- Bonnie Lynn Hunt
- Chicago IL
- United States
- Actress Producer Director Writer
- Quick-witted Sense Of Humor
Bonnie Lynn Hunt is an Emmy-, Golden Globe- and SAG Award-nominated American actress, comedian, writer, director and television producer.
Bonnie is said to have refused to become a cast member of Saturday Night Live because the show's producers generally frowned on her preferred improvisational style. In 1992, she turned down a higher-paying role on Designing Women to co-star in Davis Rules with Jonathan Winters, Randy Quaid, and Audrey Meadows.
In 1993, Hunt teamed with good friend David Letterman to produce The Building, a short-lived sitcom that was modeled after early-1950s television shows. The show was also filmed live; mistakes, accidents, and forgotten lines were often left in the aired episode. Hunt reportedly declined the female lead in the series Mad About You, which went to Helen Hunt (no relation).
Hunt and Letterman re-teamed in 1995 with The Bonnie Hunt Show (later retitled Bonnie), which featured many of the same cast members as The Building and the same loose style. The show was praised by critics but soon canceled. In 2002, Hunt returned to television with Life with Bonnie, a show known for clean and offbeat humor. Her role on that show earned her a 2004 Emmy nomination, her first. Despite fair ratings, the show was canceled in its second season. Hunt announced on Live with Regis and [[Kelly Ripa|Kelly]] that ABC had offered her another sitcom, in which she played a divorced detective. This pilot, Let Go (also known as Crimes and Dating), was not picked up for the fall 2006 schedule.
Hunt served as screenwriter, director and supporting actress for the 2000 film Return to Me, a romantic comedy starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver. It was filmed in her Chicago neighborhood and included bit parts for a number of her relatives.
A recognizable film actress, Hunt has starred opposite Charles Grodin in the popular children's films Beethoven and Beethoven's 2nd, with Tom Cruise in the hit Jerry Maguire, with Robin Williams in Jumanji as well as opposite Steve Martin in Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel.
Hunt not only starred as the voice of Sally in Pixar's Cars but received a writing credit on the film as well. In June 2007, Hunt taped a talk show pilot for Telepictures, suggesting that she may foray into the competitive daytime market in 2008. The pilot took place in the same studio of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and coincidentally guest starred DeGeneres. Hunt's brother was asked medical questions in a segment called "Ask Dr. Hunt." The pilot also featured Teri Horton, the author of Who the Fuck is Jackson Pollock. In September 2007, NBC Universal announced a two-year commitment for the program, to be titled The Bonnie Hunt Show.
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