Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress. Hunter starred in The Piano for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Academy Award for Best Actress, among other awards. She has also been nominated for Oscars for her roles in Broadcast News, The Firm, and Thirteen. Hunter has also won two Emmy Awards with seven nominations and has won a Golden Globe Award with another six nominations. She has earned 25 awards and 61 nominations in total.