Holly Hunter young
March 20, 1958
5 ft 2 in | 157 cm
35-24-35 in | 89-61-89 cm
55 kg | 121 lbs
7 US | 37 EU
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, United States, on March 20, 1958, is an American actress.
Young Holly Hunter first started performing during her years at the Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia in school theater productions.
She began her professional career on the New York stage in 1980.
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Crimes of the Heart" (1982) in role as Meg MaGrath.
She made her big screen debut in slasher film The Burning (1981) in role as Sophie.
She got her television debut in drama movie Svengali (1993) in role as Leslie.
Her breakthrough performance came as Edwina "Ed" McDunnough in crime comedy film Raising Arizona (1987).
She voiced Helen Parr / Elastigirl in animated superhero film Incredibles 2 (2018).
She won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Ada McGrath in period drama film The Piano (1993).
She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Jane Craig in romantic comedy drama movie Broadcast News (1987).
She was nominated for the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Tamara "Tammy" Hemphill in legal thriller film The Firm (1993).
She won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Melanie Freeland in teen drama Thirteen (2003).
The Big Sick (2017) romantic comedy opposite Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter
Crash (1996) psychological thriller with James Spader and Elias Koteas
A Life Less Ordinary (1997) romantic black comedy opposite Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz
Always (1989) romantic comedy drama with Richard Dreyfuss, John Goodman and Audrey Hepburn
Copycat (1995) psychological thriller opposite Sigourney Weaver, Dermot Mulroney, and William McNamara
Home for the Holidays (1995) family comedy drama with Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey Jr. and Dylan McDermott
Living Out Loud (1998) comedy drama opposite Danny DeVito and Queen Latifah
Once Around (1991) romantic comedy drama with Richard Dreyfuss and Danny Aiello
Miss Firecracker (1989) comedy opposite Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins and Alfre Woodard
The Big White (2005) black comedy with Robin Williams and Giovanni Ribisi
Little Black Book (2004) comedy drama opposite Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston and Kathy Bates
Manglehorn (2014) drama with Al Pacino, Harmony Korine and Chris Messina
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) superhero in role as Senator Finch
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Ellen Russell / Jane Doe in television film Roe vs. Wade (1989).
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her performance as Wanda Holloway in HBO comedy television film The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Ruby Kincaid in television movie Harlan County War (2000).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance as Rebecca Waynon in romantic drama film Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Billie Jean King in ABC docudrama When Billie Beat Bobby (2001).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Grace Hanadarko in TNT crime drama television series Saving Grace (2007–2010).
Top of the Lake (2013) mystery drama series in role as GJ
Bonnie & Clyde (2013) History revisionist miniseries in role as Emma Parker
Here and Now (2018) HBO drama television series in role as Audrey Bayer
Succession (2019) HBO satirical comedy drama series in role as Rhea Jarrell
Mr. Mayor (2020) NBC sitcom in role as Arpi
The Comey Rule (2020) drama miniseries in role as Sally Yates
Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, with a degree in drama (1980).
Attended Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia.
She is the youngest of seven children.
Started playing piano at the age of 9.
She is deaf in the left ear.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008.
She voiced Helen Parr / Elastigirl in animated superhero films: Incredibles (2004) and Incredibles 2 (2018).
Huge fan of Cronenberg.
She was married to Janusz Kaminski (1995-2001).
She in a long-term relationship with Gordon MacDonald, since 2001, they have twin boys Claude and Press.
She dated Arliss Howard (1988-1990).
I found acting when I was 14, when I got cast in the chorus in a high school play, 'The Boyfriend.' In my high school, we did mainly musicals, so I just started doing nothing but musicals for years and loved it.
I've enjoyed the process of understanding who I am through my work and who I am in relation to others: the intense collaboration that acting requires and thrives in.
I reveal all of myself. I bring all of myself to my roles. You only see me. You don't see anything else but me. That is who's there. They're manifestations of my own self.
I was born and raised on a farm, where boys had chores and girls did not, i.e., drive tractors, bale hay, take care of cattle.
I don't make decisions just on the character I'm supposed to play. Sometimes it's based on the director, sometimes it's based on the story, sometimes I need money, or sometimes I'm just starved to work.
People don't come to New York out of resignation. They come here with a dream. Mine was to be an actress.