Holly Hunter Biography
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Georgia born actress and producer, Holly Hunter, is well known for her role as Ada McGrath in the 1993 drama film The Piano. She has also starred in films such as the TNT drama series Saving Grace (2007–10), Raising Arizona (1987), Always (1989), Home for the Holidays (1995) and Crash (1996).
Holly Hunter Education
Upon completing high school, hunter proceeded on to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where she earned a degree in drama. For a while, she performed in the theatre scene but hunter later on relocated to New York City where fate crossed her path with playwright Beth Henley. Subsequently, the fateful elevator encounter saw her being cast in Henley’s plays Crimes of the Heart, and Miss Firecracker Contest Off-Broadway’s.
Holly Hunter Acting
Hunter made her film debut in the 1981 slasher movie The Burning. After moving to Los Angeles in 1982, Hunter appeared in TV movies before being cast in a supporting role in 1984’s Swing Shift. That year, she had her first collaboration with the writing-directing-producing team of brothers Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, in Blood Simple.
Also made an appearance as a voice on an answering-machine recording. More film and television work followed until 1987 when she earned a starring role in the Coens’ Raising Arizona and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Broadcast News, after which Hunter became a critically acclaimed star.
She went on to the screen adaptation of Henley’s Miss Firecracker; Steven Spielberg’s Always, a romantic drama with Richard Dreyfuss; and the made-for-TV 1989 docudrama about the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. Hunter went on to star in the comedy-drama Home for the Holidays and the thriller Copycat, both in 1995. She also appeared in David Cronenberg’s Crash and as a sardonic angel in A Life Less Ordinary.
The following year, she played a recently divorced New Yorker in Richard LaGravenese’s Living Out Loud; starring alongside Danny DeVito, Queen Latifah, and Martin Donovan. Hunter rounded out the 1990s with a minor role in the independent drama Jesus’ Son and as a housekeeper torn between a grieving widower and his son in Kiefer Sutherland’s drama Woman Wanted.
Holly Hunter Age | Birthday
Holly Hunter was born on March 20, 1958, Conyers, Georgia, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on 20th March every year.
Holly Hunter Family
Hunter was born to Opal Marguerite, a housewife, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a farmer and sporting-goods manufacturer’s representative.
Hunter likes to keep his personal life private hence information about her dating life is not available. It is therefore not known whether he is married or has any children. However, this information will be updated as soon as it is available.
She was previously married to Janusz Kamiński, cinematographer of Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan from 1995 until 2001. Holly previously dated has been dating British actor Gordon MacDonald since 2001.
Hunter is a proud mum of twin boys Claude and Press. They were born in January 2006.
Holly Hunter Body Measurements
- Height: Not Available
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- Body Shape: slim
- Hair Colour: Brown
- Cup Size: Not Available
- Eye Colour: Brown
Holly Hunter Net Worth
Working as an actress, there is no doubt Hunter earns a good salary and has been able to accumulate good net worth. However, her exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Holly Hunter Awards
She is undoubted, a fine actress as outlined in the following awards and accomplishments:
- Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Actress Broadcast News Won
- National Board of Review Awards Best Actress Won
- New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Actress Won
- Silver Bear Award Best Actress Won
- Academy Award for Best Actress Won
Frequently Asked Questions About Holly Hunter
Who is Holly Hunter?
Hunter is one of America’s best known and best-loved actresses.
How old is Hunter?
Holly is 61 years as of 2019. She was born in 1958.
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Where does Holly live?
She resides in New York USA.
Is Holly dead or alive?
Hunter is still alive and in good health.
Where is Holly now?
Actively in the movie scene industry.
Holly Hunter Social Media Handles
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— Holly Hunter (@RealHollyHunter) December 4, 2012
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Day 5/10 #10daymoviechallenge #thirteen @evanrachelwood @nikkireed #hollyhunter (my first and lasting role model as an actress) going toe to toe in a scene from a movie that speaks to my youth in an excruciating and accurate way. The scary thing is that I still don’t know how to guarantee that a teen in crisis will get help but please know you aren’t alone and #itgetsbetter EDIT I didn’t realize the end of the clip was cut “I love you and your brother more than anything and I would die for you but I won’t leave you alone right now”