Who is actor William H. Macy?
William H. Macy (born William Hall Macy Jr.) is an Actor from the United States. He has appeared in films such as Fargo which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also recently appeared on Shameless and The Dropout.
William H. Macy’s Age
Macy is currently 72 years old. He was born on March 13, 1950, in Miami, Florida.
William H. Macy Parents
Macy is the son of the late William Hall Macy Sr. and Lois. His father ran a construction company in Atlanta Georgia. He then worked for Dun & Bradstreet in Florida before relocating to Cumberland, Maryland to work for an Insurance Agency when Macy was nine years old.
Macy’s father was also in the airforce navy during world war II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal for flying a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber during the war. His father died in 2007.
William H. Macy’s Wife
Macy is married to his wife Felicity Huffman. They had an on-and-off relationship for fifteen years before getting married on September 6, 1997. They have since appeared in numerous films together.
William H. Macy Daughter
Macy and his wife Felicity have two daughters Sophia Grace (born December 1, 2000) and Georgia Grace (born March 14, 2002). In 2019, Huffman was charged with fraud and conspiracy for college admissions bribery.
It was reported that Huffman and Macy agreed to pay someone $15,000 to take an entrance exam on behalf of their daughter Sophia to improve her scores and have a better chance of her getting into college.
Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in federal prison on September 13, 2019. She was also sentenced to 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release while no charges were filed against Macy.
William H. Macy Young
Macy went to Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland where he graduated in 1968. He then joined Bethany College in West Virginia to study veterinary medicine.
He went to Goddard College in rural Vermont, where he studied dramatist David Mamet and graduated in 1972, calling himself a “wretched student.” In New York City, he studied drama at HB Studio.
William H Macy Movies and TV Shows
- Somewhere in Time
- Foolin’ Around
- Welcome to Collinwood
- In Enemy Hands
- Thank You for Smoking
- Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman
- Blood Father
- The Layover
- The Awakening Land
- Curious George
- The Dropout
William H. Macy Actor
Macy began as a broadway actor appearing in over fifty Off-Broadway and Broadway plays. He then began appearing in tv series such as Kate & Allie, Law & Order, House of Games, Things Change, Homicide, and Oleanna among others.
In 1996, he appeared in the crime comedy film Fargo which earned him an Emmy Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He later appeared in numerous other films and television series which have made him a successful Hollywood actor.
Macy teaches a technique called Practical Aesthetics at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York where he serves as the director-in-residence. As a director, Macy has directed Rudderless which stars Selena Gomez and his wife Felicity, The Layover, Lip Service, and Krystal.
William H. Macy Shameless
Shameless is an American comedy-drama tv series created by Paul Abbott. Shameless tells the story of Frank Gallagher living in a poor and dysfunctional family with his six children. Frank is an alcoholic and drug-addict deadbeat single father who relies on his children to survive.
Macy plays the main role of the deadbeat drug addict father Frank Gallagher. The show aired on Showtime from January 2011 to April 2021 for 11 seasons and 134 episodes. Macy has appeared on Shameless alongside Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, and Jeremy Allen White among others.
William H. Macy The Dropout
The Dropout is an American drama series created by Elizabeth Meriwether. The series is based on the podcast The Dropout produced by ABC News and the now-defunct health technology company Theranos and its owner Elizabeth Holmes. Macy plays real-life Richard Fuisz a physician, inventor, and businessman.
William H. Macy’s Net Worth
Macy has an estimated net worth of $45 million as an actor.
What made William H. Macy famous?
Macy became famous after landing the main role in the dark comedy crime film Fardo in 1996. He played Jerry Lundegaard, a car salesman who hires two criminals to kidnap his wife in order to extort a large sum of money from her rich father.
He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the Academy Award for his performance in Fargo.
Where is William H. Macy today?
Macy is still actively present in the film industry. He recently starred in Showtime and Dropout which was released in early 2022.
How rich is William H. Macy?
Macy has an estimated net worth of $45 million as a successful award-winning actor.