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Biography #2 (for Little Black Book)

Holly Hunter is an Academy Award-winning actress who continues to demonstrate her range and versatility. This fall, Hunter can be heard in the animated film The Incredibles along with Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee and Craig T. Nelson.

Hunter was recently seen in director Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen, for which she received an Academy Award nomination as well as Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Broadcast Film Critics nominations. Hunter was also in Levity with Billy Bob Thornton and Morgan Freeman.

In 2001, Hunter starred in ABC's When Billie Beat Bobby, in which she portrayed tennis legend Billie Jean King in the infamous 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between King and Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs. The role garnered Hunter an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Television Miniseries or Movie. In the fall of 2001, Hunter starred in the American premiere of By the Bog of Cats, a modern day retelling of Medea by Marina Carr at the San Jose Repertory Theatre in California.

In 2000, Hunter starred in Showtime's Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her which garnered her another Emmy nomination. The film won an award in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and also screened to critical praise at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. That same year, Hunter starred in Showtime's original movie, Harlan County War, for which she has received both an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

Also in 2000, Hunter appeared in the Coen brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou? with George Clooney and John Turturro as well as Mike Figgis' Time Code. In 1999, she starred in Jesus' Son, released by Lion's Gate opposite Billy Crudup. In 1998, Hunter starred in New Line Cinema's adult-comedy Living Out Loud opposite Danny DeVito, Elias Koteas and Queen Latifah.

In 1993, she received the Academy Award for her remarkable performance as a mute Scottish widow in Jane Campion's The Piano. She also received a Golden Globe Award and a Best Actress award from The British Academy, the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the National Board of Review Award and the Cannes Film Festival Award.

During the same year Hunter was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Firm. She was previously nominated for her performance in James L. Brooks' Broadcast News, which brought her the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, The National Board of Review Award and the Berlin Film Festival Award.

Other film credits include Home For the Holidays, Copycat, Once Around, Always, Raising Arizona, Crash and A Life Less Ordinary.

In 1982, Hunter made her Broadway debut in Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart and followed that with another Broadway play by Henley, The Wake of Jamey Foster. Her other New York stage appearances include The Miss Firecracker Contest, Battery, The Person I Once Was, A Weekend Near Madison and Impossible Marriage.

Hunter co-produced and starred in Beth Henley's Control Freaks and produced Ray Barry's Mother' Son at the Met Theatre in Los Angeles.

Her television work includes HBO's "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," for which she won the Emmy Award for Best Actress. This role also garnered her a Golden Globe nomination. Hunter was awarded another Emmy for her role as Jane Roe in NBC's Roe vs. Wade.

Hunter currently resides in New York.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Little Black Book" (25-Aug-2004)


Biography #3 (for Levity)

Holly Hunter has demonstrated extraordinary versatility throughout her remarkable career. She was recently seen in Moonlight Mile, directed by Brad Silberling, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon.

Last year, Hunter starred in the Irish play By the Bog of Cats by Marina Karr at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. The same year, she starred in ABC's When Billie Beat Bobby, in which she portrayed tennis legend Billie Jean King in the famous 1973 Battle of the Sexes match between Billie and male pro Bobby Riggs. The project rejoined Hunter and writer-director Jane Anderson, who wrote The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom. She garnered an Emmy nomination last year for her portrayal of Billie Jean King.

In 2000, Hunter starred in Showtime's Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, which garnered her a second Emmy nomination last year. The film won an award in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival and also screened at last year's Sundance Film Festival. The film told various stories about love and loss in the lives of five women, and also starred Amy Brenneman, Glenn Close, Kathy Baker, Cameron Diaz and Calista Flockhart.

Hunter also starred in Showtime's original movie Harlan County War for which she earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. The film told the story of a coal mining family's struggle during the Harlan County coal strike in the 1970s.

Also in 2000, Hunter starred in the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou? with George Clooney and John Turturro, and Mike Figgis' experimental Time Code. In 1999, she starred in Jesus' Son opposite Billy Crudup.

In 1998, Hunter starred in New Line Cinema's adult comedy Living Out Loud opposite Danny DeVito, Elias Koteas and Queen Latifah. The film was inspired by two short stories from Anton Chekhov. In 1993, she received an Academy Award for her stunning performance as a mute Scottish widow in Jane Campion's The Piano. She also received a Golden Globe Award and Best Actress award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the New York Film Critics Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the National Board of Review Award and the Cannes Film Festival Award.

The same year, Hunter also garnered an Academy Award nomination for her performance as the investigative secretary in The Firm, based on the John Grisham novel. In 1987, Hunter was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a driven career woman in James L. Brooks' Broadcast News. For this role, she received the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, the National Board of Review Award and the Berlin Film Festival Award, all for Best Actress.

Hunter's other film credits include Home for the Holidays, Copycat, Once Around, Always, Raising Arizona, Crash and A Life Less Ordinary. In 1982, she made her Broadway debut in Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart and followed that with another Broadway play by Henley, The Wake of Jamey Foster. Her other New York stage appearances include The Miss Firecracker Contest, Battery, The Person I Once Was, A Weekend Near Madison and Impossible Marriage. Hunter co-produced and starred in Beth Henley's Control Freaks and produced Ray Barry's Mother's Son at the Met Theatre in Los Angeles. Her television work includes HBO's The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, for which she won the Emmy Award for Best Actress. This role also brought her a Golden Globe nomiantion. Hunter was awarded the Emmy for her role as Jane Roe in NBC's Roe Vs. Wade. She also appeared in A Gathering of Old Men. Hunter resides in New York.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Levity" (01-Jan-2000)


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