Linda Hunt Biography (1945-)

Born April 2, 1945, in Morristown, NJ; daughter of Raymond Davy (an oil company executive) and Elsie (a piano teacher; maiden name, Doying) Hunt. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA90212-2704.; Contact: 1434 N. Ogden Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Birth Details
April 2, 1945
Morristown, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Player Queen, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • The Soldier's Tale and The Knight of the Burning Pestle (double-bill), Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1974
  • Hamlet, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1974
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Constantine, Down by the River Where WaterliliesAre Disfigured Every Day, Circle Repertory Company, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • (Broadway debut) Norah, Ah, Wilderness!, Circle in the Square, NewYork City, 1975
  • The Rose Tattoo, Long Wharf Theatre, 1977
  • Five Finger Exercise, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA,1977
  • The Recruiting Officer, Long Wharf Theatre, 1978
  • Elizabeth Dead (one-woman show), Music-Theatre Group/Lenox Arts Center, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Mother Courage and Her Children, Boston Shakespeare Company, Boston, MA, 1983
  • Pope Joan and Louise, Top Girls, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Joan of Arc, Little Victories, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Audrey Wood, End of the World, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Metamorphosis in Miniature, New York City, 1983
  • Aunt Dan, Aunt Dan and Lemon, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1985
  • Charlotta, The Cherry Orchard, Brooklyn Academy of Music, MajesticTheatre, Brooklyn, NY, 1988
  • Olga, Three Sisters, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1991-1992
  • Also appeared in productions for the Long Wharf Theatre, 1971-73; TheTennis Game.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Mrs. Oxheart, Oxblood's mother, Popeye, Paramount, 1980
  • Billy Kwan, The Year of Living Dangerously, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Shadout Mapes, Dune, Universal, 1984
  • Dr. Prance, The Bostonians, Almi, 1984
  • Katina, Eleni, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Stella, Midnight Star Saloon manager, Silverado, Columbia, 1985
  • Alice B. Toklas, Waiting for the Moon, Skouras, 1987
  • Hooper, She-Devil, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Miss Schlowski, Kindergarten Cop, Universal, 1990
  • Ilsa Grunt, If Looks Could Kill (also known as Teen Agent),Warner Bros., 1991
  • Voice of Varua, Third Stone from the Sun, 1991
  • Atwood Society Director, Rain without Thunder, Orion Classics, 1992
  • Nonsense and Lullabyes: Nursery Rhymes, 1992
  • Nonsense and Lullabyes: Poems, 1992
  • Angeline, Twenty Bucks, Triton Pictures, 1993
  • Frances, Younger and Younger, Paramount Home Video, 1993
  • Regina Krumm, Ready to Wear (also known as Pret-a-Porter),Miramax, 1994
  • Narrator, Ecological Design: Inventing the Future, 1994
  • (Scenes deleted) The Magician, Maverick, 1994
  • Voice of Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas (animated), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Narrator, Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End, First Run Features, 1997
  • Kathryn, Eat Your Heart Out, First Look Pictures, 1997
  • Narrator, Amazon, MacGillivray Freeman Films, 1997
  • Dr. Ann Cuthbert, The Relic (also known as Das Relikt), Paramount, 1997
  • Narrator, Out of the Past, Zeitgeist Films/Unapix Films, 1998
  • Voice of Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World(animated; also known as Disney's Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World and Pocahontas: Journey to a New World), Walt Disney Home Video, 1998
  • Voice of narrator, Island of the Sharks, IMAX Corp., 1999
  • Voice, Shrek (animated), DreamWorks, 2001
  • Sister Madeline, Dragonfly, Universal, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Commander Chennault, Space Rangers (also known as Space Mariners and Planet Busters), CBS, 1993
  • Judge Zoey Hiller, a recurring role, The Practice, ABC, 1998-
  • Movies
  • Mona, Fame, 1978
  • Mrs. Sanders, The Room Upstairs, CBS, 1987
  • Rose Hudd, "The Room," Basements (also known as The Room),ABC, 1987
  • The Voice, The Turn of the Screw, 1990
  • Miniseries
  • Narrator, The Century, ABC, 1999
  • Specials
  • Norah, Ah, Wilderness!, PBS, 1976
  • Narrator, Chico Mendes: Voice of the Amazon, TBS, 1989
  • Host, Distant Lives, The Learning Channel, 1990
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, 1990
  • Narrator, "Survive Siberia," ABC's World of Discovery, ABC, 1992
  • Narrator, Spirits of the Rainforest, The Discovery Channel, 1993
  • Narrator, Cambodians in America, PBS, 1993
  • Narrator, "Bikini: Forbidden Paradise" (also known as "Bikini's Nuclear Graveyard"), ABC's World of Discovery, ABC, 1993
  • Narrator, "Ishi: The Last Yahi Indian," The American Experience, PBS, 1994
  • Narrator, "The New Chimpanzees," National Geographic Specials, NBC, 1995
  • Narrator, He Dances for his Cormorants, The Discovery Channel, 1995
  • Narrator, Titanic: Untold Stories (also known as Titanic Voyage), The Discovery Channel, 1997
  • Narrator, Secrets of the Ocean Realm, PBS, 1997
  • Narrator, "Namib, Africa's Burning Shore," The Living Edens, PBS,1997
  • Narrator, A Meerkat Family Saga, CBS, 1997
  • Narrator, Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper, PBS, 1997
  • Narrator, Influenza 1918, PBS, 1998
  • The 51st Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Narrator, Tigers of Kahna, NBC, 1999
  • Narrator, Kamchatka: Siberia's Forbidden Wilderness, PBS, 2000
  • Narrator, The Duel, PBS, 2000
  • Narrator, Who Owns the Past?, PBS, 2001
  • Narrator, Tasmania: Land of the Devils, PBS, 2001
  • Narrator, Woodrow Wilson, PBS, 2002
  • Narrator, Monkey Trial, PBS, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Narrator, "Rafting through the Grand Canyon," Nova, PBS, 1992
  • Radio Appearances
  • Host, City Arts and Lectures, National Public Radio, 2001

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