Helen Hunt

Actress Helen Hunt

Helen Elizabeth Hunt is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom, Mad About You, for seven years before being cast in the 1997 romantic comedy film, As Good as It Gets for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Some of her other Hollywood credits include Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, and Soul Surfer. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then She Found Me.
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Birthday
15 June 1963
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There's A 'Mad About You' Revival Reportedly In Talks
Huffington Post - about 2 months
“Mad About You” won multiple honors during its run between 1992 and 1999, with Helen Hunt taking home three Golden Globes and four Emmys.
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Why 'Shots Fired' Made An Unarmed White Student The Victim Of A Police Shooting
Huffington Post - 11 months
Filmmakers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood are aiming to uncover the complexities of America’s criminal justice system with their new Fox drama series “Shots Fired.” Starring Sanaa Lathan, Tristan “Mack” Wilds, Stephan James, Helen Hunt and Aisha Hinds, the 10-episode series chronicles the aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small North Carolina town following African American police officer Joshua Beck (played by Wilds) killing an unarmed white college student. The decision by the husband-wife team to reverse the narrative of police brutality came during the early stages of the show’s development, according to Prince-Bythewood. The “Love & Basketball” director tells The Huffington Post that the story was inspired by George Zimmerman’s much-publicized 2013 trial in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, in which the former neighborhood watch coordinator received over $200,000 from supporters to help fund his legal defense.  “Wh...
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The brilliant way weather geeks paid tribute to 'Twister' star Bill Paxton
Yahoo News - 12 months
Hundreds of storm chasers and weather geeks mourned the death of U.S. actor Bill Paxton this weekend. Paxton, who was 61, starred alongside Helen Hunt in Twister, the 1996 film that helped inspire a new generation of storm chasers — those thrill-seekers who track down dangerous weather events for the sake of scientific data, a rush of adrenaline, or both.  SEE ALSO: Bill Paxton, star of '80s and '90s genre films and TV, dead at 61 In the movie, Paxton and Hunt play a struggling couple that teams up to create an advance weather alert system, putting them square in the path of violent tornadoes.  Paxton was so beloved in the weather community that his unexpected death on Saturday sparked a rare tribute tweet from the National Weather Service's official Twitter account.  Twister was an inspiration to many budding meteorologists over the last 20 years. Thank you, Bill Paxton, a.k.a. Bill "The Extreme" Harding. pic.twitter.com/OmsB7hkCYF — NWS (@NWS) February 26, 2017 The actor al...
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Your New Favorite TV Show Is A Former Web Series About Weed
Huffington Post - over 1 year
”High Maintenance” is easily described as a show about a marijuana dealer. And it is a show about a marijuana dealer. Created by married-duo Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the series focuses on a purveyor of pot who winds his way into the lives of myriad New Yorkers, all of whom have one thing in common: they’re in need of weed. But “High Maintenance,” once a web series of varying lengths on Vimeo and now a part of Friday night programming on HBO, is so much more. The Guy, as the quietly hip dealer is known (played by Sinclair himself), is certainly the show’s center of gravity, yet it’s the satellite characters, some of the most uniquely built and sharply acted personas on television, that stand out. From “Homeless Heidi” to manic pixie Chad to “Stomp”-ambitious Esme to innocent niece Kate, these are the kinds of characters that provoke a knee-jerk reaction amongst viewers, many of whom will be pleasantly surprised or wholly embarrassed to see their seemi...
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This Is What The Emmy Awards Looked Like In 1996
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Oh, the ‘90s. What a time it was for TV. Shows like “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “The X-Files” and “3rd Rock From the Sun” ― starring a young, long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt ― were just a few of the classics ruling primetime.  To get ready for this year’s awards, which are set to air Sunday, we’re taking a virtual trip back to 1996, aka a year of spaghetti straps, tinted sunglasses (we see you, Ellen DeGeneres) and Matt LeBlanc’s leather arm cast. It was also the year when “Frasier” and “E.R.” earned top honors at the awards show, and John Lithgow, Helen Hunt Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker took home golden trophies for their outstanding acting talents.  Hit Backspace for a regular dose of pop culture nostalgia. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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This Is What The Emmy Awards Looked Like In 1996
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Oh, the ‘90s. What a time it was for TV. Shows like “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “The X-Files” and “3rd Rock From the Sun” ― starring a young, long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt ― were just a few of the classics ruling primetime.  To get ready for this year’s awards, which are set to air Sunday, we’re taking a virtual trip back to 1996, aka a year of spaghetti straps, tinted sunglasses (we see you, Ellen DeGeneres) and Matt LeBlanc’s leather arm cast. It was also the year when “Frasier” and “E.R.” earned top honors at the awards show, and John Lithgow, Helen Hunt Dennis Franz and Kathy Baker took home golden trophies for their outstanding acting talents.  Hit Backspace for a regular dose of pop culture nostalgia. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Megan Fox Says 'The Nag, The Trophy, The Escort' Still Dominate Women's Roles
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Plenty of women in Hollywood will tell you just how hard it is to find a meaningful role. The latest to speak out on the issue: Megan Fox. The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" star (who's expecting her third child) explained in an interview with The New York Times that while she loves acting in fantasy and action movies, she doesn't "get a whole lot of say in terms of character development." "It’s not like I'm in there helping them write the script saying, 'April should do this, because this is what a real feminist would do,'" she said. "In terms of what’s available for women to play in general in Hollywood, it’s pretty scarce." Fox continued: "You have these stereotypes that still dominate films: the nag, the trophy, the escort. [Laughs.] I haven’t been sent a nag script yet, but I do get plenty of, like, 'interesting stripper.' Or, 'She’s super funny, but she’s also an escort, but that’s what makes it funny!'"  We've definitely heard that before. Fell...
