Best Known For
Helen Hunt in an Emmy and Academy Award-winning actress best known for her roles in the sitcom Mad About You and the film As Good As It Gets.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
In 2007, Hunt made her directorial film debut with Then She Found Me. She also starred in the dramatic comedy along with Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler and Colin Firth. Hunt played a supporting role in the 2011 true-life story Soul Surfer with Dennis Quaid. She and Quaid appeared as the parents of a young female surfer who loses her arm in a shark attack.
In 2012, Hunt returned to directing. This time to helm an episode of Californication starring David Duchovny. She also starred in the well-received independent drama The Sessions opposite John Hawkes. In the film, Hunt plays a sex therapist who works with a man in a iron lung. The movie picked up two awards at the Sundance Film Film Festival.
Hunt, who previously dated her Project X costar Matthew Broderick, married her longtime boyfriend, actor Hank Azaria, in July 1999. The couple separated in August 2000 and later divorced. In May 2004, Hunt and her beau, writer-producer Matthew Carnahan, welcomed a baby girl named Makena Lei.
© 2013 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Helen Hunt profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
Best Actress Oscar Winners 68 people in this group
Explore our collection of 2013 Oscar nominees, which includes actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington and Hugh Jackman; actresses Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts and Jennifer Lawrence; directors Benh Zeitlin and Steven Spielberg; and many more. Find out who will be vying for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's prestigious honor, and view full biographies, videos and photos, only on Biography.com.
2013 Oscar Nominees 28 people in this group
Famous Geminis 551 people in this group