A big congratulations go out to Felicity Huffman today! Because she finally has some daughter-related news to talk about that doesn’t involve a single mention of bribes, arrests, prison, or the words “ruh roh.” Felicity is living that New Year, New You lifestyle.
Entertainment Tonight reports that Felicity and William H. Macy’s 19-year-old daughter Sophia Macy landed a role in an upcoming episode of Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone. CBS announced the cast for the second season. They say that Sophia will co-star in the fifth episode of the second season in an episode titled “Among The Untrodden.” Other notable cast members featured in the upcoming second season are Christopher Meloni, Joel McHale, Billy Porter, and Abbie Hern. Sophia confirmed the news on Instagram:
In case you’re wondering which one is Felicity’s kid, here’s what Sophia looks like. She’s kind of like The Marvelous Mrs. Felicity H. Maisel:
If her IMDb page is any clue, Sophia’s role in The Twilight Zone appears to be her first professional acting role.
Felicity is no doubt very happy to appear in a Google alert that doesn’t mention a prison-issued jumpsuit, but Sophia is likely glad too that her brand can begin pivoting away from The Daughter Felicity Paid To Fix SAT Scores For. Felicity was arrested early last year after she was busted for paying $15,000 in bribes so that a proctor could boost SAT scores. Felicity wanted her daughter to get into a “good” college, and apparently scamming the system was the only way to go, because Sophia allegedly had difficulty taking tests, and Felicity wanted to give her a “fair shot.” It was later decided by a judge that Sophia what Felicity did, and she was in the clear. Felicity and William’s younger daughter Georgia Macy supposedly got into Vassar College on her own. Felicity ended up serving 11 days in prison for her involvement in Operation Varsity Blues, and began clocking some community service hours.
Back in September, it was revealed that Sophia would be granted an SAT re-do, this time with no scammery. It’s not known if she did end up taking the SATs again. But does she even need to now? Who needs four years slumming it at college when you can skip straight to the front of the line in Hollywood? Besides, this time around, Sophia can proudly hold her head high knowing that she got where she is in the honest, old fashioned way: by being related to famous Academy Award-nominated people. Congrats girl, you earned it!