Entertainment Weekly is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, music, Broadway theatre and popular culture. Different from celebrity-focused publications like Us Weekly, In Touch Weekly, EW concentrates on entertainment media news and critical reviews. However, unlike Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, which are aimed at industry insiders, EW targets a more general audience; the first issue was published on February 16, 1990. Created by Jeff Jarvis and founded by Michael Klingensmith, who served as publisher until October 1996, the magazine's original television advertising soliciting pre-publication subscribers portrayed it as a consumer guide to popular culture, including movies and book reviews, sometimes with video game and stage reviews, too.. In 1996, the magazine won the coveted National Magazine Award for General Excellence from the American Society of Magazine Editors. EW won the same award again in 2002. In September 2016, in collaboration with People, Entertainment Weekly launched the People/Entertainment Weekly Network.
The network is "a free, ad-supported online-video network carries short- and long-form programming covering celebrities, pop culture and human-interest stories". It was rebranded as PeopleTV in September 2017; the magazine features celebrities on the cover and addresses topics such as television ratings, movie grosses, production costs, concert ticket sales, ad budgets, in-depth articles about scheduling, showrunners, etc. It publishes several "double issues" each year; the magazine numbers its issues sequentially, it counts each double issue as "two" issues so that it can fulfil its marketing claim of 52 issues per year for subscribers. Entertainment Weekly follows a typical magazine format by featuring a letters to the editor and table of contents in the first few pages, while featuring advertisements. While many advertisements are unrelated to the entertainment industry, the majority of ads are related to up-and-coming television, film or music events; these beginning articles open the magazine and as a rule focus on current events in pop culture.
The whole section runs eight to ten pages long, features short news articles, as well as several specific recurring sections: "Sound Bites" opens the magazine. It’s a collage of media personalities. "The Must List" is a two-page spread highlighting ten things. "First Look", subtitled "An early peek at some of Hollywood's coolest projects", is a two-page spread with behind-the-scenes or publicity stills of upcoming movies, television episodes or music events. "The Hit List", written each week by critic Scott Brown, highlights ten major events, with short comedic commentaries by Brown. There will be some continuity to the commentaries; this column was written by Jim Mullen and featured twenty events each week, Dalton Ross wrote an abbreviated version. "The Hollywood Insider" is a one-page section. It gives details, in the separate columns, on the most-current news in television and music. "The Style Report" is a one-page section devoted to celebrity style. Because its focus is on celebrity fashion or lifestyle, it is graphically rich in nature, featuring many photographs or other images.
The page converted to a new format: five pictures of celebrity fashions for the week, graded on the magazine's review "A"-to-"F" scale. A spin-off section, "Style Hunter", which finds reader-requested articles of clothing or accessories that have appeared in pop culture appears frequently. "The Monitor" is a two-page spread devoted to major events in celebrity lives with small paragraphs highlighting events such as weddings, arrests, court appearances, deaths. Deaths of major celebrities are detailed in a one-half- or full-page obituary titled "Legacy"; this feature is nearly identical to sister publication People's "Passages" feature. The "celebrity" column, the final section of "News and Notes", is devoted to a different column each week, written by two of the magazine's more-prominent writers: "The Final Cut" is written by former executive editor and author Mark Harris. Harris' column focuses on analyzing current popular-culture events, is the most serious of the columns. Harris has written among other topics.
"Binge Thinking" was written by screenwriter Diablo Cody. After several profiles of Cody in the months leading up to and following the release of her debut film, she was hired to write a column detailing her unique view of the entertainment business. If You Ask Me..." Libby Gelman-Waxer was brought in to write his former Premiere column for Entertainment Weekly in 2011. There are four to six major articles within the middle pages of the magazine; these articles are most interviews, but there are narrative articles as well as lists. Feature articles tend to focus on movies and television and less on books and the theatre. In the magazine's history, there have only been a few cover stories devoted to authors. There are seven sections of reviews in the back pages of each issue (together enc
John Newton (actor)
John Newton is an American actor. He is best known for his regular roles on the television programs Superboy as Clark Kent in the show's first season and as Ryan McBride on the soap opera Melrose Place, he is focused on ancestral clearing practices. John Newton is best known for playing the lead role of Clark Kent/Superboy in the TV series Superboy during the show's first season from 1988-1989. Newton was among the drastic cast changes that took place between seasons, was replaced by Gerard Christopher in the role for the remainder of the show's run. Besides Superboy, he played regular roles on the television programs Melrose Place and The Untouchables, he had a recurring role on Models, Inc. before being transferred onto Melrose Place after its cancellation. Both shows were part of the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. On the DVD release of Superboy: The Complete First Season in 2006, Newton appears as himself on the documentary featurette "Superboy: Getting Off the Ground" and provided audio commentary with executive producer Ilya Salkind on two episodes.
