Holly Hunter Biography

Birthday: 1958-03-20
Place of Birth: Conyers, Georgia USA
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Wiki Biography: Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, the youngest of seven children whose father was a part-time sporting goods company representative and part-time farmer with a 250 acre farm. Her parents encouraged in her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play. In 1976 she went to Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating in 1980, she went to New York City, where she met playwright Beth Henley in a stalled elevator. Hunter went on to get roles in a number of Henley's southern gothic plays, including Crimes of the Heart and The Miss Firecracker Contest. In 1982 the actress went to Los Angeles. She landed her first starring role in the movies in the Coen brothers' Raising Arizona (1987), a part that is said to have been written with her in mind. She gained stardom in 1987 when she played the driven TV news producer Jane Craig in James L. Brooks' Broadcast News (1987). In 1993 she earned an Academy Award and worldwide acclaim with her performance as a mute bride to a New Zealand planter in The Piano (1993).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Firm Tammy Hemphill 1993 Thriller
Home For The Holidays Claudia Larson 1995 Comedy
Living Out Loud Judith Moore 1998 Comedy
The Tube 2012 GJ 2011
Top 40 of 2011 GJ 2011 Family
Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries 2012 Crime
Top of the Lake GJ 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Burning 1981 Horror
Swing Shift 1984 0, Biography
Broadcast News Jane Craig 1987 0, 0
Raising Arizona Edwina 'Ed' McDunnough 1987 Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Animal Behavior Coral Grable 1989 Comedy, Romance
Miss Firecracker Carnelle Scott 1990 Comedy
Once Around Renata Bella 1991 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Firm Tammy Hemphill 1993 0
The Piano Ada McGrath 1993 Biography, 0
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Wanda Holloway 1993 Comedy, Thriller
Copycat M.J. Monahan 1995 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Home for the Holidays Claudia Larson 1995 Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 Biography, 0, 0
Crash Helen Remington 1997 Drama
Living Out Loud Judith Moore 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Woman Wanted 2000
Timecode 2000
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Penny 2000 0, 0, Comedy
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her 2000 Drama, Romance
When Billie Beat Bobby Billie Jean King 2001 Comedy, Drama, Sport
Moonlight Mile Mona Camp 2002 Biography
Searching for Debra Winger 2002 Documentary
Levity Adele Easely 2003
Thirteen Melanie Freeland 2003 Drama
The Incredibles Helen Parr 2004 0, Drama
Little Black Book Barb 2004 0, Biography
Nine Lives Sonia 2005 Drama
The Big White Margaret Barnell 2005 Comedy, Crime, Drama
Always Dorinda Durston 2011 Biography, 0
Portraits in Dramatic Time Herself 2011
Won't Back Down Evelyn Riske 2012
Jackie Jackie 2012 Comedy, Drama