is the same basic structure as the one Huffman grew up in, just bigger and 100 feet to the left of its original location. Each of the five bedrooms has its own bathroom. Growing up, Huffman shared one bathroom with her six sisters. Today this property is worth more than $10 million.

This wasn't the couple's first time in Architectural Digest. In 2000, the magazine profiled the completed restoration of the couple's Hancock Park area of Los Angeles home. They bought the 1920s Mediterranean style home after getting married in 1997. They also own a small home in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge.

When Desperate Housewives ended, Huffman and Macy purchased a 4,566 square foot, five bedroom, three bathroom home in the Outpost Estate neighborhood in Los Angeles. They bought the house next door to their Hollywood Hills home, which gave them a three acre compound with two main houses. Huffman and Macy's home is valued at $4 million. The combined two lot compound is worth $8-10 million.

Felicity Huffman Career Earnings

  • Desperate Housewives
    $250 Thousand/episode
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