Fast Facts

  • Worked as a copy clerk for People magazine in the mid-1980s while struggling to get her acting career started.
  • Met British-born husband David in 1988 when she sublet his apartment.
  • Auditioned for the role of Elaine on Seinfeld.
  • Has served as honorary chair for the pro-life organization Feminists for Life since 1998.
  • Published her memoir, Motherhood & Hollywood: How to Get a Job Like Mine, in 2002.
  • Supports the charities Heifer International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending world hunger, and World Vision, which works to alleviate poverty.

Awards

  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Daniel Patrick Hunt — Son
  • Pat Heaton — Mother
  • Alice Cartwright — Sister
  • Cece Heaton — Stepmother
  • Chuck Heaton — Father
  • Joseph Charles Hunt — Son
  • Sam Hunt — Son
  • David Hunt — Husband
  • Frances Heaton — Sister
  • John Basil Hunt — Son
  • Michael Heaton — Brother
  • Sharon Heaton — Sister

College

  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (BA in Theater, 1980)

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  • Birth Place: Cleveland, OH
  • Profession: Actor

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