Linda Hunt facts for kids
Hunt in September 2015
Lydia Susanna Hunter
April 2, 1945
|Alma mater||Interlochen Center for the Arts
|Height||1.45 m (4' 9" ft)|
Karen Klein (m. 2008)
Elsie Hunter (née Doying)
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (1983)|
Lydia Susanna Hunter (born April 2, 1945), better known by her stage name Linda Hunt, is an American actress. She first appeared on screen as Mrs. Oxheart in Popeye (1980).
Hunt's breakthrough came playing 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 portraying a character of the opposite sex.
Hunt currently plays Henrietta "Hetty" Lange on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, a role she has held since the 2009 debut.
Hunt has been in a relationship with psychotherapist Karen Kline since 1978. The two were married in 2008.
As a teenager, Hunt was diagnosed as having hypopituitary dwarfism. Hunt stands 4 feet 9 inches (145 cm) tall. Hunt also has Turner Syndrome.
Hunt is an ambassador for the Best Friends Animal Society.
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