Linda Hunt (born April 2, 1945 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. Her best known roles are as the male Chinese-Australian dwarf Billy Kwan in the movie The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) (for which she won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress, - making her the only actor to ever win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite gender), and as Judge Zoey Hiller on the television series The Practice. Her movie debut was in the film Popeye.
Beside her acting abilities, her two most distinguishing characteristics are her small stature (she is 4' 9" or 1.45 m), and her rich, resonant voice which she has used effectively in numerous documentaries, cartoons, and commercials. Linda Hunt is the announcer for the KQED public radio lecture/interview show City Arts & Lectures. She was chosen by Walt Disney Feature Animation for her enigmatic voice to perform as the earthly Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas, which also involved singing.
From 2003 to 2005, Hunt voiced the character of "Management", a mostly unseen entity, on Carnivale.
In 2005, Linda Hunt narrated the God of War video game.