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Bonnie Hunt

Hunt at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Bonnie Lynne Hunt
September 22, 1961 (1961-09-22) (age 58)[1]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, voice over-artist, comedienne, writer, director, presenter, producer, talk show host
Years active 1984–present
Spouse John Murphy (m. 1988–2006) «start: (1988)–end+1: (2007)»"Marriage: John Murphy to Bonnie Hunt" Location: (linkback: (divorced)

Bonnie Lynne Hunt (born September 22, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, 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. (nee Jatczak), a homemaker, and Robert Edward Hunt, an electrician. Her mother is of Polish ancestry and her father was of Irish and Belgian ancestry.[2][3] 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.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Rain Man Sally Dibbs
1992 Beethoven Alice Newton
1993 Dave White House Tour Guide
1993 Beethoven's 2nd Alice Newton
1994 Only You Kate Corvatch
1995 Now and Then Mrs. DeWitt
1995 Jumanji Sarah Whittle/Madam Serena Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1996 Getting Away with Murder Dr. Gail Holland
1996 Jerry Maguire Laurel Boyd
1998 Bug's Life, AA Bug's Life Rosie Voice
1998 Kissing a Fool Linda Streicher
1999 Random Hearts Wendy Judd
1999 Green Mile, TheThe Green Mile Jan Edgecomb Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Drama
2000 Return to Me Megan Dayton Also director and writer
2001 Monsters, Inc. Ms. Flint Voice
2002 Stolen Summer Margaret O'Malley Limited release
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Kate Baker
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Kate Baker
2005 Loggerheads Grace
2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Stella Lewis
2006 Cars Sally Carrera Voice
2010 Toy Story 3 Dolly Voice
2011 Hawaiian Vacation Dolly Voice; animated short
2011 Cars 2 Sally Carrera Voice
2013 Monsters University Karen Graves Voice


Year Title Role Notes
1984 American Playhouse Foxtrot Dancer Episode: "Under the Biltmore Clock"
1990 Grand Carol Anne Smithson Main role
1991–92 Davis Rules Gwen Davis Main role; 18 episodes
1993 The Building Bonnie Kennedy Lead role; also creator, writer, executive producer
1995–96 Bonnie Bonnie Kelly Also writer, producer
Viewers for Quality Television Founder's Award (1996)
2002–04 Life with Bonnie Bonnie Molloy Also creator, executive producer, director
Nominated: TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy (2003),
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2003/04),
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2003/04),
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2004)
2006 Let Go Director (movie)
2008–10 Bonnie Hunt Show, TheThe Bonnie Hunt Show Herself/Host Also executive producer, writer
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host (2010)
2010 The Life & Times of Tim Gabe's Mom (voice) Episode: "Nagging Blonde/Tim and the Elephant"
2013 Sofia the First Aunt Tilly (voice) Episode: "Great Aunt-Venture"
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Director (movie); "Eddie" segment

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Cars Sally Carrera Voice
2007 Cars Mater-National Championship Sally Carrera Voice
2009 Cars Race-O-Rama Sally Carrera Voice
2011 Cars 2 Sally Carrera Voice


  1. "About Bonnie Hunt (1961– )".
  2. "Episode". Bonnie Hunt, host; Jared Padalecki, guest. The Bonnie Hunt Show serieslink=The Bonnie Hunt Show. February 10, 2009.
  3. "Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site: Genealogy Report: Descendants of Joannis Backes". Retrieved 2012-02-17.

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