More Helen Hunt Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Helen Hunt's portrayal of a single mother in Jim Brooks's As Good As It Gets, garnered her a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Oscar for Best Actress. She previously starred in Twister, directed by Jan De Bont, and won a Blockbuster Award for Best Actress for her role in the mega-hit. Hunt will be seen this holiday season in Castaway, opposite Tom Hanks; Paramount Pictures' What Women Want, with Mel Gibson, and in the forthcoming independent film Dr. T and the Women," directed by Robert Altman.
Seven-time Emmy nominee for as many years, Hunt has won the award four times for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Jamie Buchman on Mad About You. Her work on the hit NBC series has also earned her three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and three American Comedy Awards. She was twice named Best Actress by the Viewers for Quality Television.
Hunt's feature credits include the acclaimed film The Waterdance, written and directed by Neal Jiminez; Kiss of Death, Mr. Saturday Night, Peggy Sue Got Married, Next of Kin, Miles From Home, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Project X.
A native of Los Angeles, Hunt made her acting debut on television in 1973's Pioneer Woman. She has since starred in over 15 movies for television and on three television series, including St. Elsewhere and China Beach. Her performance in HBO's The Hitchhiker earned her a CableACE Award nomination.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)