Holly Hunter

Holly Hunters is a well acclaimed American actress. She is a self made woman. Holly Hunters has also won the Oscar award for her performance in ‘The Piano’.

Personal life

Holly was born on 20th March 1958 in Conyers, Georgia. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was a sporting good manufacturing company representative and a farmer of 250 acre farm. She was the youngest of seven kids.

She was passionate for films from her childhood days. Her acting skills were first noticed by her parents. She was always encouraged by her parents to play good roles. Holly Hunters played the role of Hellen Keller in her fifth grade. She spent the summer interning at Cortland Repertory Theatre (Cortland, New York) in 1976.

The actress graduated in drama from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1980. Later on, Holly moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. Hunters has a hearing disorder due to a childhood infection of Mumps. This problem creates a lot of problem during her shooting. The actress claims to be an agnostic and is not very religious.

The actress is five feet 2 inches tall and has a petite frame. Hunter was married to Janusz Kami?ski, cinematographer of Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s list from 1995 until 2001. Since 2001, she is in a relationship with Gordon MacDonald and the couple also has twin boys Claude and Press. She is soon going to tie the knot with her beloved partner and father of her kids.

Hunters is a very silent person by nature. She loves reading in her free time. Holly Hunters is passionate about travelling across America with her partner and kids. Spending time with her family is something that she yearns for after a day of work.


Holly stepped into the acting world after she got stuck in an elevator with playwright Beth Henley who later collaborated for a Broadway play ‘Crimes of the heart’ in 1982. Since then, she has been working in films for over two decades. She has also acted in TV series like ‘Top of the lake’, ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and ‘Here and now’. The actress has also given her voice for ‘elastigirl’ in the blockbuster animated movie ‘The Incredibles’.

Holly has bagged 4 awards for her role in ‘Broadcast News’ and 12 awards for her role in ‘the Piano’. In the movie ‘The Piano’, she also exhibited her piano playing skills. Her film ‘Thirteen’, ‘living out loud’ and ‘the big sick’ also received a lot of appreciation. Winning prestigious awards like academy awards, the Oscars and Golden Globe awards show her glory in this field. She has won a total of 25 awards and 61 nominations in her career. Her net worth is 14 million american dollars.

Holly Hunters does play her part as a citizen by involving in social cause. Hunter has been fighting for women’s rights. She strongly advocated some rights and works for equal right for women all over the United States of America.

Last Modified: Mar 7, 2020

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