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On this Day in Movie History: William H. Macy Born

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American actor, screenwriter, teacher and director in theater, film and television William Hall Macy, Jr. was born in Miami, Florida on this day, March 13, 1950. Built mainly on appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well, he has built a film career on what he describes as "sort of Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman" characters.

Macy was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo. He has won two Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards in total. He is also a three-time Golden Globe Award nominee.

Since 2011 he has played the main antagonist in the Showtime television series Shameless. Macy and actress

Felicity Huffman have been married since 1997

Other Birthdays
1929 - Peter Breck (Actor: Benji, Highway 61, Shock Corridor; died Feb 6, 2012)

1953 - Deborah Raffin (actress: Foul Play, Noble House, Death Wish 3)

1955 - Glenne Headly (actress: Mr. Holland’s Opus, Grand Isle, Mortal Thoughts, Dick Tracy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Purple Rose of Cairo)

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