The actress Felicity Huffman, known for her starring role in Desperate Women, did not believe that her daughter could go to the university she wanted on her own merit and, as demonstrated in the trial in which she was convicted in September 2019, paid up to $ 15,000 (13,700 euros) as a bribe so that Sophia Macy’s grade on the SAT test, the American selectivity, would be corrected.
After Huffman served 11 days in prison as part of his sentence, Sophia has shown that her mother’s involvement in this bribery scheme at American universities was pointless. The 19-year-old has retaken the SAT exam and has been accepted into the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for the acting studies she wanted to pursue.
This was announced on their social networks by Huffman’s eldest daughter and her husband, actor William H. Macy. Sophia Macy, who also dreams of becoming an actress, posted the school logo along with two heart emoticons on her Instagram Stories this weekend. He also added in his Instagram bio “CMU Drama ’24,” the class he will be graduating with. His first steps in the world of cinema were last year with his role in The Twilight Zone by Jordan Peele.
The couple’s other daughter, Georgia, 18, will go to private Vassar College next fall.
In May 2019, Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to paying admissions consultant Rick Singer $ 15,000 to have him modify her daughter’s entrance exam answers. In September 2019, she was sentenced to two weeks in federal prison (which ended a day early), to pay a fine of more than $ 30,000, to serve some 250 hours of community service and to one year of probation.