Hunt at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival
|Born||Bonnie Lynne Hunt
September 22, 1961 
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, voice over-artist, comedienne, writer, director, presenter, producer, talk show host|
|Spouse||John Murphy (m. 1988–2006) (divorced)|
Bonnie Lynne Hunt (born September 22, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, writer, director, television producer, and daytime television hosts. She starred in The Bonnie Hunt Show in late 2000s.
Early life[change | edit source]
Hunt was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Alice E. (nee Jatczak), a homemaker, and Robert Edward Hunt, an electrician. Her mother is of Polish ancestry and her father was of Irish and Belgian ancestry. 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.
Marriage[change | edit source]
She was married to John Murphy from 1988 until they divorced in 2008, they had no children.
Personal life[change | edit source]
Hunt married investment banker John Murphy in 1988. However, during her June 6, 2006, appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, she mentioned that she was single again.
Hunt's hometown is Chicago and she is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, having not missed an Opening Day at Wrigley Field since 1977. She is a supporter of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, of which she is an honorary board member.
Filmography[change | edit source]
Movies[change | edit source]
|1988||Rain Man||Sally Dibbs|
|1993||Dave||White House Tour Guide|
|1993||Beethoven's 2nd||Alice Newton|
|1994||Only You||Kate Corvatch|
|1995||Now and Then||Mrs. DeWitt|
|1995||Jumanji||Sarah Whittle/Madam Serena||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1996||Getting Away with Murder||Dr. Gail Holland|
|1996||Jerry Maguire||Laurel Boyd|
|1998||A Bug's Life||Rosie||Voice|
|1998||Kissing a Fool||Linda Streicher|
|1999||Random Hearts||Wendy Judd|
|1999||The Green Mile||Jan Edgecomb||Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Drama|
|2000||Return to Me||Megan Dayton||Also director and writer|
|2001||Monsters, Inc.||Ms. Flint||Voice|
|2002||Stolen Summer||Margaret O'Malley||Limited release|
|2003||Cheaper by the Dozen||Kate Baker|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Kate Baker|
|2006||I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With||Stella Lewis|
|2010||Toy Story 3||Dolly||Voice|
|2011||Hawaiian Vacation||Dolly||Voice; animated short|
|2011||Cars 2||Sally Carrera||Voice|
|2013||Monsters University||Karen Graves||Voice|
Television[change | edit source]
|1984||American Playhouse||Foxtrot Dancer||Episode: "Under the Biltmore Clock"|
|1990||Grand||Carol Anne Smithson||Main role|
|1991–92||Davis Rules||Gwen Davis||Main role; 18 episodes|
|1993||The Building||Bonnie Kennedy||Lead role; also creator, writer, executive producer|
|1995–96||Bonnie||Bonnie Kelly||Also writer, producer
Viewers for Quality Television Founder's Award (1996)
|2002–04||Life with Bonnie||Bonnie Molloy||Also creator, executive producer, director
Nominated: TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy (2003),
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2003/04),
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2003/04),
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2004)
|2006||Let Go||Director (movie)|
|2008–10||The Bonnie Hunt Show||Herself/Host||Also executive producer, writer
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host (2010)
|2010||The Life & Times of Tim||Gabe's Mom (voice)||Episode: "Nagging Blonde/Tim and the Elephant"|
|2013||Sofia the First||Aunt Tilly (voice)||Episode: "Great Aunt-Venture"|
|Call Me Crazy: A Five Film||Director (movie); "Eddie" segment|
Video games[change | edit source]
|2007||Cars Mater-National Championship||Sally Carrera||Voice|
|2009||Cars Race-O-Rama||Sally Carrera||Voice|
|2011||Cars 2||Sally Carrera||Voice|
References[change | edit source]
- "About Bonnie Hunt (1961– )". http://www.movieactors.com/actors/bonniehunt.htm. MovieActors.com
- "Episode". Bonnie Hunt, host; Jared Padalecki, guest. The Bonnie Hunt Show serieslink=The Bonnie Hunt Show. February 10, 2009.
- "Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: Genealogy Report: Descendants of Joannis Backes". Familytreemaker.genealogy.com. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/c/h/Carrie-A-Schafer/GENE2-0048.html. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
Other websites[change | edit source]
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