William H. Macy Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife & Net Worth


Macy is an American Actor, born on March 13, 1950. He started in small films and gradually rose to fame. He debuted in the film The Bee Movie, a family comedy movie, which is about Barry B Benson, the main character, a bee who has just completed his graduation, decides to sue humans after he learns about the exploitation of bees at the hands of mankind. The movie starred other actors like Jerry Seinfeld; Renée Zellweger; Matthew Broderick; John Goodman; Patrick Warburton; Chris RockRock and hit a box office score of $293.6 million. One of his best-recognized movies was in 2011, The Jurassic park part 

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Macy started as an independent actor. He has won the Emmy awards as well as four screen actors guild awards. He was also nominated for the academy awards for a best supporting role for his character in Frago. Macy graduated from Goddard in 1972. He played roles in various plays collaborated by David Mamet, like American Buffalo and The Water Engine. When he was in Chicago, in his twenties he did a tv commercial and was needed to join the AFTR to do it and also received his SAG card with a year, which was an important mark on his career.

Macy was a Los Angeles type of guy and stayed there for quite some time before he moved to new york city in 1980. There he played his roles in over fifty Broadway plays. In the 1098s, somewhere in time was one of his earliest on-screen roles as a critic congratulating Christopher Reeve. Another milestone in his career was his role as a turtle named Socrates in the film The Boy Who loved trolls. He has a small role as a worker in the hospital in the sitcom Kate and Allie, season four, in the episode” general hospital”.

He played the role of an assistant district attorney in “everybody’s favorite bagman”, the very first episode of law and order. In both appearances, Macy played the role of W.H.Macy. He has also appeared in various films written by Mamet like a house of games, things change, homicide, Oleanna, state, and main, wag the dog, and spartan.

He played the lead role in Frago which helped him raise his career and recognizability, although narrowing his typecast. Macy’s other roles from the 1990s to the 2000s were Mr.Holland’s Opus, A civil Action, Air Force One, Boogy Nights, Pleasantville. Some of the remakes he played in were, Psycho, Happy, Texas, Magnolia, Focus, Panic, The Cooler, Seabiscuit, Gus Van Sants, and many more.

Emmy awards have also recognized his sports on ER and Sports Night.

In an interview with USA Today, in 2003, he stated that he wanted to star in a big action blockbuster movie.

At the Atlantic Theatre Company, he serves as the director-in-residence, where he teaches techniques such as Practical Aesthetics. Even a book named A Practical handbook for an actor is also published to show their dedication.

Macy starred in Wild Dogs which is a film about a middle-aged man reliving their old youthful days, taking the high roads on their motorcycles, traveling from Cincinnati to the Pacific Coast. Despite a dislike of 14%, the film grossed over $168 million. 

In 2009, Macy completed the filming of the maiden heist, a comedy movie, co-starring Christopher Walken and Morgan Freeman.

In summer 2010, Macy joined the Showtime pilot Shameless as the protagonist, Frank Gallagher. The project ultimately went to series, and its first season premiered on January 9, 2011. Macy has received high critical acclaim for his performance, eventually getting an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014.

In the 2012 film The Sessions, Macy played a priest who helps a man with a severe disability find personal fulfillment through a sex surrogate. He made his directorial debut with the independent drama Rudderless, which stars Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez, and Laurence Fishburne. In 2017, he directed The Layover, a road trip comedy starring Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton.

In 2015, he had a small role as Grandpa in the drama film Room, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film reunited him with his Pleasantville costar, Joan Allen.

Early life and education

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Macy was brought up in Miami Florida. He was born on March 13, 1950.

His education started from a playhouse in the neighborhood.

Macy passed from Goddard college in 1971. He completed his high school at Allegory High School. He has also been to Bethany College and NYU Steinhart, college of culture, art, education, and human development.

His hobbies include playing the ukulele and woodworking.

Family and marital status

Macy was born to William Hall Macy, Sr., and Lois. He grew up in Maryland and Georgia.

His father was a bomber pilot who was awarded an Air Medal and

the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber during World War II. He later started a construction company and worked for Dun & Bradstreet. Eventually, he went on to take over an insurance agency. Macy’s mother was a former war widow whose first husband had died in 1943.

Macy studied at Allegany High School and then enrolled at Bethany College in West Virginia to study veterinary medicine. Later, he transferred to Goddard College where he studied acting under playwright David Mamet.

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Physical appearance

This 71-year-old American actor has quite the regime and has managed to keep himself fit even at this age. He is five feet nine inches tall with light grey eyes and is a redhead.

NameWilliam H. Macy
Nick NameWill
Date of BirthMarch 13, 1950
Place Of BirthMiami, Florida, United States
Zodiac SignPisces
Height5 feet 9 inches
FamilyNot Known
Relationship StatusMarried
Wife/HusbandCarla Santos Shamberg (m. 1980–div. 1985)
SchoolingAllegany High School, Cumberland, Maryland
CollegeBethany College, West Virginia
Education QualificationsGraduate
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGreen
Net Worth22 Million USD (Approx)

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