Actress Helen Hunt was born Helen Elizabeth Hunt on June 15, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Jane Elizabeth Novis and Gordon Hunt. Her father was of half German Jewish and half English descent. Her mother was of English ancestry. She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years, and played single mother Carol Connelly in the 1997 romantic comedy film As Good as It Gets, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Some of her other notable films include Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, and The Sessions. Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father. She went to several plays each week as a child, and later practiced ballet and attended UCLA. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then She Found Me. In addition to her Oscar, Hunt has won four Emmy awards, four Golden Globe awards, and two Screen Actors Guild awards. She began dating Matthew Carnahan in 2001, and the couple had a daughter in May 2004. She was previously married to Hank Azaria. She is with the height 5 feet 8 inches in tall. She wears a size 9 shoe and her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Helen Elizabeth Hunt Personal Details
Family / Birth / Real Name:
Helen Elizabeth Hunt
Date of Birth:
15 June 1963
Los Angeles, California, USA
Race / Ethnicity:
Methodist and Jewish
Occupation / Job(s):
Actress, Director, Screenwriter
Zodiac / Birth Sign:
Helen Elizabeth Hunt Family Details
Gordon Hunt (Acting coach and theater director)
Jane Elizabeth Novis (Photographer)
Colleen Hunt(sister) She is stepdaughter of B.J. Ward, Niece of Peter H. Hunt and Barbette Tweed.
Providence High School University of California, Los Angeles *She attended and graduated from Providence High School in Burbank, California. *She attended UCLA for 1 month.Providence High School University of California, Los Angeles *She attended and graduated from Providence High School in Burbank, California. *She attended UCLA for 1 month.
Helen Elizabeth Hunt Brand Endorsements
In 2000, Helen appeared in a print ad for Sensa Pens to promote their aid in the Healing Hands Project.
Helen is Methodist and Jewish.
Best Known For
Winning several awards including an Oscar award for â€œBest Actress in a Leading Roleâ€ in 1998 for her role As Good as it Gets (1997) and several Golden Globe awards for â€œBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musicalâ€ in the rom-com Mad About You
Directing the film Then She Found Me (2007) and Ride (2014)
Being ranked among People Magazineâ€˜s â€œ50 Most Beautiful People in the Worldâ€ in 1998
Helen Elizabeth Hunt Interesting Facts
*She is of Jewish and English descent. *Celebrates Thanksgiving every year with Anthony Edwards. *One of People Magazine”s 50 Most Beautiful People.  *Her best friend is Helen Slater. *She beat Teri Hatcher for the role of Jamie Buchman in Mad About You (1992) at the final auditions.