Linda Hunt (I)


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Linda Hunt is a veteran character actress who only just began acting in motion pictures when director Peter Weir required her peculiarities to animate one of cinema's most esoteric characters, Billy Kwan, the intellectual and virtuous Chinese-Australian dwarf and photographer, in the Australian romantic drama, The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Kindergarten Cop Miss Schlowski
(1990)
Pocahontas Grandmother Willow
(1995)
Dune Shadout Mapes
(1984)

Filmography

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 2009-2021 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Hetty Lange
- A Tale of Two Igors (2021) ... Hetty Lange
- Through the Looking Glass (2021) ... Hetty Lange (credit only)
- Signs of Change (2021) ... Hetty Lange (credit only)
- Imposter Syndrome (2021) ... Hetty Lange (credit only)
- Red Rover, Red Rover (2021) ... Hetty Lange (credit only)
 2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story
Lady Proxima (voice)
 2017 The Relationtrip
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
 2007-2008 The Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Eudora Hobbs
- Into Hell: Part Two (2008) ... Dr. Eudora Hobbs
- Sub-Conscious (2007) ... Dr. Eudora Hobbs
 2008 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Dr. Clare Bryson
- Closure (2008) ... Dr. Clare Bryson
- Satellites (2008) ... Dr. Clare Bryson
- Driven (2008) ... Dr. Clare Bryson
 2008 Once Upon a Tide (Short)
Narrator
 2008 God of War: Chains of Olympus (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 God of War II (Video Game)
Narrator / Gaia (voice)
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction
Dr. Mittag-Leffler
 2005 Yours, Mine & Ours
Mrs. Munion
 2003-2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
Management
- 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: Inside the Nazi State (TV Mini Series documentary)
Narrator in U.S. version
- Liberation & Revenge (2005) ... Narrator in U.S. version (voice)
- Frenzied Killing (2005) ... Narrator in U.S. version (voice)
- Corruption (2005) ... Narrator in U.S. version (voice)
- Factories of Death (2005) ... Narrator in U.S. version (voice)
- Orders & Initiatives (2005) ... Narrator in U.S. version (voice)
 1997-2002 The Practice (TV Series)
Judge Zoey Hiller
- Silent Partners (2002) ... Judge Zoey Hiller
- Honor Code (2001) ... Judge Zoey Hiller
- What Child Is This? (2001) ... Judge Zoey Hiller
- Gideon's Crossover (2001) ... Judge Zoey Hiller
- The Deal (2000) ... Judge Zoey Hiller
 2002 Dragonfly
Sister Madeline
 1998 Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (Video)
Grandmother Willow (voice)
 1992-1998 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Influenza 1918 (1998) ... Narrator
- The Hunt for Pancho Villa (1993) ... Narrator
- Ishi: The Last Yahi Indian (1992) ... Narrator
 1997 Eat Your Heart Out
Kathryn
 1997 The Relic
Dr. Ann Cuthbert
 1995 Disney's Animated Storybook: Pocahontas (Video Game)
Grandmother Willow (voice)
 1995 Third Stone from the Sun
The Varua (voice)
 1995/I Pocahontas
Grandmother Willow (voice)
 1994 Ready to Wear
Regina Krumm
 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
Frances
 1993 Twenty Bucks
Angeline
 1992 Rain Without Thunder
Atwood Society Director
 1991 If Looks Could Kill
Ilsa Grunt
 1990 Kindergarten Cop
Miss Schlowski
 1989 She-Devil
Hooper
 1989 Nightmare Classics (TV Series)
Narrator (Quoting Poe for the Nightmare Classics Intro) / Title Opening Voice
- Carmilla (1989) ... Narrator (Quoting Poe for the Nightmare Classics Intro) (voice)
- The Turn of the Screw (1989) ... Title Opening Voice (voice)
 1987 Basements (TV Movie)
Rose (segment "The Room")
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Alice B. Toklas
- Waiting for the Moon (1987) ... Alice B. Toklas
 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
Katina
 1985 Silverado
Stella
 1984 Dune
Shadout Mapes
 1984 The Bostonians
Dr. Prance
 1982 The Year of Living Dangerously
Billy Kwan
 1980 Popeye
Mrs. Oxheart, his Mudder
 1978 Fame (TV Movie)
Mona
 1976 Great Performances (TV Series)
Nora
- Ah, Wilderness! (1976) ... Nora
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Host of the National Public Radio program "City Arts and Lectures". See more »

Height:

4' 9" (1.45 m)
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Personal Quote:

For a while, I thought, maybe I should direct, until I got to New York and saw the stupidity of that idea. If it's hard to get into acting, what is it like for a woman to become a director? See more »

Trivia:

Has twice played male roles that did not feature or reference her actual female status: Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) and The Management in Carnivàle (2003) (who, though mostly unseen, is often referred to by other characters as male). See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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