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Can You Guess How Old William H. Macy Is Going To Be This Year?

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By Marisa Roman

William H. Macy has had quite a career over the past few decades, most notably playing the mess-of-a-father and heathen human being Frank Gallagher on Showtime’s hit series Shameless. But Macy has been in show business for a long time, and in fact, kicked off his career after graduating from Goddard in 1972. With over 50 Broadway and off-Broadway plays under his belt, plus a catalog of films and television shows, one might consider the question…exactly how old is William H. Macy after all?

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William Hall Macy Jr. was born on March 13, 1950, meaning that this year, 2020, the actor and director will be turning the big 7-0. That’s right folks, Macy is going to be 70 years old and we can’t pick our jaws up off the floor. Throughout his span of both acting and directing in Hollywood and Broadway, Macy has won two Emmy awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and even an Academy Award nomination for his work in the film Fargo.

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Although most recently we recognize Macy in the now-iconic role of Frank Gallagher, he has had quite the film career otherwise. A few of the films that you can find Macy in include, Benny & Joon, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Air Force One, Boogie Nights, Pleasantville, Mystery Men, Jurassic Park III, and Seabiscuit to name a few. His work in television for Sports Night and ER earned him two Emmy nominations. Macy even has his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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But things haven’t always been so bright for the almost 70-year-old actor. In fact, just this past year, his wife actress Felicity Huffman was embroiled in a college scandal after paying $15,000 to have someone take an entrance exam for their daughter in order to up her chance of getting into a good school. While no charges were filed against Macy, Huffman was indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges and sentenced to 14 days in federal prison, to which she has already served her term.

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While we don’t know what’s in store in the future for this seasoned actor, we do know that his time as Frank Gallagher will soon come to an end. The president of Showtime Gary Levine announced last month that Shameless will end after just one more season, airing this summer. The show has had quite a successful run after 11 seasons on the air. So while we will be able to enjoy one more bout of Frank Gallagher’s antics, who knows what is next for William H. Macy?

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