A brief about Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to parents Opal Marguerite, a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. Hunter is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent fron an early age. Hunter got her first acting part as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play. Later, to follow her dreams, in 1976, she went to Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating from there in 1980, she went to New York City, where she met playwright Beth Henley in a stalled elevator. Henley got intrigued by her and later gave Hunter roles in a number of his southern gothic plays, including Crimes of the Heart and The Miss Firecracker Contest. In 1982 the actress went to Los Angeles where she landed her first starring role in Coen brothers' movie, Raising Arizona (1987). She gained stardom the same year with her role as the driven TV news producer Jane Craig in James L. Brooks' 'Broadcast News' (1987). In 1993, Hunter earned an Academy Award and worldwide acclaim with her performance as a mute bride to a New Zealand planter in 'The Piano' in 1993. Holly Hunter has a net worth of $14 million dollars. The net worth of her husband is currently under review.
Her husband Gordon MacDonald
Gordon MacDonald is an actor, known for movies, Perfect Stranger (2007), The Brave One (2007) and The Thin Red Line (1998). Gordon MacDonald and his wife, Holly Hunter, became the parents of twins named Press and Claude born on January 17, 2006. Gordon MacDonald's film, 'Perfect Stranger' was a 2007 American neo-noir psychological thriller film, directed by James Foley, and starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis. It was about a journalist who goes undercover to investigate her friend's unresolved murder, for which a wealthy businessman might be responsible. Gordon MacDonald has also acted in the film, 'The Brave One' in 2007. The Brave One is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan. The story revolves around the death of a traumatized woman's fiance after a brutal attack. She then decides to take the law into her own hands and track down the killers. MacDonald was also seen in the movie, 'The Thin Red Line' in 1998. The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American epic war film written and directed by Terrence Malick. It is about a group of soldiers who face an unlikely battle at the Guadalcanal, where they fight all odds in order to survive. As the war progresses, they lose out on each other while still hoping to win the war. MacDonald has also acted in the movie, 'Looking for Richard' in 1996. 'Looking for Richard' was about Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III." MacDonald also appeared in the science fiction/action film, 'Brain Damage' in 1988. 'Brain Damage' was the story about a young man who wakes up one morning to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.
Five facts about Holly Hunter and Gordon Macdonald
Actress Holly Hunter has intrigued one and all with her petite frame and yet mind-boggling acting skills. At 60 currently, she continues to be the favorite actress of many. Her husband, Gordon Macdonald although could not not make it as big as her in the film industry appears to a be a loving husband and doting father. After an initial failed marriage, Hunter has found love and companionship in Gordon Macdonald. Let us read about some interesting facts about the couple: * Hunter was previously married to Janusz Kaminski but that marriage did not last quite long. She revealed that she was not happy with him and therefore she got divorced from him in 2001. Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. * Gordon MacDonald, an actor, best known for The Thin Red Line (1998), The Brave One(2007) and Brain Damage (1988) met Holly Hunter in San Jose Repertory Theatre's production 'By the Bog of Cats'. Hunter played the role of a woman abandoned by the lover of 14 years, played by MacDonald. * Inspite of knowing each other for many years, they finally started dating in early 2001. As per Gordan, he was the one to propose actress Holly for a date. Although initially, they did not disclose their relationship publicly, Holly Hunter revealed that she's engaged to her long-term partner Gordon MacDonald after she was spotted with a ring on her ring finger during a TV appearance. * Hunter at the age of 47 got pregnant for the first time with Gordan's twin babies, both boys, born in 2006. * The new parents are often captured in different places hanging out with their duplets. * Hunter cannot hear with her left ear due to a childhood case of the mumps. The condition sometimes leads to complications at work. Some scenes have to be altered from the script for her to use her right ear. * Hunter is not religious and identifies herself as an agnostic atheist.