He starred in The Christmas Card and the 2009 independent film Yesterday Was a Lie. In 2011, Newton and his wife Jennifer lent their voices as Clark Kent/Superman and Lois Lane in the animated fan film Superman Classic by veteran animator Robb Pratt. Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Newton spent 3½ years training and performing theatrically in New York City, including a brief career as a model. During the filming of Alive, Newton was able to meet the survivor. John Newton on IMDb
Carlos Solis is a fictional character on the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. The character is played by actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira, is, for most of the series, the husband of Gabrielle Solis, one of the protagonists of the show. Carlos was born in Mexico to Juanita and Diego Solis, his father beat both Carlos and his mother so she told him that his father left them for a waitress in El Paso, but in "Come In, Stranger", Juanita told Gaby that when Diego beat Carlos when Carlos was 4, "she made sure that Diego Solis never hurt her son or her again." It is implied that Juanita herself from his domestic violence. Carlos entered college on a golf scholarship, he soon started a successful career in finances. While at a fashion show, he met his future wife to. Carlos wants a family so much that he replaced Gaby's birth control pills with sugar pills as she was against the idea. Due to financial difficulties, Carlos served 8 months in jail, she was sleeping with John Rowland, their teenage gardener.
John told Carlos that he beat up the wrong guy, causing Carlos to attack him and be convicted of the hate crimes. Gabrielle refused to get him off doing extra time after finding out he messed with her birth control, but made him promise he would take care of the baby in exchange for her testimony. After the loss of the baby, Carlos got early parole from a program for Catholic inmates. Through the program, Carlos met a nun, Sister Mary Bernard, who inspired him to live a more religious life. Following her miscarriage, she told Carlos that she did want children but she wanted Carlos to want her for her, not just because she was capable of having children. Sister Mary invited Carlos to accompany her to Botswana, he agreed initially; when he went to the doctor in preparation for the trip, he left Gabrielle to fill out a form for him. She neglected to mention his allergy to eggs, resulting in Carlos suffering an allergic reaction to a vaccine so he stayed in Fairview. While delirious, he talked about Sister Mary in a unreligious way, which Gabrielle reported to Father Crowley.
He had Sister Mary transferred but not. In the season finale, Gabrielle thought Carlos was dead but discovered that he paid the gardener, Ralph, to do his community service and Ralph was hit by a car, she discovered Carlos was having an affair with the maid/surrogate, Xiao-Mei. In the third season opener and Carlos decided to divorce but it was complicated, due to the baby that their surrogate, Xiao-Mei, was expecting. However, she gave birth to a black baby; the doctor admitted that the embryos were accidentally switched and their embryo didn't take, simplifying the divorce. However, it got nasty and took a hostage situation at a supermarket to make them realize what they had turned into. Carlos' attempt to stop scheming had limited success, he moved in with Mike Delfino, taking advantage of Mike's amnesia by claiming that they were best friends. He began dating again although he and Gaby still had feelings for each other, he bonded with little Travers McLain after finding Travers wandering outside late at night.
Spending time with him and his mother, Edie Britt, reignited his desire for children. Carlos and Edie kept it secret. However, when Carlos tells her that he doesn't want Gaby to know, Edie thinks he's still in love with her and tells Gabrielle, prompting Gaby to say that she was unhappy with Edie and Carlos dating but Edie ignored her. Carlos removed Gaby from Travers' party when he saw her making a scene and she said she was in love with Victor but he said that he and Edie would never be serious. Gaby realized. Edie's ex-husband, came to collect Travers and Edie spoke to a lawyer about shared custody, suspecting Carlos was losing interest. Charles and Edie argued and Edie threatened to go for full custody. Carlos persuaded her not to, convincing her to think of Travers' best interests, to stay with Charles. For the sake of Travers he agreed to commit with Edie, not to let her feel lonely and in need of a family. Edie was upset by Carlos laughing at the idea of getting married so she asked him to move in but he refused, having signed a lease with Lillian Simms.
