Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt

  • Highest Rated: 100% Eleni (1985)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
  • Birthday: Apr 2, 1945
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • While still a child, Linda Hunt decided to become an actress, and began taking drama lessons at age 13. As she was quite small (4'9") and not a great beauty, she also studied directing, in case she never landed any acting roles. Hunt majored in directing at the prestigious Goodman Theater School in Chicago, and went on to spend several years in New York, working as a stage manager, director, and occasionally as an actress; during some of that time she worked in alternative theater with companies such as La Mama and the Open Theater. Following years of getting bit parts and directing for a children's theater, Hunt finally started landing good roles and ultimately won two Obie awards and a Tony nomination. She debuted onscreen in Robert Altman's Popeye (1980), but it was her second film, The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), that made her internationally known; for her portrayal of a male Indonesian dwarf, she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She followed that up with a part in David Lynch's infamous adaptation of the sci-fi classic Dune, and immediately segued into the part of a beloved saloon owner in Lawrence Kasdan's throwback western Silverado. She maintained a steady career appearing in various projects including She-Devil, Kindergarten Cop, Maverick and Stranger Than Fiction. Her distinctive voice led to steady gigs in animated films and as a narrator of documentary films.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

70% Solo: A Star Wars Story Lady Proxima (voice) 2018
No Score Yet The Crooked Eye Sharon's Narrator 2009
83% The Singing Revolution Narrator 2007
72% Stranger Than Fiction Dr. Mittag-Leffler $40.2M 2006
No Score Yet Nature Narrator 2006
No Score Yet Auschwitz Actor 2005
6% Yours, Mine & Ours Mrs. Munion $53.4M 2005
41% A Lot Like Love Airline Attendant $21.9M 2005
No Score Yet The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's Narrator 2004
7% Dragonfly Sister Madeline $30.1M 2002
No Score Yet American Experience Narrator 2002
No Score Yet Eat Your Heart Out Kathryn 2000
No Score Yet Island of the Sharks Narrator 1999
29% Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Grandmother Willow 1998
No Score Yet Out of the Past Actor 1998
No Score Yet National Geographic Narrator 1998
No Score Yet Amazon Narrator 1997
34% The Relic Dr. Ann Cuthbert 1997
60% Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End nr 1996
55% Pocahontas Grandmother Willow 1995
No Score Yet Younger & Younger Frances 1995
No Score Yet Ecological Design: Inventing The Future Actor 1995
24% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Regina Krumm 1994
66% Maverick Actor 1994
75% Twenty Bucks Angeline 1993
50% Rain Without Thunder Atwood Society Director 1992
No Score Yet Ishi, the Last Yahi Actor 1992
No Score Yet American Experience Narrator 1992
29% If Looks Could Kill Ilsa Grunt 1991
50% Kindergarten Cop Schlowski 1990
42% She-Devil Hooper 1989
No Score Yet The Room Upstairs Mrs. Sanders 1987
43% Waiting for the Moon Alice B. Toklas 1987
76% Silverado Stella $33.3M 1985
100% Eleni Katina 1985
53% Dune Shadout Mapes 1984
83% The Bostonians Dr. Prance 1984
87% The Year of Living Dangerously Billy Kwan 1983
60% Popeye Mrs. Oxheart 1980
No Score Yet When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth Actor 1971

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Henrietta Lange
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2004
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Hetty Lange
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Voice of Authority
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Appearing Narrator
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1992
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Clare Bryson
  • 2008
84% The Unit
2006-2009
Dr. Eudora Hobbs Eudora Hobbs
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Voice Narrator
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Judge Zoey Hiller Hiller Judge Hiller
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Narrator
  • 2001
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Host
0% Space Rangers
1994
Cmdr. Chennault

QUOTES FROM Linda Hunt CHARACTERS

Miss Schlowski
Two more days of this, and he'll quit!