Helen Hunt (born 15.06.1963) Helen Hunt is an Oscar winning American actress.
Childhood: Helen Hunt was born in Culver City, California. Her parents are Jane Elizabeth, a photographer, and Gordon, a film director. She moved to New York City when she was three where her father directed theatre. She studied ballet and went to plays every week as a child. She attended UCLA.
Acting career Helen Hunt was a child actress with early TV appearances including on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', 'The Bionic Woman', 'Ark II' and 'The Swiss Family Robinson'. In 1982, she appeared in the sitcom 'It Takes Two' which only aired for one season. Between 1984 and 1986 she was in the TV show 'St. Elsewhere' and also appeared in TV movie 'Bill: On His Own' alongside Mickey Rooney, and 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', with Sarah Jessica Parker and Shannen Doherty. In 1992, she landed the lead role in 'Mad About You' opposite Paul Reiser, a show which won her numerous awards including a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 1998, she appeared in 'As Good as It Gets' alongside Jack Nicholson and subsequently won an Academy Award for Best Actress as well as a second Golden Globe. She then took time off from the screen and appeared in theatre in a rendition of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'. In 2000, she appeared in 'Dr. T & the Women' with Richard Gere, 'Pay It Forward' alongside Kevin Spacey, 'What Women Want' with Mel Gibson and 'Cast Away' opposite Tom Hanks. In 2006, she was in 'Bobby' alongside an all-star cast of Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone and William H. Macy. She made her feature directorial debut with 'She Found Me' starring Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick and now owns the production company Hunt/Tavel Productions.
Personal life: Helen Hunt married actor Hank Azaria in 1999 but divorced him the following year. She is currently in a relationship with producer Matthew Carnahan, and has been since 2001, with whom she has a daughter, Makena Lei Gordon.
American actress Helen Hunt who has starred in movies such as 'Twister' and 'What Women Want' was photographed as she arrived at the Universal Studios Hollywood for an appearance on the TV show 'Extra' in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 6th May 2015
Actress Helen Hunt Suffered Real-life Scares On The Set Of Her Hit Disaster Film Twister Because She Had To Endure A Series Of Special Effects Shoots.
The As Good as It Gets star reveals she and her co-stars lived in constant terror because of the lack of moviemaking technology in 1996.
She says, "I had nightmares making it. It was terrifying. It was only the beginning of this very, very evolved computer graphics, CGI world, so much more of it was real than you think.
"They didn't paint in the hail with the computer; they made a hail machine and dropped giant balls of ice on us. I mean, it was crazy... They had firehoses pointed at us, and you couldn't hear anything, which is not the safest way to make a movie, so I was really happy to make it through in one piece."
Actress Helen Hunt Credits A Disastrous First Surfing Lesson With Inspiring Her To Turn The Experience Into A Plotline For Her New Movie Ride.
The movie veteran writes, directs and stars in the comedy/drama, about a New York City magazine editor who follows her college drop-out son to California as he pursues his surfing dreams.
Hunt's character decides to learn how to Ride the waves herself so she can repair her fractured relationship with her son, played by The Giver's Brenton Thwaites, and she reveals scenes of her first lesson in the film are reminiscent of her own real-life struggles as she made her surfing debut years ago.
She tells U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America, "I had a surf lesson... but he (instructor) yelled at me for an hour... I got out of the water and I was not humbled, I was humiliated and had tears in my throat, 'Never again, I will never again (surf).'
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Helen Hunt - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Los Angeles premiere of 'Ride' which was held at the ArcLight cinema in Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 29th April 2015
Annie Parker is a fun-loving young woman struggling with the difficulties of motherhood, a husband who's slowly losing interest and, more importantly, breast cancer. She is unsurprised that she has become afflicted with the disease following her mother and older sister's suffering, but she suddenly finds herself overcome with the determination to find out why. Meanwhile, a young research geneticist named Mary-Claire King is looking into a breakthrough theory that suggests that some women are genetically pre-disposed to have breast cancer due to a particular gene. Unfortunately for her, there are few scientists who believe her theory. In order to prove her theory, she must conduct a research project looking into cancer sufferers' and their relatives' medical history - and that's where Annie Parker is eager to help.
