Birthday: 3/13/1950, the
Age: 65 years
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, USA
Nominated Academy Award, two Emmy awards and received a Screen Actors Guild Award (Award Actors Guild). Also, teacher and director in theater, film and television. His career is based primarily on participation in small films, tapes and independent militants.
William Hall Macy Jr. was born March 13, 1950 in Miami, Florida, USA.
I grew up in Georgia and Maryland. His father, William H. Macy Hall Sr., was presented to the award Distinguished Flying Cross (Cross Distinguished Flying) and received a medal for Aeronautical flying B-17 bombers during the Second World War; Later, he managed the design company in Atlanta and has worked with international companies Dun & Bradstreet, has not yet established the Maryland Insurance agentsvo when his son was 10 years old. Macy Jr.’s mother, Lois, was a war widow before the meeting with his father Macy. For the son of Lois has always been a “southern belle”. At Macy’s has a brother, Fred Marrill from the mother’s first marriage.
Macy describes himself as a “joker”, although high school was a relatively shy kid. After brother taught him to play the guitar, he sang a song at a talent show, which the audience loved. Later I wanted to keep up with the presidential class; After graduating from high school Allegany High School in Cumberland in 1968, Macy became a member of the antiwar hippie movement, not avoiding contact with marijuana, LSD and other drugs.
Macy studied veterinary medicine at the College Bethany College in West Virginia, then moved to College Goddard College and went to the theater. He moved to Chicago after graduating from college in 1971 and became a bartender.
Within a year he, David Mamet and others. Organized a successful theater company of St. Nicholas, where Macy played many roles, including projects «American Buffalo» and «The Water Engine».
After living in Los Angeles, in 1980, the actor moved to New York. While living there, the actor has participated in more than 50 Broadway and others. Productions. One of his roles on the screen – the role of the tortoise, named Socrates, in the film «The Boy Who Loved Trolls» 1984
1987 Macy took part in Mamet films “Gambling House» («House of Games»), in 1988 crime comedy “Everything changes» («Things Change»), in the film «Homicide» 1991, the drama ” Oleanna »(« Oleanna ») 1994
Still later, in the comedy drama Barry Levinson’s “Wag the Dog» («Wag the Dog»), and David Mamet’s «State and Main» («Life behind the scenes”). And in 2004, again collaborated with Mamet in the action movie “Spartan» («Spartan»).
Perhaps one of the most famous roles Macy – is the role of Fargo, was honored for her actor Academy Award nomination, and began to climb the career ladder.
His participation in the film also includes roles in the comedy «Benny & Joon» («Benny & Joon”), Stephen tent thriller “Suspicion» («Above Suspicion»), «Gus Van Sant’s» (remake of «Psycho»). Macy appeared in 1999 crime comedy “City of Joy, Texas» («Happy, Texas»), in the film “Mystery Men» («Mystery Men»), Paul Thomas Anderson’s melodrama «Magnolia» («Magnolia”) and Jeremy Blackman and Tom Cruise (and three Oscar nominations!).
2001 William play stepfather Eric, disappeared mysteriously on the island of dinosaurs in the blockbuster «Jurassic Park III» («Jurassic Park 3″). Then you will see in the drama Neil Slavin “Focus» («Focus»), the 2002 crime comedy “Welcome to Collinwood» («Welcome to Collinwood»).
In 2003, William won two Emmy Awards for one of the main roles and involvement in the script for the drama “The Door in the door» («Door to Door»). Drama based on the true story of Bill Porter, a traveling salesman in Portland, faced with a terrible disease – cerebral palsy.
His acting work in television series “ER» («ER») and “Sports Night» («Sports Night») has also been nominated for an Emmy.
In 2007, Macy took part in Walt Becker’s “Wild Hogs» («Wild Hogs»), a film about middle-aged man relives his youth traveling in search of adventure on steep motorcycles Harley-Davidson from Cincinnati to the Pacific coast.
2008 Macy involved in several projects: the comic strip “The deal» («The Deal»), «Bart Got a Room», «The Lonely Maiden», «Family Man»; voice m / f “The Tale of Despereaux» («The Tale of Despereaux»); dramatic films «Antique», «Keep Coming Back», «Hurricane Mary»; and the horror film “House of the Recovery» («House of Re-Animator»).
In 2009 Release is scheduled paintings «Yes Man» with Macy.
Since 1997, Macy was married to actress Felicity Huffman. From the marriage the couple have two daughters, Sofia Grace and Georgia Grace.
Macy – Lutheran, known for his liberal inclinations; He is playing the ukulele (ukulele) and is engaged in a craft wood lathe. Also, Macy’s – the national representative of United Cerebral Palsy Association (United Cerebral Palsy Association).
An interesting fact is that the creators of the series «The Simpsons» Macy considered a top contender for the role of Ned Flanders, had suddenly decided to convert to cartoon film version.
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