Bonnie Lynne Hunt (born September 22, 1964) is an American actress, comedienne, writer, director, television producer and daytime television host.
Hunt, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, is the daughter of Alice, a homemaker of Polish descent, and Bob Hunt, an electrician of Irish descent. She was raised in a large Catholic family, and has three older brothers, Patrick, Kevin, and Tom, two older sisters, Cathy and Carol, and one younger sister, Mary. Hunt was educated in Catholic schools and attended St. Ferdinand Grammar School and Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago.
In 1982, Hunt worked as an oncology nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. In 1984, she co-founded An Impulsive Thing, an improvisational comedy troupe, with Holly Wortell, Andy Miller and John Gripentrog. Hunt also performed as a member of Chicago's world-famous The Second City, joining in 1986.