Linda Hunt

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Morristown, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/02/1945, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Linda Hunt Fast Facts:
  • Made her acting debut at 12 in a Westport, CT, production of Flibbertigibbet.
  • Originally planned to be a stage director because she thought her small stature would limit acting opportunities.
  • First TV appearance was in a 1978 Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Arthur Miller's Fame, in a role the playwright created with Hunt in mind.
  • Big-screen debut came with Robert Altman's live-action Popeye (1980).
  • Was the first actor to win an Oscar for playing someone of the opposite sex, for her role as Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982).
  • Won Obie awards for her performances in the plays Top Girls and A Metamorphosis in Miniature.
  • Frequent voice-over work has included narrating the popular God of War video game series, as well as providing the voice of Management on HBO's Carnivale.
  • Linda Hunt Relationships:
  • Marcia - Sister
  • Raymond Davy Hunt - Father
  • Karen Kline - Significant Other
  • Elsie Hunt - Mother
  • Linda Hunt Awards:
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1983 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1984 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1983 Australian Film Institute Awards: Jury Prize - Winner
  • College:
  • DePaul University, The Theatre School, Chicago, IL (BFA in Acting, 1966)

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