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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 42 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Piano
The Piano Ada
(1993)
Thirteen
Thirteen Melanie Freeland
(2003)
The Big Sick
(2017)
Broadcast News
Broadcast News Jane Craig
(1987)

Filmography

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 2018 Incredibles 2
Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
 2018 Here and Now (TV Series)
Audrey Bayer
 2017 Song to Song
Miranda
 2017 The Big Sick
Beth
 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
Dawn
 2014 Mondo Art (Video)
Stomatic Painter
 2013 Bonnie & Clyde (TV Mini-Series)
Emma Parker
 2013 Disney Infinity (Video Game)
Elastigirl (voice)
 2013/I Paradise
Melanie Mannerheim
 2013 Top of the Lake (TV Series)
GJ
 2012 Won't Back Down
Evelyn Riske
 2012/II Jackie
Jackie
 2011 Portraits in Dramatic Time
Holly Hunter
 2007-2010 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Grace Hanadarko
 2005 The Big White
Margaret Barnell
 2005 Nine Lives
Sonia
 2004 The Incredibles
Helen Parr / Elastigirl (voice)
 2004 Little Black Book
Barb
 2003 Thirteen
Melanie Freeland
 2003 Levity
Adele Easley
 2002 Moonlight Mile
Mona Camp
 2001 When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Movie)
Billie Jean King
 2001 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Mary Lincoln / Mary Todd
 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
Mira
 1999 Woman Wanted
Emma Riley
 1998 Notes Alive! My Many Colored Days (Video short)
Narrator
 1998 Living Out Loud
Judith Moore
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
O'Reilly
 1996 Crash
Helen Remington
 1995 Home for the Holidays
Claudia Larson
 1995 Copycat
M.J. Monahan
 1993 The Firm
Tammy Hemphill
 1993 The Piano
Ada
 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
Charlotte
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie)
Candy Marshall
 1987 Raising Arizona
Ed
 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)
Karen
 1983 Svengali (TV Movie)
Leslie
 1981 The Burning
Sophie
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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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Personal Quote:

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:

In 1993, she won the Oscar for Best Actress for The Piano (1993), in which she utilised her real-life piano skills. Eleven years later, Jamie Foxx won Best Actor for Ray (2004), in which he also played the piano. Both of them had been nominated for a supporting performance in those respective years, and both were nominated for a role they played opposite Tom Cruise. Hunter appeared in The Firm (... See more »

Trademark:

Southern accent

Star Sign:

Pisces

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