LINDA HUNT:

Lydia Susanna Hunter (born April 2, 1945), better known by her stage name Linda Hunt, is an American film, stage, and television actress known for her role as Henrietta Lange in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles. After making her film debut playing Mrs. Oxheart in Popeye (1980), Hunt portrayed the male character Billy Kwan, her breakthrough performance, in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982). Her role as Billy Kwan earned her an Academy Award, an Australian Film Institute Award, a Golden Globe nomination, and various other awards. Ms Hunt is 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 m) tall. In high school, she was diagnosed as having hypopituitary dwarfism. Since 1987 she has lived in Los Angeles with her wife Karen Klein, whom she married in 2008. Ms Hunt is an ambassador for the Best Friends Animal Society. (from wikipedia.)

I named this fanlisting "enormous authority" as she does seem to be given roles as characters who command great respect and wield authority, despite her small size. She is often the most formindable character in any part she plays. Especially, and most famously, as "Hetty Lange" in NCIS:LA. Linda Hunt said of hself, "I think people have always liked in me the combination of being the underdog because I'm a tiny woman but I have enormous authority in myself." (from brainyquote.)

Filmography:

Popeye (1980)
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Dune (1984)
The Bostonians (1984)
Eleni (1985)
Silverado (1985)
Waiting For The Moon (1987)
She-Devil (1989)
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Carmilla (1990)
If Looks Could Kill (1991)
Rain Without Thunder (1992)
Younger and Younger (1993)
Twenty Bucks (1993)
Pręt-ā-Porter (1994)
Pocahontas (1995)
The Relic (1997)
Eat Your Heart Out (1997)
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)
Dragonfly (2002)
Aushwitz: The Nazis and the "Final Solution' (2005)
Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)
The Great Transatlantic Calbe (2005)
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
The Singing Revolution (2007)

Television:

Fame (1978)
Basements (1987)
The Room Upstairs (1987)
Space Rangers (1993)
The Practice (1997-2002)
The American Experience (1998-2006)
Carnivāle (2003-2005)
Nature (2006)
The Unit (2007)
Without A Trace (2008)
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009-present)
Scorpion (2014)

Theatre:

Hamlet (1972)
Ah, Wilderness! (1975)
Little Victories (1983)
Top Girls (1983)
End of the World (1984)
Aunt Dan and Lemon (1985)

Others:

Video Games God of War, God of War II, God of War:Chains of Olympus, God of War III,
God of War: Ghost of Sparta, God of War: Ascension.