Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt Biography and Wiki

Helen Hunt (born Helen Elizabeth Hunt) is an American Actress, Director, and Screenwriter known for playing Jamie Buchman in ‘Mad About You’. For that, she won three Golden Globe Awards and four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Helen Hunt started her directorial career by directing ‘Then She Found Me’. Since then, she has directed various films and episodes of television series like ‘House of Lies’ and ‘American Housewife’. Helen studied ballet. She also shortly attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her acting career when she was a child in the early 70s. She appeared in different films and TV shows like ‘The Bonic Woman’ and ‘The Swiss Family Robinson’.

She had already begun appearing in studio films aimed at a teenage audience by the mid and late 80s. Her first major role was in the sci-fi film ‘Trancers’ where she played a punk rock girl.

Early life & Education

Hunt rose to fame in North America after playing opposite Paul Reiser, as a public relations specialist and one half of a couple in NYC in the successful sitcom ‘Mad About You’ from 1992 to 1999. For that, she won Emmy Awards for her performances from 1996 to 1999.

She took part in ‘Kiss of Death’ alongside Nicholas Cage in 1995. Hunt starred alongside Bill Paxton in ‘Twister’, a disaster action film. It was the second-highest-grossing film of 1966; it sold over 50 million tickets in the US and made almost $500 million globally.

She released two films; the comedy ‘Dr. T & the Women’ and the drama ‘Pay It Forward’ in October 2000. Her other two 2000 films —the romantic comedy ‘What Women Want’, and the drama ‘Cast Away’— were released in December, to outstanding box office receipts.

Hunt also took part in the drama ‘Bobby’ in 2006 as a part of an ensemble cast. With that, she won the Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Hunt played Kathy Bresnahan, a volleyball coach in The Miracle Season in 2018. It is based on the true story of the Iowa City West High School volleyball team.

Helen Hunt Age

Helen is 57 years old as of 2019, she was born on 15 June 1963, Culver City, California, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 15 June every year and her birth sign is Gemini.

Helen Hunt Height

Helen stands at a height of 1.7 m. She is a lady of average stature, she also appears to be quite tall in stature in her photos. Details regarding her actual weight and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out.


Helen is the daughter of Gordon Hunt, former voice, stage, and film director, and Jane Elizabeth, former photographer and is also the niece of Peter Hunt, a director, and maternal granddaughter of Dorothy FrieSiblingss, a former voice coach and also is the daughter of Gordon Hunt, former voice, stage, and film director, and Jane Elizabeth, former photographer.

Her paternal grandmother was from a German Jewish family and also other grandparents were of English descent with a Methodist religious background. Her maternal grandfather was born in England.


She is a sister to Colleen Hunt, according to our reliable sources, information concerning colleen is not brought to the light. We will add more related information concerning the same query.

Partners/ Married

She married Hank Azaria in 1994. They divorced after 17 months and she later dated Matthew Carnahan in 2001. They later split in August 2017. Helen has two children, a boy, and a girl; Emmet, born in 1998, and Makena Lei Gordon, born in 2004. They are children of Matthew Carnahan.


She has two children, a boy, and a girl; Emmet, born in 1998, and Makena Lei Gordon, born in 2004.

Source of Income: Net worth

Helen Hunt has an estimated Net Worth of between $50 million dollars and $100 million dollars as of 2020. This includes her Assets, Money, and Income. Her primary source of income is his career as an actress, film director, and screenwriter. Through her various sources of income, she has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Bio and Wiki

  • Full Names: Helen Elizabeth Hunt
  • Popular As: Helen Hunt
  • Gender: Female
  • Profession: Actress and film director
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Christian
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight


  • Age / How Old?: 57 years old
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Date of Birth: 15 June 1963
  • Place of Birth: Culver City, California, United States.
  • Birthday: 15th June every year

Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: To be updated soon
  • Height: 5’7″ (170 cm)
  • Weight: 128 pounds (59 kg)
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Shoe Size: 8
  • Bra Size: 34B
  • Dress Size: 2
  • Breast Size: 36
  • Waist Size: 25
  • Hip Size: 35

Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Gordon Hunt
  • Mother: Jane Elizabeth
  • Siblings: Colleen Hunt
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Husband: Married to Hank Azaria
  • Daughter:  Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan

