Helen Hunt


Helen Hunt (born 15.06.1963)
Helen Hunt is an Oscar winning American actress.

Helen Hunt: 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.

Helen Hunt: 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.

Helen Hunt: 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.
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Helen Hunt and John Hawkes star in this delicately-handled story of Mark O’Brien (Hawkes) in an iron lung, who – at the age of 38 - decides that he wishes to lose his virginity. Help...

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18th January 2013 -


Based on the autobiographical writings of journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, The Sessions - starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes - hits cinemas in the UK today (January 18, 2013) - on the back of...

The Sessions

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PICTURES: Are You Sure It's Not The Oscars? Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper and Dame Helen Mirren Light Up Palm Springs Film Festival

7th January 2013 -


Dame Helen Mirren was among a star-studded guest list at the Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend (January 5-6, 2013)It might not be mentioned in the same breath as the Oscars or the...

Palm Springs Film Festival Gala Offers A Glimpse Into Award Season

6th January 2013 -


Yesterday (January 6) saw Palm Springs as the setting of a lavish gala, marking the city’s own festival.It’s something of a dress rehearsal for award season, and the Hollywood big-names in attendance took it as...

The Sessions: Does paralyzed virgin, plus sex surrogate, plus Helen Hunt, equal Oscar?

19th October 2012 -


The Sessions, an indie-drama about a paralyzed poet who hires a sex surrogate to lose his virginity, is creating quite a buzz as awards' season approaches. The movie, directed by Ben Lewin and starring Helen...

Hot Tickets! This Weekend's Movie Releases: The Sessions, Paranormal Activity 4, Alex Cross

19th October 2012 -


We’re entering something of a pre-Christmas lull in the land of the blockbuster movie but there is still plenty of activity in the land of cinema this weekend… and not all of it is paranormal.The...

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17th October 2012 -


Mark O'Brien suffers from a particularly virile form of polio; a debilitating disease that has caused him to become paralysed and rely on the help of an iron lung in order to breathe. At aged...

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15th October 2012 -


Fringe director Ben Lewis' newest work, The Sessions has sparked a buzz among film crowds. Not only does it feature some of the top names in Hollywood - Helen Hunt and John Hawkes - but...

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10th October 2012 -


It's only right that a film about a dog named Sparky being brought back to life by his school-boy owner, firstly, be the creation of king of Halloween Tim Burton, and secondly that it be...

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8th September 2011 -


Thirteen year old Bethany Hamilton loves to surf; she comes from a family of surfers, so there is nothing more she likes doing then catching some waves, in Hawaii, where she lives. When not surfing,...

Then She Found Me

4th September 2008 -


Watch the trailer for Then She Found MeThen She Found Me is an adaptation of Elinor Lipman's novel. Directed and starring Helen Hunt, the story follows April, a school teacher who's coming to terms with...

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