Lydia Susanna Hunter, better known by her stage name Linda Hunt, is an American film, stage and television actress currently known for her role as Henrietta Lange in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles. After making her film debut playing Mrs. Oxheart in Popeye, Hunt portrayed the male character Billy Kwan, her breakthrough performance, in The Year of Living Dangerously. Her role as Billy Kwan earned her an Academy Award, an Australian Film Institute Award, a Golden Globe nomination and various other awards.
She has had continued success in films such as The Bostonians, Dune, Silverado, Eleni, Waiting for the Moon, She-Devil, Kindergarten Cop, If Looks Could Kill, Rain Without Thunder, Twenty Bucks, Younger and Younger, PrÃƒÂªt-ÃƒÂ -Porter, Pocahontas, The Relic, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Dragonfly, Yours Mine and Ours and Stranger Than Fiction.
Hunt has also had a successful television career. She played Rose in the television movie Basements and narrated in the television movie The New Chimpanzees. She guest starred on Hallmark Hall of Fame in both 1978 and 1987, Space Rangers in 1993, Carnivale in both 2003 and 2005, Without a Trace in 2008, The Unit in 2008 and Nip Tuck in 2009. From 1997-2002 Hunt played the recurring role of Judge Zoey Hiller on The Practice. She currently plays Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange on the CBS television series NCIS Los Angeles, a role she has played since its debut in 2009. The role earned her a Teen Choice Award nomination in 2011. She is also the narrator in the God of War video game franchise.