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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 41 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

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The Piano
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 2018 Incredibles 2 (post-production)
Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
 2018 Here and Now (TV Series)
Audrey Bayer
- It's Here (2018) ... Audrey Bayer
- Dream Logic (2018) ... Audrey Bayer
- Yes (2018) ... Audrey Bayer
- Wake (2018) ... Audrey Bayer
- Fight, Death (2018) ... Audrey Bayer
 2017 Song to Song
 2017 The Big Sick
 2017 Breakable You
Eleanor Weller
 2016 Strange Weather
Darcy Baylor
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Senator Finch
 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 & 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
- No Goodbyes Thanks (2013) ... GJ
- The Dark Creator (2013) ... GJ
- The Edge of the Universe (2013) ... GJ
- Searchers Search (2013) ... GJ
 2012 Won't Back Down
Evelyn Riske
 2012/II Jackie
 2011 Portraits in Dramatic Time
Holly Hunter
 2007-2010 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Grace Hanadarko
- I'm Gonna Need a Big Night Light (2010) ... Grace Hanadarko
- I Need You to Call Earl (2010) ... Grace Hanadarko
- You Think I'm Gonna Eat My Gun? (2010) ... Grace Hanadarko
- Loose Men in Tight Jeans (2010) ... Grace Hanadarko
- So Help You God (2010) ... Grace Hanadarko
 2005 The Big White
Margaret Barnell
 2005 Nine Lives
 2004 The Incredibles
Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
 2004 Little Black Book
 2003 Thirteen
Melanie Freeland
 2003 Levity
Adele Easley
 2002 Moonlight Mile
Mona Camp
 2001 When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Movie)
Billie Jean King
 2000 Harlan County War (TV Movie)
Ruby Kincaid
 2000 Timecode
Renee Fishbine
 2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
Rebecca Waynon (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
 1999 Jesus' Son
 1999 Woman Wanted
Emma Riley
 1998 Notes Alive! My Many Colored Days (Video short)
 1998 Living Out Loud
Judith Moore
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
 1996 Crash
Helen Remington
 1995 Home for the Holidays
Claudia Larson
 1995 Copycat
M.J. Monahan
 1993 The Firm
Tammy Hemphill
 1993 The Piano
 1992 Crazy in Love (TV Movie)
Georgie Symonds
 1991 Once Around
Renata Bella
 1989 Always
Dorinda Durston
 1989 Animal Behavior
Coral Grable
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
Ellen Russell / Jane Doe
 1989 Miss Firecracker
Carnelle Scott
 1987 Broadcast News
Jane Craig
 1987 End of the Line
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
Candy Marshall
 1987 Raising Arizona
 1984 With Intent to Kill (TV Movie)
Wynn Nolen
 1984 Blood Simple.
Helene Trend (voice, uncredited)
 1984 Swing Shift
Jeannie Sherman
 1983 An Uncommon Love (TV Movie)
 1983 Svengali (TV Movie)
 1981 The Burning
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(February 23 to April 3, 1983) She played Samantha in Kathleen Tolan's play, "A Weekend Near Madison," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Randle Mell (Jim); Robin Groves (Doe); William Mesnik (David) and Mary McDonnell (Nessa) in the cast. Emily Mann was director. See more »

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


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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I really admire people who are extraordinarily tolerant and patient. See more »


In 10th grade she placed 8th nationally in a poultry-judging contest. (Interview, 11/95) See more »


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