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Holly Hunter Net Worth

How rich is Holly P. Hunter?

Holly P. Hunter net worth:
$14 Million

Holly P. Hunter's salary (annual):
$145,000

Holly P. Hunter information

Holly P. Hunter information

Birth date: March 20, 1958
Birth place: Conyers, Georgia, U.S.
Height:5' 2" (1.57 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality:American
Partner:Gordon MacDonald
Children:Claude MacDonald, Press MacDonald
Parents:Charles Edwin Hunter, Opal Marguerite Catledge

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Holly Hunter was born on 20 March 1958, in Conyers, Georgia USA, and is a producer and actress, probably best known for her Academy Award winning performance in the film “The Piano”, which won her numerous awards. She’s also been nominated for other performances, but all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Holly Hunter? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $14 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting now spanning more than 35 years. She’s also had a successful television career – during her time in “Saving Grace”, she reportedly earned $145,000 per episode. As she continues her career it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Holly Hunter Net Worth $14 million

Holly attended Carnegie Mellon University, and while studying also became involved in theatre work. She would graduate with a degree in drama, while her popularity increased, thanks to being a part of City Theatre. She then moved to New York City, where she would have a chance encounter with playwright Beth Henly, who would cast her in several plays; these included “Crimes of the Heart” and “The Miss Firecracker Contest”. Her net worth was established.

In 1981, Hunter would make her film debut in the movie “The Burning”. The following year, she moved to Los Angeles, and would be cast in several television movies before getting a supporting role in “Swing Shift”. She then worked with the Coen brothers in “Blood Simple” to which she lent her voice. In 1987, she worked with the brothers again in “Raising Arizona” and “Broadcast News”, for which she earned an Academy Award nomination and which would elevate her to stardom. Her net worth also started to significantly increase as she got more opportunities, including starring in Steven Spielberg’s “Always” alongside Richard Dreyfuss.

In 1993, Holly would gain two Academy Award nominations for two separate films – “The Firm” for which she got a Best Supporting Actress nomination, and “The Piano” which would win her the Best Actress award. The success of the two films would help Hunter’s continued rise in net worth. Her career went on with “Home for the Holidays” and “Copycat”, then appearing in “Living Out Loud” and the independent drama “Jesus’ Son”. She continued collaborating with the Coens in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” She was also involved in many independent films from the late 1990s up to the early 2000s; in 2003 she was cast in the drama “Levity”, and would then have a part in the film “Thirteen”, which gained a lot of critical acclaim, and which led to her nomination for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.

In 2004, Hunter was cast in “Little Black Book”, and would then lend her voice to the animated film “The Incredibles”. She also starred in “The Big White” alongside Robin Williams. In 2007, she would try her hand at being an executive producer, developing the drama “Saving Grace” in which she also starred; she received Golden Globe, Emmy and two Screen Actors Guild nominations for her performance. One of her latest projects is the film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in which she plays Senator Finch.

