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Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Piano, and has received Oscar nominations for her work in Broadcast News, The Firm and Thirteen. Hunter has also starred in such films as Raising Arizona, O Brother, Where Art Thou? Nine Lives and the blockbuster animated feature The Incredibles.

Nominated for both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her starring role on the TNT television series Saving Grace, Hunter received two Emmys and seven nominations and a Golden Globe and six nominations for her work in such television movies as Roe vs. Wade and When Billie Beat Bobby.

Holly recently completed work on a BBC/Sundance Channel original miniseries from Jane Campion, who also directed her in The Piano. Holly has the independent film Jackie premiering this fall in competition at the Toronto Film Festival, as well as another film marking the directorial debut of Diablo Cody (who wrote Juno).

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Holly Hunter Facts

BirthdayMarch 20, 1958 (65)
BirthplaceConyers, Georgia, USA
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Holly Hunter compared to you?
Awards1994 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for The Piano)
1994 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for The Piano)
1994 BAFTA Awards: Actress in a Leading Role (for The Piano)

Selected Filmography

Things You Can tell Just by Looking at Her
The Firm
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
The Incredibles
Raising Arizona
Jesus' Son
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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