Helen Hunt was born on June 15, 1963 in Culver City California. She is a famous actress most known for her lead role opposite Jack Nicholson in the hit romantic comedy movie called As Good As it Gets. Helen followed in the footsteps of her father Gorden E. Hunt when she decided to pursue a career in the movie industry. Helen eventually evolved from being just a pretty actress. As her career progressed, she also took on the hat of being a film director and screenwriter.
Helen began her acting career in the 1970s. Even though she had many notable film roles, it would take almost 20 years until she her big break in As Good As It Gets and became a household name. She was placed on People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People at one point of her career. She had a very attractive next door girl look with her long blonde hair and small pretty eyes. She was seen as a sexy and smart woman that any man would be proud to have on his side.
Throughout her career, Helen broke many records by winning multiple awards that highlighted her talents abilities. She has won Four Golden Globes, Four Emmys, Two Screen Actors Guild awards, and Three Viewers for Quality Television Award. The list does not stop there as she has also won a Blockbuster Award and she also won the most prestigious award for an actor, the Oscars. Any actress would be happy to have The Golden Globes and Emmys under her belt but Helen wasn’t satisfied. Even though those awards recognized her television work, Helen was hungry for more. She reached her ultimate milestone when she won an Academy Award.
In contrast to her fellow actresses, Helen has not had many high profile relationships with other actors. One relationship that she is known for is the relationship she had with famous Simpsons voice actor Hank Azaria. The couple met each other on the set of the popular TV show Friends in 1994. The chemistry they had on screen spilled over to real life. Their paths had a chance to intersect six years earlier when she made a guest appearance on the Simpsons episode called “Dumbbell Indemnity”. They enjoyed each other’s company until things came to an end.
After growing tired of screen work, Helen decided to move to New York so that she could perform in theater and appear in plays written by William Shakespeare. She had enjoyed an enormous amount of success as a screen actress but she felt that she was missing a connection to the audience. Being a stage actor allowed her to perform her craft in an intimate setting. The people that got to sit an audience and witness her magic were fortunate to be in the presence of the big Hollywood actress.
Helen has been married to her husband Matthew Carnahan since 2001. They have enjoyed a loving marriage and relationship for almost two decades. Matthew works as a director, writer, and producer. The couple has a daughter named Makena Lei, she was born on May 13, 2004. Helen was four months pregnant with Makena while completing the shooting of a movie called A Good Woman.
Helen first enjoyed huge financial success when she starred in a TV show called Mad About You alongside her co star Paul Reiser. The show as such a huge hit among audiences, the rumored salary for the show’s main stars was estimated to be around one million dollars per episode.
|Birth Date:||15 Jun, 1963|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||Culver City|
|Education:||California State University, Los Angeles|
|Description:||American actress, film director, and screenwriter|
|Net Worth 2021:||75 million|