2 April 1945: Birthday of Linda Hunt, American actress (Source)

Linda Hunt (& Miguel Ferrer) at the NCIS LA Season 7 Premiere as part of Paleyfest Previews, 2015 – Author: Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV (Source)

Lydia SusannaLindaHunt (born April 2, 1945) is an American actress of stage and screen.

She made her film debut playing Mrs. Oxheart in Popeye (1980). Hunt portrayed the male character Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first person to win an Oscar for portraying a character of the opposite sex. Hunt has also appeared in films such as Dune (1984), Silverado (1985), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Pocahontas (1995), Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998), and Stranger Than Fiction (2006).

Hunt has had a successful career on television and in voice-over work, notably being the narrator for the Ancient Greek mythology themed God of War video game series. From 1997 to 2002, she played the recurring role of Judge Zoey Hiller on The Practice and played Commander Chennault on the sci-fi series Space Rangers. Beginning in 2009, she has portrayed Henrietta “Hetty” Lange on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, a role for which she has received two Teen Choice Awards. (Source)


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