Holly Hunter has doubled her pleasure.

The 47-year-old Academy Award winner has given birth to twins, publicist Nicole Caruso told People magazine on Wednesday.

"She had the babies," said Caruso. "They are happy and healthy."

No further details have been revealed, including the sex of the babies, but the children are the first for both Hunter and boyfriend Gordon MacDonald.

The couple met when they costarred as lovers in By the Bog of Cats in London in 2004.

Hunter, who was previously married to cinematographer Janusz Kaminski for six years, first made waves in Hollywood in the Coen brothers' 1987's baby-napping comedy Raising Arizona.

Since then, the Georgia-born actress has starred in a string of hits, including Broadcast News, The Firm and, more recently, Thirteen, all of which earned her Oscar nominations. She won her Academy Award, and a Golden Globe, for her role as a mute mother in 1993's The Piano.

Before taking time off for her pregnancy, she voiced the role of the spunky, stretchy superhero mom in 2004's The Incredibles and appeared in two indie films last year, the relationship drama Nine Lives and the crime dramedy The Big White.

After a stint of diaper duty, she next appear opposite her Broadcast News partner Willliam Hurt for the thriller Downloading Nancy.

MacDonald had a small role in Terrence Malick's war epic The Thin Red Line and has also appeared on Law & Order.

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