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Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television. See full bio »

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 2014/I Ride
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog
Jess (voice)
 2006 Bobby
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series)
Janine Roby
 2001 One Night at McCool's
Truck Driver (scenes deleted)
 2000 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
- Episode dated 14 December 2000 (2000) ... Hetself
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
Ellen Screen Test #2
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1 (1998) ... Ellen Screen Test #2
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series)
- Dumbbell Indemnity (1998) ... Renee (voice)
 1998 Chicken Little (Short) (voice)
 1995 Capitol Critters (TV Series)
- Into the Woods (1995) ... (voice)
 1993 Sexual Healing (Short)
 1993 In the Company of Darkness (TV Movie)
Gina Pulasky
 1992 Trancers III (Video)
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night
Annie Wells
 1992 Bob Roberts
Rose Pondell
 1992/I Only You
Clare Enfield
 1992 The Waterdance
 1991 Into the Badlands (TV Movie)
 1991 My Life and Times (TV Series)
Rebecca Miller
- The Collapse of '98 (1991) ... Rebecca Miller
- Fare on Park Avenue (1991) ... Rebecca Miller
- Millennium (1991) ... Rebecca Miller
- Our Wedding (1991) ... Rebecca Miller
- Jessie (1991) ... Rebecca Miller
 1990 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
Bridget Kane
- An Act of Love (1990) ... Bridget Kane
 1990 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1990 China Beach (TV Series)
Amanda 'Sissy' Simpson
- The Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1990) ... Amanda 'Sissy' Simpson
 1990 The Easter Story (Video short)
Jerusalem Woman #1 (voice)
 1989 Incident at Dark River (TV Movie)
Jesse McCandless
 1989 Next of Kin
Jessie Gates
 1982-1989 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Austin / Sarah
- Land of Little Rain (1989) ... Mary Austin
- Weekend (1982) ... Sarah
 1988 Miles from Home
 1988 Shooter (TV Movie)
 1988 Stealing Home
Hope Wyatt (adult and pregnant)
 1987 Project X
 1987 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
- Why Are You Here? (1987) ... Donette
 1987 The Nativity (Video short)
Mary (voice)
 1985 Galtar and the Golden Lance (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1985 Waiting to Act
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Lizzy MacGill
- Thoroughbreds: Part 2 (1985) ... Lizzy MacGill
- Thoroughbreds: Part 1 (1985) ... Lizzy MacGill
 1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Lynne Stone
 1984 Trancers
 1984 Sweet Revenge (TV Movie)
Debbie Markham
 1983 Choices of the Heart (TV Movie)
 1983 Quarterback Princess (TV Movie)
Tami Maida
 1983 Bill: On His Own (TV Movie)
Jenny Wells
 1982-1983 It Takes Two (TV Series)
Lisa Quinn
- Instinct (1983) ... Lisa Quinn
- The Suit (1983) ... Lisa Quinn
- Mother and Child Reunion (1983) ... Lisa Quinn
- Molly's Best Friend (1983) ... Lisa Quinn
- Only When You Laugh (1983) ... Lisa Quinn
 1982 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
- An Unmarried Couple (1982) ... Valerie
 1982 Desperate Lives (TV Movie)
Sandy Cameron
 1981 The Two of Us (TV Series)
- The Christmas Thief (1981) ... Chrissie
 1981 Child Bride of Short Creek (TV Movie)
 1981 Darkroom (TV Series)
Nancy Lawrence
- The Bogeyman Will Get You (1981) ... Nancy Lawrence
 1981 The Miracle of Kathy Miller (TV Movie)
Kathy Miller
 1981 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
- I Think I'm Having a Baby (1981) ... Phoebe
 1981 Angel Dusted (TV Movie)
Lizzie Eaton
 1980-1981 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Brenda / Betsy
- Step One (1981) ... Brenda
- Hitchhike: Part 2 (1980) ... Betsy
 1980 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
- Dope (1980) ... Emily
 1976-1980 Family (TV Series)
Sandy / Tracey Palmer / Robin Trask
- Hard Times (1980) ... Sandy
- We Love You, Miss Jessup (1977) ... Tracey Palmer
- Home Movie (1976) ... Robin Trask
 1979 Transplant (TV Movie)
Janice Hurley
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Princess Aura
- Sanctuary Earth (1978) ... Princess Aura
 1977-1978 The Fitzpatricks (TV Series)
Kerry Gerardi
- Marijuana (1978) ... Kerry Gerardi
- Runaway (1978) ... Kerry Gerardi
- The New Fitzpatrick (1978) ... Kerry Gerardi
- Say Goodbye to Buddy Bonkers (1977) ... Kerry Gerardi
- A Love Story (1977) ... Kerry Gerardi
 1977 Rollercoaster
Tracy Calder
 1977 The Spell (TV Movie)
Kristina Matchett
 1977 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Laurie Slaughter
- Murray Ghosts for Ted (1977) ... Laurie Slaughter
 1976 Having Babies (TV Movie)
Sharon McNamara
 1976 Ark II (TV Series)
- Omega (1976) ... Diana
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Teila Rodriguez
 1975 The Swiss Family Robinson
 1975 All Together Now (TV Movie)
Susan Lindsay
 1974-1975 Amy Prentiss (TV Series)
Jill Prentiss
- Profile in Evil (1975) ... Jill Prentiss
- The Desperate World of Jane Doe (1974) ... Jill Prentiss
- Baptism of Fire (1974) ... Jill Prentiss
 1973 Pioneer Woman (TV Movie)
Sarah Sargeant
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Show Show Director (7 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (98 credits)
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Other Works:

Appeared in "The Value of Names" by Jeffrey Sweet - Skylight Theatre. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 13 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

Not having incredible success for a long time probably helped. Of course some 20-year-old beautiful girl, who goes from barely acting to being on the cover [of magazines] ... that's going to be disorienting and confusing, and people can't really be surprised if they have a skewed perspective of their importance in the world, when everyone comes together and tells them they're the most important ... See more »


Her daughter, Makena Lei, was named after a friend's dream. The name means "many flowers of heaven." The baby's middle name, Gordon, is in honor of Helen's father, Gordon Hunt. See more »

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What happened to her face? Rickyyy
Oh Helen, I really wish you hadn't publicenemynumberone
But...what the hell happened to her career? sincity3
why don't you like her? mzmraz
She looks like... kookie5
Her Best Movie... krystal-23
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