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Filming starts on August 5th... a few days!
Helen Hunt's new movie, Ride, will see the actress step behind the camera as well as in front of it, and she is set to star and direct, Deadline have reported. The multi-talented actress also wrote the film.
Filming for Ride is set to start in Los Angeles on August 5th, with filming moving onto New York later on.
It stars Luke Wilson, David Zaynes, Mike White and Brenton Thwaites and tells the story of a 20-year-old student who leaves California and his mother for the Big Apple.
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Jennifer Aniston hated her legs until she began doing yoga and completely transformed her figure
Jennifer Aniston hated her legs when she was younger.
The 43-year-old actress admits she is much healthier now than she was during her twenties because she is more careful with her diet and exercises regularly.
The former 'Friends' star revealed at the launch of her yoga instructor Mandy Ingber's new book, 'Yogalosophy: 28-days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover', in Los Angeles: ''We were a lot rounder. We ate terribly. We did that, and then we sort of grew up a little bit more and we got jobs.''
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Actress Helen Hunt opted to wear a "privacy patch" to protect her modesty on the set of The Sessions after becoming a little nervous about her nude scenes in the movie.
The Oscar winner has received another Academy Awards nomination for her role as a sex surrogate in the film but admits her courage to bare all in front of the cameras quickly faded when it came time to shoot.
The As Good as it Gets star explains, "They did offer me a privacy patch... it's a piece of fabric covers your privacy needs. I said, 'I don't need that; it's the human body, it's beautiful.'
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By taking a sensitive, honest approach to this true story, breakthrough filmmaker Lewin both avoids sentimentality and keeps the focus on the inner lives of the central characters. He also somehow manages to make a movie about a sexual surrogate strongly involving: we are never even remotely tempted to giggle.
This is the story of Mark O'Brien (Hawkes), a journalist from Berkeley, California, who lives in an iron lung that he can only leave for a few hours a week. Paralysed from the neck down by polio as a young boy, Mark decides at age 38 that he wants to lose his virginity. Consumed by Catholic guilt about this desire, he consults his local priest (Macy), who says he deserves a pass on this one. So his no-nonsense assistant Vera (Bloodgood) finds him a surrogate in Cheryl (Hunt), who starts eight sessions that are designed to lead to sex. And as she gets to know Mark, Cheryl begins to let her guard down.
Lewin refuses to shy away from any aspect of this story, confronting everything in honest, sometimes uncomfortable ways that are never remotely sentimentalised. It would be easy to drift into syruppy schmaltz with this kind of material, but the script maintains a bracingly sharp wit, and the actors cleverly underplay every scene. This adds to the realism and helps us understand all of the people on-screen. Hawkes and Hunt are both transparent and revelatory, each in a difficult role that could have been much showier, but is stronger due to their restraint. Macy and Bloodgood are terrific as the sardonic supporting characters. And Marks (as another assistant) and Arkin (as Cheryl's understanding husband) add terrific layers to their much smaller roles.
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Helen Hunt has described her sex scene in 'The Sessions' as extraordinary and believes it will alter audiences understanding of how lovemaking on screen should be portrayed.
Helen Hunt says her stark sex scene in her new movie 'The Sessions' is ''extraordinary''.
The 49-year-old stars as sex surrogate Cheryl in the real-life story of how she helped paralysed journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, played by John Hawkes, to lose his virginity.
She told Stylist magazine: ''Mark's disability is the thing that allowed the sex in this movie to be like the sex we all have; in a real way, rather than a choreographed, weird way.
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Actress Helen Hunt had reservations about stripping off in new movie The Sessions as the role required her to flash more flesh than ever before on film.
Hunt has been nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a real-life "sex surrogate" who is hired to sleep with a paralysed virgin.
She has previously appeared naked onscreen in 1992's The Waterdance, but she admits audiences see a lot more of her in The Sessions - and the prospect terrified her.
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It might not be mentioned in the same breath as the Oscars or the Golden Globes, but one look at the red carpet of the Palm Springs International Film Festival would be enough to dupe you into thinking that you were at either. That's because a huge raft of stars made an early appearance in this season's awards ceremony run, including Dame Helen Mirren, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Naomi Watts and Helen Hunt.
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