For her personal life, it is known that Holly is deaf in her left ear due to complications from mumps when she was a child. In 1995, she married cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and their marriage lasted until 2001. Since then, she’s been in a relationship with actor Gordon MacDonald; they have two children. Holly identifies as an agnostic theist.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Burning 1981 Sophie
Weightless 2017 completed
The Big Sick 2017 post-production
Breakable You 2016 post-production Eleanor Weller
Strange Weather 2016 Darcy Baylor
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 Senator Finch
Disney Infinity 3.0 2015 Video Game Elastigirl (voice)
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes 2014 Video Game Elastigirl (voice)
Manglehorn 2014 Dawn
Mondo Art 2014 Video Stomatic Painter
Bonnie & Clyde 2013 TV Mini-Series Emma Parker
Disney Infinity 2013 Video Game Elastigirl (voice)
Paradise 2013/I Melanie Mannerheim
Top of the Lake 2013 TV Series GJ
In Character With... 2012 TV Series
Won't Back Down 2012 Evelyn Riske
Jackie 2012/II Jackie
Portraits in Dramatic Time 2011 Holly Hunter
Saving Grace 2007-2010 TV Series Grace Hanadarko
The Big White 2005 Margaret Barnell
Nine Lives 2005 Sonia
The Incredibles 2004 Helen Parr Elastigirl (voice)
Little Black Book 2004 Barb
Thirteen 2003 Melanie Freeland
Levity 2003 Adele Easley
Moonlight Mile 2002 Mona Camp
When Billie Beat Bobby 2001 TV Movie Billie Jean King
American Experience 2001 TV Series documentary Mary Lincoln Mary Todd
Harlan County War 2000 TV Movie Ruby Kincaid
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Penny
Timecode 2000 Renee Fishbine
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her 2000 Rebecca Waynon (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
Jesus' Son 1999 Mira
Woman Wanted 1999 Emma Riley
Notes Alive! My Many Colored Days 1998 Video short Narrator
Living Out Loud 1998 Judith Moore
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 O'Reilly
Crash 1996 Helen Remington
Home for the Holidays 1995 Claudia Larson
Copycat 1995 M.J. Monahan
The Firm 1993 Tammy Hemphill
The Piano 1993 Ada
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom 1993 TV Movie Wanda Holloway
Crazy in Love 1992 TV Movie Georgie Symonds
Once Around 1991 Renata Bella
Always 1989 Dorinda Durston
Animal Behavior 1989 Coral Grable
Roe vs. Wade 1989 TV Movie Ellen Russell / Jane Doe
Miss Firecracker 1989 Carnelle Scott
The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs 1989 Short Narrator (voice)
Broadcast News 1987 Jane Craig
End of the Line 1987 Charlotte
A Gathering of Old Men 1987 TV Movie Candy Marshall
Raising Arizona 1987 Ed
With Intent to Kill 1984 TV Movie Wynn Nolen
Blood Simple. 1984 Helene Trend (voice, uncredited)
Swing Shift 1984 Jeannie
An Uncommon Love 1983 TV Movie Karen
Svengali 1983 TV Movie Leslie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saving Grace TV Series executive producer - 33 episodes, 2008 - 2010 producer - 13 episodes, 2007 - 2008
Thirteen 2003 executive producer
When Billie Beat Bobby 2001 TV Movie co-executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saving Grace 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Once Around 1991 performer: "Fly Me to the Moon"
Raising Arizona 1987 performer: "Down In The Willow Garden"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Piano 1993 sign language instructor: Flora
Knightriders 1981 production assistant - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Piano 1993 musician: piano solos

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moonlight Mile: A Journey to Screen 2002 TV Short documentary special thanks
Lost Souls 2000 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2016 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 1991-2016 TV Series Herself
Rotten Tomatoes 2016 TV Series Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Today 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008-2014 TV Series Herself
Trespassing Bergman 2013 Documentary Herself - Interviewee
Watch What Happens: Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Second to None 2011 Video documentary voice
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004-2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Pixar: 25 Magic Moments 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Skavlan 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Excerpt Reader
Tavis Smiley 2008-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Female Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2003-2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Richard & Judy 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
On the Set: The Incredibles 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1998-2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Mondo Thingo 2004 TV Series Herself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Je suis venu(e) vous dire 2003 TV Series short Herself
Charlie Rose 1998-2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
Tribeca Film Festival Presents 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - recalling her award (pre-recorded)
Once Upon a Time in Utah, Sundance 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Rock That Uke 2003 Documentary Narrator
Festival Pass with Chris Gore 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Backstory 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Searching for Debra Winger 2002 Documentary Herself
Eco Challenge New Zealand 2002 TV Movie Narrator
Moonlight Mile: A Journey to Screen 2002 TV Short documentary Herself / Mona Camp
Festival in Cannes 2001 Herself (uncredited)
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Presenter (uncredited)
Game for Anything: The Strength of Women in Sports 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
Down from the Mountain 2000 Documentary Herself
The Coen Brothers 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
Vol de nuit 2000 TV Series Herself
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Inside the Actors Studio 1995-1999 TV Series Herself - Audience Member / Herself - Guest
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Past Winner (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary Narration / Herself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Presenter
In the Wild 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Presenter: 'Fargo' Film Clip
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
The 3th Annual Women in Hollywood Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
Cinema 3 1996 TV Series Herself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The Way West 1995 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama & Nominee: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1993 TV Special Herself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Miniseries or Special
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Frame 2013 TV Series Helen Remington
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Reinventando Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Grace Hanadarko
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film 2006 Documentary Herself
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 2006 Video documentary Herself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Herself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Herself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Jane Craig Ed McDunnough

