Holly Hunter has done noteworthy work in films, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘The Piano’. Read more about her movies, net worth and other facts.
A brief about Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was born in 1958 in Conyers, Georgia. She is a famous film actress and an executive producer. Hunter has done noteworthy work in the film, ‘The Piano’ from where she also shot to fame. Her role as Ada McGrath was critically lauded in the film ‘The Piano’ in 1993. Holly Hunter is the daughter of Opal Marguerite. Her father, Edwin Hunter was a farmer and her mother was a housewife. Hunter attained a degree in drama from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She started her acting debut with theater roles. Hunter later moved to New York City and made her official on-screen debut in 1981. She appeared in the horror movie, ‘The Burning’ the same year. In 1982, Hunter moved to Los Angeles and then started acting in Television movies. Holly Hunter married Janusz Kaminski in 1995 but later divorced him in 2001. Later that year, she got into a relationship with Gordon MacDonald. She has two children with him. Holly Hunter has a trademark southern accent and is a very private person. Hunter loves reading books and traveling with her partner across the globe. Hunter is also engaged with a social trust called, ‘Women’s rights’. Hunter is a women’s right activist and is quite active in the programs conducted within there.
Career in movies
Holly Hunter made her film debut with the horror movie, ‘The Burning’ in 1981. In 1982, she appeared in many TV movies before she was cast in a supporting role in 1984’s ‘Swing Shift’. The same year, Hunter collaborated with the writing-directing-producing team of brothers Ethan Coen and Joel Coen in the movie, ‘Blood Simple’. She also made an uncredited appearance as a voice on an answering-machine recording. She continued to do small films and television work until 1987 when she got a starring role in ‘Raising Arizona’. ‘Raising Arizona’ was a mystery drama directed by the Coen brothers. She did other films including, ‘Miss Firecracker’, ‘Always’ and the TV docudrama ‘Roe v.Wade’. Holly Hunter again appeared in another movie of Dreyfuss, ‘Once Around’. She garnered critical acclaim for her work in her 1993 films and as a result, she was nominated for two Academy Awards the same year. Her work in ‘The Firm’ won her a nomination as Best Supporting Actress. Her performance as a mute Scottish woman entangled in an adulterous affair with Harvey Keitel in ‘The Piano’ won her Best Actress Award. Hunter next appeared in the comedy-drama ‘Home for the Holidays’ and then in the thriller, ‘Copycat’ both of which were made in 1995. ‘Crash’ followed next and then came ‘A Life Less Ordinary’. 90’s also saw her in the movie, ‘Living Out Loud’ where she portrays the role of a recently divorced New Yorker. In the 90’s, she also appeared in minor roles in the independent drama ‘Jesus’ Son’ and in ‘Woman Wanted’. Holly Hunter next appeared in a movie by Coen brothers, ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Hunter continued her small screen streak with a role in ‘When Billie Beat Bobby’, and as narrator of Eco Challenge New Zealand. Later she returned to film work with a minor role in the 2002 drama ‘Moonlight Mile’. She next appeared in a redemption drama ‘Levity’ in 2003. She also appeared in a teenage film, ‘Thirteen’. The film was critically acclaimed and the co-stars earned her nominations for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Holly Hunter also voiced Helen Parr aka Elastigirl in the action animation superhero film ‘The Incredibles’, where she has also voiced the same character in the Disney Infinity video game series, she will reprise the role again in the upcoming 2018 sequel, ‘The Incredibles 2’. ‘The Incredibles 2’ will be about the character Elastigirl swinging into action to save the day while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet and that is taking care of the problems of his three children. The film will release in June, 2018. Hunter also appeared in the 2017 film, ‘The Big Sick’. ‘The Big Sick’ was a comedy drama and romantic film about the love affair between a Pakistani born comedian and an American graduate student. They struggle as their cultures clash. The film was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2018 in the Outstanding Performance by a cast in a motion picture. Holly Hunter was also nominated in the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2018 for Best Actress in a Supporting role for the same film. Hunter became an executive producer, and helped develop a starring vehicle for herself with the TNT cable-network drama ‘Saving Grace’. ‘Saving Grace’ premiered in July 2007. Hunter received a Golden Globe Award nomination, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and an Emmy Award nomination for her acting. In 2008, Hunter received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she was awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award. In 2016, Hunter appeared in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’.
Holly Hunter has a net worth of $14 million. She has won 25 awards and 61 nominations in her entire acting career. She has built her net worth by acting in films and by her work as an executive producer.