William H. Macy Net Worth and How He Makes His Money

William H. Macy is best known for his roles in Jurassic Park and Shameless. Here’s William H. Macy’s net worth and how he makes his money.

How William H. Macy became famous

William H. Macy | Mat Hayward/Getty Images
William H. Macy | Mat Hayward/Getty Images

William H. Macy made his acting debut in the daytime drama Another World. In 1978, he appeared in three episodes of the TV mini-series The Awakening Land, in which he played the role of Will Beagle. He made his film debut in the 1980 movie Somewhere in Time. After appearing in a few more films and TV shows, Macy got his big break when he appeared in the 1996 film Fargo. His appearance in this movie led to roles in many more films including Air Force One, Boogie Nights, and Wag the Dog.

William H. Macy’s movies

illiam H. Macy accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series award for 'Shameless' |Kevin Winter/Getty Images
William H. Macy accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series award for ‘Shameless’ |Kevin Winter/Getty Images

So far, Macy’s highest-grossing film is Jurassic Park III, with a lifetime gross of $181,171,875. Other high-grossing films include Air Force One, with a lifetime gross of $172,956,409; Wild Hogs, with a lifetime gross of $168,273,550; Seabiscuit, with a lifetime gross of $120,277,854; and The Client, with a lifetime gross of $92,115,211, according to Box Office Mojo.

William H. Macy said he’s proud of Shameless because it’s “hopeful and patriotic”

William H. Macy |  Leon Bennett/WireImage
William H. Macy | Leon Bennett/WireImage

In an interview with TV Insider, Macy spoke about what it’s like to play Frank, his character in the Showtime series Shameless. He said audiences feel connected to Frank and can relate to the show because it mirrors real life. “People feel very close to all our characters. They like that we talk candidly about how the system is loaded against the have-nots and that we show what it’s like to live one paycheck away from homelessness. Yet, in its own crazy way, our show is also hopeful and patriotic. I’m really proud of that.”

Personal life

Felicity Huffman William H. Macy|JB Lacroix/WireImage
Felicity Huffman William H. Macy|JB Lacroix/WireImage

Macy met his wife, actress Felicity Huffman, in an acting class at New York City’s Atlantic Theater Company. The actress told Closer Weekly their love of acting caused them to form a bond. “We both love acting — it’s the only language that we have,” said Huffman. Macy and Huffman married each other in 1997 and have two daughters, Sofia and Georgia.

Controversy

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman attend the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman attend the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

In March 2019, Huffman, Macy, and Full House star Lori Loughlin were among roughly 50 people accused of participating in a college admissions bribery scheme to help get their children admitted into some of the nation’s top colleges. Wealthy parents were accused of allegedly bribing college coaches and workers at college testing centers, according to federal prosecutors.

How William H. Macy makes money

William H. Macy makes most of his money from acting. He also earns money as a writer, producer, and director. As of this writing, Macy has directed two episodes of the Showtime series Shameless. Some of his production credits include The Wool Cap (2004), Transamerica (2005), Family Man (2008), and Rudderless (2014).

William H. Macy’s net worth

William H. Macy has an estimated net worth of $45 million.

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