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Holly Hunter


Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, the youngest of seven children whose father was a part-time sporting goods company representative and part-time farmer with a 250 acre farm. Her parents encouraged in her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play. In 1976 she went to Pittsburgh to pursue a... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Manglehorn (completed)
Clara
 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
 2005 Nine Lives
Sonia
 2000 Harlan County War (TV Movie)
Ruby Kincaid
 2000 Timecode
Executive
 2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
Rebecca Waynon (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
 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 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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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 »

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 think it's really odd, too, that the public is so privy to how much money the actors make and what movies cost. It seems to me to be beside the point. When I go to a movie I really don't want to think about the money. I want to see the story. See more »

Trivia:

Was director James L. Brooks' first choice to play the female lead in As Good as It Gets (1997), but reportedly demanded too much money upfront and was passed over in favour of Helen Hunt. Hunter had previously collaborated with James L. Brooks on the 1987 film, Broadcast News (1987). See more »

Trademark:

Southern accent

Star Sign:

Pisces

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