Who is Holly Hunter?

Holly Hunter is an American actress and producer who has worked in the entertainment field from 1981 to date. This actress was passionate about acting since her school days. She also played the role of Helen Keller in a school’s play in the fifth grade. Currently, she is a well-known face in the industry. She is popular for her acting roles in different movies and series like ‘Broad Cast News,’ ‘The Piano,’ ‘Thirteen,’ and many more. Holly has won various awards including Oscar (Academy Award), Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, etc. Moreover, she has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Quick Info
Full NameHolly Patricia Hunter
ProfessionActress and Producer
Birth DateMarch 20, 1958
Birth PlaceConyers, Georgia, United States
Parents NameCharles Edwin Hunter
Opal Marguerite Catledge
PartnerJanusz Kamiński (1995-2001)
Gordon MacDonald (2001-Present)
ChildrenTwin Boys- Claude and Press
Net Worth 2021$14 million
Height5 feet and 2 inches (1.57m/157cm)
Weight55 kg (121lbs)

Holly Hunter


Holly Patricia Hunter was born on March 20, 1958, in Conyers, Georgia, United States. Her father Charles Edwin Hunter was a farmer and a representative of a sporting goods brand while her mother Opal Marguerite Catledge was a housewife. She grew alongside her six elder siblings. Additionally, she belongs to the Pisces sun sign and is currently 62 years old.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Holly Hunter holds an American nationality. As per her ethnicity, she is White belonging to English, Scottish, and Wales ancestry. Talking about her religion, she is irreligious. Besides this, he stands 5 feet and 2 inches (1.57m/157cm) tall and weighs around 55 kg (121lbs). She has a banana body type measuring 35-24-35 inches, respectively. Moreover, he has a pair of blue-colored eyes and blonde hair color.

Early Life/Education

Holly Hunter did her schooling at Rockdale County High School. Since she was interested in acting, she performed different plays at the City Theatre. She then attended Carnegie Mellon University and graduated with a degree in drama. Likewise, she then moved to New York City and pursued her career in acting. Likewise, Holly cannot hear with her left ear after suffering from mumps in her childhood days.


This actress does not have any social media accounts.

Personal Life

Holly Hunter married cinematographer Janusz Kamiński from 1995 to 2001. After they separated, she started dating Gordon MacDonald, a British actor in 2001. This couple gave birth to twin boys named Claude and Press in January 2006.

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Movies of Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter landed his debut film in the 1981 film ‘The Burning’ where she played Sophie. She then played in ‘Swift Shift’ and ‘Blood Simple’ in 1984, ‘Raising Arizona,’ ‘End of the Line’ in 1987. The same year, she also appeared in the romantic comedy-drama film ‘Broadcast News’ where she played the role of Jane Craig. This role also earned her a nomination for the Oscar. It starred stars Robert Prosky, Lois Chiles, Joan Cusack, and Jack Nicholson. Likewise, she also played in ‘Animal Behaviour,’ ‘Always’ in 1989, ‘Once Around’ in 1991, and ‘The Firm’ in 1993. Moreover, her next hit is ‘The Piano’ where she played the role of Ada McGrath. This role earned her the Academy Award.

Furthermore, her other movies are ‘Copy Cat,’ ‘A Life Less Ordinary,’ ‘Jesus Son,’ ‘Timecode,’ ‘Festival in Cannes,’ and ‘Moonlight Mile.’ Her other Academy award-nominated role came in the 2003 film ‘Thirteen’ where she played the role of Melanie Freeland. She was also the executive producer of the film. In 2004 and 2005 she played in five different films. After this film, she directly played in the 2012 film ‘Won’t Back Down,’ and ‘Jackie.’ Likewise, she also appeared in ‘Paradise’ in 2013, ‘Manglehorn’ in 2014, and ‘Strange Weather’ in 2016. Holly also starred in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ alongside different stars including Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, and Gal Gadot. Her last played film is ‘Incredibles 2’ in 2018 where she had a voice role.

TV Shows

Holly Hunter started her television career by landing roles in the television movies like ‘Svengali’ in 1983. She also appeared in ‘A Gathering of Old Men’ in 1987, ‘Roe vs. Wade’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs’ in 1989. Moreover, she also starred in ‘Crazy in Love,’ ‘The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom,’ and ‘Harlan County War.’ She also produced the television film ‘When Billie Beat Bobby’ in 2001 and from 2007 to 2010 she acted and produced ‘Saving Grace’ as When Billie Beat Bobby.

Additionally, she also appeared in miniseries like ‘Top of the Lake,’ ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ in 2013, ‘Here and Now’ in 2018, and ‘Succession’ in 2019. Moreover, she also had a voice role in ‘Bless the Harts’ from 2019 to 2020. Her last played series is ‘Mr. Mayor’ in 2021 where she played Arpi Meskimen.

Holly Hunter


Holly Hunter has won different awards for her film ‘Broadcast News’ in 1987 such as the National Board of Review Awards, Silver Bear Award, and Boston Society, New York Film Critics Circle Award. Likewise, she has also received the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Cannes Film Festival Award, Golden Globe Award, and different critics association award for her film role in ‘The Piano’ in 1993. Holly has also received the Bronze Leopard Award for her film ‘Thirteen’ in 2003 and ‘Hollywood Film Award’ for her film ‘The Big Sick’ in 2017. This actress has also won the Primetime Emmy Award for his TV series ‘The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom’ in 1993.

Net Worth of Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter has an estimated net worth of $14 million as of 2021.