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Holly Hunter

Holly HunterBorn: 20-Mar-1958
Birthplace: Conyers, GA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Piano

Holly Hunter is a tart but likable American actress, best known for making wacky women sympathetic on the screen. In her most famous roles, she played a cop in love with ex-con Nicolas Cage in Raising Arizona, a neurotic news executive in Broadcast News, a pianist waiting to be played in Jane Campion's The Piano, and a woman aroused by car accidents in David Cronenberg's Crash.

She was raised on a farm in Georgia, the youngest of six children. She studied drama at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, and shared an apartment with Frances McDormand while both were struggling actresses in New York. When McDormand made Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple, Hunter snagged an off-screen part as a voice on an answering machine. The Coens later wrote Raising Arizona with Hunter in mind, and she co-starred in their O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Father: Charles Edwin Hunter (sporting goods salesman, farmer)
Mother: Opal Marguerite Catledge Hunter (housewife)
Boyfriend: Arliss Howard (actor, b. 18-Oct-1954, dated in early 1990s)
Husband: Janusz Kaminski (cinematographer, b. 1959, m. 20-May-1995, div. 21-Dec-2001)

    University: BFA Drama, Carnegie Mellon University (1980)

    4-H Club
    NARAL
    Oscar for Best Actress 1994 for The Piano
    Golden Globe 1994 for The Piano
    Emmy 1989 for Roe vs. Wade
    Emmy 1993 for The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Saving Grace Grace Hanadarko (2007-)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Paradise (8-Aug-2013)
    Won't Back Down (28-Sep-2012)
    The Big White (13-May-2005) · Margaret
    Nine Lives (24-Jan-2005) · Sonia
    The Incredibles (27-Oct-2004) · Helen Parr [VOICE]
    Little Black Book (6-Aug-2004) · Barb
    Thirteen (17-Jan-2003) · Melanie
    Levity (16-Jan-2003) · Adele Easley
    Moonlight Mile (9-Sep-2002) · Mona Camp
    Searching for Debra Winger (16-May-2002) · Herself
    When Billie Beat Bobby (16-Apr-2001) · Billie Jean King
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (22-Dec-2000)
    Down from the Mountain (Dec-2000) · Herself
    Harlan County War (4-Jun-2000)
    Timecode (22-Mar-2000) · Executive
    Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (22-Jan-2000) · Rebecca
    Women Wanted (2000)
    Jesus' Son (5-Sep-1999) · Mira
    Living Out Loud (15-Sep-1998)
    A Life Less Ordinary (24-Oct-1997) · O'Reilly
    Crash (17-May-1996)
    Home for the Holidays (3-Nov-1995)
    Copycat (27-Oct-1995)
    The Firm (30-Jun-1993)
    The Piano (19-May-1993) · Ada
    The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (10-Apr-1993)
    Crazy in Love (10-Aug-1992)
    Once Around (18-Jan-1991)
    Always (22-Dec-1989) · Dorinda Durston
    Animal Behavior (27-Oct-1989)
    Roe vs. Wade (15-May-1989)
    Miss Firecracker (28-Apr-1989)
    Broadcast News (16-Dec-1987) · Jane Craig
    End of the Line (28-Aug-1987) · Charlotte
    A Gathering of Old Men (10-May-1987)
    Raising Arizona (6-Mar-1987) · Ed
    Swing Shift (13-Apr-1984)
    Svengali (9-Mar-1983)
    The Burning (8-May-1981) · Sophie


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