Linda Hunt’s real name Lydia Susanna Hunter is an American stage actress, film and television character known for her resonant voice, small stature and magnetic performance in the numerous roles. Linda Hunt is known for her award-winning role in The Year of Living Dangerously. In 2013, she portrayed God of War: Ascension.
Early Life and Childhood
Introducing her early life, Linda was born April 2, 1945. Her place of birth is Morristown, New Jersey, USA. It is currently her 75 years old. Her birth sign is Aries. Her birth name is Lydia Susanna Hunter. She was born to Raymond Davy Hunter and Elsie Doying Hunter. Her father was vice president of Harper Fuel Oil.
Likewise, her mother was a piano teacher, teaching at the Westport School of Music. she has one sibling; an older sister and her name is Marcia Hunt. Her nationality is American while she is of English ethnicity.
Growing up in Westport, Connecticut, Hunt was drawn to the idea of acting when she glimpsed a stage performance of Peter Pan. She also studied at Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy and the Goodman School of Drama, where she focused on directing because she feared her abnormal physique would limit her acting opportunities.
career and working life
Her professional career began in 1980. Linda’s first film debut was in Robert Altman’s musical comedy Popeye. After two years, she was a leading lady as Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously, Peter Weir’s film adaptation of the novel of the same name. For her title role as Chinese-Australian male photographer Billy Kwan, she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1983, where Hunt became the first person to receive an Academy Award for the role of the opposite sex.
After her career, she also acted in 1984’s Shadout in Dune. She also played the role of a nurse in the 1989 film She-Devil. She played the principal of the strict school where her opposite co-star was Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1990 film Kindergarten Cop.
On the other hand, she is also a renowned stage actress before making a step into the film and television industry. She made her Broadway debut in a 1975 production of Ah, Wilderness. Similarly, Hunt also plays the role of Aunt Dan in Wallance Shawn’s play Dan Aunt and Lemon.
Awards and Nominations
Talking about their overall lifetime achievements and awards. She received the Australian Film Institute Awards in 1983. Similarly, Hunt was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.
Hunt is best known for winning the Oscar for playing the opposite sex. In addition, she won the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Best Television Actress: Action for NCIS: Los Angeles. Last but not least, she won a Bronze Wrangler Award for Western Documentary in 1992 for Ishi: The Last Yahi.
net worth and income
According to some source of information, Lindas net worth She is expected to be around $10 million but there is no real data on her detailed net income and salary. Likewise, their detailed ownership information in terms of fixed assets and vehicle status is still unknown. But their main source of income is the film industry.
Personal life and relationships
Linda has been in a relationship with psychotherapist Karen Kline since 1978. The couple married in 2008. Kline is six years younger than Hunt.
However, her past relationship and personal life are still a mystery. It seems that she prefers to keep her private life behind the crowd and media, so there is no real information about her past relationships.
rumors and controversies
In July 2018, she was hospitalized in a minor car accident in Hollywood. Hunt was driving a black SUV that collided with the two vehicles while turning left. Her accident caused her minor injuries, but luckily she soon recovered. The others also suffered minor injuries.
body measurement and social media
Linda had a lack of height From her early age causing dwarfism, she is only 4 feet 9 inches in height. She also weighs 65kg. Her hair color is black while her eye color is blue. Nonetheless, her other details about the physical body and measurements are not given.
On the other hand, she doesn’t seem to be very active on social media. As of now, there is no official social media account for her.