Net worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: Between $50 million dollars and $100 million dollars as of 2020
  • Salary: between $50 million dollars and $100 million dollars as of 2020
  • Source of Income: Film Director and Screenwriter

House and Cars

  • Place of living: United States
  • Cars: Car brands to be updated soon

Movies and TV shows

  • Mad About You
  • As Good As It Gets
  • Twister
  • The Sessions
  • What Women Want
  • Cast Away
  • I See You 2019
  • Soul Surfer
  • Pay It Forward
  • The Night Clerk
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1985
  • World on Fire (TV series)
  • The Miracle Season
  • Ride 2014
  • Then She Found Me
  • Next of Kin 1989
  • A Good Woman
  • Peggy Sue Got Married
  • The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
  • Dr. T and the Women
  • The Waterdance
  • Trancers
  • Mr. Saturday Night
  • Project X 1987
  • Kiss of Death 1995


Helen Hunt is recovering after she was involved in a traffic accident last year. The Oscar-winning actress was riding in the back seat of an SUV in Los Angeles when another car drove into the intersection and struck her vehicle. Hunt was briefly hospitalized following the crash, according to People.

A bystander who helped Hunt and her fellow passengers after the crash has come forward with more details about the scary incident. Zarren Thomas, who works at a nearby Jiffy Lube, witnessed the crash and immediately went over to help.

“I saw the truck tipped over, and so went over there to help the people get out of the car,” Thomas told Entertainment Tonight. “I just wanted to make sure they were safe.”

He said he pried the car door open with the help of a co-worker and helped the three people inside, including Hunt, climb out of the vehicle. “I didn’t know that I was helping a star. My first instinct was to get everybody out safe and sound,” he told ET. “It was pretty scary. I just didn’t know if everybody was OK. That’s all I was thinking about.”

The actress hasn’t commented on the incident on her Twitter or Instagram pages, but a representative for the Oscar winner told TODAY that Hunt is now “recovering at home with no major injuries.”

Helen Hunt 2019

In 2019, Hunt appeared in the BBC series World on Fire as journalist Nancy Campbell, a character inspired by real-life war correspondent Clare Hollingworth,  and reprised the role of Jamie Buchman in the Mad About You revival, which premiered in the form of a limited series, by Spectrum Originals.

Helen Hunt Twister

Twister is a 1996 American epic disaster film directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin. Its executive producers were Steven Spielberg, Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and Gerald R. Molen. The film stars Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, and Cary Elwes, and depicts a group of storm chasers researching tornadoes during a severe outbreak in Oklahoma.

Twister grossed $494.5 million worldwide, and became the second-highest-grossing film of 1996; an estimated 54.7 million tickets were sold in the US. The film was met with a mixed critical reception, receiving criticism for its screenplay and praise for its visual effects and sound design.

The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing but lost both to Independence Day and The English Patient respectively.

Twister was produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, with financial backing from Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures. In return, Warner Bros. was given the North American distribution rights while Universal’s joint venture distribution company UIP got the international distribution.

The original concept and 10-page tornado-chaser story were presented to Amblin Entertainment in 1992 by screenwriter Jeffrey Hilton. Steven Spielberg then presented the concept to writer Michael Crichton. Crichton and his wife, Anne-Marie Martin, were paid a reported $2.5 million to write the screenplay.

Twister Cast

  • Helen Hunt as Dr. Joanne “Jo” Harding
  • Alexa Vega as Young Jo Thornton
  • Bill Paxton as Bill “The Extreme” Harding
  • Jami Gertz as Dr. Melissa Reeves
  • Cary Elwes as Dr. Jonas Miller
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman as “Dusty” Davis
  • Alan Ruck as Robert “Rabbit” Nurick
  • Sean Whalen as Allan Sanders
  • Jeremy Davies as Brian Laurence
  • Joey Slotnick as Joey

Helen Hunt I See You

I See You is a 2019 American crime horror film directed by Adam Randall, written by Devon Graye, produced by Matt Waldeck, and starring Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Judah Lewis, Owen Teague, and Libe Barer.

