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Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Breakable You (post-production)
Eleanor Weller
 2016 Strange Weather (filming)
Darcy Baylor
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Elastigirl (voice)
 2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (Video Game)
Elastigirl (voice)
 2014 Manglehorn
 2014 Mondo Art (Video)
Stomatic Painter
 2013 Bonnie and Clyde (TV Mini-Series)
Emma Parker
- Part 2 (2013) ... Emma Parker
- Part 1 (2013) ... Emma Parker
 2013 Disney Infinity (Video Game)
Elastigirl (voice)
 2013/I Paradise
Melanie Mannerheim
 2013 Top of the Lake (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (2013) ... GJ
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... GJ
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... GJ
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... GJ (credit only)
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... GJ
 2012 Won't Back Down
Evelyn Riske
 2012/II Jackie
 2011 Portraits in Dramatic Time
Holly Hunter
 2005 Nine Lives
 2000 Harlan County War (TV Movie)
Ruby Kincaid
 2000 Timecode
Renee Fishbine
 1999 Jesus' Son
 1999 Woman Wanted
Emma Riley
 1998 Notes Alive! My Many Colored Days (Video short)
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
 1992 Crazy in Love (TV Movie)
Georgie Symonds
 1991 Once Around
Renata Bella
 1989 Animal Behavior
Coral Grable
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
Ellen Russell / Jane Doe
 1987 End of the Line
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
Candy Marshall
 1984 With Intent to Kill (TV Movie)
Wynn Nolen
 1984 Blood Simple.
Helene Trend (voice, uncredited)
 1984 Swing Shift
 1983 An Uncommon Love (TV Movie)
 1983 Svengali (TV Movie)
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Played "Hester Swane" in an Irish play, "By the Bog of Cats", by Marina Carr, from September to October 2001 at San Jose Repertory Theatre in 2001, then, from 1 December 2004 until 26 February 2005 at Wyndham's Theatre, London (her West End debut). See more »

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10 Interviews | 9 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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I'm just always looking for the best stuff. And also, there are things I want to do that I can't get - they want someone else. Often, in the movie business, they need somebody who will garner box office because they need to pay for the movie. So the people who are in movies that make a lot of money are the people who most often get cast in studio pictures. In my career, I've never been a box ... See more »


Was in consideration for the part of Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty (1999) but Annette Bening, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead. See more »


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