‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Linda Hunt Net Worth and How She Makes Her Money

How Linda Hunt became famous

Linda Hunt on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles|Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images
Linda Hunt on the set of NCIS: Los Angeles|Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

Hunt made her acting debut in a 1972 production of Hamlet, in which she played the role of Lucianus. She made her Broadway debut in 1975, playing the role of Nora in Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness! After that, Hunt appeared in the TV movie Fame. She made her film debut in the 1980 movie Popeye. The actress got her big break after playing the character Billy Kwan in the 1982 film The Year of Living Dangerously. Hunt received an Academy Award for her portrayal. This made her the first person to win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite sex.

Linda Hunt’s movies and TV shows

Linda Hunt|Richard Cartwright/CBS via Getty Images
Linda Hunt|Richard Cartwright/CBS via Getty Images

Hunt’s other films include The Bostonians (1984), Dune (1984), Silverado (1985), and Kindergarten Cop (1990). Besides The Year of Living Dangerously, another memorable role of Hunt’s was voicing the character of Grandmother Willow in the 1995 animated Disney film Pocahontas.

In 1993, Hunt landed a recurring role in the series Space Rangers. From 1993 to 1994 she played the role of Commander Chenault. In 1997, the actress landed another recurring role in the television series The Practice. She played the role of Judge Zoe Hiller from 1997 to 2002. From 2003 to 2005, Hunt appeared in the series Carnivàle.