William Hall Macy, Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor, screenwriter, teacher and theater director.
His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he also appeared in summer action films.
Macy has won two Emmy Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Award throughout his career, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Since 2011, he has played the main character in the Showtime television series Shameless. Macy and actress Felicity Huffman have been married since 1997.