Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter has given birth to twins, her first children with actor partner GORDON MacDONALD.

Hunter's arrivals were confirmed by her publicist who told People magazine, "She had the babies. They are happy and healthy."

Further details about the twins have yet to be revealed.

The 47-year-old star of The Piano and The Incredibles met MacDonald in November 2004 when they co-starred in a play on London's West End.

Hunter was previously married for six years to cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.