Felicity Huffman Struggles to Land Acting Roles Following College Admissions Scandal

Former “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, who served 11 days in jail for her involvement in the nationwide 2019 Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, has revealed her ongoing struggle to secure acting roles. In an interview with the Guardian, Huffman expressed the difficulties she faces due to the stigma associated with her actions.

Huffman, 61, married to fellow actor William H. Macy, 73, and mother to two daughters, Sophia, 23, and Georgia, 21, admitted that her involvement in the scandal has had a profound impact on her career. Despite her efforts to move forward, she finds it challenging to overcome the perception of her guilt.

Reflecting on her current situation, Huffman shared, “I walk into the room with it. I did it. It’s black and white. How I am is kind of a loaded question.” While she acknowledges the support of her family and their well-being as her primary concern, she admits to still processing the aftermath of her actions.

Huffman’s struggle to land acting roles became evident last year when a spinoff of ABC’s “The Good Doctor” called “The Good Lawyer,” in which she was set to star alongside Kennedy McMann, was not picked up as a series. Additionally, a 2020 pilot for ABC, where she played the owner of a minor league baseball team, also failed to move forward.

The actress was charged in 2019 with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud after paying $15,000 to have someone else take her daughter Sophia’s SATs. Huffman subsequently paid a $30,000 fine and completed 250 hours of community service. In her 2019 statement, she expressed deep regret and shame over her actions, accepting full responsibility for the consequences.

Huffman was one of 40 individuals charged in the college admissions scandal, alongside former “Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, both of whom pleaded guilty. Prosecutors alleged that Huffman’s donation to the Key Worldwide Foundation was a disguised payment to have someone impersonate her daughter during the SAT test, resulting in a significantly higher score.

No charges were filed against Macy or Sophia, as Huffman claimed they were unaware of the donation and the fraudulent SAT test. Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison, while Giannulli received a five-month sentence. Loughlin has since appeared in a holiday TV movie, “Fall Into Winter,” for Great American Family.

In a previous interview, Huffman revealed her motivation for getting involved in the scandal, stating that she felt compelled to give her daughter a chance at a future. However, she expressed regret for not turning back when her daughter expressed fear and a desire for a fun outing after the test.

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4 Responses

  1. I can definitely relate to Felicity Huffman’s struggle to secure acting roles after being involved in a scandal. While I haven’t been involved in any high-profile scandals, I have faced my fair share of challenges in my own acting career.

    A few years ago, I was cast in a local theater production that received a lot of attention and positive reviews. It was a breakthrough moment for me, and I was hopeful that it would open doors to more opportunities. However, shortly after the production ended, news

  2. Are you kidding me? Felicity Huffman is complaining about struggling to secure acting roles after her involvement in a scandal that exposed her privilege and entitlement? It’s absolutely disgusting! She should be grateful she didn’t face more severe consequences for cheating her way into college for her child. It’s insulting to all the hardworking actors and actresses out there who have to fight tooth and nail for every opportunity. Huffman’s sense of entitlement is sickening, and she should be ashamed of herself for even daring to complain

  3. I can understand how challenging it must be for Felicity Huffman to secure acting roles after being involved in such a high-profile scandal. In situations like these, it’s important to have a strong support system and professional guidance to navigate through the difficulties.

    One service that I would recommend to Felicity or anyone else in a similar situation is working with a reputable talent agency or talent management company. These professionals have the expertise and connections within the entertainment industry to help actors rebuild their careers.

    One agency that comes to

  4. Wow, it’s absolutely appalling to see Felicity Huffman complaining about her struggle to secure acting roles after her involvement in the college admissions scandal. She served a measly 11 days in jail for cheating the system and denying deserving students their rightful places in universities. And now she has the audacity to whine about her career? It’s a slap in the face to all the hardworking actors and actresses who have dedicated their lives to their craft without resorting to illegal activities. Huffman’s sense of

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