William H. Macy

Movie Actor

William H. Macy was born in Miami, Florida, United States on March 13th, 1950 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 73, William H. Macy biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
William Hall Macy Jr., Macy
Date of Birth
March 13, 1950
United States
Place of Birth
Miami, Florida, United States
73 years old
Zodiac Sign
$45 Million
$125 Thousand
Actor, Character Actor, Film Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Stage Actor, Teacher, Television Actor, Theater Director, Writer
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William H. Macy Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 73 years old, William H. Macy has this physical status:

Hair Color
Light Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
William H. Macy Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Allegany High School, Bethany College, Goddard College
William H. Macy Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Felicity Huffman
Dating / Affair
Carla Santos Shamberg (1980-1985), Megan Mullally, Felicity Huffman (1997-Present)
William Hall Macy Sr., Lois née Overstreet
Fred Merrill (Brother)
William H. Macy Career

After graduating from Goddard, Macy originated roles in a number of plays by collaborator David Mamet, such as American Buffalo and The Water Engine. While in Chicago in his twenties, he did a TV commercial. He was required to join AFTRA in order to do the commercial, and received his SAG card within a year, which for an elated Macy represented an important moment in his career.

Macy spent time in Los Angeles before moving to New York City in 1980, where he had roles in over fifty Off Broadway and Broadway plays. One of his earliest on-screen roles was as a theatre critic congratulating Christopher Reeve in 1980's Somewhere In Time, under the name W.H. Macy (so as not to be confused with the actor Bill Macy). Another memorable early performance was as a turtle named Socrates in the direct-to-video film The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984). He also had a minor role as a hospital orderly on the sitcom Kate & Allie in the fourth-season episode "General Hospital", and played an assistant district attorney in "Everybody's Favorite Bagman", the first produced episode of Law & Order; in both appearances, he was billed as W. H. Macy. He has appeared in numerous films that Mamet wrote and/or directed, such as House of Games, Things Change, Homicide, Oleanna (reprising the role he originated in the play of the same name), Wag the Dog, State and Main and Spartan.

Macy's leading role in Fargo helped boost his career and recognizability, though at the expense of nearly confining him to a narrow typecast of a worried man down on his luck. Other Macy roles of the 1990s and 2000s included Benny & Joon, Above Suspicion, Mr. Holland's Opus, Ghosts of Mississippi, Air Force One, Boogie Nights, A Civil Action, Pleasantville, Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Happy, Texas, Mystery Men, Magnolia, Jurassic Park III, Focus, Panic, Welcome to Collinwood, Seabiscuit, The Cooler and Sahara.

His work on ER and Sports Night has also been recognized with Emmy nominations.

In a November 2003 interview with USA Today, Macy stated that he wanted to star in a big-budget action movie "for the money, for the security of a franchise like that. And I love big action-adventure movies. They're way cool." He serves as director-in-residence at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, where he teaches a technique called Practical Aesthetics. A book describing the technique, A Practical Handbook for the Actor (ISBN 0-394-74412-8), is dedicated to Macy and Mamet.

In 2007, Macy starred in Wild Hogs, a film about middle-aged men reliving their youthful days by taking to the open road on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles from Cincinnati to the Pacific Coast. Despite being critically panned, with a 14% "rotten" rating from Rotten Tomatoes, it was a financial success, grossing over $168 million. The film also reunited him with his A Civil Action costar, John Travolta. In 2009, Macy completed filming on The Maiden Heist, a comedy that co-starred Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken.

On June 23, 2008, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman, would each receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the upcoming year. On January 13, 2009, Macy replaced Jeremy Piven in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow on Broadway. Piven suddenly and unexpectedly dropped out of the play in December 2008 after he experienced health problems; Norbert Leo Butz covered the role from December 23, 2008, until Macy took over the part. Dirty Girl, which starred Macy along with Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen and Tim McGraw, premiered September 12, 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In summer 2010, Macy joined the Showtime pilot Shameless as the protagonist, Frank Gallagher. The project ultimately went to series, and its first season premiered on January 9, 2011. Macy has received high critical acclaim for his performance, eventually getting an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014.

In the 2012 film The Sessions, Macy played a priest who helps a man with a severe disability find personal fulfillment through a sex surrogate. He made his directorial debut with the independent drama Rudderless, which stars Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne. In 2017, he directed The Layover, a road trip comedy starring Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton.

In 2015, he had a small role as Grandpa in the drama film Room, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film reunited him with his Pleasantville costar, Joan Allen.


Felicity Huffman finally speaks out about Varsity Blues admissions scandal after 11 day prison stunt for bribing her daughter's way into college: 'I had to break the law to give her a future'

www.dailymail.co.uk, December 1, 2023
In her first public remarks outside of the courtroom, Huffman tells ABC that she thought it was 'a joke' when FBI agents turned up at her mansion to arrest her. Huffman said she regretted the scheme but felt she had no choice at the time because Sophia, who she previously said has a learning disability, would not have been accepted otherwise. Now, she is studying drama at Carnegie Mellon in New York. 'It felt like I had to give my daughter a chance at a future. And so it was sort of like my daughter's future, which meant I had to break the law,' she said. She and husband William H. Macy hired Singer to help Sophia improve her scores and get into college.

Shameless legend looks UNRECOGNISABLE with wispy white hair and a full beard for new ITV drama Passenger - but can you guess who it is?

www.dailymail.co.uk, August 18, 2023
A Shameless legend looked unrecognisable in an image from new ITV drama Passenger. The TV star sports wispy white hair and a full white beard in the new role, a far cry from how fans know him in the hit Channel 4 drama which ran for nine years. First look images from Passenger show the actor donning an unbuttoned white tunic as he looks out into the distance with a fearful look on his face. 

William H. Macy defends himself in court after neighbor sued him for $600K for cutting down trees

www.dailymail.co.uk, June 3, 2023
William H. Macy is fighting back in court after he was sued for allegedly cutting down trees on his neighbors property. Macy, 73, is being sued for $600,000 by his neighbor Pierce Brown for the landscaping, which he claims happened without his knowledge or consent. Attorneys for Brown said in court documents: 'Macy's workers ... destroyed and removed or seriously damaged several healthy, decades-old mature pine trees and other vegetation from the Brown Property.'
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