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Holly Hunter

Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress. Born in Conyers, Georgia, she has managed to maintain a succesful career in Hollywood, despite retaining her Southern accent.

Hunter graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980, and moved to New York City, where she happened to meet playwright Beth Henley[?] in an elevator. She was cast in several Henley plays on Broadway, including Crimes of the Heart and The Miss Firecracker Festival[?].

Hunter's first starring role in movies was in 1987, when she appeared in Raising Arizona[?]. That same year, she starred in Broadcast News, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1990, she won the Oscar, for The Piano.

Other films include Once Around[?], Animal Behavior[?], Crazy in Love[?], Roe vs. Wade[?], The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom[?] and The Firm (for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, in the same year in which she won the Best Actress award).

She has been married to cinematographer Janusz Kaminski[?] since 1995, although the couple has been separated for several years.

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