Helen Hunt young
June 15, 1963
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
36-25-35 in | 91.5-63.5-89 cm
58 kg | 127.5 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Helen Hunt was born in Culver City, California, United States, on June 15, 1963, is an American actress and director.
Young Helen Hunt started studying acting at the age of 8.
She landed her television debut in movie Pioneer Woman (1973) in role as Sarah Sargeant.
She made her big screen debut in disaster suspense movie Rollercoaster (1977) in role as Tracy Calder.
Her breakthrough performance came as Jamie "James" Buchman in NBC sitcom Mad About You (1992–1999).
She got her directorial movie debut with comedy drama Then She Found Me (2007) she also starred in role as April Epner.
The Night Clerk (2020) crime drama in role as Ethel Bromley, with Ana de Armas, Tye Sheridan and John Leguizamo
I See You (2019) horror in role as Jackie Harper
She won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Carol Connelly in romantic comedy drama film As Good as It Gets (1997).
She was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Cheryl Cohen-Greene in comedy drama film The Sessions (2012).
Twister (1996) epic disaster adventure in role as Dr. Jo Harding
Pay It Forward (2000) romantic drama with Kevin Spacey
What Women Want (2000) romantic fantasy comedy with Mel Gibson
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) crime comedy directed by Woody Allen
A Good Woman (2004) drama romance opposite Scarlett Johansson
Every Day (2011) romantic drama opposite Liev Schreiber
Cast Away (2000) epic survival opposite Tom Hanks
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) romantic comedy dance with Sarah Jessica Parker
Project X (1987) science fiction comedy with Matthew Broderick
Next of Kin (1989) action thriller opposite Patrick Swayze
Soul Surfer (2011) biographical drama opposite Dennis Quaid
The Miracle Season (2018) drama with Erin Moriarty, William Hurt and Danika Yarosh
Candy Jar (2018) comedy in role as Kathy
She won four Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her role as Jamie "James" Buchman in NBC sitcom Mad About You (1992–1999).
She played Kerry Gerardi in drama series The Fitzpatricks (1977).
She portrayed Helga in action adventure series The Swiss Family Robinson (1971).
St. Elsewhere (1984-1986) NBC medical drama television seriesin role as Clancy Williams
My Life and Times (1991) ABC drama series in role as Rebecca Miller
Empire Falls (2005) HBO miniseries in role as Janine Roby
Shots Fired (2017) Fox drama miniseries in role as Governor Patricia Eamons
World on Fire (2019) war drama series in role as Nancy Campbell
Mad About You (2019) comedy series in role as Jamie Buchman
Graduated from Providence High School, Burbank, California.
Best friend with American actress and singer Helen Slater.
Good friends with actress Mindy Cohn.
She was married to Hank Azaria (1999-2000).
Has been in relationships with Matthew Carnahan (2001-2017), they have one daughter, Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan.
She dated Eric Stoltz (1992) and Matthew Broderick (1986).
I'm not very beautiful or glamorous! I have this girl next door kind of look and I have to do the best I can with that.
Not having incredible success for a long time probably helped. Of course some 20-year-old beautiful girl, who goes from barely acting to being on the cover [of magazines] ... that's going to be disorienting and confusing, and people can't really be surprised if they have a skewed perspective of their importance in the world, when everyone comes together and tells them they're the most important thing in the world, then hates them for believing it. I didn't go through that. So that was lucky.
Movie acting is a great job for your twenties: You travel all over, you have affairs with people, and you throw yourself into one part and then another. It gets more challenging as you get older, and it's not just having a daughter, it's wanting to have your own life and be yourself.
The Oscar sits on some shelf above my desk. If there was an earthquake, I could actually be killed by my own Academy Award.
I'm taking a philosophy class and regretting it with everything in me. I'm taking one college class per semester. Philosophy is studying what you already know and dismantling it. I thought it would be right up my alley. I can't tell you how much it's not me.
I haven't watched anything I've been in since I've done it. I have never put in a movie at home that I've been in. Why? I don't know. I would feel like Norma Desmond. And I have a kid, so time is at a premium.
I've been offered a couple of shows that have been very successful, but they weren't right for me. It has to be something I could be excited about for a long time.