Sophia Grace Macy, the oldest daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, has got an acting gig lined up instead of college plans.
The 19-year-old, whose mother confessed to using bribes to raise her SAT score, will appear on the second season of “The Twilight Zone,” an updated version of the 1960s sci-fi series of the same name.
Macy will appear in an episode titled “Among the Trodden” written by Heather Ann Campbell.
Other actors cast in the show’s second season include Billy Porter, Gillian Jacobs, Tony Hale, Morena Baccarin, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Joel McHale and Chris Meloni.
Additionally, the show’s executive producer and narrator Jordan Peele, who wrote 2019’s “Us” and 2017’s “Get Out,” will write an episode called “Downtime.” The 10-episode second season will premiere on the streaming service CBS All Access this year.
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The news was first announced by CBS All Access’ executive vice president of original content Julie McNamara at the streaming service’s executive session at the Television Critics Association this month.
Macy celebrated the announcement in a post to her unverified Instagram account.
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Been wanting to talk about this for a MINUTE! I’m so so grateful @abbiehern_ I love you and I love acting with you 🖤🤍 #twilightzone #cbsallaccess
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“Been wanting to talk about this for a MINUTE!” she wrote, adding she’s “so so grateful” to actress Abbie Hern, who will also appear in Macy’s episode.
“I love you and I love acting with you,” Macy added.
In April, Huffman pleaded guilty to participating in the college admissions scandal, paying Rick Singer $15,000 to correct Macy’s SAT and boost her score on the test. Her score improved to a 1420 as a result of the cheating, up 400 points from when she took the PSAT by herself the previous year.
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Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine, supervised release for one year and 250 hours of community service. According to Huffman, Macy was unaware of her mom’s participation in the scheme.
During her sentencing in September, Huffman teared up as she recalled to the judge driving her daughter to the Los Angeles testing center where the cheating occurred and her “eternal shame” for not turning around. She recounted the story of how her daughter found out what she had done.
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“She said, ‘I don’t know who you are anymore, Mom. Why didn’t you believe in me, Mom? Why didn’t you think I can do it on my own?’ I can only say, ‘I’m sorry Sophia. I was so stupid and I was so wrong’. … I have done more damage than I could have ever imagined.”
Last January, Macy talked to Parade about the pressure that came with his oldest daughter applying for college.
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“My daughter Sophia, the oldest, is going to LAHSA (Los Angeles High School of the Arts). She’s thriving there. … She’s going to go to college,” he told the publication. “We’re right now in the thick of college application time, which is so stressful. I am voting that once she gets accepted, she maybe takes a year off (to pursue acting).”
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Contributing: Joey Garrison, Maria Puente, Cydney Henderson
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