Although he already had been on screen for almost two decades, it was as “Jerry Lundegaard” in the 1996 film Fargo, that actor William Macy’s worried-look finally catapulted him to fame. Born in Miami, Florida to William and Lois Macy, he was class president at Allegany High School, and an active member of the drama club. Despite his interest in drama, Macy set off for Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia with the aim of becoming a veterinarian, but he soon was involved in college theatre. He eventually decided to transfer to Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. There he studied under famed playwright David Mamet. After graduating, Macy spent several years doing regional theatre before moving to New York in 1980. Since then he has enjoyed a varied career that includes stage, screen, and commercial voice-overs. His films include Mr. Holland's Opus, Fargo, Pleasantville, and Wag the Dog, and his television work included the reoccurring role of "Dr. David Morgenstern” on the TV series ER. On September 6, 1997, he married actress Felicity Huffman.