|Born||in Culver City, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Helen Elizabeth Hunt|
|Height||5' 7" (1.7 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Helen Hunt was born in Culver City, California. Her father was director and acting coach Gordon Hunt, and Helen started acting when she was a child. Her first role was in the TV movie Pioneer Woman (1973). She made many appearances in TV movies and shows for years and was cast in the sitcom It Takes Two (1982). She also appeared in feature films such as Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and Project X (1987).
From 1992 to 1999, Hunt starred in the sitcom Mad About You (1992), winning four Emmy Awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She also found success in movies during this time. She starred in the film Twister (1996) and then won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in As Good as It Gets (1997). In 2000, she starred in Pay It Forward (2000), What Women Want (2000), and Cast Away (2000).
Hunt made her directorial debut with the film Then She Found Me (2007). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress after her performance in The Sessions (2012).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Patrick Lin
|Spouse||Hank Azaria (17 July 1999 - 18 December 2000) (divorced)|
|Children||Gordon Carnahan, Makena Lei|
Novis, Jane Elizabeth
Peter H. Hunt (aunt or uncle)
Barbette Tweed (aunt or uncle)
Dorothy Novis (grandparent)
Hunt's paternal great-grandparents were Gustav Rothenberg (1857-1910; born in Germany) and Florence Scholle (1863-1949; born in California). Her paternal grandparents were George Hunt (1895-1996) and Helen (Rothenberg) Roberts (1899-1935). Her paternal grandmother was from a German Jewish family, while her three other grandparents were of English descent. Her maternal grandfather, Edward Norman Novis, was from St. Leonards, Hastings, England.
Personal Quotes (8)
|Mad About You (1992)||$1,000,000 per episode (last season)|