Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt

Highest Rated: 88% The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

Lowest Rated: 7% Dragonfly (2002)

Birthday: Apr 02, 1945

Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, USA

Despite her diminutive 4-foot, 9-inch frame, actress Linda Hunt emerged as a prominent, Oscar-winning performer in only her second film, playing doomed Chinese-Australian photojournalist Billy Kwan in Peter Weir's "The Year of Living Dangerously" (1982), which marked the first time in Academy Award history that an actor won for playing a character of the opposite sex. Her triumphant win led to a Tony-nominated performance in Arthur Kopit's "End of the World" (1983) and a supporting role as a saloon keep in the revisionist Western, "Silverado" (1985), though opportunities later became few and far between. While she logged numerous film and television roles over the years, including a long-running recurring role as a judge on "The Practice" (ABC, 1996-2004), Hunt developed a second career as a busy voiceover artist. She lent her surprising baritone as a narrator on environmental specials, while voicing characters in both video games - most notably on the "God of War" series - and various animated projects like Disney's "Pocahontas" (1995). By the time she was seen with regularity on such hit procedurals as "Without a Trace" (CBS, 2002-09) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2009- ), Hunt was a familiar presence in several different mediums; a testament to both her talent and her ability to overcome the odds.

Highest rated movies




69% 64% Solo: A Star Wars Story Lady Proxima (Voice) $213.8M 2018
73% 85% Stranger Than Fiction Dr. Mittag-Lefler (Character) $40.1M 2006
83% 82% The Singing Revolution Narrator $330K 2006
7% 62% Dragonfly Sister Madeline (Character) $30.1M 2002
No Score Yet 33% Island of the Sharks Narrator $10.7M 1999
29% 28% Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Grandmother Willow (Voice) - 1998
No Score Yet 58% Out of the Past Narrator - 1998
60% No Score Yet Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End Narrator - 1997
No Score Yet 56% Amazon Narrator - 1997
36% 34% The Relic Dr. Ann Cuthbert (Character) $34M 1997
No Score Yet 36% Eat Your Heart Out Kathryn (Character) - 1997
55% 64% Pocahontas Grandmother Willow (Voice) $141.6M 1995
24% 27% Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter) Regina Krumm (Character) $10.7M 1994
75% 63% Twenty Bucks Angeline (Character) $30.7K 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ishi: The Last Yahi Narrator - 1992
50% 64% Rain Without Thunder Atwood Society Director (Character) $6.7K 1992
29% 50% If Looks Could Kill Ilsa Grunt (Character) $6.3M 1991
51% 52% Kindergarten Cop Miss Schlowski (Character) $88.6M 1990
40% 49% She-Devil Hooper (Character) $12.8M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Room Upstairs Mrs. Sanders (Character) - 1987
43% 73% Waiting for the Moon Alice B. Toklas (Character) - 1987
76% 80% Silverado Stella (Character) - 1985
86% 75% Eleni Katina (Character) - 1985
51% 66% Dune Shadout Mapes (Character) - 1984
88% 77% The Year of Living Dangerously Billy Kwan (Character) - 1982


No Score Yet 72% NCIS: Los Angeles Henrietta "Hetty" Lange (Character) 2009-2021
61% 79% Scorpion Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2013
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Voice of Authority (Guest Star) 2009
84% 79% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Edens Narrator 2000-2001 1997


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