Determined to make Carlos move in with her, she visited Lillian and lied about Carlos so Lillian canceled the lease and Edie offered him a place to stay. Carlos guessed she was responsible and she asked why he wouldn't commit, he said that he didn't love her and she said that she could be pregnant. She wasn't and Carlos was disappointed. Seeing this, Edie suggested he agreed. Edie, was still taking birth control pills which Carlos found and dumped her, leading her to attempt suicide in the season finale. In the fourth season, Carlos went home to find Edie hanging, he thought she was suicidal about their relationship but it emerged that she faked her suicide attempt. She nearly died as Karen McCluskey complained to Carlos about the garbage cans but saw something in Edie's bedroom window, they found Edie. They rushed her to hospital rang Gabrielle. Edie used her knowledge of Carlos' finances to make him stay but Carlos was resistant, she took it further by proposing marriage and telling him if he refused, she would tell the IRS about his illegal bank account so Carlos agrees but moves the money.
Edie hired a detective to spy on Carlos and discovered
Desperate Housewives (season 1)
The first season of Desperate Housewives, an American television series created by Marc Cherry, commenced airing in the United States on October 3, 2004, concluded May 22, 2005, consisted of 23 episodes. It tells the story of Mary Alice Young, a perfect housewife who commits suicide, fearing that a dark secret, involving her, her husband, their son would be exposed. At her wake, Mary Alice's four close friends and the main characters, Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van de Kamp and Gabrielle Solis, are introduced. All of them live in the suburb of Fairview on Wisteria Lane. Narrating the series from the grave, Mary Alice describes how her friends try to find out the reason for her suicide, while trying to deal with the problems of their personal lives. Desperate Housewives' first season aired in the United States on Sundays at 9:00 pm ET on ABC, a terrestrial television network. In addition to the 23 regular episodes, a special, Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry, aired on April 24, 2005; the season garnered an average of 23.7 million viewers in the U.
S. per all 23 episodes, ranking as the fourth most-watched television series during the 2004–05 American television season. In the United Kingdom, the season premiered on Channel 4 on January 5, 2005, subsequently aired Wednesdays at 10 pm on the network, it aired in Canada in Australia on the Seven Network. The season was released on DVD as a six-disc box set under the title of Desperate Housewives – The Complete First Season on September 20, 2005 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment in Region 1, in Region 2 on October 10, 2005, in Region 4 on November 28, 2005; the season is available for purchase by registered users on the U. S. iTunes Store. Marc Cherry wrote the script for the Housewives pilot and his agent appealed it to six networks, only to have all of them turn it down. After his previous agent was arrested for embezzlement, he hired a team of new agents, who saw the script "as a soap opera with dark comedy in it". After Cherry edited parts of the pilot script and pitched it to ABC, network executives were impressed, causing ABC to order 13 episodes.
Filming for the season started around March 2004 at the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot Colonial Street. This season was produced by Touchstone Television and Cherry Productions and aired on the ABC network; the executive producers were Cherry, Michael Edelstein, Charles Pratt Jr. and Tom Spezialy with Pratt Jr. Chris Black, Oliver Goldstick, Joey Murphy, John Pardee serving as consulting producers; the staff writers were Cherry, Spezialy, Pardee and Black. Regular directors throughout the season included Charles McDougall, Arlene Sanford, Larry Shaw, Jeff Melman, Fred Gerber, David Grossman, John David Coles, its orchestral score was composed by Steve Bartek and Steve Jablonsky, while the series' theme was composed by Danny Elfman. Cherry served as the season's show runner; the first season features a cast of thirteen actors. Brenda Strong narrated the series as the deceased Mary Alice Young. Teri Hatcher portrayed the klutzy, lovable divorced mother in search of love. Felicity Huffman played Lynette Scavo, a former career woman, now a full-time mother of four.
