Holly Hunter

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  • Birth Name: Holly Paige Hunter
  • Birth Place: Conyers, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • The youngest of seven children, she grew up on a farm in Georgia.
  • Played piano, French horn and trumpet as a child.
  • Starred as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play.
  • After college, she shared an apartment in New York with actress Frances McDormand.
  • Has appeared in seven plays written by Beth Henley, including the 1981 Pulitzer-winning drama Crimes of the Heart and 1984's Miss Firecracker Contest. Hunter reprised her role in the 1989 film version. The two women met when they were stuck in a Manhattan elevator in 1982.
  • An accomplished pianist; played all of the music in 1993's The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • Gave birth to twin boys in January 2006 at age 47. Their father is her companion, actor Gordon MacDonald.
  • Is deaf in her left ear.

Awards

  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for Best Actress: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1993, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1993, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2018, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee

Relationships

  • Charles Edwin Hunter — Father
  • Opal Marguerite Catledge Hunter — Mother
  • Arliss Howard — Ex-significant Other
  • Gordon MacDonald — Significant Other
  • Janusz Kaminski — Ex-husband

College

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (BFA, 1980)

Details

  • Birth Name: Holly Paige Hunter
  • Birth Place: Conyers, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Actor