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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 39 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Incredibles
The Incredibles Helen Parr / Elastigirl
(2004)
The Piano
The Piano Ada
(1993)

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 2017-2018 Here, Now (TV Series) (pre-production)
Audrey Black
- Episode #1.2 (2018)
- Episode #1.10 (2017)
- Episode #1.9 (2017)
- Episode #1.8 (2017)
- Episode #1.7 (2017)
 2017 Song to Song
Miranda
 2017 Breakable You
Eleanor Weller
 2016 Strange Weather
Darcy Baylor
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Elastigirl (voice)
 2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (Video Game)
Elastigirl (voice)
 2014 Manglehorn
Dawn
 2014 Mondo Art (Video)
Stomatic Painter
 2013 Bonnie & 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)
GJ
- Episode #1.7 (2013) ... GJ
- No Goodbyes Thanks (2013) ... GJ
- The Dark Creator (2013) ... GJ
- Searchers Search (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
Renee Fishbine
 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
 1993 The Piano
Ada
 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
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Other Works:

Played "Meg McGrath" in "Crimes of the Heart", a play by Beth Henley, in 1982 at John Golden Theatre (her Broadway debut). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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I was trying to get as much experience as I could. But very early on, I was always extremely particular. From the beginning, I was never desperate. I did other things for money; you know, the normal, boring stuff - I temped, I did waitressing. But I actually quit a play early on in my career - it was one of the first things that I ever got cast in, but I quit because there was something about it ... 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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