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Golden Film Golden and Platin Film, Netherlands Jackie (2012) · Antoinette Beumer (director)
· Carice van Houten (actor)
· Jelka van Houten (actor)
· Hans de Weers (producer)
· Reinout Oerlemans (producer)
· Maarten Swart (producer)
2009 Lucy Award Women in Film Lucy Awards Saving Grace (2007)
2008 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 30 April. At 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
2008 Gracie Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Female Lead - Drama Series Saving Grace (2007)
2005 Bronze Leopard Locarno International Film Festival Best Actress Nine Lives (2005) · Robin Wright
· Amanda Seyfried
· Sissy Spacek
· LisaGay Hamilton
· Glenn Close
· Elpidia Carrillo
· Amy Brenneman
· Kathy Baker
2004 Distinguished Actor Award Costume Designers Guild Awards
2004 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirteen (2003)
2004 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirteen (2003)
2003 Tribute to Independent Vision Award Sundance Film Festival
2003 Bronze Leopard Locarno International Film Festival Best Actress Thirteen (2003)
2001 Copper Wing Tribute Award Phoenix Film Festival Phoenix Film Foundation Awards
2000 Icon Award Elle Women in Hollywood Awards · Glenn Close
· Goldie Hawn
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Drew Barrymore
· Laurie MacDonald
· Lauren Shuler Donner
1998 Film Excellence Award Boston Film Festival
1996 Special Mention Cognac Festival du Film Policier Copycat (1995) · Sigourney Weaver
1994 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Piano (1993)
1994 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role The Piano (1993)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The Piano (1993)
1994 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress The Piano (1993)
1994 CableACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
1994 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Piano (1993)
1994 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Piano (1993)
1994 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actress of the Year The Piano (1993)
1994 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress The Piano (1993)
1993 Muse Award New York Women in Film & Television
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
1993 American Television Award American Television Awards Best Actress in a Made for TV Movie The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
1993 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Actress in a Lead Role The Piano (1993)
1993 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress The Piano (1993)
1993 Best Actress Cannes Film Festival The Piano (1993)
1993 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The Piano (1993)
1993 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress The Piano (1993)
1993 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress The Piano (1993)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Roe vs. Wade (1989)
1988 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Best Actress Broadcast News (1987)
1988 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress Broadcast News (1987)
1987 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Broadcast News (1987)
1987 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Broadcast News (1987)
1987 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress Broadcast News (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Top of the Lake (2013)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Top of the Lake (2013)
2013 Dagger Crime Thriller Awards, UK Best Supporting Actress Top of the Lake (2013)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actress Top of the Lake (2013)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Saving Grace (2007)
2009 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Drama Diva Saving Grace (2007)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Saving Grace (2007)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Saving Grace (2007)
2008 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series Episode Saving Grace (2007)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Drama Saving Grace (2007)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Saving Grace (2007)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Saving Grace (2007)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Saving Grace (2007)
2008 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress on Television Saving Grace (2007)
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance The Incredibles (2004)
2005 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Nine Lives (2005) · Kathy Baker
· Amy Brenneman
· Elpidia Carrillo
· Glenn Close
· Stephen Dillane
· Dakota Fanning
· William Fichtner
· LisaGay Hamilton
· Jason Isaacs
· Joe Mantegna
· Ian McShane
· Molly Parker
· Mary Kay Place
· Sydney Tamiia Poitier
· Aidan Quinn
· Miguel Sandoval
· Amanda Seyfried
· Sissy Spacek
· Robin Wright
2005 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team The Incredibles (2004) · Craig T. Nelson
· Spencer Fox
· Sarah Vowell
2004 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirteen (2003)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Thirteen (2003)
2004 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film Thirteen (2003)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama Thirteen (2003)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Thirteen (2003)
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Thirteen (2003)
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Thirteen (2003)
2004 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Thirteen (2003)
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirteen (2003)
2004 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirteen (2003)
2004 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirteen (2003)
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actress Thirteen (2003)
2004 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actress of the Year Thirteen (2003)
2003 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Performance Thirteen (2003)
2003 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirteen (2003)
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Thirteen (2003)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Harlan County War (2000)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Harlan County War (2000)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Harlan County War (2000)
1999 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Living Out Loud (1998)
1999 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Living Out Loud (1998)
1999 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Living Out Loud (1998)
1994 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Firm (1993)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
1994 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Firm (1993)
1994 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) The Piano (1993)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Crazy in Love (1992)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Roe vs. Wade (1989)
1988 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Broadcast News (1987)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Broadcast News (1987)
1988 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Broadcast News (1987)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirteen (2003)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actress Broadcast News (1987)

