Date of Birth : Dec 9th 1962
Academy Award nominated American actress. She is well known for her role as Lynette Scavo, the hectic busy Super-Mom on the ABC hit show Desperate Housewives, which earned her an Emmy Award. A year later, her role as a transwoman in the independent film Transamerica earned her a Golden Globe Award, and was praised by many critics. Huffman won eight significant awards, and was nominated ten times.
After high school she went on to New York University where she graduated in 1988 from the Tisch School of the Arts, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.
Huffman is best known for her roles in Desperate Housewives and Transamerica. On television, she has also appeared in the dramedy Sports Night, and has had guest starring roles on Frasier, The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Huffman has appeared in films such as Raising Helen and Christmas with the Kranks. In 2003 she starred in Showtime’s dramedy Out of Order.
Huffman won an Emmy for her work on Desperate Housewives (Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series), as well as two 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards (Best Actress – Comedy Series and part of Best Ensemble – Comedy Series). Huffman’s performance in the film Transamerica was praised by many critics and garnered her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress as well as nominations for the Best Actress (Screen Actors Guild) and Best Actress (Academy Awards). Huffman is now a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.