Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born 15 June 1963) is a talented film and television actress from the United States.
She starred as Jamie Buchman in the sitcom, Mad About You, for which she won three Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and four times Award Winner of the Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress.
Due to her creative acting style, she was nominated for Best Actress for her performance as she played Carol Connelly in a romantic comedy, As Good as It Gets in the Academy Award.
Helen Hunt was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Cheryl Cohen-Greene in The Sessions.
Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, Bobby, Soul Surfer, and The Miracle Season are among her other notable films.
Viola in Shakespeare‘s Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, Our Town, and Life (x) 3 are among Helen Hunt‘s theatre credits.
She returned to the role of Jamie Buchman in the Mad About You Revival, which debuted as a limited series on Spectrum Originals.
|Full Name:||Helen Elizabeth Hunt|
|Stage Name:||Helen Hunt|
|Born:||15 June 1963 (age 58 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Culver City, California, United States|
|Parents:||Gordon Hunt, Jane Elizabeth Novis|
|Husband • Spouse:||Hank Azaria (m. 1999–2000)|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||Matthew Carnahan|
|Children:||Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan|
|Occupation:||Actress • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$75 million|
On June 15, 1963, Helen Hunt was born in Culver City, California, to a family in the entertainment industry.
Her mother, Jane Hunt, was a photographer, and her father, Gordon Hunt, was a film, voice, and stage director and an acting coach.
Helen Hunt was three years old when her family relocated to New York City.
She saw plays several times a week because of her father’s job as a director of theater in the city.
At nine years of age, Helen Hunt loved acting and began her career as she landed her first movie role in the 1973 TV movie series “Pioneer Woman.”
Throughout that period, she was featured in classic TV movie series like The Swiss Family Robinson, The Bionic Woman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, amongst others.
During the mid and late 1980s, Helen Hunt was frequently seen in studio films aimed at adolescent audiences, including significant roles in 1984’s “Trancers” and a co-starring role in “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” with Sarah Jessica Parker (1985) In Francis Ford Coppola‘s “Peggy Sue Got Married,” she played the daughter of a couple on the verge of divorce.
Awards & Nominations
- Director of the Year, Olivier Awards, 1983
In 1994, Helen Hunt began dating fellow actor, Hank Azaria, who also appeared on Mad About You. They married in July 1999 but divorced in August 2000. On December 18, 2000, their divorce was finalized.
Helen Hunt and producer, Matthew Carnahan dated for 16 years before splitting up in 2017. Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan, their daughter, was born in May 2004.
She has a sibling named Colleen Hunt.
Net Worth & Salary
Helen Hunt is a US$75 million net worth American actress, film director, and screenwriter.
She is best known for her role in the 1990s sitcom “Mad About You.”
Helen Hunt earned US$1 million per episode during the peak of “Mad About You.” That made her the highest-paid television actress in the world for a short time, and it remains one of the highest per-episode fees ever paid to an actor.