TitleSalary
Saving Grace (2007) $150,000 /episode (2009-10)

#Fact
1 She was awarded the 1988 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "A Lie of the Mind" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2 Was the 107th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for The Piano (1993) at The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994) on March 21, 1994.
3 Starring in the lead role in Irish play "In the Bog of Cats" in London's West End. [March 2005]
4 Gave birth to twin sons (her 1st and 2nd children) at age 47, Press MacDonald and Claude McDonald on January 17, 2006. Children's father is her boyfriend, Gordon MacDonald.
5 Has been in a relationship with Gordon MacDonald since 2001.
6 Was in consideration for the part of Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty (1999) but Annette Bening, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
7 Was in consideration for the part of Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994) but Uma Thurman, who went on to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
8 She won the role in Broadcast News (1987) just two days before shooting began, over several then-better-known actresses.
9 She won her Oscar-winning role in The Piano (1993) over Anjelica Huston, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Juliette Binoche and Isabelle Huppert. Sigourney Weaver's agent had turned it down without sending her the script.
10 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 30, 2008.
11 Wings of Desire (1987)) is one of her favorite films.
12 Her performance as Jane Craig in Broadcast News (1987) is ranked #66 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
13 Spent a summer interning at Cortland Repertory Theatre (Cortland, New York) in 1976.
14 Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in drama (1980).
15 Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999.
16 In 1993, she won the Oscar for Best Actress for The Piano (1993), in which she utilised her real-life piano skills. Eleven years later, Jamie Foxx won Best Actor for Ray (2004), in which he also played the piano. Both of them had been nominated for a supporting performance in those respective years, and both were nominated for a role they played opposite Tom Cruise. Hunter appeared in The Firm (1993) and Jamie Foxx appeared in Collateral (2004).
17 Joel Coen and Ethan Coen saw her in "Crimes of the Heart" and wanted to cast her in the movie, Blood Simple. (1984). Because she was committed in another play, "The Wake of Jamey Foster", they cast her roommate Frances McDormand instead. Frances McDormand ended up marrying Joel Coen.
18 Made her Broadway debut in 1982 in "Crimes of the Heart."
19 Moved to New York in 1980 to pursue a career in acting.
20 Started playing piano at 9.
21 Hired a sign language interpreter to help her create her own sign language for her role in The Piano (1993).
22 Lived in the same house as Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Frances McDormand and Sam Raimi in 1985 in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
23 While living in the North Bronx, she turned down the lead role in Blood Simple. (1984), but introduced the Coen Brothers to her roommate Frances McDormand, who got the role and ended up marrying one of the brothers. Hunter's voice can be heard on an answering machine message in the film.
24 She is one of the elite eleven actors to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year. The other ten are: Fay Bainter; Barry Fitzgerald; Teresa Wright; Jessica Lange; Sigourney Weaver; Al Pacino; Emma Thompson; Julianne Moore; Cate Blanchett and Jamie Foxx. Emma Thompson received her double-nomination in the same year that Hunter did.
25 Taught by Jorge Guerra.
26 Announced her separation from husband, Janusz Kaminski. They have had been apart since Halloween. [December 2001]
27 Turned down the role of God in Dogma (1999).
28 Replaced Debra Winger for the role of Jane Craig in Broadcast News (1987).
29 Second cousin of Anaheim Angels' outfielder Tim Salmon.
30 An accomplished pianist, she actually performed all of the piano music for her Oscar performance in The Piano (1993). Film makers selected pieces for her that matched her talent.
31 Hunter's uncle was the first commander of the Thunderbirds, the world-famous U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron of fighter pilots.
32 In 10th grade she placed 8th nationally in a poultry-judging contest. (Interview, 11/95)
33 She had one line in her film debut, The Burning (1981), among a few ad libs. Regarding missing canoes she says to Todd -- "What happens if we don't find them?"
34 Was director James L. Brooks' first choice to play the female lead in As Good as It Gets (1997), but reportedly demanded too much money upfront and was passed over in favour of Helen Hunt. Hunter had previously collaborated with James L. Brooks on the 1987 film, Broadcast News (1987).

