Bonnie Hunt Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career, Awards, Personal Life and Husband

Published Date   15th Sep. 2017, 23:50 pm
Bonnie Hunt Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career, Awards, Personal Life and Husband
Quick Info
Birth Name: Bonnie Lynne Hunt
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $10 million

Known best for her work in movies Jumanji and Jerry Maguire, Bonnie Hunt net worth increased due to her appearances in a number of movies and award winning TV shows.


Born in 1961, Bonnie Hunt is an American comedian and actress who later developed her career as voice artist, director and producer as well. Furthermore, Bonnie Hunt net worth increased as she turned into the show host afterwards and also a writer. Some of the remarkable works of Hunt are Rain Man, Beethoven. Jumanji, Jerry Maguire and Cheaper by the Dozen.

Early Life and Education

Bonnie Lynne Hunt was born on September 22, 1961 in Chicago, the United States. Her parents are Robert Edward Hunt, an electrician, and Alice E. Hunt, a homemaker. She is an American while she holds Irish, Belgian and Polish ancestry.

Hunt grew up with her three older brothers, two older sisters and a younger sister.  Her siblings are Patrick, Kevin, Tom, Cathy, Carol and Mary. She went to St. Ferdinand Grammar School and Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago.

When young, Hunt served as an nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She co-founded An Impulsive Thing in 1984. It is an improvisational comedy troupe. During her early days, Hunt also performed as a member of Chicago’s the Second City starting from 1986.

Professional Career Highlights

Bonnie Hunt net worth started to increase as she played Carol Anne Smithson in 1990 film Grand.  A couple of years later, she chose to co-star in Davis Rules rejecting the offer to replace Julia Duffy on Designing Women.

Soon, Hunt and her friend David Letterman together teamed up to produce series, The Building. Further, they together worked with The Bonnie Hunt Show in 1995. Even though the show received many positive reviews, it got cancelled after airing 11 episodes.

Hunt reappeared in television with Life with Bonnie in 2002. Eventually, her role in the show earned her a 2004 Emmy nomination. For the second time, the show gained fair rating, but still it got cancelled in its second season.

After cancellation of the show, ABC offered Hunt to cast in sitcom, Live with Regis and Kelly. Later, Hunt directed, co-wrote and co-starred in Return to Me. Bonnie Hunt net worth increased as she received positive critical reviews for the film. She says the film is influenced by her blue-collar Catholic upbringing.

Hunt landed a role of Alice Newton in Beethoven and Beethoven’s 2nd. In addition, she portrayed Sarah Whittle/Madam Serena in Jumanji and Kate Baker in Cheaper by Dozen and its sequel, Cheaper by Dozen 2.

Similarly, Bonnie Hunt net worth grew as she got to play Renee Zellweger’s sister in Jerry Maguire and Jan Edgecomb in The Green Mile. Apart from movie appearances, Hunt has provided voice in 6 Pixar films. They are: A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Cars, Cars 2, Toy Story 3 and Monsters University.

Out of all the works, Bonnie Hunt net worth heightened as she received a writing credit on Cars which led her to reprise her role as Sally in Cars 2 and Cars 3. Moreover, she voiced Bonnie Hopps in Walt Disney’s film Zootopia.

Awards and Nominations

In addition to receiving Emmy nomination for Life with Bonnie, Hunt has also received three Daytime Emmy Awards nominations. She received them for her show The Bonnie Hunt Show which premiered in September 8, 2008. The show received these nominations for opening theme, hairstyle and makeup.

Moreover, the show won the Gracie Award for “Outstanding Talk Show” in 2009. The next year, Bonnie Hunt net worth accelerated as she earned “Outstanding Talk Show Host” nomination. She received the nomination at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

Personal Life and Husband

Bonnie Hunt married investment banker, John Murphy in 1988. However, she implied that the two divorced mentioning about her status as single in 2006. She announced it via the Late Show with David Letterman where she appeared as a guest.

Hunt advocates the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation where she is an honorary board member. She is the fan of Chicago Clubs and states that she has not missed an opening day since 1977.

Salary and Net worth

The versatile personality with boasting talent, Bonnie Hunt net worth is $10 million. She made this fortune mainly through her strong performances and amazing hosting talents.

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