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Hunt at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival
Bonnie Lynne Hunt

September 22, 1961 (1961-09-22) (age 60)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Comedienne, actress, writer, director, presenter, producer, talk show host
Years active 1984–present
John Murphy (m. 1988–2006)

Bonnie Lynne Hunt (born September 22, 1961) is an American comedian, actress, writer, director, television producer, and daytime television hosts. She starred in The Bonnie Hunt Show in late 2000s.

Early life

Hunt was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Alice E. (née Jatczak), a homemaker, and Robert Edward Hunt, an electrician. Her mother is of Polish ancestry and her father was of Irish and Belgian ancestry. She was raised in a large Catholic family, and has three older brothers, Patrick, Kevin, and Tom, two older sisters, Cathy and Carol, and one younger sister, Mary. Hunt was educated in Catholic schools and attended St. Ferdinand Grammar School and Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago.


She was married to John Murphy from 1988 until they divorced in 2008, they had no children.

Personal life

Hunt married investment banker John Murphy in 1988. However, during her June 6, 2006, appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, she mentioned that she was single again.

Hunt's hometown is Chicago and she is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, having not missed an Opening Day at Wrigley Field since 1977. She is a supporter of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, of which she is an honorary board member.

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