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HOLLY HUNTER (Barb) is an 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. 

In 1993, she received the Academy Award® for her remarkable performance as a mute Scottish widow in Jane Campion's The Piano. She also received a Golden Globe Award and a Best Actress award from The British Academy, the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the National Board of Review Award and the Cannes Film Festival Award.

During the same year Hunter was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The Firm. She was previously nominated for her performance in James L. Brooks' Broadcast News, which brought her the New York Film Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Award, The National Board of Review Award and the Berlin Film Festival Award. 

Other film credits include Home For the Holidays, Copycat, Once Around, Always, Raising Arizona, Crash and A Life Less Ordinary.

In 1982, Hunter made her Broadway debut in Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart” and followed that with another Broadway play by Henley, "The Wake of Jamey Foster.” Her other New York stage appearances include "The Miss Firecracker Contest,” "Battery,” ”The Person I Once Was, ” "A Weekend Near Madison” and "Impossible Marriage."

Hunter co-produced and starred in Beth Henley's "Control Freaks” and produced Ray Barry's "Mother' Son” at the Met Theatre in Los Angeles.

Her television work includes HBO's "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom,” for which she won the Emmy Award for Best Actress. This role also garnered her a Golden Globe nomination. Hunter was awarded another Emmy for her role as Jane Roe in NBC's "Roe vs. Wade.” 

Hunter currently resides in New York.

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