|Date of Birth||Sept 22, 1961|
|Birth Nation||United States|
|Name||Bonnie Lynn Hunt|
|Birth Place/City||Chicago, Illinois|
|Known for||Acting, Standup Comedy|
|Married to||John Murphy (ex)|
Bonnie Lynne Hunt is best known as an actress for her roles in movies like Rain Main, Jerry Maguire, Cheaper by the Dozen, and The Green Mile. She has also done voice work for quite a few different films, including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 3 and Zootopia.
Lynne is the sixth of seven children, born in Chicago on September 22, 1964. She developed a love for acting when she was in high school. Although she felt very passionate about acting, her father insisted that she pursue a career in nursing. She ended up graduating from a nursing program and working in the oncology ward of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
While she was still working as a nurse, Hunt took roles in small plays while also studying at the Second City Improvisational Theater. She was eventually asked to join Second City’s touring company in 1986. After just a few short weeks, it became apparent that she was a very gifted actor and comedienne.
She first appeared on the big screen in the movie Rain Man, starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. After a period of unemployment, she was offered the chance to star in a sitcom called Grand, but turned it down. Hunt’s first talk show appearance was on Late Night with David Letterman in 1992, which is the same year she acted in the movie Beethoven. Her appearance on Letterman’s show was a pivotal point in her career, as she managed to charm the usually somewhat stodgy talk show host. This was the first time that the public got to know Hunt, and it was certainly a positive first impression. She told numerous witty stories to the audience, winning them over with ease.
Another movie that Hunt played a relatively small but important role in was Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger of wildtattooart!. These first couple of roles paved the way for her later success as a more independent and successful actor/comedienne.
Her debut in directing and screenwriting came with the movie Return to Me, which was a romantic comedy starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver. After trying her hand at directing, she made the movie to television with the ABC show “Life with Bonnie.” The show was a combination of improv and traditional sitcom bits. The show ended up becoming quite popular, but she decided to take the role of Steve Martin’s wife in the 2003 film Cheaper by the Dozen. The film grossed a total of around $100, making it one of the highest grossing films Hunt had ever been in. It was around this period in Hunt’s career that the public really started to take notice of her. Did you wonder when he asked for calories in oranges ?
Hunt married an investment banker by the name of John Murphy in 1988. By 2006, she stated on the Late Show with David Letterman that she was single once again. She is from Chicago, Illinois, and has stated numerous times that she is a lifelong Cub’s fan. Hunt claims that she has never missed an opening day for the Cubs at Wrigley Field since 1977. She has been spotted at the football stadium with other famous Cubs fans numerous times, including Bill Murray, Eddie Vedder and John Cusack.
These days Bonnie Hunt’s career as an actor and comedienne is still going strong. She has numerous roles for new movies lined up, and has stated that she has no intention of retiring anytime soon.