#Quote
1 I think it's really odd, too, that the public is so privy to how much money the actors make and what movies cost. It seems to me to be beside the point. When I go to a movie I really don't want to think about the money. I want to see the story.
2 Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends.
3 I really admire people who are extraordinarily tolerant and patient.
4 I've never directed, but it must be humbling.
5 I get cold really quickly, but I don't care. I like weather. I never understand why people move someplace so that they can avoid weather.
6 Well, I think that an Academy Award has a certain kind of business shelf life. People have different speculations but definitely for a couple of years, your price is raised and there are more plentiful offers. Which only makes sense - it is a business. And the Academy Awards is a business, it enhances everything when you win one. But I think the most significant thing for me was, one, it was presented to me by Al Pacino, which I just loved. And two, that it was given to me for a role and an experience that I felt was a profound influence in my life. I know this because I was nominated for The Firm (1993) that same year and I don't feel the same way about The Firm (1993) that I do about The Piano (1993). So if I'd won for The Firm (1993) it would have been a whole different deal for me. I never actually saw The Firm (1993), so for me it would have been like... maces]
7 Actors are beggars and gypsies, that's just the way it is. And in many ways, I take what I can get. But I do search high and low for stuff that interests me.
8 I'm just always looking for the best stuff. And also, there are things I want to do that I can't get - they want someone else. Often, in the movie business, they need somebody who will garner box office because they need to pay for the movie. So the people who are in movies that make a lot of money are the people who most often get cast in studio pictures. In my career, I've never been a box office name. Granted, a couple of my movies have made a lot of money but I'd do other movies which make very little money or they're not seen that much.
9 [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.
10 I was trying to get as much experience as I could. But very early on, I was always extremely particular. From the beginning, I was never desperate. I did other things for money; you know, the normal, boring stuff - I temped, I did waitressing. But I actually quit a play early on in my career - it was one of the first things that I ever got cast in, but I quit because there was something about it that I didn't like. I didn't think the director was the right guy to be directing it. So I've never felt that every situation was great for me and therefore I would have to stay. To me, being creative is a very fragile thing, the environment in which one can create is a very particular one, and somehow I've always felt the need to be very protective of that.
11 Actors do movies because you want to make a connection, you want an audience to recognise themselves in what it is that you're depicting. The portrait, you want it to be a reflection of some aspect of humanity that people understand, that they see in their own lives. And so, when a movie makes a connection like that, there's simply nothing better. And in some ways, an Academy Award does validate that actual hook-up.
12 It just seems that abortion rights never ceases to be a hot topic. It's a shame. It feels to me an anachronism. I mean, why are we still talking about this? Why is this not just a woman's right, period? I find it boring and very frustrating that it remains such a high profile subject.
13 I often get asked to direct and I've never taken anyone up on it. It would be very interesting and I would learn so much. But it's a very confrontational job - I mean, directors are forced to confront themselves, and I don't think there's really a way to prepare for the pressure of directing. And I have seen quite a few good people crash and burn at the job. Nervous breakdowns, crying, screaming fits - people buckle, so it's always scared me. But it's intriguing.
14 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.
15 [on the importance of rehearsal for Thirteen (2003)] : I mean, some movies I walk in, "Hi, nice to meet you", we get in bed and we do a love scene. And that does happen. That happened with me with Billy Crudup on Jesus' Son (1999). Actors talk about that a lot, but it's not uncommon. And we could not have done Thirteen (2003) that way. It would not have worked.
16 Acting, for me, is the last vestige of doing something that I would like to feel really naive about. - Interview, November 1995.

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