William H. Macy Wiki: Net Worth, Age & Facts About Shameless Series Star, Frank Gallagher

About William H. Macy

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 05: Actor William H. Macy attends the premiere reception for Showtime’s “Shameless” Season 2 at Haus Los Angeles on January 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

If William H. Macy doesn’t ring a bell, then frank Gallagher should. He is a renowned American actor who featured in an American play, Shameless, and made a major career breakthrough.


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He was born on the 13th of March, 1950, in Miami, Florida. He is 5ft 9 in height and is of English, Scottish, Irish, German and Belgian tribe. He is 70 years old.

Family Life

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 He was married from 1980 to 1985 to his first wife, Carla Santos Shamberg. They divorced.

He is currently married to actress Felicity Huffman from 1997. Macy met her in an acting class at New York City’s Atlantic Theatre company. Their acting enthusiasm drew them close to each other. They begot two daughters, Sofia and Georgia.

Before Fame

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Before starting his acting career, he worked as a bartender in Chicago to pay for his rent as he continued pursuing acting. He is among the founders of St. Nicholas Theatre Company.

He’s been industrious most of his life, and he taught himself how to play the ukulele.


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Macy and colleague, Mamet, founded St. Nicholas Theatre Company in 1974. They successfully produced two plays; ‘American Buffalo’ and ‘The Water Engine.’ Thereafter, in 1983, the duo founded The Atlantic Theatre Company in New York.

Macy began appearing in television series in the 80s, where he starred in series such as The Awakening Land, Spencer for Hire, and Law and Order.  Other earliest film recognitions include, Somewhere In Time in 1980, The Last Dragon in 1985, and House Of Games in 1987.

Later, in 1996, his role in Fargo, where he starred as ‘Jerry Lundegaard,’ earned him a nomination for best supporting actor in an Academy Award nomination.

From 1994-2009 he acted a role in ER, a drama series. He continued holding coveted roles in other movies such as Air Force One in 1997, Pleasantville in 1998, and Jurassic Park 111 in 2001.

The most recent ones include the Lincoln lawyer in 2011, Cake in 2014, and Room, 2015. His most successful role, however, was in the series, shameless, where he acted as Frank Gallagher. This role made him a two time Screen Actor Guilds Award Winner, and a multiple Primetime Emmy Awards nominee.

He was also  added to Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012

Estimated Net Worth

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He has 137 acting credits to his name. He delivered in his roles in Jurassic park 111, Pleasantville, Fargo, and Shameless and other movies, and they paid off close to a net worth of $22 million.

His net worth is the highest among other cast members in Shameless.


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Macy, in 2019, was in a serious university admissions scandal, together with his wife, Felicity Huffman. It is alleged that they resolved to have Huffman pay $15000 to fix their daughter’s college entrance exam.

They would then improve the test scores so that his daughter could get a chance in a college. However, Macy got off it scot-free for unknown reasons.

Huffman wasn’t so lucky. She faced the law over fraud and conspiracy charges and was sentenced to 14 days in prison. She was remorseful and claimed to have done it out of a mother’s love for her daughter, just like any parent would do. She regretted disgracing herself that much.


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Since beginning his career in the 80s, the actor’s name has been all over TV, theatre, film and recently the news, mostly for his success as an actor.

The millionaire is an inspiration to other actors. He has made a name for himself in Hollywood across the years despite starting with small roles.

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