The original name of Linda Hunt is Lydia Susanna Hunt, the famous American film actress, stage performer so popular for her versatile and resonant voice. She has a small stature and is very successful on stage. She performs a variety of roles in several films and stage shows. Interestingly, she played the character of Billy Kwan, a male character in “The Year of Living Dangerously” (1982). This was a turning point in the career which brought her a breakthrough. She bagged the Academy Award for being the best supporting actress. Linda Hunt is the first ever woman who won an Oscar for acting as a male character.
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Linda Hunt Bio and personal life
Linda Hunt was born on April 2, 1945, in Morristown, New Jersey, USA and she is 73 years old. She got inspired by Peter Pan’s stage performance and somehow thought about being a stage actor. She grew in the Westport, Connecticut and pursued an education at Interlochen Arts Academy and at Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. In the Goodman School of Drama, she focused mostly on directing while dreading her short stature. The fear that her short stature might affect her stage performance or limit the acting opportunities haunted her quite often. Her mother was a professional piano player teaching music at Westport School of Music. Linda Hunt has an English ethnicity while she was born in America. She attended the famous Theatre School, and then went to The Interlochen Arts Academy.
Linda Hunt Professional Career
Linda Hunt went to the New York City and directed plays in the small theatres, and managed stage at the community theatre. Linda Hunt then joined Long Wharf Theatre in the New Haven. In the year 1972, she made her professional debut in 1972’s ‘Hamlet’ production. Talking about her career and profession, Linda Hunt made the debut film in the year 1980 where she played a role in Robert Altman’s ‘Popeye’. After two years, she also played Billy Kwan in the famous film ‘The Year of Living Dangerously’. This is a film adaptation by Peter Pan from the novel having the same name.
In the year 1989, she plays a nurse in She-Devil and acts an as austere school principal in the Kindergarten Cop opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. She also plays the role an of assassin in the famous ‘If Looks Could Kill’ opposite Roger Rees and Richard Grieco. Apart from these, she is a popular stage actress before entering television and the film industry. She played Aunt Dan in Wallace Shawn’s famous play, namely, Aunt Dan and Lemon.
Her married life, husband and children
Linda Hunt married Karen Klein in the year 2008. She does not have a husband but has a wife. Her career, her achievements, and writings got a lot of appreciation. But, her personal life remained low profile. She lives with her husband in a respectful manner in the Los Angeles. There is no information available on her children.
Linda Hunt Net Worth
It is estimated in Wiki that her net worth is $6 million USA in the year 2015. The popular actress is best known for acting in the popular series called “NCIS: Los Angeles”.
28 Dec, 2018