It follows a suburban family beset by unexplainable events that may be linked to the recent disappearance of a young boy. Helen Hunt joined the cast in June 2017. Principal photography took place in May 2018 around Chagrin Falls, Cleveland, and Lakewood, Ohio.

I See You  cast

  • Helen Hunt as Jackie Harper
  • Jon Tenney as Greg Harper
  • Judah Lewis as Connor Harper
  • Owen Teague as Alec
  • Libe Barer as Mindy
  • Gregory Alan Williams as Spitzky
  • Erika Alexander as Lieutenant Moriah Davis

Helen Hunt Mad About You Sitcom

Mad About You is an American sitcom television series starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a married couple in New York City.

It initially aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999, winning numerous awards including four Golden Globe Awards and twelve Primetime Emmy Awards. On March 6, 2019, a limited series revival was picked up by Spectrum Originals for 12 episodes.

The series focuses mainly on newlyweds Paul Buchman, a documentary filmmaker, and Jamie Stemple Buchman, a public relations specialist, as they deal with everything from humorous daily minutiae to major struggles. Near the end of the show’s run, they have a baby daughter, whom they name Mabel.

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Helen Hunt The Sessions

The Sessions is a 2012 American independent erotic comedy-drama film written and directed by Ben Lewin. It is based on the 1990 article “On Seeing a Sex Surrogate” by Mark O’Brien, a poet paralyzed from the neck down due to polio, who hired a sex surrogate to lose his virginity. John Hawkes and Helen Hunt star as O’Brien and sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen-Greene, respectively.

The film debuted under its original title The Surrogate at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award (U.S. Dramatic) and a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting.

Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the film’s distribution rights and released the film in October 2012. The Sessions received highly positive reviews from critics, in particular lauding the performances of Hawkes and Hunt. Hunt was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 85th Academy Awards.

The Sessions premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival as The Surrogate. According to Rachel Dodes, “the energy in the room was palpable” and the cast received several standing ovations.

Fox Searchlight Pictures immediately acquired the film, paying $6 million for worldwide rights to it, a fee considered unusually high. The film has grossed $6,002,451 in North America and $3,135,887 in other territories, totaling $9,138,338 worldwide. For its Spanish-language edition, the film was renamed Seis sesiones de Sexo (“Six Sessions of Sex”).

The Sessions cast

  • John Hawkes as Mark O’Brien
  • Helen Hunt as Cheryl Cohen-Greene
  • William H. Macy as Father Brendan
  • Moon Bloodgood as Vera
  • Annika Marks as Amanda
  • Adam Arkin as Josh
  • Rhea Perlman as Mikvah lady

Helen Hunt World on Fire

World on Fire is a British war drama series written by Peter Bowker. The first series aired in 2019 in the UK and in 2020 in the US, on PBS. A second series has been commissioned by the BBC. 

The series follows the hidden lives of ordinary people from Britain, Poland, France, Germany, and the United States during World War II. The drama switches its scenes between various locations in France, Britain, Germany, and Poland. It features repeated visits to Paris, Warsaw, Manchester, Berlin, and Dunkirk.

Helen Hunt As Good as It Gets

As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks, who co-wrote it with Mark Andrus. The film stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic and obsessive-compulsive novelist, Helen Hunt as a single mother with a chronically ill son, and Greg Kinnear as a homosexual artist.

Nicholson and Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, making As Good as It Gets the most recent film to win both of the lead acting awards, and the first since 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs. 

Helen Hunt And Leelee Sobieski

Many people mistake Hunt for Jodie Foster. The two look alike. However, they are not biologically related.

Helen Hunt In Hawaii

While vacationing in Hawaii, the 53-year-old star grabbed a board, showing off her toned body and surfing skills while catching some island waves Thursday.

Paddling out on a yellow longboard while donning colorful Roxy swim pants, the California native looked comfortable-as-can-be in the clear blue water. As a swell of waves gathered behind her, the five-foot seven-inch star stood up on her board and steadied herself. Standing tall, the Academy Award winner revealed her strong legs and athletic abilities before coasting into the shoreline.

After finishing up her surf, the Mad About You star shed her outer layers to reveal a blue and black bathing suit that hugged the star’s fit form.

Helen Hunt Awards

  • Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Satellite Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Performer
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Drama
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy