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After conquering the worlds of film, television and theatre as a performer and writer, the multi-talented BONNIE HUNT (Director/Writer) now turns her attention to feature motion picture directing with Return To Me, which she also wrote with longtime creative collaborator Don Lake.

Growing up in one of the city's blue-collar neighborhoods, Hunt worked as a nurses' aide in high school, and later became a nurse at Northwestern University Hospital. Simultaneously, she pursued her acting career, performing at the renowned Second City. After making the move to feature films, Hunt became familiar to audiences for her hilarious and unforgettable cameos. She made her feature film debut in Barry Levinson's Rain Man as the toothpick dropping waitress and was the comically dedicated White House tour guide in Dave.

Hunt then portrayed Marisa Tomei's best friend in Norman Jewison's Only You, Charles Grodin's beleaguered wife in Beethoven and Beethoven 's 2nd, Robin Williams' childhood best friend in the big-scale hit Jumanji and as Renee Zellweger's quick-witted sister in Cameron Crowe's smash Jerry Maguire, which starred Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding, Jr. More recently, Hunt lent her voice to Rosie, one of the delightful computer-generated characters in the animated hit A Bug 's Life and is co starring in two major features: with Tom Hanks in The Green Mile and Hanson Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas in Random Hearts, directed by Sydney Pollack.

Hunt's television accomplishments are considerable and innovative. Previously a regular on two series, Grand and Davis Rules, in 1993, she was highly recognized as the first woman to write, produce and star in her own series, entitled The Building. The ensemble comedy (which she also executive produced with David Letterman) featured Hunt and her Second City colleagues playing young adults living in a Chicago apartment building. She then wrote, produced and starred in the critically acclaimed The Bonnie Hunt Show for CBS. Hunt's other TV appearances include a starring role in HBO's Subway Stories. Her frequent and hilarious appearances on talk shows earned her Entertainment Weekly 's appellation as "the hands-down best [talk show] guest in America."

Hunt lives in Los Angeles with her husband, investment banker J. Murphy.


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