Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress. For her performance as Ada McGrath in The Piano (1993), Hunter received the Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and Cannes Best Actress Award, among others. She has also been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Broadcast News (1987), as well as the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in The Firm (1993) and Thirteen (2003). Hunter has also won two Emmy Awards from seven nominations.
More and more movies have been pressured to allow reporters and TV cameras to come onto the set while you're working, and I find that a real violation.
I always feel that I am the advocate for my character. More than anyone else on the set, including the director. I'm there to protect my character, in a way.
(on how her career as an actress began) : ....Joel and Ethan (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen) had just finished the script of Raising Arizona (1987), and they asked me to read it and said that they'd written this part for me and would I be interested in doing it? So that was the beginning of my feature film career.
|Date of Birth||March 20, 1958|
|Height||5' 2" (157 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|University||BFA Drama, Carnegie Mellon University (1980)|
|Claim to Fame||The Piano and The Incredibles|