Felicity Huffman lands her first acting role since prison sentence
Felicity Huffman, 57, lands her first acting role since serving out her 2019 prison sentence for involvement in the college admissions scandal
- The 57-year-old Desperate Housewives actress landed a TV gig
- This is her first job since she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud
- And the TV veteran also pleaded guilty in honest services mail fraud
- Felicity paid $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT test so she would come out ahead
Felicity Huffman is making her return to acting after serving out her prison sentence for her involvement in the 2019 college admissions scandal.
The 57-year-old Desperate Housewives actress- who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud after paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT test – has now landed a role in an untitled ABC comedy.
After serving 11 days of a two week prison sentence and enduring a year of supervised release, Huffman has reportedly been sought after for a handful of projects, including her upcoming role in the comedy series which is inspired by real life minor league baseball team owner Susan Savage.
Acting comeback: Felicity Huffman, 57, lands her first acting role in an untitled ABC comedy series marking her return to Hollywood after serving out her prison sentence for involvement in the 2019 college admissions scandal; seen in February 2019
According to Deadline, the project from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment is set to star The Peanut Butter Falcon actor Zack Gottsagen, and was written by Switched At Birth executive producer Becky Hartman Edwards.
Based on the life of the owner of Triple-A baseball team The Sacramento River Cats, Huffman will play Savage who becomes an unlikely baseball team owner after losing her husband and inheriting the team.
Gottsagen will play her baseball-obsessed son who has Down syndrome and the show will follow the grieving family as they navigate life and sports politics while adjusting to their new normal.
Most recently Huffman starred in Ava DuVernay’s limited series When They See Us, which she filmed prior to her 2019 sentencing.
Rising star: The Peanut Butter Falcon actor Gottsagen will play opposite Huffman as her baseball-obsessed son with Down syndrome; pictured 2019
New normal: The starring role marks her first acting gig since serving 11 days of a 14-day prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud; seen with William H Macy in 2018
Huffman served a stint in a low-level Dublin, California prison in October 2019 after being charged along with 30 other parents for paying money to admissions scandal mastermind William ‘Rick’ Singer to help her daughter Sophia, 20, get into college.
Utilizing his services to boost her SAT score, Huffman was subsequently caught for paying to have one of Singer’s associates doctor her standardized test without her knowledge to give her a ‘fair shot’ at university acceptance.
‘I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. At the end of the day I had a choice to make. I could have said, no,’ she told the judge.
She was additionally ordered to pay a $30,000 fine while serving almost the entirety of her two week sentence which many deemed merely a slap on the wrist.
Also charged in the scandal was Full House star Lori Loughlin who is currently serving a two month prison sentence for paying $500,000 to get daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella into USC. She is set to be out by Christmas.
Doing time: Huffman was sentenced to two-weeks in prison, a year of supervised release and a $30,000 fine for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT score; pictured April 2019
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