Holly Hunter Biography (1958-)

Born March 20, 1958, in Conyers (some sources say Atlanta), GA; daughter of Charles Edwin (a sporting-goods manufacturer representative) and Opal Marguerite (maiden name, Catledge) Hunter; married Janusz Kaminski (a director of photography), May 20, 1995 (divorced, 2002). Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Industry Entertainment, 955 S. Carrillo Dr., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
March 20, 1958
Conyers, Georgia, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Sophie, The Burning, Filmways, 1981
  • Jeannie Sherman, Swing Shift, Warner Bros., 1984
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Helene Trend, Blood Simple, 1984
  • Edwina McDonnough, Raising Arizona, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Jane Craig, Broadcast News, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Charlotte Haney, End of the Line, Orion, 1988
  • Dorinda Durston, Always, Universal, 1989
  • Coral Grable, Animal Behavior, Cinestar, 1989
  • Carnelle Scott, Miss Firecracker, Corsair, 1989
  • Renata Bella, Once Around, Universal, 1991
  • Tammy Hemphill, The Firm, Paramount, 1993
  • Ada McGrath, The Piano (also known as Le lecon de piano), Miramax, 1993
  • M. J. Monahan, Copycat, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Claudia "Clyde" Larson, Home for the Holidays, Paramount, 1995
  • Dr. Helen Remington, Crash, Fine Line, 1996
  • Sangre, 1996
  • O'Reilly, A Life Less Ordinary, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Judith "Judy" Moore, Living Out Loud, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Emma Riley, Woman Wanted, 1999
  • Mira, Jesus' Son, Lions Gate Films, 1999
  • Renee Fishbine, executive, Timecode, Columbia TriStar, 2000
  • Penny Wharvey McGill, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (also known as O' Brother), Buena Vista, 2000
  • Down from the Mountain (documentary), Artisan, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Festival in Cannes, Paramount Classics, 2001
  • Searching for Debra Winger (documentary), 2002
  • Mona Camp, Moonlight Mile, Buena Vista, 2002
  • Narrator, Rock That Uke (documentary), Bald Guy with a Dent in HisHead, 2002
  • Melanie, Thirteen, Venice Surf Club, 2003
  • Levity, Columbia, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • Meg McGrath, Crimes of the Heart, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Battery, New York City, 1981
  • Pixrose Wilson, The Wake of Jamey Foster, Eugene O'Neill Theatre,New York City, 1982
  • Artichoke, Stagewest, West Springfield, MA, 1982
  • Eden Court, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1982
  • Samantha, A Weekend Near Madison, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Carnelle Scott, The Miss Firecracker Contest, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, then Westside Arts Center, both New York City, 1984
  • Nora, A Doll's House, Stagewest, 1985
  • Ghost on Fire, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1985
  • A Lie of the Mind, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1988
  • Floral Whitman, Impossible Marriage, Laura Pels Theatre, New YorkCity, 1998
  • Hester Swane, By the Bog of Cats, San Jose Repertory Theatre, SanJose, CA, 2001
  • Also performed in The Lucky Spot, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA; The Person I Once Was, New York City; Inspector General; Control Freaks; and Buried Child.
  • Stage Work
  • Produced Control Freaks.
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Leslie, Svengali, CBS, 1983
  • Karen, An Uncommon Love, CBS, 1983
  • Wynn Nolen, With Intent to Kill (also known as Urge to Kill), CBS, 1984
  • Candy Marshall, A Gathering of Old Men (also known as Murder onthe Bayou and Ein Aufstand alter Maenner), CBS, 1987
  • Ellen Russell/Jane Doe, Roe vs. Wade, NBC, 1989
  • Georgie Symonds, Crazy in Love, TNT, 1992
  • Wanda Holloway, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, HBO, 1993
  • Ruby Kincaid, Harlan County War, Cinemax, 2000
  • Rebecca, "Fantasies about Rebecca," Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Showtime, 2001
  • Billie Jean King, When Billie Beat Bobby, ABC, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Narrator, "Three Little Pigs/The Three Billy Goats Gruff," Storybook Classics, Showtime, 1989
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1995
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 1998
  • Interviewee, The Directors, Encore, 1999
  • Specials
  • Narrator, Celebrate Storytelling with Tracey Ullman, 1994
  • Voice, "The Way West" (also known as "The West"), The American Experience, PBS, 1995
  • "Cheetahs with Holly Hunter," In the Wild, PBS, 1997
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Jessica Lange, Lifetime, 1998
  • Interviewee, Nicolas Cage: Wild at Heart, Arts and Entertainment,1999
  • Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Holly Hunter, Lifetime, 2000
  • Host, Game for Anything: The Strength of Women in Sports, ABC, 2000
  • Host, Down from the Mountain, PBS, 2001
  • Voice of Mary Todd Lincoln, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln: A House Divided (documentary), PBS, 2001
  • Narrator, Eco Challenge New Zealand, USA Network, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1989
  • The 14th Annual CableACE Awards, Lifetime, 1993
  • The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1994
  • Presenter, The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • Presenter, The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards, 1995
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1997
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1997
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Golden Globe Award, NBC, 1999
  • Presenter, 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Award, Independent Film Channel, 2001
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Co-executive producer, When Billie Beat Bobby, ABC, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days, Minnesota Orchestra Visual Entertainment, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • American Film, December, 1989, pp. 28-32
    • Film Comment, May/June, 1989, pp. 9-12
    • Harper's Bazaar, October, 1993, pp. 256-267
    • Interview, November, 1995, p. 110
    • Newsweek, November 15, 1993, pp. 76-77
    • New York, December 14, 1987, pp. 70-74
    • People, February 1, 1988, pp. 62-66

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