William H. Macy

Felicity Huffman goes dark for 'American Crime'

Felicity Huffman goes dark for 'American Crime'

For almost two decades, Felicity Huffman has been one of the busiest and most popular actresses on ABC's prime-time slate. From her starring turn as a producer in "Sports Night" to her Emmy-winning stint as a harried mother on "Desperate Housewives," Huffman has specialized in playing successful, likable women trying to make the best of difficult situations.

But "likable" is one of the last words you'd attribute to Huffman's characters on ABC's "American Crime," the highly acclaimed anthology series from Oscar winner John Ridley that has taken on tough and edgy subject matter rarely examined on network TV drama.

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