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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.
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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.
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