Helen Hunt

  • Birth Name: Helen Elizabeth Hunt
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Studied acting as a child with her father, director Gordon Hunt.
  • Made screen debut at 10 in the TV-movie Pioneer Woman.
  • Received the ShoWest Actress of the Year award in 1997.
  • Became the first woman to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe and an Emmy for acting in the same year (1997).
  • Received American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Performer in a Motion Picture for As Good As It Gets in 1998.
  • Did a guest voice on The Simpsons in 1998 as Moe's girlfriend, Renee. The voice of Moe is then-boyfriend Hank Azaria.
  • Directed episodes of Mad About You and the feature film Then She Found Me (2007).

Awards

  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Winner
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Hank Azaria — Ex-husband
  • Colleen Hunt — Sister
  • Makena'lei Gordon Carnahan — Daughter
  • Matthew Broderick — Ex-significant Other
  • Gordon Hunt — Father
  • Jane Hunt — Mother
  • Peter H. Hunt — Uncle
  • Dorothy Fries — Grandmother
  • Matthew Carnahan — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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