Helen Hunt is an American actress and filmmaker. She rose to fame portraying Jamie Buchman in the sitcom Mad About You. Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as Carol Connelly in the romantic comedy As Good as It Gets. Her other notable films include Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, Bobby, Soul Surfer and The Miracle Season.
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Helen Hunt is an American actress and filmmaker. She rose to fame portraying Jamie Buchman in the sitcom Mad About You. Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as Carol Connelly in the romantic comedy As Good as It Gets. Her other notable films include Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, Bobby, Soul Surfer and The Miracle Season. Hunt made her directorial film debut with Then She Found Me, and has directed the film Ride and episodes of television series including House of Lies, This Is Us, Feud: Bette and Joan, American Housewife, and the premiere episode of the Mad about You revival. Hunt studied ballet, and briefly attended the University of California, Los Angeles. She also appeared as a marijuana-smoking classmate on an episode of The Facts of Life. Hunt’s paternal grandmother was from a German-Jewish family, while Hunt’s other grandparents were of English descent, with a Methodist religious background. Her uncle, Peter H. Hunt, is also a director. Her mother, Jane Elizabeth, worked as a photographer, and her father, Gordon Hunt, was a film, voice and stage director and acting coach. Hunt came to prominence in 1992 with the film North America, in which she starred as a young travel agent named Annie Pondell, a field reporter at WLNO; and in Mr.
Saturday Night Night, a mockumentary about Bob Pondell’s life as a travel agent. She has also appeared in The Taming of the Shrew, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and The Waterdance in New York City. She is the mother of two children, a son and a daughter-in-law, both of whom she has raised on her own. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. She currently lives in a suburb of Los Angeles, with her third husband, actor David Carradine, and has a daughter, a daughter and a stepson. Her husband and three children have all been born in the U.S., and she has two step-daughters and one step-son. Hunt is married to actor John Cusack, who has appeared in a number of films, including Twister, Cast Away, and Cast Away. She had a role in the film Trancers II, the direct sequel to Trancers, and played the lead female role in Trancers III, which only aired for 6 episodes. Hunt has also had a recurring role on St. Elsewhere as Colleen Williams, the girlfriend of Jack \”Boomer\” Morrison, and had a notable guest appearance as a cancer-stricken mother-to-be in a two-part episode of Highway to Heaven.
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