Bonnie Hunt

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
Described by Entertainment Weekly as "the hands-down best (talk show) guest in America," Chicago comedy veteran Bonnie Hunt wore a number of creative hats in Hollywood before outdoing EW's compliment to ... Read more »
Born: 09/22/1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

Zootopia 2016 (Movie)

Bonnie Hopps (Voice)

We Believe 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Mrs. Graves (Voice)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Sally (Voice)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1990 - 1992, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Davis Rules 1990 - 1992, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life With Bonnie 1990 - 1992, 2001 - 2005, 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Project Greenlight 1991 - 1992, 2001 - 2002, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Herself

The Bonnie Hunt Show 1990 - 1992, 2001 - 2005, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Dolly (Voice)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Guest

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2007 (Movie)

Stella Lewis (Actor)

National Memorial Day Concert (2007) 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Sally Carrera (Actor)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 2005 (Movie)

Kate Baker (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Guest

Loggerheads 2005 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Presenter

ABC's Christmas in Aspen 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

Mary Baker (Actor)

The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Stolen Summer 2002 (Movie)

Margaret O'Malley (Actor)

Monsters, Inc. 2001 (Movie)

Voice of Flint (Actor)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

Megan Dayton (Actor)

Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

Wendy Judd (Actor)

The Green Mile 1999 (Movie)

Jan Edgecomb (Actor)

A Bug's Life 1998 (Movie)

of Rosie (Voice)

Kissing A Fool 1998 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

The 1998 Genesis Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Welcome to Woop Woop 1998 (Movie)

Woop Wooper (Actor)

Edith Ann's Christmas (Just Say Noel) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS Sneak Peek '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Away With Murder 1996 (Movie)

Gail Holland (Actor)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

Laurel Boyd (Actor)

People Yearbook '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Bonnie Hunt Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Jumanji 1995 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Now and Then 1995 (Movie)

Mrs Dewitt (Actor)

Only You 1994 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Beethoven's 2nd 1993 (Movie)

Alice Newton (Actor)

Dave 1993 (Movie)

White House Tour Guide (Actor)

Jonathan Winters: Spaced Out 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Building 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

Alice Newton (Actor)

Grand 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Rain Man 1988 (Movie)

Sally Dibbs (Actor)

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Additional Screenplay Material (Screenplay)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

(From Story)
Director (2)

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Described by Entertainment Weekly as "the hands-down best (talk show) guest in America," Chicago comedy veteran Bonnie Hunt wore a number of creative hats in Hollywood before outdoing EW's compliment to become the creator and host of her own talk show, "The Bonnie Hunt Show" (Syndicated, 2008-10). The irreverent, chatty, daytime outlet proved a good fit for the comedienne whose accessible Midwestern persona and warmth had won over middle American audiences in sitcoms and supporting film roles in wholesome family comedies. Behind the scenes, however, she was a serious and accomplished Hollywood producer, screenwriter, director and the creator of several primetime comedies. With her relatable comic point of view and bubbly gift of gab, audiences came to think of Hunt like a sister or best friend.

Relationships

Bob Hunt

Father
died while Bonnie was in nursing school

Alice Hunt

Mother
provided a voiceover as Mom for CBS sitcom "Bonnie" (1995)

Keving Hunt

Brother
older

Patrick Hunt

Brother
older

Tom Hunt

Brother
older played small roles in "Bonnie" and "The Building"

Carol Hunt

Sister
older played small roles in "Bonnie"

Kathy Hunt

Sister
older

Mary Hunt

Sister
younger

John Murphy

Husband
married in 1988 separated as of 2006

EDUCATION

Second City

Chicago , Illinois
studied improv

St Ferdinand's School

Chicago , Illinois

Notre Dame High School for Girls

Chicago , Illinois

graduated with a degree in nursing

Milestones

2010

Voiced the character of Dolly in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"

2006

Appeared in Jeff Garlin's feature directing debut, "I Want Someone to Eat Cheese with"

2006

Voiced Sally in the Pixar animated feature "Cars"

2005

Reprised role as the matriarch of 12 kids in "Cheaper By the Dozen 2"

2003

Co-starred with Steve Martin in the comedy "Cheaper by the Dozen"

2002

Acted in the "Project Greenlight" winning feature "Stolen Summer"; screened at Sundance

2002

Starred in the comedy series "Life With Bonnie"; received Golden Globe (2002, 2003) and Emmy (2004) nominations for Best Actress

2000

Feature directing and co-screenwriting (with longtime collaborator Don Lake) debut with "Return to Me"

1999

Played Tom Hanks' plain-speaking wife in "The Green Mile"

1999

Cast as Kristen Scott Thomas' old friend in Sydney Pollack's "Random Hearts"

1998

Contributed voice of Rosie (the black widow spider) to animated "A Bug's Life"

1997

Starred as Fern McDermott, a woman who becomes trapped in a subway exit overnight, in "Fern's Heart of Darkness", a segment of HBO's "Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground"

1997

Signed to direct first feature, "Convenience"; project eventually put on hold

1996

Reteamed onscreen with Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire"

1995

Was Robin Williams' love interest in "Jumanji"

1995

Wrote, created and co-executive produced (again with Letterman) the TV sitcom "The Bonnie Hunt Show/Bonnie" (CBS)

1994

Portrayed Marisa Tomei's best friend in Norman Jewison's "Only You"

1993

Enjoyed hilariously memorable cameo as White House tour guide in "Dave"

1993

Created, wrote and co-executive produced (with David Letterman) the TV sitcom "The Building"; despite great critical response, ratings were not stellar; CBS ofered to renew the series if Hunt replaced all of her co-stars (Chicago friends) with more well-k

1992

First feature in a lead role as Charles Grodin's beleaguered wife in "Beethoven"

1990

TV series debut, co-starring in the NBC sitcom "Grand"

1989

Helped form the L.A. offshoot of Second City

1988

Feature acting debut, "Rain Man"; first onscreen collaboration with Tom Cruise; still working as a nurse, she took three days off to film her cameo

1986

Joined Chicago's Second City comedy troupe

1984

Co-founded Chicago improvisational group, An Impulsive Thing, centered at Bob's Bar across from Wrigley Field (date approximate)

1982

Worked as an oncology and emergency room nurse at Northwestern University Hospital (dates approximate)

Had a part-time job as nurse's aide during high school

Co-starred in the sitcom "Davis Rules" (ABC then CBS), portraying Jonathan Winters' daughter

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