Huffman drew critical praise for her performance as a transgender woman in the independent film Transamerica (2005).The role earned her a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, National Board of Review, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.She worried that she'd lose her identity in marriage. "I was able to blossom out of that."The pair tied the knot on Sept.6, 1997 and had their first child, daughter Sophia Grace, three years later.
Huffman began her acting career in theatre and in the 1990s also had many supporting roles in film and television.The two are each other's professional support network, reading scripts together and occasionally working together on various TV and film projects."I love to act with Bill," Huffman gushed to In 2009, they became the second couple to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame stars on the same day. (For the record, they were both right.)Their work lives are so wrapped up in their personal lives, in fact, the pair used to have a rule: no talking shop in bed.(The first was producers Richard Donner and Lauren Shuler Donner in 2008.)When they found out they were both nominated for Emmys in 2016, each told the other they weren't going to win. "There were a lot of times where he'd go, 'I have an idea for that,' and I'd go, 'Hang on!"Bill Macy asked me to marry him several times over several years. Another thing, 60 percent of first marriages fail, 80 percent of second marriages fail." Huffman said she learned to embrace the "comfort" and "safety" of a relationship built on trust.And I was finally smart enough to go: 'I'm going to marry this guy or really lose him for good.'" "I thought I'd disappear," she reflected of her identity as an individual. She and the 64-year-old actor wed in September 1997, and have two daughters together, 15-year-old Sophia and 12-year-old Georgia.