William H. Macy Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

William H Macy

Full NameWilliam Hall Macy Jr
NicknameBill, Willie
ProfessionActor, Writer, Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 175 cm
in meters - 1.75 m
in feet inches - 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 75 kg
in Pounds - 165 lbs
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBlonde
Personal Life
Date of BirthMarch 13, 1950
Age (as in 2017)67 Years
Birth PlaceMiami, Florida, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SignatureWilliam H Macy's Signature
HometownLos Angeles, California
SchoolAllegany High School, Cumberland, Maryland
College/UniversityBethany College, West Virginia
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutFilm- Foolin' Around (1980)
Foolin' Around
TV- The Awakening Land (1978)
The Awakening Land
FamilyFather- William Hall Macy, Sr
William H Macys With His Father William Hall Macy Sr
Mother- Lois Overstreet
Brother- Fred Merrill
William H Macys With His Brother Fred Merrill (Right)
Sister- None
Address (FanMail)William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5213
HobbiesSpending time with Family, Acting, Woodturning
Favorite Things
Favorite Movie(s)Chinatown (1974), Dr Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964), Being There (1979), The Godfather (1972), Rushmore (1998)
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriend/AffairMegan Mullally, American Actress
William H Macy's Ex-Girlfriend Megan Mullally
Wives/SpousesCarla Santos Shamberg (m. 1980–div. 1985)
William H Macy's Ex-Wife Carla Santos Shamberg
Felicity Huffman (m. 1997-present)
William H Macy With His Wife Felicity Huffman
Marriage DateSeptember 6, 1997
ChildrenSon- William H Macy III
William H Macy With His Son (Right) William H Macy III
Daughters- Sofia Grace Macy, Georgia Grace Macy
William H Macy With His Daughters Sofia And Georgia
Style Quotient
Assets Colorado house ($4.25 million)
William's Colorado house
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$22 million

William H Macy

Some Lesser Known Facts About William H. Macy

  • Does William H. Macy smoke?: Yes

William H Macy Smoking

  • Does William H. Macy drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Before getting inclined towards acting, he studied Veterinary medicine.
  • He used to work as a bartender in Chicago to pay his rents.
  • He, along with David Mamet and writer Steven Schachter, founded St. Nicholas Theater in Chicago. St Nicholas Theater
  • William once worked as a voice-over artist in the Secret deodorant commercial, and has voiced the tagline, “Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.”

  • In 1985, he started the Atlantic Theater Company with Mamet, and he directed a plethora of the company’s productions, which included Mamet’s Radio: An Evening of Sketches, and Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters. William H Macy's Direction
  • In 1996, Macy left a remarkable performance in Fargo, which became a start of his career in many more high-profile films. Here’s a glimpse of his fantastic acting skills from Fargo:

  • Macy and Felicity Huffman dated each other for 15 years, and finally on September 6, 1997, the couple tied the knot. William H Macy Married Felicity Huffman
  • He was nominated for nine Emmy Awards and has won two out of them.
  • Macy won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie in 2003.
  • He has worked as a voice artist in some animated projects. Some of them are Doogal (2006), The Tale of Despereaux (2008) and the PBS Curious George series.
  • In 2005, both Macy and wife Felicity received Emmy Award nominations.
  • From 2011 onwards, he is starring in an American comedy series “Shameless” as a drunken, dysfunctional dad of six kids. Shameless TV Series
  • Macy received an Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his TV series, “Shameless” at Screen Actors Guild Awards.

  • In 2016, for outstanding performance in his ongoing show, Shameless, he was honored with Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series at 23rd Screen Actors Guild Award.

  • Macy owns a classy home in Vermont where he invariably enjoys Woodturning, a craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical. William H Macy Woodworking
  • In April 2015, he was featured on the cover as well as in an article of the specialist magazine titled “Fine Woodworking,” issue of American Woodturner (publication of American Association of Woodturners). William H Macy On A Magazine Cover
  • He was first chosen for the voice of Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003), but later the role went to Albert Brooks.
  • Macy loves playing instrument Ukulele, and he showed this unique talent of his’ on Oprah’s Talkshow.

  • He is a national ambassador for the United Cerebral Palsy Association. United Cerebral Palsy Association
  • Macy is an avid dog lover and owns a Bernese Mountain Dog that was bought from Grass Valley. William H Macy With His Pet Dogs
  • He is titled as a very cooperative and understanding person by media, as recently, when Emmy Rossum threatened to leave Shameless because she wanted equal pay as of Macy, at that time, instead of getting aggressive, Macy defended Rossum by saying, “It’s just sort of obvious. Emmy is in most of the scenes, she works harder than anybody else, she’s a brilliant actress. She’s the glue of the cast.”

  • Here’s a short video showcasing the life of Macy and his career:

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