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Starbucks employee mistakes Helen Hunt for Jodie Foster; hilarity ensues
LATimes - almost 2 years
It's a timeless story. The day is long. You stop by your nearest purveyor of caffeine and caffeine-related goods and place an order for a beverage to get you through the afternoon. The barista, in a rush, misspells your name on your cup. Also, they mistake you for two-time Academy Award-winner...
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20 of the Best Surf Movies of All Time
Huffington Post - about 2 years
As originally seen on howfarfromhome.com During our recent visit to Western Australia, Stevo's oldest brother took it upon himself to help tick off number 68 from our Wanderlist, by helping us "learn to surf." And so a few days before we had to leave, with surfboard beneath both my and Stevo's arm, we trotted off onto one of Perth's many fabulous beaches. With hot sand beneath my feet and the sticky waxed board clenching to my body, all I could think was, "THIS IS AMAZING." Already I was loving the surf life, and I hadn't even gotten the board wet. A quick paddling demonstration on the sand, and we were in the water faster than a YouTube viewer skipping through an ad. After a few dodgy attempts at getting past the break (and my acceptance of the fact that my internal balance needs to catch a wake-up,) we were (sort of) cruising along the waves. No, we didn't get up on our first attempt...turns out the boards we were using were semi-pro, so I'll blame it on that...but simply be...
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Helen Hunt talks new film 'Ride' and plotting her TV return
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — When Helen Hunt met with Australian actor Brenton Thwaites to audition for the role of her son in "Ride" — a movie she wrote and directed — the actress liked him but didn't think he was right for the part.
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Photos: Helen Hunt Enjoys a Sunny L.A. Day
ABC News - almost 3 years
Some celebrities never seem to age.
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Writer/Director/Star Helen Hunt on Her Surfing Film, "Ride"
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
Oscar-winner Helen Hunt wrote, directed, and stars in "Ride," the story of an overprotective single mother from New York who follows her son to California and learns to surf. She talked to me about filming surfing scenes, working with Brenton Thwaites (currently filming the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie), and why she keeps writing...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Helen Hunt
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 48
    In 2012, she starred alongside John Hawkes and William H. Macy in The Sessions as sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen-Greene.
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  • 2011
    Age 47
    In 2011, in the movie Soul Surfer, she played the mother of the Hawaiian-born champion surfer Bethany Hamilton, on whose life the movie was based.
  • 2007
    Age 43
    She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then She Found Me (2007).
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  • 2006
    Age 42
    In 2006, Hunt appeared in the ensemble cast film Bobby alongside Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone and William H. Macy.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 39
    In 2003, she returned to Broadway in Yasmina Reza's Life x 3.
  • 2000
    Age 36
    In 2000, Hunt starred in four films: Dr. T & the Women, with Richard Gere; Pay It Forward, with Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment; What Women Want, with Mel Gibson; and Cast Away, with Tom Hanks.
  • 1998
    Age 34
    In 1998, Hunt won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie As Good as It Gets of a waitress and single mother who finds herself falling in love with an obsessive-compulsive romance novelist played by Jack Nicholson.
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  • 1997
    Age 33
    She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years, and played single mother Carol Connelly in the 1997 romantic comedy film As Good as It Gets, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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  • 1996
    Age 32
    In the 1990s, after playing the lead female role in the short-lived My Life and Times, Hunt starred in the series Mad About You, winning Emmy Awards for her performances in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999.
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  • 1994
    Age 30
    Hunt started dating actor Hank Azaria in 1994 and they married in 1999, only to divorce 17 months later.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 22
    In 1986 she played Kathleen Turner's daughter in Peggy Sue Got Married.
  • 1985
    Age 21
    She also starred in the 1985 film Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Shannen Doherty.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 18
    Hunt also played a young woman who, while on PCP, jumps out of a second-story window, in a 1982 TV movie called Desperate Lives (a scene which she mocked during a Saturday Night Live monologue in 1994).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on June 15, 1963.
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