Sexy actress Jessica Alba boasts William H Macy and his wife Felicity Huffman as two of her former acting teachers.

The SIN CITY star was coached on her acting skills in New York City when she was a teen, and she admits Huffman was so tough on her she made her cry.

She says, "I worked with Atlantic Theater Company, that's the only real training I ever had.

"Felicity Huffman from DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - who just won the Emmy, congratulations - was the only teacher that made me cry three times. It was bad.

"It was me going up and doing a scene and I prepared for a whole week and before I even opened my mouth she said, 'Sit down, you're not ready.'

"I haven't seen her in a long time. I was 16 (at the time)."