Felicity Huffman To Return To Acting After College Admission Fraud

Felicity Huffman To Return To Acting After College Admission Fraud
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Felicity Huffman is all set to return to screens after her college admission scandal. The 61-year-old star, who was previously seen in Desperate Housewives, will appear in an episode of “Criminal Minds: Evolution” on Paramount+.

Her character, Dr. Jill Gideon, will be the ex-wife of the late Jason Gideon, played by Mandy Patinkin. While the role is that of a guest star, it is a decent restart for Huffman.

Variety reported the official description of Huffman’s character. It states,

a brilliant biological psychiatrist who agrees to help the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit investigate a murderous conspiracy theory. Jill is reluctant to return to the bureau’s elite team given her complicated history with David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and her dead ex-husband, Jason Gideon (previously played by Mandy Patinkin), but soon realizes her specific skill set could help them uncover another clue to the elusive Gold Star mystery.

Notably, Huffman served 11 days in prison for her role in the 2019 Varsity Blues college admissions scandal. Just a few months ago, she shared that it was difficult for her to land acting jobs after coming out of prison. 

In May 2020, Huffman pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to a college admissions consultant. She did it to change her daughter Sophia’s answers after she took the SAT. Therefore, the actress was imposed with a hefty fine of $30,000, along with 14 days of imprisonment and 250 hours of community service.

In an interview with NBC, she also shared how ashamed she is of her wrongdoing. Huffman stated,

So when [college fixer Rick Singer] slowly started to present the criminal scheme, it seems like — and I know this seems crazy at the time — but that was my only option to give my daughter a future.

I know hindsight is 20/20 but it felt like I would be a bad mother if I didn’t do it. So, I did it,

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