William H. Macy Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

William H. Macy

Biography / Wiki

American actor William H. Macy is well-known for the variety of characters he has played in movies such as ‘Fargo’, Boogie Nights, and many more. He is one of the most respected character actors in the industry. He was born William Hall Mac Jr on March 13, 1950.

He appeared in the TV series ‘Shameless’ for a long time. In 1994, he received a major breakthrough when he joined the cast of the TV drama ‘ER.’ He began his career as a stage actor and later appeared on the silver screen.

Height / Weight / Age

The weight of William H. Macy is 75 kg or 165 lbs in pounds. He has a height of 175 cm and in feet inches; his height is 5’9” tall. He will turn 73 years old. His hair color is blonde whereas his eye color is striking green. He is a Lutheran.

Net Worth

William H. Macy’s net worth is estimated to be $22 million approximately. His salary is $350,000/episode. He owns a Colorado house worth $4.25 million.

Education / Family

William H. Macy was born to William Hall Macy, Sr. and Lois in Florida. His father was an Eighth Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in WWII who was awarded an Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber during World War II.

He has a brother named Fred Merrill. He went to Allegany High School for elementary education. To study veterinary medicine, he attended Bethany College. He studied acting at Goddard College.


William H. Macy

Real Name William Hall Macy Jr
 Nickname Bill, Willie
Birth Place Miami, Florida, United States
Date Of Birth March 13, 1950
Age 73 Years
Height In centimeters – 175 cm

In feet inches – 5’9”

Weight In kilograms – 75 kg

In pounds – 165 lbs

Eye Color Green
Hair Color Blonde
Profession Actor, writer, producer
Zodiac sign Pisces
School Allegany High School, Maryland
College Bethany College, West Virginia
Religion Lutheran
Nationality American
Home Town Los Angeles, California
Debut Film – Foolin’ Around (1980)

TV – The Awakening Land (1978)

Fathers Name William Hall Mercy Sr


William H Macy With His Father William Hall Macy Sr
William H Macy With His Father William Hall Macy Sr

Mothers Name Lois Overstreet
Brothers Fred Merrill


William H Macys With His Brother Fred Merrill
William H Macys With His Brother Fred Merrill

Sister None

Career / Fashion And Style

In 1972, he started his career as a stage actor, and performed in several plays by David Mamet, including ‘The Water Engine’ and ‘American Buffalo’. Later, he was featured in three episodes of ‘Spencer: For Hire. In 1991, he was starred in the crime film ‘Homicide’.

Later he fetched the roles of Charlie Crisco in ‘Ghosts of Mississippi’ (1996) and Little Bill Thompson in ‘Boogie Nights’ (1997). As a voice artist, he has worked in ‘Doogal’, and ‘Bobby’. He was starred in the comedy-drama ‘Walter’. For his role in ‘Shameless, he was honored with Screen Actors Guild Award. in 2017, he was cast in the comedy-drama ‘Krystal’. 

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

In 1997, he married Felicity Huffman and has two daughters named Sophia Grace and Georgia Grace, and a son named William H Macy III.

Girlfriends Megan Mullally, American Actress


William H Macy's Ex-Girlfriend Megan Mullally
William H Macy’s Ex-Girlfriend Megan Mullally

Marital Status Married
Wife Carla Santos Shamberg (1980-1985)
William H Macy's Ex-Wife Carla Santos Shamberg
William H Macy’s Ex-Wife Carla Santos Shamberg

Felicity Huffman (1997-present)

William H Macy With His Wife Felicity Huffman
William H Macy With His Wife Felicity Huffman

Children Son – William H Macy |||


William H Macy With His Son
William H Macy With His Son

Daughters – Georgia Grace Macy, Sofia Grace Macy

William H Macy With His Daughters Sofia And Georgia
William H Macy With His Daughters Sofia And Georgia

Favourite Things

Here is the list of William’s favourite things.

Favourite Movies Rushmore (1998), Being There (1979), Chinatown (1974), The Godfather (1972)

William H. Macy

Some Interesting Facts About William H. Macy

  • Before starting a career in acting, he studied Veterinary medicine.
  • To earn his living, he used to work as a bartender in Chicago.
  • Nicholas Theatre in Chicago was founded by William H. Macy, David Mamet, and writer Steven Schachter.
  • He worked as a voice artist in the Secret deodorant commercial in which he voiced the tagline “Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.”
  • Along with his wife Felicity, he received Emmy Award nominations in 2005.
  • He became a national ambassador for the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
  • He loves dogs and bought a Bernese Mountain Dog from Grass Valley.
  • He is fond of playing Ukulele and showed his unique talent of his’ on Oprah’s Talkshow.

  • In 2003, he was selected for the voice of Marlin in Finding Nemo but later the role went to Albert Brooks.
  • In 2015, he appeared on the cover of the specialist magazine titled “Fine Woodworking,” an issue of American Woodturner.
  • His hobbies are spending time with family, acting, and woodturning.
  • In 2012, he was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
  • He was an actor, writer, and director in the TV movie ‘Door to Door’, for which he won Emmy awards.
  • He is an avid lover of motorcycles, inspired by the role he played in the hit 2007 film “Wild Hogs.”
  • He owns a home in Vermont, where he enjoys woodturning.
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