Holly Hunter

Biography: This gorgeous actress started her career in numerous New York City plays after she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. After a couple years she moved to Los Angeles where she landed the starring role in Raising Arizona. Her career took off from there with roles in End of the Line, Broadcast News, and Miss Firecracker all released within the next two years.

In the early to mid '90s Holly began landing roles that she is probably most popular for. She starred as Ada McGrath in The Piano and Tammy Hemphill in The Firm. In 2003, she also appeared as Melanie Freeland in the critically acclaimed movie, Thirteen.

Throughout her career Holly has earned four Oscar nominations, winning Best Actress for The Piano. She was nominated for Best Actress in Broadcast News and Best Supporting Actress in The Firm and Thirteen. Holly also won two Emmy awards.

Holly Hunter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 90 The Incredibles
Lowest Metascore: 31 The Big White
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
90 The Incredibles Nov 5, 2004 Helen Parr/Elastigirl 8.6
89 The Piano Nov 1, 1993 Ada McGrath 7.7
84 Broadcast News Dec 16, 1987 Jane Craig 7.9
80 Nine Lives Oct 14, 2005 Sonia 6.8
70 Thirteen Aug 20, 2003 Executive Producer / Melanie Freeland 7.8
69 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Dec 22, 2000 Penny 8.1
65 Timecode Apr 28, 2000 Executive 5.2
64 Living Out Loud Oct 30, 1998 Judith Moore 8.0
62 Manglehorn TBA Cast / Clara / Dawn tbd
59 Moonlight Mile Sep 27, 2002 Mona Camp 7.0
58 The Firm Jun 30, 1993 Tammy Hemphill 8.5
56 Home for the Holidays Nov 3, 1995 Claudia Larson 7.0
55 Raising Arizona Mar 13, 1987 Edwina 'Ed' McDunnough 8.4
54 Copycat Oct 27, 1995 M.J. Monahan 7.5
50 Always Dec 22, 1989 Dorinda Durston 6.5
47 Crash Mar 21, 1997 Helen Remington 5.6
45 Levity Apr 4, 2003 Adele Easley 6.6
42 Won't Back Down Sep 28, 2012 Principal Cast / Evelyn Riske 6.4
36 Little Black Book Aug 6, 2004 Barb 6.3
35 A Life Less Ordinary Oct 24, 1997 O'Reilly 6.2
35 Paradise Oct 18, 2013 Cast / Melanie Mannerheim 4.8
31 The Big White Dec 16, 2005 Margaret Barnell 7.1
tbd Untitled Terrence Malick Project TBA Cast tbd
tbd Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Cast / US Senator tbd