Holly Hunter is an award-winning American actress, born on March 20, 1958 in Conyers, Georgia. After earning a drama degree from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, she moved to New York City to pursue her acting career. She later moved again to Los Angeles and shared a house with various people, including future top filmmakers Sam Raimi and the Coen Brothers. Holly Hunter’s first starring role in a movie was in the 1987 comedy Raising Arizona, and she would go on to win both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in the film The Piano. Other than accolades for her acting, Holly Hunter is also quite known for her role on the series Saving Grace.
Hunter’s foray into show business began via The Burning, a 1981 horror flick. After the said move to California in 1982, he appeared in several TV-movies before bagging the supportive role in 1984’s Swing Shift. In the same year, she collaborated with the team of Ethan Coen and Joel Coen in Blood Simple. This was followed by a starring role in the Coens’ Raising Arizona and an Academy Award-nominated performance in Broadcast News. By this time, Holly Hunter was already a recognized Hollywood A-lister.
Hunter’s career continued to flourish with even more roles, including the screen adaptation of Henley’s Miss Firecracker, Steven Spielberg’s Always, and the made-for-TV Roe vs. Wade in 1989. When the 1990s came, she collaborated with Dreyfuss again in Once Around, resulting in two more Academy nods. Her performance on The Firm earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination, while her role as a mute Scottish woman caught in an affair earned a Best Actress Award. Venturing into producing, he developed a starring role for herself that resulted to TNT’s Saving Grace that premiered on July of 2007.