Marcia Cross acted as Bree Van de Kamp, the uptight, perfectionist homemaker and mother of two teenagers, struggling to save her marriage. Eva Longoria starred as Gabrielle Solis, the materialistic ex–fashion model who cheats on her husband. Nicollette Sheridan played Susan's rival, Edie Britt. Steven Culp played Bree's emasculated, sexually dissatisfied husband. Ricardo Antonio Chavira starred as Gabrielle's neglectful, high-powered executive husband, Carlos Solis. Mark Moses portrayed Paul Young. Andrea Bowen played Julie Mayer. Jesse Metcalfe played Gabrielle's adulterous lover, John Rowland. Cody Kasch played Mary Alice's and Paul's troubled and mentally unstable son Zach Young, James Denton portrayed the neighborhood plumber and Susan's love interest, Mike Delfino, who has a secret of his own. Numerous supporting characters have been given expansive and recurring appearances in the progressive storyline. Doug Savant played Tom Scavo, Lynette's husband, away on business. Shawn Pyfrom appeared as Rex's rebellious and headstrong son Andrew Van de Kamp.
Kathryn Joosten acted as Karen McCluskey, Lynette's neighbor across the street, Christine Estabrook portrayed the neighborhood busybody Martha Huber. The pilot episode, which aired on October 3, 2004, garnered 21.6 million viewers, ranking first in its time slot of 9:00 pm Eastern Time Zone. It was the most-viewed ABC season premiere since 1996's Spin City. After airing three episodes of Desperate Housewives, ABC picked the series up for a full season. Overall, the first season averaged 23.7 million viewers for the 23 episodes aired in the U. S. including the season's largest audience of more than 30 million viewers of the season finale. Of the regular primetime programming that aired during the 2004–2005 American television season, Desperate Housewives ranked 4th out of 156 programs, according to the Nielsen Ratings system. Critical reception was overwhelmingly positive, Housewives was considered the breakout hit of the season. Robert Bianco of USA Today gave the pilot a score of four stars out of four, calling it "efreshingly original
Ricardo Antonio Chavira
Ricardo Antonio Chavira is an American actor, known for his role as Carlos Solis in the ABC comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives. Chavira was born in Austin, the son of a Bexar County judge, Juan Antonio Chavira. Raised in San Antonio, he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and the University of the Incarnate Word, he is a'00 UC San Diego Alumnus and received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of California San Diego's Professional Actor Training Program in 2000, moved to Los Angeles shortly thereafter. Since he has worked in film and theatre. From 2004 to 2012, Chavira starred in the ABC series Desperate Housewives, he played the husband of Eva Longoria's character, Gabrielle Solis. Television credits prior to Desperate Housewives include a series regular role on The Grubbs, recurring roles on Six Feet Under and The Division, guest-starring roles on Joan of Arcadia, Monk, 24 and JAG, as well as NYPD Blue and two other Steven Bochco series and City of Angels, he guest starred on ABC's George Lopez.
Following Desperate Housewives, Chavira guest-starred on two Season 7 episodes of Burn Notice in 2013, playing crime leader Rafael Serrano. Chavira starred in a production of Tracers at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, starred in a co-production of Living Out, he played Stanley Kowalski in the Guthrie Theater's production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, from July 3 to August 21 of 2010 in Minneapolis. His film credits include The Alamo and Piranha 3D, he had voice roles as Alejandro Borges in the film Dead Space: Aftermath and as John Carver in the video game Dead Space 3. In 2013, Chavira starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Welcome to the Family; the series was canceled after three episodes. Chavira guest starred in the Castle episode "At Close Range." He played Alex Lopez. From 2016 to 2017, Chavira had recurring roles on ABC’s Scandal during the fifth and sixth seasons as Governor Franciso “Frankie” Vargas and on The CW’s Jane the Virgin during the third season as Bruce.
In 2017, Chavira recurred in the Netflix horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet alongside Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore. Chavira is a supporter of breast cancer research as his mother, Elizabeth Ries Chavira, died of breast and ovarian cancer when she was 43 years old. Chavira is San Antonio's honorary spokesman for the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure, last June served as the National Team Captain for the Race for the Cure in Washington, D. C. Chavira and James Denton were the 2005 spokespeople for the Lee National Denim Day breast cancer fundraiser. Ricardo Antonio Chavira on IMDb
Gabrielle “Gaby” Solis is a fictional character from the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. She is portrayed by Eva Longoria. Longoria was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards. Gabrielle Solis was born in Texas, her family is from Guadalajara, Mexico. Born on December 8, 1976, she has a sister, her father died of cancer. From that point on, her mother, Lucía Márquez, married Alejandro Perez who sexually abused Gabrielle throughout her teenage years. According to Gabrielle, her mother overlooked the matter, a nun at her school refused to believe her claims of having been raped; when she was fifteen, Gabrielle ran away to New York City to pursue a career in modeling. Gabrielle earned a reputation for being difficult; as her career began to fade, she married wealthy businessman Carlos Solis, who proposed after only three dates. They relocated to Wisteria Lane in the fictional suburb of Fairview, Eagle State, where Gabrielle befriended Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van de Kamp, Mary Alice Young.
