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Holly Hunter

Real name: Holly Hunter
Birthdate: N/A
Status: Single
Partner: Gordon MacDonald

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Biography

Hunter's first starring role in films came in 1987's Raising Arizona. That year, she also starred in Broadcast News, for which she earned an Oscar nomination for the Best Actress. In 1993, she won the Best Actress Oscar for The Piano and showcased her skill with the piano by playing all the elaborate pieces on the score herself. That year, Hunter was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Firm. In 2004, she earned another Best Supporting Actress nomination for Thirteen and voiced a star role (Helen Parr/Elastigirl) in the animated film The Incredibles. Hunter has also appeared in several television films and has earned two Emmys. She is currently starring in Saving Grace, a crime series on TNT portraying an Oklahoma City Police Department detective.

Holly's cousin is Tim Salmon, career right fielder and designated hitter (now retired) of the Los Angeles Angels major league baseball team.

Nominated:
- Best Actress — Broadcast News (1987)
- Best Supporting Actress — The Firm (1993)
- Best Supporting Actress — thirteen (2003)

Won:
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie — Roe vs. Wade (1989)
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie — The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)

Nominated:
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie — Harlan County War (2000)
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie — When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie — Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2001)



 


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