Bonnie Lynn Hunt (born September 22, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress, director, comedienne, and writer.
Growing up in Chicago, she had a childhood dream of becoming an actress, but eventually became an oncology nurse, following her father's wishes. Her interactions with patients inspired her to return to her dream, however, and while still a nurse, she landed a number of small roles in theater and comedy, eventually joining The Second City in 1986. In 1988, she had her first major role in Rain Man.
She wound up turning down several offers from Saturday Night Live to focus on her own style, and spent most of the 1990s working in television, with several notable movie roles. Since then, she has worked as a director, writer, and actress and voice actress in a number of notable films.
- Rain Man (1988) as Sally Dibbs
- Beethoven (1992) as Alice Newton
- Beethoven's 2nd (1993)
- Jumanji (1995) as Sarah Whittle/Madam Serena
- A Bug's Life (1998) as Rosie (voice)
- The Green Mile (1999) as Jan Edgecomb
- Return to Me (2000) as Megan Dayton (also wrote and directed)
- Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) as Kate Baker
- Cheaper By The Dozen 2 (2005) as Kate Baker
- Cars as Sally Carrera (voice)
- I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006) as Stella Lewis
- Toy Story as Dolly (voice)
- Sofia the First (2013-2018) - Aunt Tilly (voice)
- Zootopia (2016) as Bonnie Hopps (voice)