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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mad About You
Mad About You Jamie Stemple Buchman
(1992-1999)
As Good as It Gets
As Good as It Gets Carol Connelly
(1997)
Twister
Twister Dr. Jo Harding
(1996)
What Women Want
What Women Want Darcy Maguire
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017 Candy Jar (post-production)
Kathy
 2017 Live Like Line (completed)
Kathy Bresnahan
  Die in a Gunfight (pre-production)
Nancy Gibbon
 2017 Shots Fired (TV Series)
Governor Patricia Eamons
- Hour Ten: Last Dance (2017) ... Governor Patricia Eamons
- Hour Nine: Come to Jesus (2017) ... Governor Patricia Eamons
- Hour Eight: Rock Bottom (2017) ... Governor Patricia Eamons
- Hour Seven: Content of Their Character (2017) ... Governor Patricia Eamons
- Hour Six: The Fire This Time (2017) ... Governor Patricia Eamons
 2014/I Ride
Jackie
 2013 Trancers: City of Lost Angels (Short)
Leena
 2013 Decoding Annie Parker
Mary-Claire King
 2012 The Sessions
Cheryl
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog
Jess (voice)
 2011 Soul Surfer
Cheri Hamilton
 2010 Every Day
Jeannie
 2007 Then She Found Me
April Epner
 2006 Bobby
Samantha
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series)
Janine Roby
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Janine Roby
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Janine Roby
 2004 A Good Woman
Mrs. Erlynne
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Betty Ann Fitzgerald
 2001 One Night at McCool's
Truck Driver (scenes deleted)
 2000 What Women Want
Darcy Maguire
 2000 Cast Away
Kelly Frears
 2000 Pay It Forward
Arlene McKinney
 2000 Dr. T & the Women
Bree
 1992-1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Jamie Stemple Buchman
- The Final Frontier: Part 2 (1999) ... Jamie Stemple Buchman
- The Final Frontier: Part 1 (1999) ... Jamie Stemple Buchman
- The Dirty Little Secret (1999) ... Jamie Stemple Buchman
- Paved with Good Intentions (1999) ... Jamie Stemple Buchman
- Stealing Burt's Car (1999) ... Jamie Stemple Buchman
 1998 Twelfth Night, or What You Will (TV Movie)
Viola
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
Ellen Screen Test #2
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1 (1998) ... Ellen Screen Test #2
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Renee
- Dumbbell Indemnity (1998) ... Renee (voice)
 1998 Chicken Little (Short) (voice)
 1997 As Good as It Gets
Carol Connelly
 1996 Twister
Dr. Jo Harding
 1995 Kiss of Death
Bev Kilmartin
 1995 Friends (TV Series)
Jamie Buchman
- The One with Two Parts: Part 1 (1995) ... Jamie Buchman
 1995 Capitol Critters (TV Series)
- Into the Woods (1995) ... (voice)
 1993 Sexual Healing (Short)
Rene
 1993 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Helen Hunt
- The Breakdown: Part 2 (1993) ... Helen Hunt
 1993 In the Company of Darkness (TV Movie)
Gina Pulasky
 1992 Trancers III (Video)
Lena
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night
Annie Wells
 1992 Bob Roberts
Rose Pondell
 1992/I Only You
Clare Enfield
 1992 The Waterdance
Anna
 1991 Into the Badlands (TV Movie)
Blossom
 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 (credit only)
- Our Wedding (1991) ... Rebecca Miller
- Jessie (1991) ... Rebecca Miller (credit only)
 1991 Trancers II
Lena Deth
 1990 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
Bridget Kane
- An Act of Love (1990) ... Bridget Kane
 1990 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Pity the Poor Pirate (1990) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 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
 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
 1989 The Easter Story (Video short)
Jerusalem Woman #1 (voice)
 1988 Pulse Pounders
Leena (Trancers sequence)
 1988 Miles from Home
Jennifer
 1988 Shooter (TV Movie)
Tracey
 1988 Stealing Home
Hope Wyatt (adult and pregnant)
 1988 The Frog Prince
Henrietta
 1987 The Nativity (Video short)
Mary (voice)
 1987 Project X
Teri
 1987 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Donette
- Why Are You Here? (1987) ... Donette
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married
Beth Bodell
 1984-1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Clancy Williams
- Family Affair (1986) ... Clancy Williams
- Family Feud (1986) ... Clancy Williams
- Family Ties (1986) ... Clancy Williams
- Tears of a Clown (1985) ... Clancy Williams
- Homecoming (1984) ... Clancy Williams
 1986 Greatest Adventure Stories from Bible (TV Series)
Jerusalem Woman #1 / Mary
- The Easter Story (1986) ... Jerusalem Woman #1
- The Nativity (1986) ... Mary
 1985 Galtar and the Golden Lance (TV Series)
Rava
- Love of Evil ... Rava (voice)
- Tormack's Treachery ... Rava (voice)
- Zorn Meets Marin ... Rava (voice)
- Wicked Alliance ... Rava (voice)
- Vikor's Revenge ... Rava (voice)
 1985 Waiting to Act
Tracy
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Lizzy MacGill
- Thoroughbreds: Part 2 (1985) ... Lizzy MacGill
- Thoroughbreds: Part 1 (1985) ... Lizzy MacGill
 1984 Trancers
Leena
 1984 Sweet Revenge (TV Movie)
Debbie Markham
 1983 Choices of the Heart (TV Movie)
Cathy
 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 Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour (TV Series)
Additional Voices
- Who's Minding the Brat? (1982) ... Additional Voices (voice)
 1982 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Valerie
- An Unmarried Couple (1982) ... Valerie
 1982 Desperate Lives (TV Movie)
Sandy Cameron
 1981 The Two of Us (TV Series)
Chrissie
- The Christmas Thief (1981) ... Chrissie
 1981 Child Bride of Short Creek (TV Movie)
Naomi
 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)
Phoebe
- 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)
Emily
- 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)
Diana
- Omega (1976) ... Diana
 1975-1976 Swiss Family Robinson (TV Series)
Helga Wagner
- The Devils (1976) ... Helga Wagner
- The Operation (1976) ... Helga Wagner
- Jean LaFitte: Part 2 (1976) ... Helga Wagner
- Jean LaFitte: Part 1 (1976) ... Helga Wagner
- The Bell (1976) ... Helga Wagner
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Teila Rodriguez
 1975 The Swiss Family Robinson
Roberta
 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 (12 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Viola" / "Cesario") in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at The Lincoln Center, New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

To tell you the truth, I don't have any expensive tastes. I'm just as happy going to a beach and sitting in the sun today as I was ten years ago. I wouldn't feel comfortable if I drove there in a Bentley convertible. See more »

Trivia:

Got the role in Twister (1996) based on her performance in The Waterdance (1992). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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