Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter

Highest Rated: 98% Broadcast News (1987)

Lowest Rated: 13% Animal Behavior (1989)

Birthday: Mar 20, 1958

Birthplace: Conyers, Georgia, USA

Petite, fiery, and altogether confident, Holly Hunter was an Academy Award-winning actress and producer who rose to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s with a string of roles in challenging and critically acclaimed films. After a series of supporting roles, Hunter had her first starring role in the Coen Brothers' comedy "Raising Arizona" (1987), and that same year, she also earned an Oscar nod for her performance in "Broadcast News" (1987). Following an Emmy-winning turn as a fictionalized Jane Roe in "Roe v. Wade" (NBC, 1989), Hunter earned the biggest accolades of her career - as well as a Best Actress Oscar - for her renowned performance as a mute pianist in "The Piano" (1993). From there, she delivered quality supporting and leading turns in "The Firm" (1993), "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997), "Crash" (1997) and "Jesus' Son" (1999). In the new millennium, Hunter was exemplary as a frustrated mother in "Thirteen" (2003) and enjoyed voicing Elastigirl in the Pixar hit "The Incredibles" (2004). She stepped away from the big screen to star in the short-lived, but critically acclaimed cable series "Saving Grace" (TNT, 2007-2010), proving that her extraordinary talents could make the successful transition to the small screen.

Highest rated movies

The Big Sick Broadcast News
The Piano
Raising Arizona
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
Swing Shift
Thirteen
Jesus' Son

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% 84% Incredibles 2 Helen Parr/Elastigirl (Voice) $608.6M 2018
No Score Yet 38% Breakable You Eleanor Weller (Character) - 2017
98% 88% The Big Sick Beth (Character) $42.9M 2017
44% 37% Song to Song Miranda (Character) $421.9K 2017
56% 52% Strange Weather Darcy Baylor (Character) - 2016
29% 63% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Sentator Finch (Character) $330.2M 2016
49% 24% Manglehorn Dawn (Character) $132.1K 2014
21% 30% Paradise Melanie Mannerheim (Character) $6.0K 2013
No Score Yet 58% Jackie Jackie (Character) - 2012
35% 61% Won't Back Down Evelyn Riske (Character) $5.2M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rock That Uke Unknown (Character) - 2007
30% 56% The Big White Margaret Barnell (Character) - 2005
75% 67% Nine Lives Sonia (Character) $478.3K 2005
22% 37% Little Black Book Barb (Character) $20.4M 2004
97% 75% The Incredibles Helen Parr/Elastigirl (Voice) $261.4M 2004
34% 47% Levity Adele Easley (Character) $209.2K 2003
81% 77% Thirteen Melanie (Character) $4.6M 2003
64% 66% Moonlight Mile Asst. D.A. Mona Camp (Character) $6.8M 2002
No Score Yet 56% When Billie Beat Bobby Billie Jean King (Character) - 2001
65% 33% Festival in Cannes Self $299.0K 2001
74% 64% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Rebecca Waynon (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 48% Harlan County War Ruby Kincaid (Character) - 2000
78% 89% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Penny (Character) $45.5M 2000
68% 48% Timecode Executive (Character) $945.0K 2000
No Score Yet 39% Woman Wanted Emma Riley (Character) - 1999
80% 83% Jesus' Son Mira (Character) $1.3M 1999
59% 62% Living Out Loud Judith Moore (Character) $12.9M 1998
41% 59% A Life Less Ordinary O'Reilly (Character) $4.3M 1997
63% 61% Crash Dr. Helen Remington (Character) $3.4M 1996
64% 72% Home for the Holidays Claudia Larson (Character) $17.0M 1995
79% 64% Copycat M.J. Monahan (Character) $31.3M 1995
90% 50% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Wanda Holloway (Character) - 1993
91% 86% The Piano Ada McGrath (Character) $39.3M 1993
75% 64% The Firm Tammy Hemphill (Character) $157.0M 1993
No Score Yet 27% Crazy in Love Georgie Symonds (Character) - 1992
70% 73% Once Around Renata Bella (Character) $14.3M 1991
64% 60% Always Dorinda Durston (Character) - 1989
75% 52% Miss Firecracker Carnelle Scott (Character) $646.9K 1989
13% 40% Animal Behavior Coral Grable (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 67% Roe vs. Wade Ellen Russell/Jane Doe (Character) - 1989
60% 43% End of the Line Charlotte (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on the Bayou Candy Marshall (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 61% A Gathering of Old Men Candy Marshall (Character) - 1987
98% 79% Broadcast News Jane Craig (Character) $49.2M 1987
91% 85% Raising Arizona Edwina "Ed" McDonnough (Character) $21.1M 1987
87% 41% Swing Shift Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urge to Kill Wynn Nolen (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 8% Svengali Leslie (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Uncommon Love Karen (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
44% 67% Mr. Mayor Arpi (Character) 2021
93% 81% Succession Rhea (Character),
Rhea Jarrell (Guest Star)
2019 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 33% Pixar Popcorn Elastigirl (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018 2021
82% 52% Bless the Harts Marjune Gamble (Guest Voice) 2019-2020
68% 70% The Comey Rule Sally Yates (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
25% 84% Here and Now Audrey Bayer (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonnie & Clyde Emma Parker (Character) 2013
83% 71% Top of the Lake GJ (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2011
76% 83% Saving Grace Grace Hanadarko (Character),
Producer
2007-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1996