Place of Birth: Conyers, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 20, 1958
Ethnicity: English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Welsh
Holly Hunter is an American actress and producer. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Piano (1993). She has also starred in the films Broadcast News and Copycat, and the series Saving Grace, among other projects.
She is the daughter of Marguerite Opal (Catledge) and Charles Edwin Hunter. She has two children with her partner, British actor Gordon MacDonald.
Holly’s paternal grandfather was named Charles Edwin Hunter (the son of Daniel Hunter). Charles was born in New York, to an English father.
Holly’s paternal grandmother was named Gertrude Ferol Buchanan. Gertrude was born in Mississippi.
Holly’s maternal grandfather was Clyde C. Catledge (the son of Thomas Overton Catledge and Martha Dianne/Dian Pruitt/Pruett). Clyde was born in Oklahoma. Thomas was the son of James Catledge and Martha Ann Cotton. Holly’s great-grandmother Martha Pruitt was the daughter of Joseph Waters Pruitt and Malinda/Melinda Elizabeth Blanton.
Holly’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Ruth Bell (who likely was the daughter of Willis G. Bell and Margaret Susan Anderson). Mary was born in Texas.
Sources: Obituary of Holly’s paternal grandmother, Gertrude Ferol (Buchanan) Hunter – https://www.newspapers.com
Holly’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Holly’s maternal grandfather, Clyde C. Catledge (through Clyde’s sister) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Holly’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Malinda/Melinda Elizabeth Blanton – https://www.wikitree.com