William Hall Macy, Jr. is an American actor, screenwriter, teacher and theater director. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he also appeared in summer action films. Macy has described himself as \"sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman\".
Macy was nominated for an Academy Award for his role, as Jerry Lundegaard, in Fargo. He has won two Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards in total. He is also a four-time Golden Globe Award nominee. Since 2011 he has played the main character in the Showtime television series Shameless. Macy and actress Felicity Huffman have been married since 1997.