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Veteran character actress Linda Hunt was Born April 2, 1945 in Morristown, New Jersey to Raymond Davy Hunter and Elsie Doying Hunter. She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago (now part of DePaul University). Her film debut was in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980). She played the role of Oxblood Oxheart's ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles Hetty Lange
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 2016 The Relationtrip (post-production)
Dr. Lipschweiss
 2015/II Baby (Short)
Wildlife Narrator
 2014 Scorpion (TV Series)
Hetty Lange
- True Colors (2014) ... Hetty Lange
 2013 God of War: Ascension (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2013 Blood Moon (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 God of War III (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Voice of Authority
- Don Hoberman (2009) ... Voice of Authority
 2009 The Crooked Eye (Short)
Sharon's Narrator
 2008 Once Upon a Tide (Short)
 2008 God of War: Chains of Olympus (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 God of War II (Video Game)
Narrator / Gaia (voice)
 1993-2006 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- The Great Fever (2006) ... Narrator
- The Great Transatlantic Cable (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
- Jimmy Carter (Part I) (2002) ... Narrator
- Monkey Trial (2002) ... Narrator
- The Duel (2000) ... Narrator
 2005 Yours, Mine & Ours
Mrs. Munion
 2003-2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
- New Canaan, CA (2005) ... Management (voice, uncredited)
- Outskirts, Damascus, NE (2005) ... Management (voice, uncredited)
- Damascus, NE (2005) ... Management (voice, uncredited)
- Old Cherry Blossom Road (2005) ... Management (voice, uncredited)
- Alamogordo, N.M. (2005) ... Management (voice, uncredited)
 2005 God of War (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Liberation & Revenge (2005) ... Narrator
- Frenzied Killing (2005) ... Narrator
- Corruption (2005) ... Narrator
- Factories of Death (2005) ... Narrator
- Orders & Initiatives (2005) ... Narrator
 2002 Dragonfly
Sister Madeline
 1997 Eat Your Heart Out
 1997 The Relic
Dr. Ann Cuthbert
 1995 Third Stone from the Sun
The Varua (voice)
 1995 Disney's Animated Storybook: Pocahontas (Video Game)
Grandmother Willow (voice)
 1994 Maverick
The Magician (scenes deleted)
 1993-1994 Space Rangers (TV Series)
Cmdr. Chennault
- To Be... Or Not to Be (1994) ... Cmdr. Chennault
- The Trial (1994) ... Cmdr. Chennault
- Fort Hope (1993) ... Cmdr. Chennault
- Death Before Dishonor (1993) ... Cmdr. Chennault
- Banshies (1993) ... Cmdr. Chennault
 1993 Younger and Younger
 1993 Twenty Bucks
 1992 Rain Without Thunder
Atwood Society Director
 1991 If Looks Could Kill
Ilsa Grunt
 1989 She-Devil
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series)
Narrator (Quoting Poe for the Nightmare Classics Intro) / The Voice
- Carmilla (1989) ... Narrator (Quoting Poe for the Nightmare Classics Intro) (voice)
- The Turn of the Screw (1989) ... The Voice
 1987 Basements (TV Movie)
Rose (segment "The Room")
 1987 The Room Upstairs (TV Movie)
Mrs. Sanders
 1986 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Louise Brooks' Book Narrator
- Louise Brooks (1986) ... Louise Brooks' Book Narrator (voice)
 1985 Eleni
 1985 Silverado
 1984 The Bostonians
Dr. Prance
 1978 Fame (TV Movie)
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Ah, Wilderness! (1976) ... Nora
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She acted in Wallace Shawn's play, "Aunt Dan & Lemon", in a New York Shakespeare Festival and Joseph Papp Theatre production at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Kathryn Pogson and Linda Bassett in the cast. See more »


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Has lived with her romantic partner, psychotherapist Karen Klein, since 1987. Hunt's official biography on the CBS website for NCIS: Los Angeles (2009) refers to Klein as Hunt's spouse. See more »


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