Date of Birth : Mar 20th 1958
Academy Award-winning actress who continues to demonstrate her range and versatility. This fall, Hunter can be heard in the animated film The Incredibles along with Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee and Craig T. Nelson. Hunter was recently seen in director Catherine Hardwicke’s Thirteen, for which she received an Academy Award nomination as well as Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Broadcast Film Critics nominations. Hunter was also in Levity with Billy Bob Thornton and Morgan Freeman.
In 2001, Hunter starred in ABC’s When Billie Beat Bobby, in which she portrayed tennis legend Billie Jean King in the infamous 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between King and Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs. The role garnered Hunter an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Television Miniseries or Movie. In the fall of 2001, Hunter starred in the American premiere of By the Bog of Cats, a modern day retelling of Medea by Marina Carr at the San Jose Repertory Theatre in California.
In 2000, Hunter starred in Showtime’s Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her which garnered her another Emmy nomination. The film won an award in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and also screened to critical praise at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. That same year, Hunter starred in Showtime’s original movie, Harlan County War, for which she has received both an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. Also in 2000, Hunter appeared in the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou? with George Clooney and John Turturro as well as Mike Figgis’ Time Code. In 1999, she starred in Jesus’ Son, released by Lion’s Gate opposite Billy Crudup. In 1998, Hunter starred in New Line Cinema’s adult-comedy Living Out Loud opposite Danny DeVito, Elias Koteas and Queen Latifah.