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Helen Hunt is an American actress, screenwriter, director, and producer.
Her rise to fame began in 1992 with the filming of the TV series Mad About You. Participation in the show made the fragile blonde one of the highest paid actresses of the 90s.
Best Known For
The main female role in the movie As Good as It Gets, where Helen starred as a woman who managed to find the key to the heart of a rude misogynist writer, brought her an Oscar in February 1998, as well as a Golden Globe.
Helen Hunt is straight. In 1999, she married her co-star from What Women Want-Hank Azaria who she divorced in 2000. Director Matthew Carnahan became her partner in 2001, but they split in 2017.
The father of the future Hollywood movie star, Gordon Hunt, was a film director, and her mother, Jane Elizabeth Novis, worked as a professional photographer. Helen's grandmother, Dorothy Fries, taught stage speech. It was she who instilled in her a love of cinema, theater and opera.
Helen has a daughter, Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan, who was born in 2004.
The actress is a Judaist. Her grandparents are German Jews who immigrated to the United States from Germany. However, in interviews, Hunt prefers to avoid the topic of religion.
Worth To Know
There is good news for fans of Mad About You. The producers decided to give the show a second chance. In the continuation of the sensational sitcom, we will see the same married couple from New York. Helen will not only play the lead role, but she will also be the director and executive producer of the series.