26 Facts About Linda Hunt


Lydia Susanna "Linda" Hunt was born on April 2,1945 and is an American actress of stage and screen.


Linda Hunt made her film debut playing Mrs Oxheart in Popeye.


Linda Hunt has appeared in films such as Dune, Silverado, Kindergarten Cop, Pocahontas, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, and Stranger Than Fiction.


Linda Hunt has had a successful career on television and in voice-over work, notably being the narrator for the Ancient Greek mythology themed God of War video game series.


Linda Hunt was born on April 2,1945, in Morristown, New Jersey.


Linda Hunt's mother, Elsie Doying Hunt, was a piano teacher who taught at the Westport School of Music, and performed with the Saugatuck Congregational Church Choir in Westport, Connecticut, the town where Hunt would be raised.


Linda Hunt attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and graduated from the Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Linda Hunt was a well-known live-stage actress before she entered film and television.


Linda Hunt made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of Ah, Wilderness.


Linda Hunt was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her work in the 1984 play End of the World.


Linda Hunt received two ensemble Obie Awards for her work Off-Broadway in Top Girls and A Metamorphosis in Miniature.


Linda Hunt created the role of Aunt Dan in Wallace Shawn's play Aunt Dan and Lemon.


Linda Hunt was a member of the Long Wharf Theatre Company in Connecticut, where she performed the Player Queen in a production of Hamlet, amongst other roles.


Linda Hunt portrayed Sister Aloysius in the Pasadena Playhouse production of John Patrick Shanley's play Doubt.


Linda Hunt was praised for her performance as the title character in Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children.


Linda Hunt appeared as Pope Joan in Caryl Churchill's Top Girls when London's Royal Court Theatre's production was staged at the Public Theater in New York.


Two years later, Linda Hunt co-starred as Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously, Peter Weir's film adaptation of the novel of the same name.


Linda Hunt played the Shadout Mapes in Dune, a nurse in She-Devil, the austere school principal Miss Schlowski opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop, and assassin Ilsa Grunt in If Looks Could Kill.


Linda Hunt has narrated several installments of The American Experience on PBS.


Linda Hunt has won two Teen Choice Awards for her work on NCIS: Los Angeles.


Linda Hunt voiced the role of Grandmother Willow in the animated musical film Pocahontas and its direct-to-video sequel Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World.


Linda Hunt narrated the National Geographic documentary The Great Indian Railway.


Linda Hunt narrated a PBS Nature special entitled Christmas in Yellowstone.


Linda Hunt has been in a relationship with psychotherapist Karen Kline since 1978.


Linda Hunt is an ambassador for the Best Friends Animal Society.


The accident resulted in Linda Hunt taking most of a year off from NCIS: Los Angeles.