Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Receive Walk of Fame Stars

The Hollywood couple is inducted into the Walk of Fame with a rare double star ceremony Wednesday.

Emmy winners Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy received the 2,463rd and 2,464th stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, the second time a married couple has been honored with stars on the same day.

Playwright David Mamet and Oscar-winning screenwriter and television producer Aaron Sorkin were among those joining Huffman and Macy at the ceremony at the Gateway to the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard near at La Brea Avenue.

In accepting their respective stars, the couple gave a humorous back-and- forth speech describing their first meeting and highlights of their careers.

"The first time I saw the stars on Hollywood Boulevard, I was working on a TV commercial at Gower studios as a carpenter, building sets," Macy said.

Huffman added, "The first time I saw the stars I was 15 and my mother gave me the money to move to Hollywood for a year. I was too young to drive so I rode my bike up and down the boulevard, counting how many stars I knew."

Huffman is best known for her role as Lynette Scavo on ABC's Desperate Housewives which brought her the Emmy as outstanding actress in a comedy in 2005 and a nomination in the category two years later.

Huffman received a best actress Oscar nomination in 2006 for her portrayal of a transsexual woman who goes on a road trip with her long-lost son (Kevin Zegers) in the comedy-drama Transamerica, which was produced and co- written by her husband.

Huffman also starred in the ABC comedy-drama Sports Night, which was created by Sorkin.

Macy received the outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie Emmy in 2003 for the made-for-television movie Door to Door about the true story of a door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy which also brought him an Emmy for outstanding writing in a miniseries or a movie.

Macy has received six other Emmy nominations for acting and one for producing.

Macy received a best supporting actor nomination in 1997 for his role in Fargo as indebted car dealer Jerry Lundegaard, who hires two men (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife (Kristin Rudrud).

Macy's other film credits include Seabiscuit, which brought him a Golden Globe Award nomination, Magnolia, Pleasantville, Boogie Nights, Wag The Dog, Air Force One and Mr. Holland's Opus.

Macy stars in the Showtime drama Shameless as the working-class patriarch of a family of six children.

Macy co-founded the St. Nicholas Theater along with Mamet and Steven Schachter in Chicago in 1972. He originated roles for several of Mamet's classic original productions, including Bobby in American Buffalo and Lang in The Water Engine.

The ceremony was held in connection with the recent renewal of Shameless for a third season and the end of Desperate Housewives in May after eight seasons.

The other married couple to each receive stars on the same day were producers Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner on Oct. 16, 2008.

— City News Service


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