Hunter in series talks with TNT

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter is in talks with TNT to play a jaded Oklahoma City police detective tapped by an angel for redemption in "Grace."

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2006 with 286 to follow.
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Close: 'Nine' shoot was 'totally new'

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Actress Glenn Close says shooting her vignette in Rodrigo Garcia's ensemble drama, "Nine Lives," was a great challenge since it was all done in one take.

Actress Holly Hunter gives birth to twins

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter and actor Gordon MacDonald have welcomed their twins into the world.

U.S. film wins top Locarno prize

LOCARNO, Switzerland, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. film "Nine Lives" directed by Rodrigo Garcia has won the Golden Leopard Award at Switzerland's Locarno film festival.

Actress Holly Hunter is pregnant

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Holly Hunter is pregnant with twins at age 47.

2006 Hollywood 'Walk' stars named

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Steve Martin and Charlize Theron head the list of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients for 2006, announced Friday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 20, the 79thth day of 2005 with 286 to follow.
By United Press International

Hunter offers sneak peek at 'Incredibles'

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Holly Hunter recently took a break from drama to lend her voice to the super heroine Elasti-girl in the new animated feature, "The Incredibles."

Murphy: 'Black Book' realistic comedy

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood star Brittany Murphy says she relished working on "Little Black Book" because it wasn't standard,

Livingston: 'Book' character not a 'heel'

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Ron Livingston says he used what little time he has in the new romantic comedy "Little Black Book" to make his character likable.

Hunter enjoyed irony of 'Black Book' role

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- Holly Hunter says she sees some connections between her new U.S. comedy "Little Black Book" and her 1987 breakthrough film "Broadcast News."

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 20, the 80th day of 2004 with 286 to follow.
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Many U.S. actors attend London awards show

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Uma Thurman, Jude Law and Renee Zellweger are scheduled to attend the Baftas in London, Britain's most prestigious movie awards show.

Stars to flock to British film ceremony

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of A-list celebrities are expected in London Sunday for The Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony, organizers said Thursday.
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Holly Hunter
Actress Holly Hunter (C) is joined by (L-R) tennis great Billie Jean King, actor Ed Harris, and director Steven Spielberg, following an unveiling ceremony honoring Hunter with the 2,362nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on May 30, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Holly Paige Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress. Hunter starred in The Piano for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for an Oscar for her roles in Broadcast News, The Firm, and Thirteen. Hunter has also won two Emmy Awards with seven nominations and has won a Golden Globe Award with another six nominations.

Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, the daughter of Opal Marguerite (née Catledge), a housewife, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a farmer and sporting-goods manufacturer's representative. Hunter earned a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, after which she moved to New York City and roomed with fellow actress Frances McDormand. Hunter, in 2008, described living in The Bronx "at the end of the D train, just off 205th Street, on Bainbridge Avenue and Hull Avenue. It was very Irish, and then you could go just a few blocks away and hit major Italian". A chance encounter with playwright Beth Henley, when the two were trapped alone in an elevator, led to Hunter's being cast in Henley's plays Crimes of the Heart (succeeding Mary Beth Hurt on Broadway), and Off-Broadway's The Miss Firecracker Contest. "It was like the beginning of 1982. It was on 49th Street between Broadway and Eighth on the south side of the street", Hunter recalled in an interview. " 10 minutes; not long. We actually had a nice conversation. It was just the two of us".

Hunter made her screen debut in the 1981 horror movie The Burning. After moving to Los Angeles in 1982, Hunter appeared in TV movies before being cast in a supporting role in 1984's Swing Shift. That year, she had her first collaboration with the writing-directing-producing team of brothers Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, in Blood Simple, making an uncredited appearance as a voice on an answering-machine recording. More film and television work followed until 1987, when thanks to a starring role in the Coens' Raising Arizona and her Academy Award-nominated turn in Broadcast News, Hunter became a critically acclaimed star. She went on to the screen adaptation of Henley's Miss Firecracker; Steven Spielberg's Always, a romantic drama with Richard Dreyfuss; and the made-for-TV 1989 docudrama about the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade.

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