William H. Macy

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William H. Macy
Full NameWilliam Hall Macy Jr.

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  • Primetime Emmy2003
    Door to DoorOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie


  • Bakersfield P.D.
  • Alive from Off Center
  • Shameless
  • Joanna
  • The Awakening Land
  • Sports Night
  • Room
  • Fargo
  • Batman Beyond
  • Magnolia
  • Dan Rather Reports
  • Boogie Nights
  • CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion
  • ER
  • Door to Door
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • The Wind Rises
  • 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Portraits in Dramatic Time
  • Shameless Hall of Shame
  • The Dropout
  • Thirtysomething
  • Pleasantville
  • Thank You for Smoking
  • The Murder of Mary Phagan
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Radio Days
  • Rudderless
  • Hometown
  • Seabiscuit
  • Andersonville
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Murder in the First
  • The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Spenser: For Hire
  • Curious George
  • Somewhere in Time
  • The Sessions
  • The Wool Cap
  • Benny & Joon
  • Wag the Dog
  • WarGames
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman
  • Without a Trace
  • Bobby

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William Hall Macy Jr. is an illustrious American actor, having had a long and successful career in film, television and Broadway, earning two Emmy Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards and an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Fargo. He is renowned for his roles in small independent films, Transamerica and the television series Desperate Housewives, for which his wife, Felicity Huffman, was nominated for a Golden Globe. The couple have been happily married since 1997 and Macy is currently still playing the main character, Frank Gallagher, in the Showtime adaptation of the British television series, Shameless.

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