Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt

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

Lowest Rated: 7% Dragonfly (2002)

Birthday: Apr 2, 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

The Year of Living Dangerously
Twenty Bucks
Stranger Than Fiction
Rain Without Thunder
Kindergarten Cop
Waiting for the Moon




69% 64% Solo: A Star Wars Story Lady Proxima (Voice) $213.8M 2018
83% 82% The Singing Revolution Narrator $330.0K 2006
73% 85% Stranger Than Fiction Dr. Mittag-Lefler (Character) $40.1M 2006
7% 62% Dragonfly Sister Madeline (Character) $30.1M 2002
No Score Yet 33% Island of the Sharks Narrator $10.7M 1999
No Score Yet 58% Out of the Past Narrator - 1998
29% 28% Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World Grandmother Willow (Voice) - 1998
No Score Yet 36% Eat Your Heart Out Kathryn (Character) - 1997
38% 34% The Relic Dr. Ann Cuthbert (Character) $34.0M 1997
No Score Yet 58% Amazon Narrator - 1997
60% No Score Yet Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End Narrator - 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
50% 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
44% 73% Waiting for the Moon Alice B. Toklas (Character) - 1987
86% 75% Eleni Katina (Character) - 1985
77% 80% Silverado Stella (Character) - 1985
42% 65% Dune Shadout Mapes (Character) - 1984
88% 77% The Year of Living Dangerously Billy Kwan (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Mona (Character) - 1978


No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Henrietta "Hetty" Lange (Character) 2009-2022
61% 77% Scorpion Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
75% 81% Nip/Tuck Voice of Authority (Guest Star) 2009
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 66% 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 1997 2000-2001