Bonnie Hunt





9/22/1961 , Chicago, Illinois

Birth Name

Bonnie Lynn Hunt




Bonnie Hunt is a versatile writer, director, producer and actress who has conquered the worlds of film, television and theater, always giving the audience something to think about.

Growing up in one of Chicago's blue-collar neighborhoods, Hunt pursued an acting career while simultaneously working as a nurse at Northwestern University Hospital. She began performing at Second City and from there made her way into feature films. She became familiar to audiences with her hilarious and unforgettable cameos in such feature films as Rain Man, where she played the toothpick-dropping waitress, and in Dave, as the comically dedicated White House tour guide ("We're walking, we're walking …").

Hunt's television accomplishments are considerable and innovative. Previously a regular on the television series Grand and Davis Rules, she was highly recognized as the first woman to write, produce and star in her own series, The Building. The ensemble comedy featured Hunt and her Second City colleagues. She went on to write, produce and star in the critically acclaimed series Bonnie.

Hunt portrayed Renée Zellweger's over-protective sister in the film Jerry Maguire. Additional film credits include The Green Mile, Random Hearts, Jumanji, Only You, and the family hits Beethoven and Beethoven's 2nd. She has also lent her voice to Disney's animated hits A Bug's Life and Monsters, Inc.. Most recently she starred in Stolen Summer and is currently filming an update of the charming classic, Cheaper By the Dozen.

One of Hunt's proudest accomplishments was directing and appearing in Return To Me. Hunt and Don Lake wrote the screenplay.