1. Bonnie Lynne Hunt é uma atriz americana, director, producer, writer, host, and voice artist.
2. Her film roles include Beethoven , which she also wrote and directed.
3. Hunt has starred in Grand and Davis Rules, and has created, produced, written, and starred in The Building, Bonnie, and Life with Bonnie.
4. From 2008 to 2010, she hosted the daytime talk show The Bonnie Hunt Show.
5. She is one of seven children to Robert Edward Hunt, an electrician, and Alice E. Hunt , a homemaker.
6. In 1982, Hunt earned her nursing degree and began working as a oncology nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
7. Two years later, she co-founded an improvisational comedy troupe called An Impulsive Thing with Holly Wortell and Andy Miller.
8. Hunt also is an alumnus of The Second City, the improvisational theater troupe in Chicago, joining in 1986.
9. In 1993, Hunt teamed with good friend David Letterman to produce The Building.
10. The series was also filmed live; mistakes, accidents, and forgotten lines were often left in the aired episode. Hunt and Letterman re-teamed in 1995 with The Bonnie Hunt Show , which featured many of the same cast members as The Building and the same loose style.
11. The show was praised by critics but was canceled after 11 of the 13 episodes produced were aired.
12. In 2002, Hunt returned to television with Life with Bonnie, a show known for clean and offbeat humor.
13. Her role on that show earned her a 2004 Emmy nomination, her first.
14. Despite fair ratings, the show was canceled in its second season.
15. She announced on Live with Regis and Kelly that ABC had offered her another sitcom, in which she would have played a divorced detective.
16. It was filmed in her Chicago neighborhood and included bit parts for a number of her relatives.
17. She played opposite Robin Williams in Jumanji and opposite Steve Martin in Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel.
18. She played the sister of Renée Zellweger in the movie Jerry Maguire and Jan Edgecomb opposite Tom Hanks in the film adaptation of the Stephen King novel The Green Mile.
19. She played the biological mother, Grace Bellamy, de Mark Austin em Loggerheads, a 2005 independent film written and directed by Tim Kirkman.