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Lynette Scavo (played by Felicity Huffman) Felicity Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an Academy Award nominated American actress. She is well known for her leading role as Lynette Scavo, the hectic busy Super-Mom on the ABC hit show Desperate Housewives which debuted in 2004, and for which Huffman won an Emmy Award. A year later, her role as a transwoman in the independent film Transamerica was praised by many critics and earned her an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award.

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 Lead 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.
Huffman is also the co-author of the self-help book, A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend. She is the only actor or actress to have appeared in all three television shows created by Aaron Sorkin (Sports Night, The West Wing, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip).
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