Holly Hunter net worth and salary: Holly Hunter is an American actress with an estimated net worth of $14 million dollars and salary per episode of a $145 thousand. Born in Conyers, Georgia, Holly Hunter graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Drama. She began her professional career appearing in theater productions in the Pittsburgh area, and then moved to New York City. In New York, she got her big break after being stuck in an elevator with playwright Beth Henley, who went on to cast her in "Crimes of the Heart" on Broadway, and "The Miss Firecracker Contest" Off-Broadway. She made her on-camera debut in the 1981 film, "The Burning", and within a few years, she had established herself as an actress of note. Her 1987 performance in "Broadcast News" made her both a critical darling and a household name. From there, she went on to award-winning performances on film and television in such projects as, "The Piano" (Oscar for Best Actress) "The Firm", "Living Out Loud", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "Thirteen", "Harlan County War", and "Saving Grace".