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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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 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 "Pixrose Wilson" in "The Wake of Jamey Foster", a play by Beth Henley, in 1982 at Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway. 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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[on how her career as an actress began] : ....Joel and Ethan (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen) had just finished the script of Raising Arizona (1987), and they asked me to read it and said that they'd written this part for me and would I be interested in doing it? So that was the beginning of my feature film career. See more »


While living in the North Bronx, she turned down the lead role in Blood Simple. (1984), but introduced the Coen Brothers to her roommate Frances McDormand, who got the role and ended up marrying one of the brothers. Hunter's voice can be heard on an answering machine message in the film. See more »


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