Date of Birth: September 22nd 1961
Bonnie Hunt is an actress, talk-show host, writer, director and producer, currently starring on her daytime show, The Bonnie Hunt Show.
Born September 22, 1954, in Chicago, IL, Hunt is one of seven siblings. Having worked part-time as a nurse's aide when she was in high school, she went on to become an oncology and emergency room nurse at Northwestern University Hospital in the 1980's. Also during that time, she co-founded a Chicago women's improvisational group called "An Impulsive Thing." In 1986, she joined Chicago's Second City comedy troupe.
Taking three days off her nursing job in 1988, Hunt made her feature acting debut in Rain Man, her first onscreen collaboration with Tom Cruise. She would appear with him again later in the movie, Jerry Maguire.
In 1992, Hunt landed her first lead role in a film, playing Charles Grodin's wife in Beethoven. She next appeared in a small, but memorable role as a White House tour guide in the Kevin Kline film, Dave (1993). Later films include Only You (1994), Jumanji (1995), Jerry Maguire (1996), Random Hearts (1999), The Green Mile (1999), Stolen Summer (2002), and Cheaper by the Dozen (2003). In 2002, she made her feature directing and co-screenwriting (with longtime collaborator Don Lake) debut with Return to Me, starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver.
In 2002, she returned to the small screen in Life With Bonnie, winning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical. She was nominated for the award again in 2003 and 2004, and was nominated for an Emmy for the same role in 2004.