Bonnie Lynn Hunt (born in Chicago, Illinois, United States; 22 September 1961) is an American producer, comedian, film and television actress. Is best known for starring in films Beethoven Beethoven’s 2nd, Jumanji, Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile and more cheaper by the dozen, and the television series Life with Bonnie. Hunt also lent her voice to several animated films and had her own talk show.

Early years and family

Born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Alice, ama de casa in Polish and Bob Hunt, Irish electrician (producer Bonnie, “Bob and Alice” was named after them). He grew up in a large Catholic; family It has three older brothers, Patrick, Kevin, and Tom, and two older sisters, Cathy and Carol, and a younger sister, Mary. Hunt was educated in Catholic schools and studied at the College St. Ferdinand and “Notre Dame High School for Girls” in Chicago.


Early work

In 1984, his 23 years of age, he founded a group improvised alongside Holly Wortell, Andy Miller and John Gripentrog comedy. Four years later took a stake in Rain Man (1988), starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Then received an offer to join the Saturday Night Live program, but was not accepted.

In 1992, he starred in Beethoven alongside Charles Grodin and Stanley Tucci. Next year it would be the second part, Beethoven 2. In 1993, he joined with his friend David Letterman to produce The Building, a comedy based on formats of shows in the 1950s] In 1995, Hunt and Letterman met to make The Bonnie Hunt Show (then called the Bonnie) had the same style as the sitcom that occurred years ago.

In 1995, Hunt formed part of the fantastic film Jumanji, film based on the novel of the same name and directed by Joe Johnston. There shared stage with Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bebe Neuwirth. The film was a great success of critics and public, since it grossed more than $260.000.000 $ worldwide. For his performance in this film, Hunt won Saturn Award for best supporting actress.

In 1999 she played “Jan corrections”, the wife of Tom Hanks, character in the film The Green Mile. The film, film adaptation of the novel by Stephen King the corridor of death, had a great acceptance by the critics and the public. The players were nominated for SAG award as best supporting film. In addition, The Green Mile was nominated for Academy Award in five categories included for best foreign film. Hunt debuted as a Director with the romantic comedy Return to me, 2000, which deals with the loving relationship that arises between a woman received a heart transplants and the husband of his donor. partners and actors who worked alongside her in this project were: David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Eddie Jones, Robert Loggia.

Life with Bonnie

Hunt returned to television in 2002 with a new sitcom entitled ABC channel Life with Bonnie (2002-2004). Bonnie Malloy there represented the role of the television presenter. In this series shared stage with Mark Derwin, Charlie Stewart, Marianne Muellerleile, David Alan Grier, Anthony Russell, Holly Wortell, Chris Barnes and Frankie Ryan Manriquez.

The program became very popular in his first season in part thanks to the humorous wit hunt. For his performance earned nominations for the Golden Globe award in the category of ‘ best actress in a musical or comedy – series ‘, also an Emmy awards ceremony as «best actress – comedy series». However, season he suffered a large decline in hearings, reason why the series was removed from the schedule in 2004.

Voice proceedings

Since the end of the 1990s, Hunt lent her voice to several animated films distributed by Disney and Pixar Studios. Thus put voice the characters of the spider Rosie bug’s life, an adventure in miniature (1998) and the Sta.Flint at Monsters, Inc. (2001). His career as a voice actress improved when made Sally careers in Cars (2006) voices and a doll named Dolly in the third installment of the saga Toy Story, titled Toy Story 3 (2010).


In September 2008, Hunt presented a new morning show interviews, The Bonnie Hunt show format. The program was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards in his first season, but did not win any of the categories. The Bonnie Hunt Show has a format similar to The Ellen DeGeneres Show programs and The Rosie O’Donnell Show because it performs a monologue comic at the beginning of the broadcast and moreover often interact with their interviewees and the public who comes to see her live.

Private life

Hunt married investor and banker John Murphy in 1988. However, June 6, 2006 the programme The Late Show with David Letterman, mentioned that it was again unmarried.

It has a close friendship with David Duchovny, whom he met on the set of the film Beethoven in 1991-1992.



Year       Film        Paper    Notes

1988       Rain Man             Sally Dibbs

1992       Beethoven         Alice Newton

1993       Dave      Tourist guide of the White House

2 Beethoven: The family grows                 Alice Newton

1994       Only you              Kate Corvatch

1995       Now and Then DeWitt

Jumanji                Sarah Whittle/Madam Serena    Won the Saturn Award for best supporting actress

1996       Getting Away with Murder          DRA. Gail Holland

Jerry Maguire    Laurel Boyd

1998       Bugs      Rosie     Animation voice

Kissing to Fool   Linda Streicher

1999       Random Hearts                 Wendy Judd

The Green Mile                Jan corrections Nominated for SAG award

2000       Return to me     Megan Dayton Also writer and Director

2001       Monsters, Inc.   Mrs. Flint             Animation voice

2002       Stolen Summer                 Margaret O’Malley

2003       Twelve home    Kate Baker

2005       Twelve out of House (twelve in house 2)              Kate Baker

2006       From Hair To Eternity     Martha Bakerson

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With      Stella Lewis

Cars       Sally Carrera       Animation voice

2010       Toy Story 3          Dolly      Animation voice

2011       Cars 2    Sally Carrera       Animation voice


Year       Series    Paper    Notes

1986       American Playhouse       Dancer Uncredited appearance

1990       Grand   Carol Anne Smithson

1991-1992            Davis Rules         Gwen Davis

1993       The Building       Bonnie Kennedy

1995-1996            The Bonnie Hunt Show Bonnie Kelly

1997       SUBWAYStories: Tales from the underground    Fern McDermott              Participated in the segment entitled “Fern’s Heart of Darkness”

2002-2004            Life with Bonnie               Bonnie Molloy   Nominated Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award as best actress comedy

2006       Let Go   Kate Holloway

2008-2010            The Bonnie Hunt Show She herself

2009       Remember Me                 Murdered in first scene