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Hunt, Helen Elizabeth

Born: 1963 AD
Currently alive, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses, Entertainers


1963 - Helen Hunt, born on the 15th of June in Culver City, California. The daughter of Gordon Hunt, an acting coach and theater director, and Jane Hunt, a photographer, she grew up in Los Angeles and New York.

1972 - 1973 - She decided on an acting career early: by age nine, she had begun studying drama, had an agent, and had landed a role in the television movie Pioneer Woman.

1974 - 1983 - Appeared as an adolescent in such TV series as Amy Prentiss, Swiss Family Robinson, The Fitzpatricks, and It Takes Two.

1982 - She found a recurring role on the medical melodrama St. Elsewhere.

1983 - She also earned acclaim for her role in the TV movie Quarterback Princess, in which she played a high school girl bent on leading her school’s otherwise all-male football team to the state championships.

1985 - 1992 - She had supporting roles in such films as Girls Just Want to Have Fun (starring Sarah Jessica Parker), Peggy Sue Got Married (starring Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage), The Waterdance (starring Eric Stoltz), and Mr. Saturday Night (starring Billy Crystal).

1992 - 1999 - Her first earned star status for her role as smart urban career woman and wife Jamie Buchman on the much-loved TV sitcom Mad About You. Which won four consecutive Emmy Awards and became one of America’s best loved television couples with costar Paul Reiser.

1996 - She starred opposite Bill Paxton in the summer action blockbuster Twister, which became one of the top-grossing movies of that year.

1997 - She won acclaim from both critics and audiences—along with an Academy Award for Best Actress—for her star turn as a long-suffering single mother and waitress alongside Best Actor winner Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets, written and directed by James L. Brooks.

1998 - She made her next starring appearance on stage, playing the androgynously charming Viola in an acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

2000 - She returned to the big screen with several long-awaited efforts, including Pay It Forward, costarring Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment; What Women Want, costarring Mel Gibson; Dr. T and the Women, starring Richard Gere; and Cast Away, costarring Tom Hanks and directed by Robert Zemeckis.

2001 - She costarred opposite writer-director Woody Allen in Allen's The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, a 40s-era detective comedy also featuring Dan Ackroyd and Charlize Theron.

2004 - In May, She and her beau, writer-producer Matthew Carnahan, welcomed a baby girl named McKenna.


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