In the pilot episode, Gabrielle is unhappy with her marriage to Carlos. Gabrielle is shown to be lonely while Carlos is money-minded and oblivious to his wife's unhappiness. To keep herself entertained, she has an affair with her teenage gardener. Carlos suspects that Gabrielle is being unfaithful and he enlists the help of his mother, Juanita "Mama" Solis. Mama Solis catches Gabrielle and John having sex and takes a photograph to document Gabrielle's betrayal. However, while fleeing the house, she is hit by a car and Gabrielle is able to dispose of the evidence against her. Mama Solis falls into a coma as a result of the accident and dies a few months without having the opportunity to tell Carlos about Gabrielle's affair. Gabrielle and John end the affair after his mother, learns about it. Soon after, Carlos is arrested for importing goods made by slave labor; the government freezes the Solis' accounts, forcing Gabrielle to perform low-wage modeling jobs to pay bills. Carlos is put under house arrest while awaiting trial, during which time the couple faces several financial crises.
Carlos continually asks Gabrielle for a child, as well as a post-nuptial agreement that she will not divorce him while he is in jail. After Carlos physically forces Gabrielle to sign the documents, she reignites her affair with John. Gabrielle discovers that she is pregnant and is unsure of who the father is. John hopes to help take care of the baby, but Gabrielle tells him she will only acknowledge Carlos as the father. Gabrielle realizes that Carlos had tampered with her birth control in order to orchestrate her pregnancy. During Carlos' trial, John admits to his affair with Gabrielle. With Carlos now in jail and a child on the way, Gabrielle alienates John and attempts to salvage her marriage. Gabrielle and Carlos continue sparring until she apologizes for the affair wholeheartedly for the first time. Hoping to be granted a conjugal visit and get Carlos released on parole, Gabrielle hires David Bradley, a womanizer lawyer who professes his love to Gabrielle. Caleb Applewhite, Betty Applewhite's violent and mentally ill son, breaks into Gabrielle's home and chases her.
She falls down the stairs, resulting in a miscarriage. Afterwards, Carlos is paroled thanks to the influence of a nun named Sister Mary Bernard. Gabrielle objects to Carlos' attempts to become a better and more spiritual man, as it threatens her lavish lifestyle, thus prompting Sister Mary to suggest Carlos annul his marriage to Gabrielle. Gabrielle intervenes. To rid herself of Sister Mary permanently, Gabrielle tells a priest at the church that Sister Mary and Carlos had an affair. Sister Mary is transferred to Alaska. Gabrielle agrees to have a child with Carlos, but her miscarriage leads to complications, forcing them to consider adoption, they prepare to adopt the unborn baby of pole dancer Libby Collins. However, Libby's boyfriend, Frank Helm, his teenaged brother and the baby's father, try to intervene; when the baby, Lily, is born, a judge grants Gabrielle temporary custody. Meanwhile, Gabrielle learns that Xiao-Mei, is in danger of being deported to China. Xiao-Mei agrees to be Carlos' surrogate in order to stay in the country.
