Sophia Macy Heads to Top University Without Her Mother's Help

It's been over a year since Operation Varsity Blues made national headlines. But where is Sophia Macy, Felicity Huffman's daughter, today?


May 28 2020, Updated 6:50 p.m. ET

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It’s been just over a year since Operation Varsity Blues dominated the news cycle, taking down more than 50 wealthy individuals who had conspired to cheat their children’s way into various colleges. Among the many co-conspirators was actress Felicity Huffman, one of the first celebrities reported to be involved in the scandal.

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Unlike fellow actress Lori Loughlin, who stuck to her guilty guns for longer than anyone anticipated, Huffman was also the first to apologize and accept responsibility for what she had done. 

She pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud, and was sentenced to 14 days in prison, of which she served 11.

But while readers may be familiar with the price Felicity paid for her crimes, many are wondering what the fallout was like for her kids.

So, keep scrolling to find out where Felicity Huffman’s daughter Sophia Macy is now and how she’s managed to fare in the aftermath of her mother’s transgressions.

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Sophia Grace Macy is headed to Carnegie Mellon.

The oldest daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy took to Instagram to announce the news by changing her bio to read “CMU Drama ‘24." Looks like Sophia’s looking to follow in the footsteps of her talented parents and will matriculate into the Pennsylvania-based university’s drama program. 

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The aspiring actress has had a tough year to say the least. Her high school graduation was marred by the breaking of the admissions scandal, and while Sophia Grace had no idea about her mother’s actions, her tarnished SAT scores caused her first-choice college to rescind their acceptance offer despite the fact that they didn’t even require SAT scores in the first place.

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But Sophia proved herself completely capable of getting into a prestigious college program all by herself. Over the past year, the 19-year-old re-took the SATs, and based on her new scores, she was admitted into Carnegie Mellon University. 

A source close to the Huffman-Gacy family told Vanity Fair that, “Felicity is so proud and grateful that Sophia has kept her chin up over the last year. It was a painful, challenging time and she pulled through it with strength and grace.”

Sophia clearly has some innate acting talent as well. The highly selective Carnegie Mellon program has an acceptance rate of only 5 percent, and every student goes through a rigorous admissions process that includes a review of academic and standardized testing scores, as well as an in-person audition monologue. 

Sophia’s acceptance is a testament to hard work and rising above challenges.

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Sophia’s acting career is already underway.

Despite not having even started her first semester at college, Sophia's resume is already stacking up with some enviable roles. Back in January, the young star uploaded a poster of Jordan Peele’s anthology series The Twilight Zone with an excited caption that read, “Been wanting to talk about this for a MINUTE!” 

Sophia's first major role will see her star as Irene in an episode titled “Among the Untrodden." 

Congratulations and enjoy college, Sophia Grace!

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