Sophia Macy — whose mother, Felicity Huffman, bribed a test proctor $15,000 to correct her SAT test — has been accepted into Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.
The 19-year-old, whose father is William H. Macy, announced the news on Instagram by updating her bio to read “CMU Drama ’24.”
“Felicity is so proud and grateful that Sophia has kept her chin up over the last year,” a source told People on Monday. “It was a painful, challenging time and she pulled through it with strength and grace.”
A Page Six source on Monday said Sophia reportedly retook her SATs before gaining admission into the Pittsburgh university.
Last October, Felicity was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, after serving 11 days of her 14-day sentence.
Before officially pleading guilty to mail fraud in May 2019, the “Desperate Housewives” actress released a statement claiming Sophia “knew absolutely nothing” about the scheme — dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.”
“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” Felicity said at the time.
Prior to his wife’s sentencing on September 13, William — who was not charged — submitted a letter of support to Judge Indira Talwani saying Sophia “paid the dearest price” for her mother’s actions.
Though Sophia at the time was set to audition for a college that “ironically, doesn’t require SAT scores,” he says the university withdrew her invitation to audition.
“She called us from the airport in hysterics, begging us to do something, ‘Please, please do something,’” Macy wrote. “From the devastation of that day, Sophia is slowly regaining her equilibrium and getting on with her life.”
In January, it was announced that Sophia — who graduated from the Los Angeles High School of the Arts in June 2019 — would be appearing in the second season of the Jordan Peele-narrated “The Twilight Zone.”
Felicity and William’s youngest daughter, Georgia, 18, will also be heading to the northeast this fall, and is set to attend Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
In a September 2019 letter to the judge, Huffman said she had considered doctoring Georgia’s SAT scores, but ultimately decided against it.