As the pregnancy progresses, Gabrielle suspects that Xiao-Mei are having an affair. When she catches them having sex, she kicks Carlos out of the house and informs Xiao-Mei that she is not allowed to leave until the baby is born; the third season opens six months near the end of Xiao-Mei's pregnancy and in the midst of Gabrielle and Carlos' divorce proceedings. When Xiao-Mei gives birth, doctors discover that they had accidentally switched the Solis' embryo with another couple's and the Solis' embryo was not inseminated. Xiao-Mei moves out and Gabrielle and Carlos are left without a child, their divorce proceedings become complicated and vindictive. Following her divorce, Gabrielle teams up with her personal shopper, coach a group of young misfit girls for the Little Miss S
Felicity Kendall Huffman is an American film and television actress. Huffman began her acting career in theatre, in the 1990s had many supporting roles in film and television, she starred as Dana Whitaker in the comedy-drama Sports Night from 1998 to 2000, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. She is best known for her role as Lynette Scavo in the ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives, for which she earned the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the debut season of the series, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three consecutive Golden Globe nominations. Huffman drew critical praise for her performance as a transgender woman in the independent film Transamerica; the role earned her a Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, National Board of Review, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Huffman has starred in such films as Reversal of Fortune, The Spanish Prisoner, Path to War, Georgia Rule, Phoebe in Wonderland and Cake. From 2015 to 2017, she starred in a third ABC series, the anthology crime drama American Crime, for which she received critical acclaim including three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild nomination.
On March 12, 2019, Huffman was arrested for her involvement with a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal, charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, released on $250,000 bail. On April 8, she agreed to plead guilty. Though Huffman pled guilty, she may still face jail time along with the 33 other defendants in the case, her upcoming Netflix comedy Otherhood will not be released as scheduled on April 26, 2019. Huffman was born in Bedford, New York, into a wealthy Christian family, the daughter of Grace Valle and Moore Peters Huffman, a banker and partner at Morgan Stanley, her parents divorced a year after her birth, she was raised by both of them. When she was a young teenager, she discovered that her biological father was Roger Tallman Maher, a family friend, she has a brother. In the 1970s her mother left New York and bought property in Snowmass, where Felicity and her siblings spent their youth, her great-grandfather was Gershom Moore Peters, founder of the Peters Cartridge Company and prominent Baptist minister, author of The Master.
Another great-grandfather, Frederick Berthold Ewing, graduated from Yale University and became a prominent St. Louis businessman, her great-great-grandfather was founder of the King Mills Powder Company. She has German, Scots-Irish, French-Canadian, Irish ancestry. Huffman attended The Putney School, a private boarding high school in Putney and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan in 1981, she attended New York University, Circle in the Square Theatre School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. Huffman made her debut on stage in 1982 and in the 1980s and 1990s worked as a rule on stage productions. In 1988, she debuted on Broadway in the role. In 1995, Huffman won Obie Award for her performance in the play The Cryptogram by David Mamet. In 1999 she starred in the premiere of David Mamet's play Boston Marriage, about the daringly intimate relationship between two turn-of-the-century women, as well as in several other major theatrical productions. Huffman debuted on the big screen in 1988 with a small role in Mamet's film Things Change.
Two years she appeared as Minnie, a Harvard law school student in the courtroom drama, Reversal of Fortune. Her other credits include 1992 thriller Quicksand: No Escape with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson, The Water Engine opposite William H. Macy, supporting roles on The Heart of Justice, Harrison: Cry of the City and The Underworld. Huffman starred on the television mini-series Golden Years, based on the novel by Stephen King in 1991. In 1994, she starred in the ABC pilot Thunder Alley as Ed Asner's daughter, but was replaced in subsequent episodes by Diane Venora when the series began. During the 1990s, she appeared in guest roles on such shows as The X-Files, Early Edition, Chicago Hope and Law & Order. In 1997, she starred in Mamet's film The Spanish Prisoner. From 1998 to 2000, she portrayed Dana Whitaker in the series Sports Night, for which she received several awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. After the completion of Sports Night, she soon returned to work.
In 2001, she starred on the not picked up CBS pilot Heart Department In 2003, she starred in Showtime's miniseries Out of Order. In 1999, she appeared in the Paul Thomas Anderson's ensemble drama Magnolia and television adaptation of 1938 movie A Slight Case of Murder along with William H. Macy. In 2002 she played Lady Bird Johnson in the HBO award-winning movie Path to War and made a cameo appearance in Door to Door, which starred, was written by, her husband, she starred in Snap Decision with Mare Winningham, Raising Helen as Kate Hudson's character's older sister, Christmas with the Kranks, as the best friend of Jamie Lee Curtis's character. After a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Frasier, Huffman landed a leading role in an ABC comedy series Desperate Housewives, co-starring with Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria. Huffman won an Emmy Award for her work on Desperate Housewives in 2005, as well as two 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards (Best A