Helen Elizabeth Hunt is an American actress, alike many other actresses. Apart from being an actress, she is also a movie director and screenwriter. She was born in the year 1963 making her age 53 years at present. She also has starred in the television series named Mad About You and apart from that, she also played the character of Carol Connelly in the comedy movie named As Good as it Gets where she had acted as s single mother.
When talking about her career in movies, she has acted in movies like Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, The Sessions, Pay It Forward and so on. The Sessions was the movie which gave her a nomination in the Academy Awards. She made a debut as a director in the movie named Then She Found Me in the year 2007. She has won a total of 4 golden globe awards along with two screen guild awards.
She was born in the city of Culver which is situated in the heart of California. Her mother’s name is Jane Elizabeth who used to work as a photographer and her father’s name is Gordon Hunt who is a voice and stage director for movies; he also is an acting coach. She has an uncle who is a director as well. Her grandmother, whose name is Dorothy Anderson used to be a voice coach.
Her father’s mother was of the German-Jewish family but her maternal grandparents were of English descent. At the age of three, she along with her family moved to New York where her father used to direct a theater and she used to go and watch those plays when she was only a child for many times in a week. She then later studied ballet and after that attended UCLA.
She started working as a child actress in the seventies. She had a role as the daughter of Murray Slaughter in the show named The Mary Tyler Moore Show; she also acted along with Lindsay Wagner in the series of The Bionic Woman. Furthermore, she made an appearance in the show named Ark II. She then appeared as a marijuana smoking friend in the episode of The Facts of Life. She then went on to play the role of a woman who jumps out of a second-story window in a movie named Desperate Lives.
The same year, she got cast in the sitcom named It Takes Two which only went on for a single season. She also had a recurring role in the show named St. Elsewhere where she acted as Clancy Williams. She also acted as Jennie in the movie named Bill: On His Own.
Talking about her personal life, she has a history of dating Hank Azaria in the ear 1994 which eventually changed to marriage in the year 1999 but ended up in a divorce just after 17 months. She has been in a relationship and is married to Matthew Carnahan for 15 years now and they have a daughter named Makena Lei Gordon who was born in the year 2004, leading a happy life as husband and wife. Alike other celebrities, she also loves to connect with her fans and well-wishers; thus, she has a Twitter and an Instagram account.