Celebrity Birthday of the Day – April 2

Linda Hunt is one of those rare actors whose distinctive appearance is backed up by a terrific acting talent, which she learned at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. Hunt’s film debut was in Robert Altman’s musical Popeye, which she followed up with Peter Weir’s The Year of Living Dangerously – playing a man! The role won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and she was the first person to win an Oscar for playing a member of the opposite sex. Since then, Hunt has appeared in such films as Dune, Silverado, Kindergarten Cop, Pochahontas, The Relic, Dragonfly, and Stranger Than Fiction. She has also acted on the TV series Space Rangers, The Practice, Carnivale, Nip/Tuck, Without a Trace, and NCIS: Los Angeles. Additionally, Hunt has done voice work for every God of War video game! Linda Hunt turns 68 today.

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