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Holly Hunter


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 40 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Manglehorn
Dawn
 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)
Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
 2013/I Paradise
Melanie Mannerheim
 2013 Top of the Lake (TV Mini-Series)
GJ
- 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
Jackie
 2011 Portraits in Dramatic Time
Holly Hunter
 2005 Nine Lives
Sonia
 2000 Harlan County War (TV Movie)
Ruby Kincaid
 2000 Timecode
Executive
 1999 Jesus' Son
Mira
 1999 Woman Wanted
Emma Riley
 1998 Notes Alive! My Many Colored Days (Video short)
Narrator
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
O'Reilly
 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
Charlotte
 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
Jeannie
 1983 An Uncommon Love (TV Movie)
Karen
 1983 Svengali (TV Movie)
Leslie
 1981 The Burning
Sophie
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Narrator of Eco Challenge: New Zealand (2002) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

I often get asked to direct and I've never taken anyone up on it. It would be very interesting and I would learn so much. But it's a very confrontational job - I mean, directors are forced to confront themselves, and I don't think there's really a way to prepare for the pressure of directing. And I have seen quite a few good people crash and burn at the job. Nervous breakdowns, crying, screaming ... See more »

Trivia:

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen saw her in "Crimes of the Heart" and wanted to cast her in the movie, Blood Simple. (1984). Because she was committed in another play, "The Wake of Jamey Foster", they cast her roommate Frances McDormand instead. Frances McDormand ended up marrying Joel Coen. See more »

Trademark:

Southern accent

Star Sign:

Pisces

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