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Linda Hunt
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Hunt in September 2015
Lydia Susanna Hunter

April 2, 1945 (1945-04-02) (age 75)
Alma materInterlochen Center for the Arts
DePaul University
Years active1976–present
Height1.45 m (4' 9" ft)
Spouse(s)Karen Klein (m. 2008–present) «start: (2008)»"Marriage: Karen Klein to Linda Hunt" Location: (linkback:[2]
Parent(s)Raymond Hunter
Elsie Hunter (née Doying)
AwardsAcademy 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.[3]

Hunt currently plays Henrietta "Hetty" Lange on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, a role she has held since the 2009 debut.

Hunt is a dwarf.[4] She is openly lesbian.[5]


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