William H Macy – Biography, Facts & Life Story

William H. Macy American Actor

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m)
Weight 75 kg (165 lbs)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
Nickname Bill, Willie
Gender male
Age 74 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth March 13, 1950
Full Name William Hall Macy Jr
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Birthplace Miami, Florida, United States
Religion Lutheranism
Published on June 29, 2019 on 03:33 PM
Zodiac Sign Pisces

William Hall Macy Jr. (born on March 13, 1950) in Miami, Florida, U.S. He is an American actor.


He began his acting career and made his debut in small, independent films, though he has also performed in action films. Macy has received two Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for his acting. He has also received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in Fargo (1996). He has performed Frank Gallagher, the main character in the comedy-drama series Shameless (2011-2021).

Macy grew up in Georgia and Maryland. He graduated from Allegany High School in Cumberland and attended Bethany College in West Virginia. He studied veterinary medicine there.

An “unhappy student” by his own admission, he turned over to Goddard College in rural Vermont and studied under screenwriter David Mamet. Macy studied theatre at HB Studio in New York City. He graduated from Goddard College in 1972.

In 2016, he performed the role of Kirby Curtis in the action-thriller film Blood Father. Later that year, he released the comedy films The Layover and Krystal, directed by Macy. His other acting roles in the films include Robert Newsome in the thriller film Room (2015). In the same year, he performed as Philip Wyatt in the film Stealing Cars and Bill in Dial a Prayer.


William H. Macy Education

School: Allegany High School, Cumberland, Maryland

College: Bethany College, West Virginia

William H. Macy Career

Profession: Actor


  • Film– Foolin’ Around (1980)
  • TV– The Awakening Land (1978)

Net Worth: $22 million

Family & Relatives

Father: William Hall Macy, Sr

Mother: Lois Overstreet

Brother: Fred Merrill

Sister: None

Marital Status: Married

: Carla Santos Shamberg (m. 1980–div. 1985)

No. of Children: 3

Son: William H Macy III

Daughter: Sofia Grace Macy, Georgia Grace Macy

Past Relationships:

Megan Mullally, American Actress


Who is William H. Macy?

William H. Macy is an American actor, born on 13 March, 1950 in Miami, Florida, United States.

How old is William H. Macy?

William H. Macy is 74 years old as of May 2024.

How tall is William H. Macy?

William H. Macy is 5 feet 8 inches (1.75 m).

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