William H. Macy
|Net Worth||$45 Million|
|Profession||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Gender||Mar 13, 1950 (72 years old)|
|Date of Birth||$125 Thousand Per Episode|
|Nationality||Actor, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Theatre Director, Television Director, Film director, Teacher, Writer, Screenwriter|
William H Macy’s Salary
What is William H. Macy’s Net Worth and Salary?
American actor, writer, and director William H. Macy has a net worth of $45 million. Together with his wife, Felicity Huffman, that is how much money they have. Macy is perhaps most beloved for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in the 1996 film “Fargo,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination. William has been in more than 130 movies, such as “Boogie Nights” (1997), “Wag the Dog” (1997), “Mystery Men” (1999), “Magnolia” (1999), and “The Lincoln Lawyer” (1999). (2011). From 1994 to 2009, Macy played Dr. David Morgenstern on 31 episodes of the NBC medical drama “ER.” In 2011, he started playing Frank Gallagher on the Showtime series “Shameless,” a role that has earned him five nominations for a Primetime Emmy.
William H. Macy was born on March 13, 1950, in Miami, Florida, to William Hall Macy Jr. His father, William, served in World War II and got an Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. His mother, Lois, married William Sr. after her first husband died in the war. Macy grew up in Georgia and Maryland. In Georgia, his father ran a construction company in Atlanta, and in Maryland, William Sr. ran an insurance business. Macy went to school in Cumberland and graduated from Allegany High School in 1968. He then went to Bethany College in West Virginia to study veterinary medicine. He went to Vermont’s Goddard College, where he learned from playwright David Mamet. The two went on to start the St. Nicholas Theater in Chicago and the Atlantic Theater Company in New York together. William is another person who went to the HB Studio in New York City.
Start of a Job
After he graduated from college in 1972, Macy acted in several plays by David Mamet. “American Buffalo” and “The Water Engine” were the first plays in which he played a role. William lived in Chicago and Los Angeles before moving to New York City in 1980. There, he was in more than fifty Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. He first appeared on TV in the miniseries “The Awakening Land” in 1987. His first movie was “Somewhere in Time,” which came out in 1980. During the 1980s, Macy was a guest star on “Spenser: For Hire” (1985–1988), “Kate & Allie” (1986), and “The Equalizer” (1987). He was also in the movies “The Last Dragon” (1985) and “Radio Days” (1986). (1987). He was in the pilot for “Law & Order,” which was actually the sixth episode of the show. In 1992, he came back as a different character.
During the 1990s, Macy made a number of well-known movies, such as “Benny & Joon” (1993), “Searching for Bobby Fischer” (1993), “Murder in the First” (1995), “Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995), “Air Force One” (1997), and “Pleasantville” (1998). His role as Jerry Lundegaard in “Fargo” (1996) was praised by critics. In the 2002 TV movie “Door to Door,” which William also wrote, he played a real-life salesman with cerebral palsy named Bill Porter. In 2006, he lent his voice to “The Simpsons,” appeared in the Stephen King anthology series “Nightmares and Dreamscapes,” and narrated the animated series “Curious George.” Around this time, Macy was in “Jurassic Park III” (2001), “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie” (2002), “Seabiscuit” (2003), “Sahara” (2005), and “Thank You for Smoking” (2005). In 2007, he was in “Wild Hogs,” which made $253.6 million at the box office and starred Tim Allen, John Travolta, and Martin Lawrence.
After Jeremy Piven dropped out, William played the lead role in the David Mamet play “Speed-the-Plow” on Broadway in 2009. The next year, he got the lead role in the pilot for the show “Shameless.” The eleventh and last season of the show started in December 2020, and Macy’s performance has won him a number of awards and nominations. William is the star of the show “Shameless,” but he has also been in more than a dozen movies, like “Walter,” “Room,” and “Blood Father” (2016). He also directed the movies “Rudderless” (2014), “The Layover” (2017), and “Krystal” (2017), as well as three episodes of “Shameless.” He also wrote “Rudderless,” the TV movies “The Con” (1998), “The Wool Cap” (2004), and “Family Man” (2008), as well as the “Shameless” episode “Can I Have a Mother” (2012).
Bribery scandal at a college
Felicity Huffman, who is married to Macy, was arrested on March 12, 2019, by FBI agents as part of a wide-ranging college bribery scandal. Someone says that Felicity paid $15,000 to have her daughter’s wrong answers on the SAT changed. When Huffman was arrested, the FBI let her go on bond after Felicity proved that she and William own at least $20 million worth of real estate and have $4 million in cash. Huffman served 11 days in a federal prison in October 2019 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Macy was not charged with any crimes. She was also put on probation for a year and had to do 250 hours of community service. She had to pay a $30,000 fine.
After going out on and off for 15 years, William got married to actress Felicity Huffman on September 6, 1997. Sophia, who was born on December 1, 2000, and Georgia are their daughters (March 14, 2002). After making “Door to Door,” Macy got involved with the United Cerebral Palsy Association. In 2003, the group made him a national ambassador. William likes to play the ukulele, ride motorcycles, and turn wood. In 2007, he was on the cover of the “Wood Turning Basics” issue of “Fine Woodworking.”
Getting Awards and Nominated
For “Fargo,” which came out in 1997, Macy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The movie also won him awards from the 20/20 Awards, the Awards Circuit Community Awards, and the Film Independent Spirit Awards. He has been nominated for 14 Primetime Emmys and won two of them for “Door to Door” in 2003: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special. William has been nominated for five Golden Globes, three American Comedy Awards, and thirteen Online Film & Television Association awards. In 2018, he was inducted into the OFTA TV Hall of Fame. He has won four Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2003, he won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for “Door to Door.” In 2015, 2017, and 2018, he won the same award for “Shameless.”
Macy has also won awards from the Boston Film Festival (Film Excellence Award, 2002), Catalina Film Festival (Stanley Kramer Social Artist Award, 2014), Cinequest San Jose Film Festival (Maverick Tribute Award, 2003), Denver International Film Festival (John Cassavetes Award, 2003), Lone Star Film & Television Awards (Best TV Actor and Best TV Teleplay for “The Con,” 1999), Prism Awards (Performance in a Comedy Series for “Sham (2017 and 2018). In 2012, William got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2012, Macy and Huffman spent $3.8 million on a 5-bedroom house in Hollywood Hills that is right next door to their main house. Early in 2020, they rented out the 4,566-square-foot house for $16,500 a month. The couple also bought Felicity’s childhood home in Snowmass, Colorado. After an inspection showed that the house was in such bad shape that it needed to be torn down, they built a “Hollywood version of the old house” in its place.