Linda Hunt (born April 2, 1945 as Lydia Susanna Hunter) is an Oscar-winning character actress known for her small stature and deep, husky voice, who has worked in theater, film, television and voiceover work. Hunt is alone in winning an Academy Award for playing the opposite sex, as…more
Linda ranked number nine on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People.
Linda was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actress for Arthur L. Kopit's play End of the World.
In New York, Linda has worked as a manager, director, and actress on stage with such companies as La Mama, and Open Theater.
Linda has successfully played male roles. She played the part of Billy Kwan in "The Year of Living Dangerously". For this role she won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was the first actor to win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite sex.
Linda started taking drama classes when she was thirteen.
Linda was nominated for a Q Award for the Best Recurring Player for the TV Series The Practice in 1998.
Attending Goodman Theater School in Chicago, Linda majored in directing.
Linda attended the Interlochen Arts Academy.
Linda won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the film The Year of Living Dangerously in 1984.
Linda's height is 4'9".
Linda Hunt voiced the narrator and Gaia in the video game God Of War.