Holly Hunter - Biography
Last Modified: Jun 14, 2020
|Born on :||March 20, 1958 (age 62)|
|Birth Name /
|Holly P. Hunter|
|Birth Place:||Conyers, Georgia, USA|
|Father's Name:||Charles Edwin Hunter|
|Mother's Name:||Opal Marguerite|
one older sister
|University:||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish, Welsh)|
|Marital Status:||In Relationship|
|Boyfriend Name:||Gordon MacDonald|
Janusz Kaminski (20 May 1995- 21 Dec 2001)
Twin boys (Press MacDonald, Claude McDonald)
|Height:||1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)|
|Weight:||55 kg (121.25 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size:||7 US|
|Dress Size:||6 US|
|Breast Size:||35 inch|
|Waist Size:||34 inch|
|Hip Size:||35 inch|
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Who is Holly Hunter?
Holly Hunter is an American actress and a producer whose breakthrough came with the role in Crimes of the Heart.
Holly Hunter: Age, Parents, Siblings
Holly Hunter was born on March 20, 1958, in Conyers, Georgia, the United States to parents Opal Marguerite, a housewife and Charles Edwin Hunter, a farmer and sporting-goods manufacturer's representative. Her full name/birth name is Holly P. Hunter.
She is not the only child of her parents and has six older siblings- a sister who is nine years older and five older brothers. Talking about her childhood, Hunter revealed that she was raised by her whole family - parents and siblings.
Source: Pinterest (Holly Hunter in the late 1960s)
For her education, Hunter studied at the Carnegie Mellon University, earning a degree in drama. Her ethnicity includes English, Scottish, Welsh.
Holly Hunter: Boyfriend, Marriage, Husband, Children, Divorce
Hunter was married to Janusz Kaminski. They had tied the knot on 20 May 1995. But after 6 years together, Hunter and Kaminski’s marriage failed. They divorced on 21 December 2001.
Holly Hunter met British actor Gordon MacDonald in 2001. Both were working in By the Bog of Cats and were also love interests in the movie. Their love for each other also blossomed in real life.
Source: gettyimages (Holly Hunter and Gordon MacDonald)
They soon began dating, taking the status of boyfriend and girlfriend. The couple’s relationship was more solidified when Hunter gave birth to their first children together- beautiful healthy baby twin boys. The boys they had named Press MacDonald and Claude McDonald were born in January 2016.
As of 2019, the couple has not married and seems to be happy in their relationship.
When Hunter was a young child, she suffered from mumps, resulting in her left ear to go deaf. But that did not stop her from her goal to become an astounding actress.
The condition did complicate her work. But the crew supported her condition by altering the script to use her right ear instead.
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Holly Hunter: Career
Holly Hunter, after graduation from the University, performed at the City Theatre. Eventually, she moved to New York City and lived with actress Frances McDormand, as a roommate.
An elevator incident gave her a big break she so much needed when trying to make into the big screens! Holly Hunter got stuck in an elevator with playwright Beth Henley!
One conversation led to other and Hunter got to know Henley. Hunter was soon given her big breakthrough by Henley, landing a role in Henley's plays Crimes of the Heart. She also was given an opportunity to star in The Miss Firecracker Contest.
Over the years, she has worked in The Burning (1981), Swing Shift (1984), Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona, Miss Firecracker, Steven Spielberg's Always, Roe v. Wade, Once Around, The Firm, The Piano, Home for the Holidays (1955), Copycat (1955), Crash, A Life Less Ordinary, Living Out Loud, Jesus' Son, Woman Wanted.
Holly Hunter’s more recent movies include O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Harlan County War, When Billie Beat Bobby, Moonlight Mile (2002), Levity (2003), Thirteen (2003), Little Black Book (2004), The Incredibles franchise (the voice of elastic girl), The Big White (2005), Saving Grace (2007), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, among others.
On the set of Saving Grace , Hunter worked with Bailey Chase, Laura San Giacomo, Dylan Minnette, Gregory Norman Cruz, Bokeem Woodbine.
Holly Hunter: Awards and Nominations
Hunter has received numerous prestigious nominations as well as awards. She has been nominated for Emmy Awards seven times and has won two Emmy awards for her role in Roe vs. Wade in 1989 and The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom in 1993.
To her long list of awards and nominations, a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are mostly recognized.
Holly Hunter: Net Worth, Salary
The net worth, salary per episode of Hunter is estimated at around $14 million dollars and $145 thousand respectively.
Holly Hunter: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Holly Hunter is absent.
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