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Bonnie Hunt biography

Date of birth : 1961-09-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-04
Credited as : Actress and comedian, sitcom Grand, Cars 2 2011

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Bonnie Lynne Hunt is an American actress, comedian, writer, director, television producer and daytime television host.

Born September 22, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. The daughter of an electrician and a homemaker, Bonnie was one of seven children growing up in the Hunt household. She attended Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago and went on to earn a degree in nursing.

After graduation, she worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where her day-to-day interaction with cancer patients inspired her to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an actress. She studied improv at Chicago's prestigious Second City Improvisational Theater and formed a three-woman comedy troupe with Holly Wortell and Joan Cusack called An Impulsive Thing. She later turned down three offers to join the cast of Saturday Night Live in order to get her own show on the air.

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, she landed the starring role of Carol Anne Smithson on the NBC sitcom Grand in 1990. Though short-lived, the show led to more television appearances, including a guest spot on Late Night With David Letterman in 1992. She and the amiable host quickly became friends, and a year later he helped her write and star in her own series for CBS, The Building. Hunt was the first woman in the history of television to do so. Other attempts to make her sitcom dream a reality were Davis Rules in 1991 and The Bonnie Hunt Show in 1995. Her latest effort is ABC's semi-improvisational family series Life with Bonnie, which debuted in 2002.

Hunt married investment banker John Murphy in 1988.


1988 Rain Man
1992 Beethoven
1993 Dave
1993–1999 Mike & Spike
1993 Beethoven's 2nd
1994 Only You
1995 Now and Then
1995 Jumanji
1996 Getting Away with Murder
1996 Jerry Maguire
1998 A Bug's Life
1998 Kissing a Fool
1999 Random Hearts
1999 Mike & Spike Movie
1999 The Green Mile
2000 Return to Me
2001 Monsters, Inc.
2001 Mike & Spike Christmas
2002 Stolen Summer
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2
2005 Loggerheads
2006 From Hair To Eternity
2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
2006 Cars
2008–2010 The Bonnie Hunt Show
2010 Toy Story 3
2011 Hawaiian Vacation
2011 Cars 2

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