Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Obie Award winner Felicity Huffman has had a career spanning television, film, and stage. She made her Broadway debut in 1988 in the David Mamet play Speed the Plow, and that same year appeared in film for the first time with a role in Mamet's movie Things Change. In 1999 she worked with Mamet once again, starring in his play Boston Marriage.
Huffman guest starred on shows including The X-Files, Chicago Hope, and Law & Order throughout the 1990s before getting cast in her first regular series role in the Aaron Sorkin show Sports Night. In 2003, she landed a recurring role on Frasier, and in 2004 came the part that truly made her a household name: Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series the part in 2005, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress - Comedy Series in 2006. The show ended in 2012 after eight seasons. In 2005, while starring on Desperate Housewives, Huffman appeared in the film Transamerica. She was nominated for her first Oscar for her performance, and won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama.
In 2012, Huffman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That same year, she launched a website dedicated to women and mothers called What the Flicka. She returned to television in 2015 with a regular role on the ABC series American Crime. Robert Bianco from "USA Today" called her performance in the show "a reconfirmation that Felicity Huffman is one of the best actresses we have."