Holly Hunter Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Jan 31, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
Edited by Lara Simpson
Holly Hunter is the winner of the Golden Globe Award and for Best Supporting Actress for the movie 'The Firm.'
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About Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter is a successful American actress, voice actress, and television executive producer who was born on March 20, 1958, to the family of Hunters in Conyers, Georgia.
She is famous for her film roles like in 'The Piano.' Talking about her family, she was the youngest of seven kids.
Her father worked as a farmer and sporting goods manufacturers representative, and her mother was a housewife. Hunter started acting at an early age; she began acting at Rockdale County High school and worked for many small productions there. She then earned a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she worked in a theater there.
She has worked in some exceptional movies like 'Raising Arizona' and 'Miss Firecracker' and worked with actors like Richard Dreyfuss in ‘Romance Always’ and Gena Rowlands and Bill Pullman TV movie 'Crazy In Love.' Movies like ‘ The Positively True Adventures Of The Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom’ and ‘The firm’ earned her a nomination for many awards. She also gave given her voice to Helen Parr in the Pixar film ‘Incredibles.’
After every movie, Holly has made a name for herself; whether in a low-budget film or a TV show, Holly never let us down. First, she was married to Janusz Kaminski, a Polish cinematographer, and director of many movies and tv shows such as 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Schindler's List, 'but they separated in 2001 as Holly revealed that she was not very happy with him.
Then later, Holly found her true love in Gordon MacDonald, a British actor. She was spotted wearing a ring on her finger, and it was discovered that Holly was engaged to the British actor. At the age of 47, Holly got pregnant and gave birth to twins named Press and Claude MacDonald.
Over her illustrious career, Holly Hunter has won one Golden Globe Award and two Emmy Awards. She has also earned nominations for Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Please continue reading to learn more about this outstanding actress, including information about her personal life and net worth.
(Holly Hunter is an extremely accomplished actress.)

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Holly Hunter's net worth?

Holly Hunter has a net worth of $16 million.

How much does Holly Hunter earn per year?

Holly Hunter makes around $2.24 million per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Holly Hunter?

Holly Hunter is around 5 ft 2 in (158 cm) tall.

How old is Holly Hunter?

Holly Hunter is 63 years old as she was born on March 20, 1958.

Childhood And Education

American actress Holly Hunter did her high school at Rockdale County High school and then took a degree in theater from Carnegie Mellon University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Holly Hunter’s partner?

First, she was with Janusz Kaminski from 1995 to 2001, but they separated, and currently, Holly Hunter is married to Gordon Macdonald. They together had twins named Claude Macdonald and Press Macdonald.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known for…

Holly Hunter is a phenomenal actress; all her movies and shows are a piece of art, but some of the exceptional movies like ‘The Piano’ ‘Raising Arizona.’ She made her film debut in 1981 in ‘The Burning’’ despite being in a low-budget film, she made a name for herself through this movie, and the rest of you know the history. She has never disappointed us even though, being in her late 50s, she played a great role in ‘Superman vs. Batman Dawn of Justice.’
The extraordinary actress has worked with actors like Richard Dreyfuss in ‘Romance Always.’ Holly Hunter also played a role in 'The Firm' alongside Tom Cruise, which made her win an award. The actress mainly gained her stardom in 1987 when she played in ‘Broadcast News.’
She has shown her beauty and acting skills in TV shows like ‘Succession,’ ‘Mr. Mayor’, ‘Here and Now’ and many more interesting and funny shows and ‘Saving Grace’ have made her a nominee for many awards.

What awards has Holly Hunter won?

When it comes to awards, Holly Hunter has them in bulk. She has won an Oscar for her stunning role in 'The Piano' (1993) and has been nominated three times for Oscars. 'The Piano' has been a breakthrough in her career because of this movie; she has won the BAFTA award and many awards like the DFWFCA award, the best actress award at the Cannes film festival, and many more awards.
The stunning actress Holly Hunter has won The Emmy Award for ‘The positively true adventures of the alleged texas cheerleading murdering mom’ and for ‘Roe vs. Wade’ and has been nominated for the Emmy award several times. Movies like ‘Thirteen,’ ‘The firm,’ ‘Broadcast News’ and 'The Big Sick’ have earned her many awards like the 20/20 Award, EDA Female Focus Award, American Television Award, and Critics Choice Award.
She also starred in TV series like ‘Saving Grace’ for which she was nominated for awards like Emmy Award for two years consecutively. The magnificent actress was nominated seven times for The Emmy Award, from which she has won two times, and was also nominated six times for Golden Globe Award, which she has won once. She also won an Academy Award Oscar with another three nominations and has won 25 awards and 61 nominations.

Holly Hunter's Hobbies and Interests

Holly Hunter, the beautiful actress, likes to play table tennis, and when it comes to hobbies, she likes to play musical instruments like the guitar and loves all forms of music. She is also a foodie, and her favorite type is Mughlai and her favorite destination to travel to are Johannesburg and Marrakech. Hunter is not a religious person and calls herself an agnostic atheist.

Other Interesting Holly Hunter Facts and Trivia

  • This American actress was placed in the eighth position in the national poultry judging contest. One life-changing event was that she replaced Debra Winger as the tv journalist in the ‘Broadcast News,’ which made her a star.
  • Holly Hunter is one of the few people nominated for the lead and supporting acting academy awards in the same year.
  • In her late 40s, Holly gave birth to healthy twins.
  • Holly Hunter likes to maintain a low profile, and the couple is raising their kids in NYC.
  • In an interview, Holly said it was the happiest moment in her personal life when her twin sons were born.
  • They are seen several times taking their kids to the park. Unlike any other parent, Holly Hunter’s parents encouraged her to pursue her acting talent and her first role as Helen Keller in fifth grade.
  • Many people don't know this, but she is deaf in her left ear due to a childhood case of mumps, and sometimes it leads to a problem at work.
  • Alongside having excellent acting skills, she is also a talented pianist and played all the piano performances herself in the movie ‘The Piano.’
  • People don't know much about the beautiful actress's brothers and sisters, but she is the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. In the Hunter family, there are two sisters, including Holly, and five brothers.
  • Holly Hunter made her broadway debut in 1982 with ‘Crimes of Heart.’ In 2008 she also received a Hollywood walk of fame.
  • Even though being in her 60s, she always dresses like she is 30 years old.
  • Gordon MacDonald met Holly Hunter in San Jose Repertory Theatre's production.
  • Gordon met Holly Hunter in the San Jose Repertory Theatre's production. Hunter was playing a role of a woman abandoned by her lover of 14 years, which MacDonald played. Despite knowing each other for many years, they tied the knot in 2001.
  • They did not disclose their relationship for a long time, but their secret was revealed after Holly Hunter was spotted wearing a ring.
  • Holly Hunter is more than happy with her two kids and her husband, Gordon MacDonald, according to her interviews.
  • Holly Hunter is an extremely well-educated individual who took her studies seriously during her early years. She completed her degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University.
  • After completing her graduation, Holly Hunter had a chance to encounter the famous playwriter Beth Henley. This led her to get an opportunity to feature in several gothic plays written by Beth Henley.
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Holly Hunter Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Holly Patricia

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




158 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Child Star?



Actress, Voice Actress, Television Producer


Rockdale County High School

Net Worth



Gordon Macdonald


Charles Edwin Hunter, Opal Marguerite Catledge

Annual Earnings

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