Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt

Infobox actor

name = Linda Hunt
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birthdate = birth date and age|1945|4|2
location = Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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academyawards = Best Supporting Actress
1983 "The Year of Living Dangerously"
afiawards =Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1983 "The Year of Living Dangerously"
emmyawards =
awards = NBR Award for Best Cast
1994 "Prêt-à-Porter"
spouse =

Linda Hunt (born April 2, 1945) is an American film, stage and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in 1982's "The Year of Living Dangerously".


Early life

Hunt was born in Morristown, New Jersey, the daughter of Elsie (née Doying), a piano teacher who taught at the Westport School of Music and accompanied the Saugatuck Congregational Church choir, and Raymond Davy Hunt, the long-time vice president of Harper Fuel Oil in Long Island. [ [ Linda Hunt Biography (1945-) ] ] She has a sister, Marcia. She was also born with Turner syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by partial or total absence of the second sex chromosome.


Hunt's film debut occurred in 1980 in Robert Altman's musical comedy "Popeye". Two years later she co-starred as Billy Kwan in "The Year of Living Dangerously", Peter Weir's film adaptation of the novel of the same name. For her role as a male Chinese-Australian photographer Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1983, becoming the first actor to win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite sex.

Also a well known stage actress, Hunt has received two Obie awards and a Tony Award nomination for her theatre work. She created the role of Aunt Dan in Wallace Shawn's play "Aunt Dan and Lemon". Recently, she portrayed Sister Aloysius in the Pasadena Playhouse production of John Patrick Shanley's Tony Award-winning play "Doubt". Her television appearances include a recurring role as Judge Zoey Hiller on David E. Kelley's series "The Practice".

Beside her acting abilities, Hunt is distinguished by her small stature (she is 4' 9" or 1.45 m), and her rich, resonant voice, which she has used effectively in numerous documentaries, cartoons, and commercials. She is the on-air host for City Arts & Lectures, a radio program recorded by KQED public radio. Hunt was chosen by Walt Disney Feature Animation to lend her enigmatic speaking and singing voice to Grandmother Willow in the film "Pocahontas". Her voice work also includes the character of "Management" in the US TV series "Carnivàle", and Gaia, who serves as the Narrator in the video games "God of War" and "God of War II". She also narrates the introductory film at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.


Selected television credits

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title=Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
for "The Year of Living Dangerously"
before=Jessica Lange
for "Tootsie"
after=Peggy Ashcroft
for "A Passage to India"


External links

*imdb name|id=0001373|name=Linda Hunt
*Linda Hunt at [ City Arts & Lectures]

NAME= Hunt, Linda
DATE OF BIRTH= April 2, 1945
PLACE OF BIRTH= Morristown, New Jersey

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